Quinoa and wild rice are loaded with protein to keep you full and fiber to keep your digestive tract running smooth. Flavorful herbs like sage, oregano and rosemary are not only fragrant but also rich in antioxidants that can improve circulation, reduce inflammation and help prevent cancer.
Onions are full of phytonutrients that reduce inflammation and can help prevent cancer and heart disease. Add healthy fats to your stuffing with protein-rich pecans and vitamin E–packed sunflower seeds. Season your stuffing while loading up on antioxidants with fresh tarragon, a peppery herb that contains potassium, iron, calcium and vitamin A, and with fresh parsley, an incredibly rich source of vitamins A, C and K.
Chia seeds are loaded with healthy omega fats, antioxidants, dietary fiber and protein. Oats are high in manganese and fiber plus they contain a type of fiber called beta-glucan, which has been shown to help regulate cholesterol levels. To top it off, cinnamon is helpful for blood sugar control, so you can add an extra dash, if desired.
Sweet, rich and creamy bananas are a great source of fiber, minerals (such as potassium) and vitamins. Additionally, carrots are soaring with vitamin A and are known for their supply of the antioxidant beta-carotene. These orange root veggies are also filled with numerous other antioxidants and nutrients.
Mango is rich in vision-supportive vitamin A and the antioxidant vitamin C while spinach provides iron, manganese and folate, the latter of which is necessary to produce healthy red blood cells.
Slather your burger with a cashew cream sauce that is high in protein, magnesium and iron, and add fruity flavor with sweet peaches, which contain vitamin C, fiber and potassium.
This is one of those go-to meals that has it all: fun shapes, pretty colors, nutrients from multiple food groups and the convenience of cooking in one pan. Don’t skip the almonds – they add crunchy texture that brings it all together.
Jicama, also known as the Mexican potato, has a refreshing crunch that is a perfect backdrop for this herb-and-spice coating. Served as a snack, appetizer or side dish, everyone will be impressed with this not-fried, lower-carb take on curly fries.