5 Healthy Foods I Want to Try This Year

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I like food. A lot. Okay, I like food a whole lot! Unfortunately, most the foods I used to enjoy just aren't good for me. I have gone out of my way so far this year to be a healthier me and part of this is eating healthier. So, I have come up with a list of top foods that are healthier for me and that I aim to try at least once this year.


I have heard people rave about seaweed and what it can do for you. I have never been brave enough to try it yet, but seaweed chips or crackers may be a great place to start!


Technically, I have tried edamame once before. Unfortunately, I was not very well acquainted with it and had no idea you were supposed to remove them from the pod. So, I stuck the whole thing in my mouth, looked like a fool and gave up on them because it was stringy and awful. I would love to try them the correct way this time.


I have always been scared of them because of their color, but my sister loves them and I think I should give them a try. If nothing else, I could make veggie chips out of them. 


There have been quinoa recipes all over the Internet recently and it always looks so good. This food is completely foreign to me though, so I have avoided it. I really need to start trying new things though, quinoa made my must try list for the year too!

Have you tried any of these foods? If so, let me know what you thought and if you have any recipes, definitely feel free to link them up in the comments so I can have a look!

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  1. Not a huge seaweed fan, but my kids love it. Steamed edamame is delish. I love roasted beets sliced on a salad with toasted walnuts and feta. Quinoa I have tried, but am now avoiding because Western demand has grown so high that locals in South America cannot afford the grain that has been their staple for centuries :(

  2. I've tried all of those! Seaweed is well...seaweed. Edamame isn't bad. Beets taste like dirt and quinoa is yummy. I have a few recipes on my blog - one for quinoa cake!

  3. LMAO Heather, beets taste like dirt.

    Heather, that is so sad to hear about those in South America.

  4. I love quinoa, and edamame, can't do seaweed lol

  5. I adore quinoa and seaweed and edamame. Beets though? Ick... though is that beet ICE CREAM in the photo? So what's the fifth food?

    A couple recipes:
    http://www.honestandtruly.com/2012/05/couscous-salad-tasty-tuesday/ (I made it with couscous, but it would be great with quinoa, too)

    I use quinoa in place of rice - just cook it with chicken stock (more flavor) and a little dried parsley and YUM.

  6. I love seaweed with my sushi and edamame is great, especially with garlic. I also love quinoa since it's so versatile (much like rice)!

  7. I love both edamame and seaweed. I could eat them all day!!

  8. Yes to beets & quinoa. Pass on edamame & seaweed--ick :)



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