This is my list of top Superfoods!
The idea came from the October addition of Clean Eating Magazine and their article, The 20 Most Powerful Superfoods of the Moment. This article is awesome! It narrows in on just 20 superfoods that will help maximize your nutrient intake while incorporating them into deliciously mouthwatering meals.
Clean Eating picked their superfoods based on “the most up-to-date research, ORAC values (a measurement of antioxidants in foods) and surveyed a panel of nutrition experts”. Another thing I liked was that the list consisted of readily available foods. Not highly expensive food or ones shipped from across the world!
After reading this article I decided to make my own Superfood list. It is more-or-less the same list from Clean Eating Magazine, but I did subtract a few and add in a couple of my favorites!
All the foods on my list are still packed with all the health-promoting benefits and can be easy incorporated into an endless array of dishes!
Here is My Superfood List plus numerous recipes from some of my favorite blogs that have incorporated these nutritious foods into some out-of-this-world meals and snacks. My goal is to continually update the links as I incorporate these power-foods into recipes for the blog. So get excited more is to come!!
My Top Superfood List:
Don’t be intimidated by this beautiful root vegetable. The Kitchn has an awesome tutorial on How to Roast Beets in the Oven!
This Roasted Beet Hummus from Minimalist Baker is your next go-to party appetizer!
Sometimes Kale is a turn off because of it’s tough leaves. Don’t let that stop you!!! McKel Hill from Nutrition Stripped has a simple tactic to help soften the leaves in her Messaged Kale Salad.
Forget the salad! Try this Caramelized Butternut, Crispy Kale + Fontina Pizza from Half Baked Harvest.
There is NOTHING better than fresh blueberries…except for maybe theses bars! These Skinny Blueberry Crumble Bars from Yummy Healthy Easy are delicious and are made with oats and blueberries which totally makes them okay for breakfast! 🙂
Besides being a superfood, Blueberries are awesome in that they are the perfect compliment to a savory dish. This Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad from Gimme Some Oven is a perfect way to get your antioxidants in during the day!
5. Butternut Squash
This Maple Roasted Butternut Squash recipe from Skinnytaste, is super easy and overly delicious!
Turn up the heat with these Baked Sriracha Butternut Squash Fries from Oh My Veggies!
Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Beets from the Roasted Roots. This is Superfood overload!! Butternut Squash, Beets AND Walnuts all in one!
Pinch of Yum has perfected breakfast with this Simple Poached Egg and Avocado Toast.
You can’t talk about avocados without mentioning Guacamole. Here is a simple recipe from Gimme Some Oven for the Perfect Guacamole Recipe.
However, don’t fall into an avocado rut! Think outside the box and bake up these delicious Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies from Yummy Healthy Easy!
7. Brussels sprouts
These Garlic Lemon and Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Cooking Classy are a must. Even if you think you don’t like Brussels Sprouts, I swear these will change your mind!
The Cookin’ Canuck has come up with this unique Shredded Brussels Sprout Recipe with Pistachios, Cranberries and Parmesan that would make a perfect holiday side dish!
8. Chia seeds
Chia seeds can be sprinkles on basically anything, but try swapping out the poppy seeds for Chia seeds in lemon poppy seed muffins! Here is super healthy Honey Lemon Chia Seeds Muffins recipe at Table of Two Blog!
Like I was saying…you can basically add chia seeds to anything, so why not add them to cookies?? Try these Hemp and Chia Seed Oatmeal Cookies from Art and the Kitchen for a sweet treat you don’t have to feel guilty about!
A Kitchen Addition is on point with this Strawberry Chia Granola Clusters Recipe. Try making this to top on yogurt or eat it plain for a sweet and crunchy afternoon snack!
9. Cocoa Nibs
Veggies or Chocolate? Get the best of both worlds with these Sweet Potato and Cocoa Nib Waffles from Oh, Ladycakes!
Indulge with these Oatmeal Walnut Cocoa Nib Cookies from Joy the Baker. They’re a great way to add a nutritious boost to a sweet treat.
Try this Autumn Acai Bowls with Vanilla Bean Cashew Butter from How Sweet it is! Talk about a delicious breakfast!
Yes, that’s right! A healthier version of that old school cookie. Try these Homemade Healthy Fig Newtons from Sweet Cannela.
Of course Figs pair perfectly with a creamy white cheese! Take these Fig, Rosemary and Goat Cheese Tartine recipe from Will Cook for Friends to your next get together and they are sure to be gone within minutes!
11. Sweet Potatoes
Oatmeal and Sweet Potatoes! Two of my favorite things all in one dish! This Maple and Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Oatmeal from FoodieCrush is my heaven in a bowl.
I can’t mention oats without oatmeal…and I LOVE OATMEAL! This is Vegan Blueberry Banana Peanut Butter Oats recipe from Minimal Eats is so similar to my oatmeal bowl I have as a snack daily!! Love, love, LOVE IT!
This Whole Wheat Oatmeal Applesauce Banana Bread from Ambitious Kitchen is full of good-for-you ingredients! Pair it with some almond butter and yogurt and you’ve got a super-tasty, nutritious snack or breakfast!
Oats don’t just have to be eaten for breakfast. These Lentil Mushroom Balls with Cranberry Pear Sauce from Oh She Glows are savoy, delicious and super-filling! If your looking for a holiday dish this recipe I definitely worth the try!
This Cranberry Walnut Oat Bread from Rachel Cooks is so good! It taste just like those rolls I get from my favorite whole food store…hint hint.
You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy these Walnut Lentil Beet Burgers from Hell Yeah It’s Vegan!
Coconut milk makes the perfect non-dairy milk alternative! Whip up this Vegan Coconut Berry Swirl Ice Cream from Barbara Cooks and it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Who doesn’t love coconut Shrimp?? Well this Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi Nuggets recipe from All Day I Dream About Food puts your ordinary coconut shrimp to shame!
This is Adzuki Bean and Butternut Squash Soup from Bakenior is the perfect chilly-day soup that is packed with superfood nutrition.
Sway out the meat and try this Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwich from Two Peas and Their Pod.
This Cowboy Caviar from Creme de la Crumb is one of my summertime snacks! But I think you can enjoy all times of the year, it’s THAT good!
This Orange Carrot Ginger Juice from Gimme Some Oven is the perfect morning pick-me-up!
This Honey Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir-Fry from Pinch of Yum is packed with so much wonderful flavor it will please even non-tofu-lovers!
Cauliflower are the shining star in this Roasted Buddha Bowl from Oh She Glows.
Toss those frozen chicken nuggets away! These Cauliflower Nuggets from Honey and Figs are a super simple way to sneak some veggies in!
Swap out those potatoes for some cauliflower! Try this Mashed Cauliflower recipe from Peas and Crayons. I promise you won’t even miss the real thing!
These Turmeric Breakfast Muffins from Green Kitchen Stories are bursting with sweet blueberries and absolutely irresistible!
This Zucchini Chickpea Quinoa Salad from A Cedar Spoon is seasoned to perfection with cumin, turmeric and paprika!
Add turmeric to any yellow dish to enhance the color while reaping all the superfood benefits! I suggest adding it to your egg dishes such as this Spinach and Mushroom Omelette from Season with Spice!
Sweet and Savory! This Honey Salmon in Foil from Damn Delicious is sooo good! AND its super easy with hardly any clean up…try and top that!
Left over salmon goes perfectly on a salad! I recommend this Spinach Salad with Salmon, Avocado and Blueberries from Gimme Some Oven!
These Naked Salmon Burgers from Skinnytaste are so flavorful they don’t need a bun!
Farro is such a versatile grain! Swap out your oatmeal for farro if you find yourself in an oatmeal rut. This Sweet Farro with Blackberries and Bananas from A Better Happier St. Sebastian is simply perfect!
This Farro, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Salad from A Cookin Canuck makes an awesome side for oven baked chicken on these cool Fall evenings!
One of my favorite sides is this Roasted Butternut Squash and Farro Salad from Whipped! The wholesome and chewy farro compliments the sweet butternut squash perfectly!
If you’re looking for a recipe combining multiple of these superfoods, LOOK NO FURTHER than the Vintage Mixer’s Super Bowl. This recipe is filled with Kale, Roasted Veggies (sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts and beets), Beans and Avocados!
I’d love to here your favorite ways to incorporate Superfoods into your diet!