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3 Healthy New Foods to Balance Your Diet

January 07, 2015

Make this year the year of trying something new. Something different. Something exotic (or at least something that sounds exotic!). Need some ideas for healthy foods you (and your kids!) will love? Look no further than our top three nutritiously delicious picks:

Quinoa. You’ve seen this name all over the place and your friends keep talking about it, but you haven’t tried it for yourself. It’s time to change that. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wuh) is filled with protein and fiber sans gluten! Plus, it tastes amazing. Don’t believe us? Try these three quinoa recipes, Vegan Ham and Cheese Quinoa CupsCheesy Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms, or Cheesy Cinnamon Cranberry Quinoa, and you’ll change your mind.

Arugula. There’s no need to go into detail why leafy greens are so good for your health, but how many different types do you eat regularly? If you jumped on the kale bandwagon last year, you’ll want to try arugula this year. And besides, how could you pass it up with a nickname like Salad Rocket? It’s a fitting name, too! Find out why with a salad full of pecans, pear and GO Veggie! Dairy Free Mozzarella Shreds, or our favorite, Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad.

Jicama. This Mexican turnip is bursting with fiber, potassium and Vitamin C, which are all great reasons to try it out. Not sure how to prepare it? You can saute it with seasonings, toss it in a stir fry, shred it into a slaw, or simply peel the outer layer, slice and top with GO Veggie! Cream Cheese! Yummmm.

When you put them in the right recipe, these three healthy foods taste so good they’ll soon become family favorites!