In addition to eating for energy to help you get through your holiday shopping sprees and feast planning, you can also eat for beauty, health, and happiness. Here are five holiday power foods that are delicious and dense in nutrients.
In addition to eating for energy to help you get through your holiday shopping sprees and feast planning, you can also eat for beauty, health, and happiness. Here are five holiday power foods that are delicious and dense in nutrients.5 Holiday power foods1. Black beans
Delivering a tasty balance of energy-sustaining protein and fiber, black beans are also super-charged in antioxidants. Keep black beans on hand for quick additions to salads and grain dishes, to make soup, or to puree for a delish vegan dip.>>Black Beans with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Orange Zest2. Blueberries
Fresh or frozen blueberries are a power source of antioxidants. These blue-hued gems are low in calories, high in fiber, and naturally sweet. A handful of blueberries will quickly perk you up, and if you swirl them into vegan yogurt or, for breakfast, a bowl of oatmeal, you'll up your energy and healthfully satisfy that sugar-crave.>>Raw Food Almond Blueberry Energy Bars3. Edamame (fresh soybeans)
The perfect balance of protein, carbs, and healthy fat, edamame can be found fresh in produce aisle or in the freezer section for vegetables. This high-protein bean can be enjoyed as a power snack or tossed into green or grain salads, whole grain pasta, or stir-fry. Include them in your everyday meals and pack a small bag of edamame in your bag for easy eating on the go.>>More healthy high-protein vegan snacks4. Almonds
Nuts are always a good choice (granted you are allergy-free) for sustained energy and curbing hunger. The tasty combination of protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats means a handful of nuts can keep you going for a couple of hours until your next meal. Almonds are also a boon for beautiful skin, good moods, and digestive health.>>Chipotle Brown Sugar Almonds5. Red Grapefruit
Wake up to a ruby red grapefruit and you'll start your day with the juicy benefits of this sweet, refreshing fruit. Grapefruit and other citrus fruits, which are bursting with phytonutrients, can boost your immune system and skin health as well as up your energy and brighten your mood. Broil grapefruit for a tasty treat, toss segments into salads, or puree in your next smoothie.>>Don't miss these immune system boosting foods