Hey friends! Just a quick update to say that, with your help, I have compiled my personal super foods list! It is now hanging on our fridge. (As a reminder, this was one of my January goals to go along with my 2013 daily goals.) In addition to asking for your help on the blog and on Facebook, I did a bit of Googling and found this article, this article, and this article to be helpful. My sister in law also sent me this article (including recipes!) which I loved!
I liked the Cleveland Clinic’s definition of super foods/power foods: ones that give you “the richest amount of nutrients for the least amount of calories and the most health benefits.” There were some items on a lot of the lists I consulted that I chose not to put on my list because we already incorporate them into our diet, and I wanted this goal to challenge me to change my habits! I’ve had the most success so far with steel cut oats (with blueberries and brown sugar!), spinach (in salads with arugula and tomatoes), and pomegranate “seeds” as dessert. Also sweet potatoes, avocados, edamame, and tea, and we just bought coconut oil after trying it at a friend’s house.
John and I don’t really subscribe to any one diet or food philosophy; we try our best to eat a variety of “whole” foods, a minimum of processed foods, and a reasonable amount of humanely-raised meat. Everything in moderation, you might say. What about y’all? It seems like everyone and their sister is eating paleo, but I don’t really get it. Also, I like bread :)