Superfoods have become all the rage in the healthy eating world. What exactly is a superfood? Allow me to explain; these foods go way beyond your everyday supply of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, fueling the body in ways you could have never even imagined. From powerful cancer-fighting antioxidants to heart disease-battling polyphenols, superfoods cover the scope of nutrients necessary to fight disease. Walnuts, lentils, apples, Brussels sprouts, Greek yogurt, and peanut butter are all considered superfoods, just to name a few. Here is the best news: you can find these superfoods in your own Fairway Market.
Visit Fairway’s deli department and you’ll see what I mean. Our new line of six Superfood Salads will surely convince you that super-healthy can taste super-delicious.
The quinoa craze is growing, and Fairway has the bug. Try the quinoa with red grapes and cucumber. Quinoa is a nutty grain extremely high in protein, keeping you full for hours. Paired with sweet red grapes, whose skins contain resveratrol (important for vascular health) and fresh cucumbers, this salad will soon become your go-to lunch.
This is edamame out of the shell—with arame and carrots. Edamame is packed with protein (22 grams per serving to be exact) and full of folate and cholesterol-lowering fiber. Arame is a type of seaweed rich in Vitamin A, calcium, and magnesium. Definitely a twist on the typical steamed and salted variety, this edamame salad will be the new accompaniment to your sushi.
Think sweet potatoes are too good to be a superfood? Well, think again. One sweet potato contains well over your required daily value of Vitamin A, important for keeping your vision sharp and immune system strong. Black beans are a hearty protein addition to this salad, and buttery, nutty walnuts finish it with a dose of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Spelt pasta with chicken and cilantro is the perfect post-workout lunch or dinner. Spelt is a super-nutritious carbohydrate, and in the form of pasta, sounds great to me. Add an extra serving of protein with the chicken, and you’ll be refueled in no time.
You won’t even miss the meat with tasty shitake mushrooms, chickpeas, and spinach. Shitake mushrooms contain as much Vitamin D as a glass of milk, so important for strong bones. Get those bones even stronger with the Vitamin K in spinach. This salad is perfect on its own, or paired with a cup of soup or sandwich for a healthy and satisfying meal.
Finally, kale with roasted tomatoes and almonds is packed with antioxidants. Slightly bitter and chewy kale pairs extremely well with sweet roasted tomatoes and crunchy almonds. This kale salad makes for a delicious lunch or snack.
Super-easy, super-healthy, and super-delicious, try these Superfood Salads today to feel absolutely super!