What are some examples of healthy foods and recipes?


Quick Answer

Kale, chia seeds, acai berries, quinoa and coconut oil are popular health foods that make deliciously healthy meals. Kale has vitamin A, K and C, which help keep bones healthy, while coconut oil delivers a boost of energy from its medium-chain fatty acids.

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Add a green smoothie to your day to get the health benefits of kale. Add 1 cup chopped pineapple, 1 cup packed kale leaves, 1 cup frozen green grapes, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon grated ginger and 1 teaspoon flax seeds to a blender. Pulse on high until the ingredients become smooth. If the smoothie remains too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to it, and blend again.

Enjoy a healthy dessert by making chia seed pudding. In a bowl, whisk together 1 cup vanilla almond milk, 1 cup Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/8 teaspoon salt until combined. Fold in 1/4 cup chia seeds, and set aside for 30 minutes. Cover and store in the refrigerator overnight. Divide the pudding into 4 glasses. Make a topping by stirring together 1 pint chopped strawberries, 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds and 4 teaspoons maple syrup. Spoon over the chia seed pudding, and serve immediately.

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