What I learned from 5 Days Superfoods

Well, I have made it through Meghan’s 5 Days Superfoods Challenge, and enjoyed every minute of it!  I’ve come up with lots of new-to-me foods that are going to definitely be making an appearance in my regular routine.

But . . . the one Superfood that I still am not in love with: dulse.

I tried dulse (a seaweed) on my apple *shudder*, and I think I just don’t like salty apples.  I could totally see myself adding this to soups and stews, so it’s not out entirely — it’s just not for apples in my world.

So, in no particular order, I present to you my top 5 Superfood meals, (that I will definitely be making again):

1) French Toast made from the Quinoa & Flax Seed Gluten-Free Bread with “Goji Berry, Cocoa Nibs & Flax Seed Sprinkles” & a bit of unsweetened dried coconut.  Seriously, I want to sprinkle this over everything.  My new ‘weekend treat’ brunch food.  Yummmm.

2) A salad (and a few variations thereof) made for me by the wonderful boy in the house, with avocado, thinly-sliced carrot (done with a peeler), parsley, cucumber, and onion.

3) Green Smoothies I shared with the lovely-legged Ash last night, partially in preparation for Meghan’s Green Smoothie Challenge!

4) The Crispy Kamut & Chocolate Squares — way better than your average cereal snack bar, because NO marshmallows, so even us vegetarians can enjoy them.  And when you add cocoa nibs and coconut, it’s official Superfood-licious.

5) The Tart & Salad Combo — my whole wheat olive oil crust with ramps (wild leeks) and stinging nettle greens was a great tart.  And the boy made an awesome salad to go along with it: apple, feta, chives, avocado, cucumber & cherry tomatoes.  Teamwork at its best, and most delicious.

I am so happy to have a few new staple ingredients & recipes in my repertoire.  I’m sure I’ll be making these meals again and again in the coming months, and most of them are such perfect Spring/Summer food — light and filling at the same time!

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3 Comments on “What I learned from 5 Days Superfoods”

  1. April 24, 2010 at 6:27 pm #

    I am with you on the dulse-ified apples.

    I love that we’re doing smoothies together!! Those squares will need to be made when I have 20 people in my house I can feed them to. Otherwise I think I will eat the whole pan.

    And I am happy you find my legs lovely. I think you’re lovely!! xo

  2. April 24, 2010 at 11:56 pm #

    Your meals all look so delicious! I didn’t officially participate in the 5 days but I bought the tutorial and I’m very excited to make some of the recipes…thanks for sharing your favourites. I also love putting goji berries and coconut on everything…and cacao and flax..its all so good


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