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Superfoods: How To Super-fy Your Favourite Cheat Eats!

22.03.18 Eat, Learn Blog SumoSalad

Fact: Life is busy. Many of us are juggling family life and work commitments that take the bulk of our time and focus, meaning health and wellness can often be left down the list of priorities. With our busy lifestyles, healthy choices are one of those things you know you should do, but convenience frequently takes precedence over them in the name of saving time.

What if we were to tell you that there is an easy way to increase your health and wellness just by enjoying your favourite foods? Well, there is – simply add superfoods!

Superfoods are natural whole foods that are packed with nutrients and offer numerous health benefits. Thanks to their potent levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, superfoods keep your body performing at its peak and increase your natural immunity to protect you against anything that might harm it. The best part? Simply by incorporating them into your daily diet choices, anyone can reap the benefits. Simple!

From pancakes to pasta, here are five easy ways to create healthy versions of your favourites, packed with the superfood goodness your body needs for Fuelling Greatness ®.

Chilli & Nachos: Super-fy with Greek yoghurt and spices
Nothing warms the soul like a good bowl of soup or chilli in the cooler months. But, unfortunately, those laden with cream, dairy and meat products can do a number on both your gut health and waistlines. We recommend subbing out the heavy creams for Greek yoghurt. Not only is it better for your weight, the calcium, magnesium, and potassium in Greek yoghurt can lower your blood pressure and probiotics improve digestion. Adding spices like turmeric and cumin also add a burst of aromatic flavour while lowering the risk of heart disease, brain disease and even cancer!
Sumo solution: enjoy our new hot deli dish Vegetarian Chilli Con Carne

Pasta: Super-fy with fresh greens and broccoli pesto
When you think of pesto, pine nuts and basil come to mind, but does broccoli? No? It should! Broccoli is a superfood rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, E and CoQ10 and makes it the perfect base for a healthy pesto sauce. It is full of alkalinising, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer phytonutrients that work to support optimum health and protect against disease. Coming into season in the colder months, broccoli is also a wonderful source of B group vitamins, vitamin K, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and manganese. And the best part, picky eaters won’t even taste the difference in your super-fyed pesto sauce!
Sumo solution: try our new hot deli dish Superfood Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Daily Lunch Munch:  Super-fy with spinach
Dark, leafy greens are the go-to superfood for adding all sorts of nutrients to your diet. Spinach, in particular, contains vitamins C+K and beta-carotene which help with bone density and heart health. Spinach is also low in fat and cholesterol while high in many essential nutrients, including zinc, niacin, calcium, iron, protein and Vitamins A, B-6, C and E. If you want to do more than just adding spinach to your salad or smoothie, make an omelette and add a handful of greens for a delicious zing.
Sumo solution: enjoy our range of made-to-order and deli dishes featuring spinach or add it to your personalised design-your-own salad

Pizza, bread and soups: Super-fy with cauliflower and cruciferous
Cauliflower makes superfood status because it really packs a nutritional punch! Cruciferous veggies of all kinds (including broccoli) contain heart disease and cancer-fighting agents, but cauliflower is also packed with vitamins C, K and folate. Making pizza crusts, bread and other carbs out of cauliflower has become popular but can be time-consuming. Add pureed cauliflower to your soups as a thickener instead for an easy, no-mess way to up your nutrient intake.
Sumo solution: add cruciferous vegetables to any SumoSalad

Pancakes, smoothies and yoghurts: Super-fy with blueberries
Dark berries, such as blueberries, are not only lower in sugar than other fruits but are also packed full of anthocyanins. Antho-what? It is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent that is great for your body. Blueberries also offer many health benefits such as decreased risk of diabetes, obesity and heart disease, increased energy and healthier hair and skin. They are one of our favourites because they’re so easy to top off your oats, yoghurt or smoothie for a hint of sweetness with a major hit of nutrition.
Sumo solution: try our Yoghurt Pot for breakfast

Maintaining a consistently healthy diet can be a challenge in your busy day-to-day life but incorporating these foods into your routine is a simple way to get started. In instances when you don’t have time to cook, visit us and we can do all the hard work for you. Download the My Sumo app here for an instant $5 credit towards your next Sumo.

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