What are they? And what makes them so super? They don’t have any superpowers, but they do contain above average nutrients, healthy fats, antioxidants, phytochemicals or plant proteins. Superfoods can be seeds, fruits or vegetables and in some cases lean meat or fish. Some examples of superfoods are blueberries, kale, quinoa, spinach, hemp seeds, chia seeds, beets, bell peppers, bananas, pomegranates, and avocados. If you’re looking for some healthy, nutrient-packed recipe ideas you’ve come to the right place!
All of the protein components we need to eat can come from meat, fish or poultry. For a healthy option, try a combination of proteins from plants instead.
Combining incomplete, plant- based proteins such as nuts or seeds with whole grains (peanut butter on whole grain bread), or whole grains with beans (beans and rice, refried beans and tortillas, pita bread and hummus), or beans with seeds (bean salad with chickpeas) can create complete protein meals.
There’s never been a better time to try meatless eating. Food prices are rising and there’s a strong social shift to eating healthy. And, trying plant-based is easier than you think! Our Meatless Meals menus are sure to help you along.
Plants with Complete Protein
Plants containing complete proteins are soybeans, quinoa, chia, buckwheat and hemp. While many of these can be found by name in most stores, soybeans are often sold as tofu or edamame beans. Here are some of our favourite recipes with complete proteins.
Keen on Quinoa
Want to get more plant-based proteins in your diet? Quinoa is a readily available option that can be used in a lot of different ways. We've put together some of our best quinoa recipes for you.