Super Foods Every Day by Sue Quinn

super foods every dayA collection of more than 60 dishes that showcase super foods–ingredients from kale and seaweed to cocoa and avocado that are brimming with vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting nutrients.

Discover the health-boosting benefits of foods like kale, cauliflower, blueberries, and dark chocolate. 

Find the perfect ingredients to help protect against cancer, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and improve your overall health. Energize your day with easy-to-follow, nutrient-dense, and tasty recipes.

Learn simple ways to incorporate fiber-rich super foods into your diet every day.*

I’ve always been a big advocate of eating well, and using food as medicine rather than stuffing oneself full of different drugs to control blood pressure, sugar levels, etc. This book makes healthy eating really accessible to everyone, with great charts at the front that explain everything you need to know about “super foods.” These charts not only list what vitamins and minerals can be found in the different foods, but also potential health benefits, such as “cancer protection” or “lowers cholesterol.”

The recipes are divided into different categories, such as breakfast foods, side dishes, salads, etc. making it really easy to find the type of dish you are looking for. They are also easily adaptable for the most part. For example, I am vegan so I do not eat meat, dairy, or eggs. There are still plenty of recipes in here that I can make as is, or make easy ingredient swaps. The different dishes are extremely easy to put together, with no advanced culinary skills necessary.

I have only had a chance to try one of the recipes so far, but it was delicious! It only took about half an hour to make, it was extremely filling, and even though it was fried I didn’t feel guilty eating it because it made use of only healthy fats. The dish, pictured here, was the “Tofu Bites and Punchy Pickles.” These were fried tofu bites and pickled carrots, dipped in a sauce comprised mainly of white wine vinegar and soy sauce with a few other ingredients mixed in. IMG_7031

I’m extremely excited to make use of some of the other recipes featured in this book, particularly the “Strawberry Superspread” and “Bean and Chocolate Chili.” I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in eating better without sacrificing taste or spending a ton of money.

Also, the people who designed the cover deserve a lot of credit–I spilled lime juice ALL OVER the front of the book, but a swipe of paper towel whisked it right away and left zero damage to the cover.

*Synopsis is from Amazon.com. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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