Hello friends, Happy February!
We hope everyone got to try some new ways to incorporate last month’s Monthly Nourish foods into your day! This month we are featuring three new foods to add into your diet for the month of February! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #monthlynourish for all of your new recipe creations for all of us to share! (This months, and previous months too!)
Blueberries are not only a favourite berry because of their delicious flavours, but they are also an amazingly powerful antioxidant. They contain anti inflammatory properties, low in sugar and calories. They are the perfect snack for those who want to boost their immune systems, skin health, and even cardiovascular health!
Since it is winter time, we cannot find locally grown blueberries until the spring time. So, getting a bag of frozen blueberries is a perfect way to enjoy this snack. Add it into your yogurt bowls, oatmeal, pancakes, smoothies or just have them on their own!
Cacao nibs are a great source of magnesium, iron, zinc and so much more. Cacao is the raw form of chocolate, so it provides all of the nutrients that we get from chocolate before it is processed. Cacao nibs are known as a powerful antioxidant, providing hundreds of different nutrients in just one serving.
Simple ways to incorporate cacao nibs into your diet, are by adding them into your oats, yogurt, baked goods or having them on their own. They are also a great add on to any smoothie, to give it more texture. Try aiming for a tablespoon of cacao nibs a day!
Check out our Monthly Nourish Board on Pinterest for more recipe inspiration like this Rose Petal Granola with Pecans and Cacao Nibs by the Butter and Brioche
Eggplant is a great source of fiber, as well at B vitamins and potassium. Eggplant contains tons of antioxidants to protect the body from free radical damage. This vegetable is also great for cardiovascular health, eye health and circulation.
When searching for the best eggplant, look for ones that are firm and heavy for their size. Look for the ones that are shiny and deep in their pigmentation. Once you are home, store it in the fridge until you are ready to prepare it.
Add eggplant to curry or stir fry, as an easy and simple option. Or cut it up and prepare it with all of your other grilled veggies. You can also make an eggplant-based dip, or use it as a meat substitute for your plant based meals.
Check out our Monthly Nourish Board on Pinterest for more recipe inspiration like this Roasted Eggplant with Tahini and Pomegranates by Lisa Roukin
We are going to be sharing recipes all month long with these three foods, and we hope that you will join us!
Sarah + Jass