Beans: All legumes are super, but the most
popular are pinto, navy, Great Northern, lima,
garbanzo, lentils, green beans, sugar snap
peas and green peas. Eat at least four 1/2-cup
servings per week.
Broccoli: Sidekicks include Brussels sprouts,
cabbage, kale, turnips, cauliflower, collards,
bok choy, mustard greens and Swiss chard.
Try 1/2 to 1 cup daily.
Oats: Oats themselves are usually associated
with breakfast, but this category includes
brown rice, barley, bulgur, quinoa, wild rice
and couscous. Eat 10 to 20 grams of whole-grain fiber a day (check the label for help).
Pumpkin: It’s popular in pie, but related
foods are carrots, butternut squash, sweet
potatoes and orange bell peppers. Try
1/2 cup most days.
Spinach: This is right at the top of
SuperFood choices. Cousins include kale,
collards, Swiss chard, turnip greens and
romaine lettuce. Eat 1 cup steamed or
2 cups raw most days.
Tomatoes: These pack a nutritional
wallop—and you can enjoy their benefits
in tomato sauce and paste as well. Aim
for multiple servings each week.
Walnuts: Nuts offer extraordinary health
benefits, but must be eaten judiciously
because they are high in calories. Sidekicks
include almonds, pistachios, peanuts, sesame
seeds, macadamia nuts and cashews. Eat
1 ounce, five times a week.
Yogurt: Yogurt helps the digestive system
and is a good source of protein and minerals.
But make sure to eat a brand that contains live
active cultures (Kirkland Signature yogurt does).
Eat 2 cups a day.
Other healthy foods I often pick up at
Costco include wild Alaskan salmon, avocados,
organic honey, fresh and frozen berries, organic
peanut butter, Kirkland Signature green tea and
Kirkland Signature soy milk. There’s no excuse
for not being able to pick out healthy food—
while staying within your budget.
You’re only as healthy as the food you put
in your body. No matter what other healthy
lifestyle choices you’re making, without putting
good fuel in your car, which is your body, you’re
not going to get years of service-free use.