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3 Healthy Foods To Eat That You Probably Haven’t Tried

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Many people can relate to food boredom. We eat what we know, because familiarity is comfortable, safe and well, reliable…and for you, there may be plenty of healthy foods to eat that you know and love.

Still, eating the same foods day in and day out can lack some excitement and compromise good nutrition.  Translation: one too many basic green salads with grilled chicken may lead you to diving into a basket of curly fries.

Let’s break the monotony and spark some new deliciousness on your plate.

Why not try a new vegetable every week? Yes, I am challenging you!

What about finding a recipe with an unknown ingredient and having a little adventure in your kitchen?

The possibilities are endless, try one of these three foods below and I am pretty sure, you’ll be glad you did!

3 Healthy Foods To Eat That You Probably Haven’t Tried

Fiddleheads:

fiddleheads

You do not make music with them, you eat them!

A fiddlehead is a baby fern that is cut before it matures. Just 10 calories per ounce, or 40 calories per half cup, fiddleheads are a pretty good source of protein, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C.

Choose ones that are tightly curled, small, firm and bright green. Add them to salads, use as garnish or sauté quickly with vegetables. They are so pretty, you’ll love having them on your plate!


Nutritional yeast:nutritional yeast

It is not a homeopathic remedy.

Nutritional yeast looks like a ground coarse flour. It is a pure yeast strain called Saccharomyces cerevisiae and is in the same family as mushrooms.

It is yellow-brown in appearance and is generally purchased in the bulk food section of health food stores.

It is a nutty, cheesy-like flavored food that can be added to foods such as popcorn, stir fries, breads or pastas and is an excellent plant source of B12.

It is recommended that vegans incorporate nutritional yeast to best meet their B12 needs.

Try it a few times, it will grow on you, well, like yeast.


Lemongrass:

lemongrass

Even the name sounds too healthy to be yummy.

Commonplace in Thai and many Asian cooking pantries, lemongrass is renowned for immunity boosting and disease fighting properties.

When used fresh, it is a gorgeous source of fiber and healing properties.

In America, we eat chicken soup when we are ailing, in Thailand, they eat lemongrass laden Tom Yum soup – it is said to heal headaches, flus, fevers, arthritis, stomachaches and more.

You can also use fresh lemongrass in stir fries, and as a spice in entrees and side dishes. Buy it fresh at Asian markets or dried in the spice isle, your body will thank you.

Now, come up with your own list of exotic fare and be adventurous in your eating!

 

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