Power Food Review!

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It’s time for our January Power Food Review! If you’ve been following along this month you know Joy and I have been trying to use power food ingredients in just about everything we’ve made.

Several of you gave us great feedback (thank you!) and it was fun to share a few of our more unusual recipes like Joy’s Kale, Apple & Banana Smoothie and my Sweet Potato Espresso Brownies.

We’ve got big plans for February, including our first give-away contest (look for details tomorrow). Just in case you missed anything this month, here is a quick review of some of our January power food highlights…

Kale – One serving of kale contains 88% of your daily vitamin C! Plus, kale is loaded with antioxidents and is a good source of vitamin A, K, and even calcium.

Kale, Apple & Banana Smoothie
Minestrone Soup
Bacon, Tomato & Kale Pizza

Wild Alaskan Salmon – A fantastic source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and one of the most sustainable fish you can buy (according to Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch).

Walnut Crusted Salmon Fillets
Wild Alaskan King Salmon Burgers

Blueberries – Just 80 calories per cup, loaded with vitamin C and fiber, and blueberries rank the highest of any fruit in antioxidents.

Whole wheat blueberry muffins
Blueberry Yogurt Parfaits

Tofu – High in vegetarian protein, vitamin B, calcium and isoflavones. Consuming tofu regularly has been linked in many studies to lowering bad cholesterol.

Braised Garlic Ginger Tofu
Steph’s Baked Tofu
Easy Asian Noodle Salad 

Spinach – Spinach has an amazing array of nutrients, including high amounts of vitamin K, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, magnesium and iron. It’s been shown to protect against vision loss and cancer, and to lower blood pressure and inflammation!

Mini Frittatas
Spinach & Orange Salad
Spinach & Egg Casserole

Walnuts – An excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, alpha linolenic acid and anitoxidents, plus protein and fats for energy.

Walnut Crusted Salmon
Low-Fat Apple Walnut Scones

Artichokes – The artichoke leaves and heart combined have only 60 calories, but more than 6 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein! They are a great source of potassium, folate, magnesium, anti-oxidents and other nutrients that help muscle, heart and liver function.

Asiago & Artichoke Dip with Crostini
Greek Orzo Salad

Sweet Potatoes – A single sweet potato has more than a day’s worth of vitamin A, plus fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E and potassium. Unlike regular potatoes, sweet potatoes are a complex carbohydrate, so they can help regulate blood sugar.

Pomegranate Orange Chicken with Roasted Vegetables
Sweet Potato Espresso Brownies

It was definitely a yummy month…

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