Hello, rockstar. You鈥檙e acing Dry January. You鈥檙e sticking to your workout routine (hey, even those household sweat sessions count!). And you鈥檙e nailing your resolution to make your accessorizing worthy of L. Conrad鈥檚 insta. That whole healthy eating thing though? Well, let鈥檚 just say it鈥檚 been a bit more of a struggle than your other new year鈥檚 goals. But taco cleanse, no more! Author and (vegan!) blogger Jessica Nadel鈥檚 new book, Superfoods 24/7: More Than 100 Easy and Inspired Recipes to Enjoy the World鈥檚 Most Nutritious Foods at Every Meal, Every Day has got you covered like UberPool has you for that penny-pinching friend of yours.


Indeed, superfoods make big splashes everywhere you look these days. Sometimes a simple walk to the health food store can feel like a fighting match of chia seeds, spirulina and a莽a铆 screaming for your attention. Much ado about maca, if you ask us. Between everyday heroes (almonds, we鈥檙e looking at you) and intergalactic-sounding finds like camu camu, there鈥檚 good reason to spend the extra time doing your due diligence on so-called superfoods (or, you know, whipping out your sleek iPhone and googling): They鈥檙e all exploding with antioxidants and vitamins that nourish our cells and flood our bodies with nutrients.

Nadel explains why she鈥檚 a superfoods obsessivore: 鈥淣ot only do I love packing lots of delicious flavors into my meals, but it鈥檚 also kind of awesome to get as much nutrition into them as I can, so I love cooking with healthy, nutrient-dense 鈥榮uperfoods.鈥 And although I do really enjoy some of the more exotic superfood powders like maca and matcha, it鈥檚 those vibrant, accessible fruits, veggies, seeds and pulses that are really where it鈥檚 at.鈥 Scroll on for Nadel鈥檚 top picks to always make sure you stock up on for your kitchen.


1. Sweet Potatoes: 鈥淪weet potatoes are my one of my favorite go-to superfoods. They鈥檙e readily available, totally affordable and brimming with nutrition, full of vitamins A, C, potassium and iron,鈥 Nadel comments. 鈥淭hey鈥檙e incredibly versatile too! Steamed sweet potato cubes can be transformed into the most amazing mac 鈥榥鈥 cheese sauce, added to a morning smoothie or whipped up into a fluffy orange-hued garlic mash. Even just baking them whole and then loading them up with your favourite toppings makes for an easy and super yummy dinner.鈥 We鈥檙e thinking we might want to add those sweet potato casserole recipes from Thanksgiving to our regular rotation all year long.


2. Shelled Hemp Seeds (aka Hemp Hearts): 鈥淸They鈥檙e] everywhere these days, but you still may not have tried them. These small unsuspecting seeds are so wonderful, I literally put them on everything! I like to sprinkle them on smoothie bowls, oatmeal, soups, salads, pizza鈥 seriously, you name it and I鈥檝e put hemp on it! As a seed, they鈥檙e also a great nut-free alternative to use in place of cashews in creamy raw sauces and dressings,鈥 offers Nadel.


3. Brussels Sprouts: 鈥淒on鈥檛 judge me here, but I love Brussels sprouts. Containing cancer-protecting glucosinolate compounds, folate and vitamins K and C, these tiny little green balls are worth their weight in gold,鈥 quips Nadel. 鈥淕one are the days of choking down mushy boiled sprouts 鈥 up your game by roasting them at 375 degrees with a bit of coconut oil and sea salt and prepare to be wowed. My other favorite way to eat them up is raw, shredded in a salad. The Vietnamese Brussels sprout and noodle salad from Superfoods 24/7 is my current obsession.鈥


4. Turmeric. All hail the knobby root! 鈥淭urmeric has been used and loved in parts of the world for thousands of years, and now it鈥檚 starting to really catch on in the western world,鈥 offers Nadel. 鈥淵ou can find it in its dried, powdered form in any grocery store, but if you鈥檙e lucky you can also find it in its whole, root form. Look for it near the fresh ginger root. It鈥檚 renowned for its anti-inflammatory and heart-health promoting properties. It鈥檚 another 鈥榮prinkle in everything鈥 superfood, but I especially love curling up with a warm mug of [my] spiced golden turmeric (almond) milk.鈥 Need more convincing? Here are more reasons you should add turmeric to your daily routine, along with creative ideas for the potent spice.


5. Lentils: We鈥檙e going mental for lentils too. 鈥淟entils are readily available, come in several varieties and are quick to prepare. Best of all, they鈥檙e legumes that require no pre-soaking prior to cooking,鈥 Nadel shares. 鈥淭hey鈥檙e a wonderful plant-based protein and an easy way to bulk up salads, soups, pastas and stews. I鈥檝e even been known to pack them into cookies!鈥 Ah, lentil cookies. Maybe that鈥檚 how we鈥檒l finally slip some nutrition into our junk food lovin鈥 boo.


6. Avocados. 鈥淸These fruits] round out my favorite supermarket staples. Their creamy, green flesh is full of heart-healthy fats and dietary fiber,鈥 comments Nadel. 鈥淔rom simple guacamole to just spreading it on toast, I could (and often do) literally eat an avocado every day.鈥 And we don鈥檛 know about you, but we鈥檙e excited to try these 13 ways you never thought to eat an avocado.

So what superfood can鈥檛 you live without? Tweet us @BritandCo!

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