In our constantly over scheduled lives, it’s hard to find the time to eat right. Stocking your pantry with these time-saving super foods will help boost your health with minimal time and effort.
Chia seeds are an easy way to add a nutritional boost to a wide variety of foods. Try adding them to your oatmeal, smoothie or yogurt. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, antioxidants and calcium, chia seeds also boost energy levels.
Blueberries have more antioxidants than any other fruit and at only 80 calories per cup, they make a great addition to your diet. Packing lots of vitamin C and fiber, blueberries can add a nutritional boost to smoothies, salads or even dessert.
Sardines are quick, convenient and loaded with nutritional benefits. High in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium and vitamin D, sardines are a great alternative for those who don’t have the time to cook fresh fish.
Cherry tomatoes are one of the only foods to contain all four major carotenoids: lutein, alpha and beta-carotene and lycopene, which have been known to reduce the risk of cancer. Tomatoes also contain vitamin A, C, E and potassium. Bite-size and ready to go, cherry tomatoes make these health benefits easily accessible.
Hard boiled eggs pack a major protein punch at 7 grams each while also providing important vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and choline. Research has shown that eggs help you feel fuller for longer, and the American Heart Association says it’s okay to have an egg a day — including the yolk.