5 Super Nutritious Foods You Really Should Be Eating

Some nutritious foods are easy to work into your diet on a regular basis: Spinach? Check. Sweet potatoes? Check.

But you may be inadvertently ignoring many others simply because you never thought to throw them in your grocery basket before.

Why does that matter?

Well, variety is what makes a healthy diet exciting. If you look forward to trying new delicious dishes, you’re more likely to stick to it. Plus, all of these foods deliver nutrients you may not be getting from your usual meal plan.

Time to add a little adventure to your plate by trying one (or all) of these foods you should be (but probably aren’t) eating.

5 Super Nutritious Foods You Should Be Eating

Broccoli-Rabe-Toast-xBroccoli Rabe
Broccoli rabe is a flavorful leafy green with a bold, earthy flavor. It’s filled with fiber for good digestion, anti-inflammatory nutrients like vitamin C, and more than 100 percent of the vitamin K you need daily.

sardinesSardines
They may seem a little, ahem, gross, but these small, fatty fish are packed with brain-boosting omega-3s, and you’ll be surprised by how deliciously salty they are. (Just ask a Spaniard, okay?)

brazil-nutsBrazil Nuts
Sick of snacking on handfuls of almonds and cashews? Brazil nuts provide similar protein, fiber, and healthy fats and are incredibly delicious. They’re also rich in selenium, a mineral that has been shown to have many benefits like improving mood.

sourdough breadSourdough Bread
How excited are you that one of these foods is bread? Sourdough is “secretly” healthy since it’s lower in sugar and higher in protein than white bread, is fermented, and contains live yeast that negates the need for preservatives.

persimmonsPersimmons
These pretty fruits are more than just Instagram-worthy—they’re rich in vitamins A and C and are a great source of fiber and antioxidants.

Final pro tip? It’ll be easy to work these nutritious foods into your diet here and there, but maybe don’t try eating them all at once. Sardines and permissions on the same plate may ruin your taste for both.

This blog was created in partnership with Andy Boy.