Saturday, July 16, 2011
Dark Chocolate, Berries and Nuts
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On her blog post of 2/9/11 my blog friend in Canada at "Falling off a high heeled life" mentioned her favorite super healthy foods: shellfish, strawberries and sweet potatoes. Please visit her to read her post at http://attitudeivlife.blogspot.com
I buy assorted nuts in the shell at Whole Foods for my husband and I. We also like shelled raw almonds and salted nuts in cans and we usually have nuts instead of sweets for a snack.
Prevention Magazine wrote about how Dove dark chocolate is healthy, so that is on my list too, one or two of those little squares. I have read that dark chocolate, red wine and coffee all have health benefits, but do your own research on this!
Cottage cheese with chives (or pineapple) has calcium and tastes delish.
Oh, and I love berries in addition to strawberries, like raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, and grow blackberries and blueberries so I know they are pesticide free. Our blackberry patch is so large that we let the birds eat most of the berries. We enjoy when the berries have their white flowers and are visited by bees, who hum as they work and when the berries are ready we like to go out in the morning and pick berries to have with cereal.
Because all berries are so packed with health benefits I go ahead and buy them, even if they are a little pricey. I buy raspberries and eat them right out of the container.
Popcorn with our air popped popcorn maker is a fun and healthy snack, lacks the weird chemicals of many of the microwaved popcorns, and its cost is very low.
What are your favorite healthy and delicious foods?