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Your Guide to Superfoods: Staying Healthy with the Best Superfood Recipes

By: Beth Ann Morley, Editor,

Chicken Fried Cauliflower RiceYou've probably heard about superfoods, but do you know which foods qualify or do you know why these foods are so good for you? We're here to help you learn all about superfoods and what makes them so healthy. Not only have we listed out our top 25 superfoods, we've also provided recipes that incorporate these healthy ingredients. These reader-favorite recipes are some of our most popular recipes, and now you can try them out for yourself!

With this handy guide, you'll learn about these 25 superfoods and be able to incorporate a few of them in your daily diet. So sit back, read a bit about superfoods, and then start your healthy cooking today! 


Superfood Recipes

Your Guide to Superfoods:

Staying Healthy with the Best Superfood Recipes


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Strawberry Quinoa SaladMaple-Glazed Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli


1. Blueberries - Blueberries are high in vitamin C and fiber. Plus they’ll help protect you from several different kinds of cancer.

Recipe: Overnight Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Oats


2. Quinoa -Quinoa is chock full of protein and it’s gluten free. It also provides nine essential amino acids our body needs.

Recipe: Strawberry Quinoa Salad (pictured above)


3. Salmon - Salmon reduces the risk of heart disease because it provides a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids.

Recipe: Maple-Glazed Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli (pictured above)


4. Steelcut Oats - Steelcut oats have much more fiber and protein that your traditional rolled oats.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal


5. Greek Yogurt - Greek Yogurt will keep your digestive health in tip top shape because it’s full of probiotics. It’ll also help boost your immune system.

Recipe: 100-Calorie Greek Yogurt Cupcakes


Sausage and Kale Mock LasagnaPumpkin Spice Paleo Sipping Cocoa


6. Coconut Oil - Butter has nothing on coconut oil. This ingredient contains healthy fats to keep your waistline happy.

Recipe: Coconut Crusted Chicken with Thai Chili


7. Kale - Kale provides more antioxidants than most other fruits and veggies. It’s also a great source of fiber, calcium, and iron.

Recipe: Sausage and Kale Mock Lasagna (pictured above)


8. Cocoa - Cocoa will help lower your blood pressure.

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Paleo Sipping Cocoa (pictured above)


9. Eggs - Ignore the myth. Cholesterol from an egg is actually good for you. Eggs are also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Recipe: Classic Egg Salad Sandwich


10. Sweet Potatoes - Sweet Potatoes are high in Vitamin A. Plus they’re chock full of antioxidants and fiber.

Recipe: Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese


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Olive Oil Mashed PotatoesBacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad


11. Olive Oil - As a healthy substitute for butter, olive oil helps to prevent or alleviate osteoporosis.

Recipe: Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes (pictured above)


12. Avocado - Avocados are a healthy fat, and they’ll also help your body to absorb important nutrients.

Recipe: Bacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad (pictured above)


13. Chia Seeds - Chia Seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium.

Recipe: Blueberry Banana Chia Bread


14. Cauliflower - Cauliflower is shown to protect against lung, stomach, breast, uterine, and cervical cancers.

Recipe: Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice


15. Tea - Full of antioxidants, tea is definitely a superfood. It’ll also help prevent the growth of some cancers.

Recipe: Vegetable Soup with a Green Tea Twist


Pumpkin Ball CookiesThe Perfect Apple Crisp


16. Pumpkin - High in potassium and essential for hearts and muscles, pumpkin is a must-have superfood.

Recipe: Pumpkin Ball Cookies (pictured above)


17. Flaxseed - Because flaxseed is high in fiber, it helps to lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar.

Recipe: Homemade Hot Flax Cereal


18. Acai Juice - Improve your memory and stimulate your mind with acai. Plus, it'll help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight!

Recipe: Raw Chocolate Brownies with Acai Ganache


19. Walnuts - Walnuts will help to prevent heart disease, and they’ll help lower cholesterol.

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Walnut Fudge


20. Apples - Apples are a great source of antioxidants, and they’re also full of fiber and potassium. Plus, if you eat an apple a day, you’ll keep the doctor away!

Recipe: The Perfect Apple Crisp (pictured above)


Spinach Cheese Puffs3-Ingredient Almond Milk


21. Spinach - Spinach will strengthen your immune system and help your body to fight infections.

Recipe: Spinach Cheese Puffs (pictured above)


22. Almonds - Almonds are high in protein and fiber. Plus, they’re a good source of potassium, calcium, vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorous, and iron.  

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Almond Milk (pictured above)


23. Broccoli - Boosting the immune system, building bones, and supporting heart health, broccoli deserves its superfood title.

Recipe: World's Best Broccoli Salad


24. Cranberries - Simply by eating cranberries you’ll build a better immune system, lower your blood pressure, and maintain your urinary tract and stomach health.

Recipe: Cranberry Upside Down Cake


25. Strawberries - Great for people watching their calorie intake, strawberries are also full of vitamin C and fiber. Plus, these sweet fruits are delicious! 

Recipe: No-Bake Skinny Strawberry Cake





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