The term “superfoods” gets tossed around quite a bit these days, but if you’re nodding along pretending to know what it means every time you hear it, you’re not alone! So, what’s this food trend all about? And why is it important for your health in 2021?
In the simplest terms, superfoods are nutrient dense. More specifically, they’re an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Often, they’re also high in antioxidants and low in calories. As we all focus on supporting our health following an exceptionally challenging year, it should come as no surprise that superfoods will be one of the leading food trends in 2021. Supercharge your health this year by incorporating a few of our favourite superfoods into your diet:
It’s unclear whether plant-based imitation meat is a passing fad or here to stay. What is clear is that many of these products are so processed that their nutritional value is suspect. But if you’re trying to eat less meat, you’ll find the perfect superfood alternative in mushrooms. With meaty texture and rich flavour, mushrooms are versatile enough to replace or complement meat. They’re also packed with antioxidants and vitamins, like vitamin D. Ready to incorporate mushrooms into your diet in 2021? Try our Sardine Stuffed Mushrooms made with, you guessed it, Millionnaire’s sardines.
To be fair, all sardines are superfoods. That being said, our Millionnaires sardines are premium quality, wild caught, and responsibly sourced. Needless to say, we think that makes them a little bit more super. But let’s get back to what makes sardines so good for you. For starters, sardines are super high in lean protein. Just 80 grams of our brisling sardines offer 17 grams of protein! Sardines are also exceptionally high in omega-3 fatty acids—higher than other fish. Brisling sardines are also a source of calcium and vitamin D and relatively low in calories. If you’re here, you probably already enjoy sardines. However, if you’re new to Millionnaires products, we have some pretty great recipes to get you started.
Creamy and exceedingly versatile, avocados are positively irresistible, and it’s a good thing since they definitely fall into the superfood category. They’re rich in fibre, omega-3s, and too many vitamins to count. With their rich texture and mild flavour, incorporating avocados into your diet shouldn’t be too challenging. For starters, try this Avocado Anchovy Toast with Radishes and Feta.
Another vitamin rich, low calorie star, cauliflower has really been milking its fifteen minutes of fame as a persistent food trend over the past few years. But what makes cauliflower super? Well, it’s rich in immune supporting vitamin C and a few other nutrients as well. More importantly, cauliflower is very versatile: you can enjoy it raw, steam it, fry it, bake it or even turn it into rice! If you haven’t jumped on the cauliflower bandwagon yet, 2021 is your year and we have a recipe that lets you pair it with our favourite superfood, brisling sardines: Sardine Cauliflower Rice.
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