Is it just us or does it seem like there’s a new superfood being marketed every day? Before we get swept away with each new, exotic discovery, let’s break down the best superfoods that are super good for your body and won’t devastate your wallet with a hiked-up price tag. They might be more ordinary than you would expect, but don’t let that fool you. They’re nutrient powerhouses.
When you’re building your meal plan, weave these affordable superfoods into your week to feed your body the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are important for optimal health.
These tiny-but-mighty berries are rich in antioxidants and polyphenols which help your body fight the free radicals that cause disease. Also packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese, these powerhouses are tasty as a snack or added to baked goods, oatmeal, and smoothie bowls. Buying frozen blueberries is a smart way to save money and maintain freshness so that you cut down your waste.
On toast. On tacos. By the spoon. The avocado craze is here to stay and for good reason. Did you know that avocado is a fruit? With more potassium than a banana and heart-healthy fat, folate, vitamin C, and vitamin K, you’ve got the green light to keep stocking up on this healthy staple. If you’re looking to save money on your avocado addiction, instead of buying all of the ripe avocados when there is a sale, stock up various levels of ripeness. If you do have too many ripe avocados, consider mashing and freezing your avocados in ice cube trays for an easy smoothie add in that won't go bad.
These brightly colored potatoes boast vitamin C, potassium, and manganese, but their most notable strength is their high vitamin A content. If you’re looking to fight inflammation and give your eyesight a boost, it’s time to start experimenting with more sweet potato recipes. Sweet potatoes can be used in a variety of ways in the kitchen, which makes them a smart choice for eating on a health-conscious budget. Try swapping a baked sweet potato for your chicken or steak a few times a week, or adding baked sweet potato bites as a filling side with your salad.
You’ve read that it’s a good swap for your body lotion, but have you tried cooking with it yet?
Coconut oil is high in beneficial fatty acids and antioxidants that support your gut health and can help your metabolism run smoothly. Try toasting up some coconut flakes for a crunchy snack or ice cream topping, or swap olive oil and butter for unrefined coconut oil. Its multi-purpose uses and affordable price tag makes this superfood a real bargain.
This top superfood brings a significant amount of vitamin A, C, and K, as well as calcium and manganese to your plate without a lot of calories. Kale is a superfood steal and can be incorporated into your morning omelet or smoothie, afternoon salad, or steamed for a delicious dinner side.
When investing in these superfoods, remember to choose organic options to avoid toxic pesticides and chemicals.
At Terra, our produce is always organic, often local, and never pricier than our competitors. We choose wisely so that you can choose Terra.