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There are foods you know are healthy, and other foods you aren’t so sure about…

We all want to eat as healthy as we can, both for ourselves and the health of our family. If you sometimes wander around the supermarket not really knowing where to start – then start here!  All of these foods should be the basis of your meals – breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks!  Don’t worry – they aren’t all ‘Seaweed and Snot’ – there are some damn yummy foods included in the list – you may just be suprised!

Here are the 20 Ridulously Healthy Foods to include in your grocery shop!

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1. Eggs

Eggs are great because not only are they delicious and versatile, they are really filling too – which is rare for a ‘health food’.  Eggs are high in good quality protein too – with 6.3 grams of protein per egg.

When looking to purchase eggs, always pay the extra and get the cage-free eggs.  Happy hens make tastier eggs!

Eggs contain:

  • Vitamin D
  • Folate (great for expectant Mothers)
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamins A, E, B5 and B12

Eggs also contain a lot of nutrients such as choline and antioxidants that reduce the risk of breast cancer and also prevents cataracts and macular degeneration.  You already know there are millions of fabulous recipes that highly just how good eggs are – but here are a few of our favourites:

Devilled Eggs

Frugal Potato Frittata

Bulk Bacon and Egg Muffins

 

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Eggs are one of the 20 Ridiculously Healthy Foods You Should Add To Your Grocery List

2. Greek Yoghurt

Yoghurt is a great source of calcium. It has also immune-boosting bacteria. If you are planning to include yoghurt in your diet then consider having Greek yoghurt it has more proteins than the regular yoghurt.  The healthiest yoghurt you can get at the Supermarket is the Chobani 0.5% Fat – and it is thick and delicious!

Some great recipes using Greek Yoghurt include:

Two Ingredient Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough

Greek Yoghurt Chocolate Mousse

Easy Yoghurt Baked Chicken Pieces

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Greek Yoghurt makes a fantastic pizza dough! It is also a Ridiculously Healthy Food to Eat

3. Salmon

Salmon has a good combination of Vitamin D and Omega 3. These two fatty acids have a number of health benefits such as preventing heart disease, promoting healthy skin, stemming weight gain, improving brain function, and minimizing the effects of arthritis.

When buying salmon – always try and buy Australian Salmon – it’s the best!

Crispy Skinned Salmon is also my absolute favourite food in the world and I eat it at least three times per week! Our video below shows you how to cook it just like the restaurants do – at home!

How to Cook Perfect Crispy Skinned Salmon

Frugal Salmon Patties

Salmon is a Ridiculously Healthy Food to Include in Your Diet

4. Skim Milk

Fat-free or skim fat milk has calcium that strengthens your bones and teeth but is low in fat. Some kinds of milk are fortified with Vitamin D, which reduces the risk of heart diseases and osteoporosis, is helpful for certain kinds of cancer and also helps to fight depression.

Use skim milk for smoothies, shakes, puddings – and your cup of coffee in the morning!

Here are some skim milk recipe ideas!

Creamy Rice Pudding

How to Make Custard from Scratch

Chocolate and Banana Boobie Smoothie

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Skim Milk is one of the 20 Ridiculously Healthy Foods to Include in Your Grocery Shop

5. Beans

Beans are a perfect food for fibre, protein, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Regular consumption of beans such as navy beans and kidney beans can help to reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol and high blood pressure, and prevent type 2 diabetes, and colon and breast cancers.

Homemade Baked Beans

Hot Damn Bacon and Beans Casserole

Beef N Bean Nachos

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6. Nuts

According to Nutrition Australia, many healthy studies suggest that consuming a handful of nuts (about 30 grams) per day will significantly reduce the risk of heart disease.  Different types of nuts have different benefits.

Yes, nuts are high in fat – but it is the healthy type of fat.  Regardless of that – just a handful a day is enough.  Nuts are also a good source of fibre and protein. So they are filling too!

The healthiest nuts include:

  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Almonds
  • Cashews

Some great recipes containing nuts include:

Nuts and Bolts Crunchy Snack Mix

How to Make Nut Milk at Home

Nuts and Bolts Crunchy Snack Mix | Stay at Home MumNuts are one of the 20 Ridiculously Healthy Foods to Include in Your Grocery Shop

7. Lean Meats

Current nutritional guidelines suggest that we should be eating 65 grams of lean meat per day. Lean beef is a good source of iron and It has plenty of protein, vitamin B and zinc to help the body’s metabolism. But lean chicken and turkey are even better for you!

Some Lean Meat Recipes include:

Low Fat Turkey Burgers

Moist Low Fat Turkey Meatloaf

Mince Wellington with Lean Beef Mince

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Lean Meats are one of the 20 Ridiculously Healthy Foods To Include in Your Grocery Shop

8. Olive Oil

Olive oil contain mono-unsaturated fats that help to lower the bad cholesterol and increase the good cholesterol levels in our blood. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants which can reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest choice – but it is more used for a dressing.  If you are cooking, standard olive oil is better as it can handle the higher heats.

 

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9. Apples

Apple has many health benefits. It is rich in fibre and is considered effective in reducing heart diseases, lung cancer, and type 2 diabetes. As they say – an apple a day keeps the doctor away!  If you need a snack – don’t look past an apple – they only have 95 calories each!  Plus because apples contain both water and fibre – they are perfect for weight loss!

Some great recipes using apples include:

The Most Amazing Apple Pie Recipe in the World

Easy Apple Charlotte

Pork Apple and Caramelised Onion Rissoles

Reduced Sugar Apple and Oat Muffins

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Apples are one of the 20 Ridiculously Healthy Foods You Should Buy Every Grocery Shop

10. Tofu

Tofu has a good amount of fibre and polyunsaturated fats. If you include it in your diet it is said to help to decrease the risk of breast cancer.

I know that tofu isn’t for everyone – I think it tastes like rubber personally – but it is healthy so is worthy to be included on this list!

Some recipes using tofu include:

Tofu Spring Rolls

Tofu Yoghurt

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11. Rolled Oats

Rolled Oats are rich in fibre and they may also reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and bowel and heart diseases.  Plus rolled oats reduce cholesterol – and they are filling and delicious!  Rolled Oats are perhaps one of the most nutricious foods you can buy!  Some other benefits of rolled oats include:

  • Rolled Oats are gluten free – so great for those who are sensitive to gluten
  • Rolled Oats can help control your weight as they help keep you feeling fuller for longer
  • Rolled Oats contain thiamine, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and selenium

Here are some great recipes using Rolled Oats:

Banana Oat Bites

Reduced Sugar Apple and Oat Muffins

Rad Raspberry Overnight Oats

 

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12. Avocado

Avocado is a great source of soluble fibre, folate, and vitamin E. It assists in decreasing the risk of macular degeneration and heart diseases.

Here are some terrific recipes using Avocado:

Tuna Stuffed Avocado Boat Salad

Avocado Ice Cream with Macadamia Praline

Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

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13. Spinach

Spinach is rich in lutein and iron. It assists in lowering blood cholesterol levels and minimizes the risk of heart attacks.

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14. Dark Chocolate

You’ll be pleased to know that dark chocolate has many health benefits. It has flavonoid antioxidants which can lower cholesterol and minimize the risk of heart disease, plus reduce risks of some cancers.

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15. Bananas

Bananas are high in dietary fibre and an excellent source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.

Bananas are also a fantastic ingredient.  Try recipes such as:

Elighs Caramelised Banana Bread

Chocolate and Banana Boobie Smoothie

Milo Banana Bread

 

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16. Broccoli

Broccoli consumption can help to prevent diseases such as cancer and other chronic diseases. Broccoli is a high source of beta carotene, vitamin C, folate and fibre.  Plus broccoli contains folic acid – perfect for pregnant women or women who plan on becoming pregnant in the near future.

Some great broccoli recipes include:

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheesy Chicken

Chicken Broccoli Nuggets

Broccoli and Garlic Quesadillas

Broccoli and Garlic Quesadillas (or Jaffles)

17. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato is rich in Vitamin A. It protects your eyes, skin, respiratory system, and urinary tracts. Plus sweet potatoes are damn delicious!

Here are some yummy sweet potato recipes:

Sweet Potato Impossible Pie

Sweet Potato and Lentil Sausage Rolls

Loaded Sweet Potato Bake

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18. Tomatoes

Tomato is a great source of lycopene – this antioxidant is considered to be effective in prevention of breast cancer and heart diseases.  Tomatoes are the base for so many recipes – particularly Italian pasta dishes. Best of all, tomatoes are usually relatively cheap!

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Gherkin and Sundried Tomato Cob Loaf Dip

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19. Red Capsicums

Capsicums are rich in Vitamin C. It is beneficial for skin health, heart health and also improves your immune system. A single whole red capsicum is 169% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C!

Some recipes to use up Red Capsicums include:

Roast Tomato and Capsicum Soup

How to Make Stuffed Capsicums

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20. Blueberries

Blueberry has many health benefits. Blueberries contain fibre which helps with gut health, and also has antioxidants which help ward off some cancers and heart disease. Plus they are delicious with Greek Yoghurt!

Blueberry Muffins

Healthy Sour Cream and Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars

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Which of these foods do you eat regularly?

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20 Ridiculously Healthy Foods

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