Healthy foods you’re forgetting to eat

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It’s easy to get stuck in a food rut, especially if you’re busy. Bowl of cereal–> salad—> takeout. Repeat. Hello, boring! Nature has provided us with a bounty of vegetables, legumes, beans, and grains that satisfy the palate. Expand your gastronomic horizons with these treats on a regular basis.
Sweet potato/ yam : replace your plain Idaho potato with these beta carotene rich powerhouses. Best in soups, stews, baked or mashed. * quick tip: nuke a medium sweet potato and pair with a cup of fat free tuna salad for a satisfying lunch or dinner option.
Squash:another beta carotene carrier, squashes come in all shapes and types. Butternut squash in soups and stews is great but ever tried it cubed and baked? Yum! Spaghetti squash is a great low carb alternative to pasta and is delicious when cooked with shrimp, garlic and a couple teaspoons of olive oil.
Quinoa : Brown rice isn’t your only option, folks. Try this fluffy grain in all its varieties. It cooks quickly and is packed with protein. Also check out farro, sea rice, and bulgur. Happy eating and let me know what you think!

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