Hello there and welcome to my new blog! I thought I’d write an initial post to give you a warm welcome, and introduce you to myself and the sort of content I will be writing for you in future.

My name is Ruth, and I am obsessed with my own health and wellbeing. I always need to know what is in the food I’m eating, and I think nourishment is one of the most important things around! Food has the power to make you feel on top of the world, and when eaten incorrectly, it can make you feel like trash. I think it is essential that we all learn to get it right so we can feel as good as possible!

As a taster for what is to come, I’ve listed below a few of my favorite “superfoods” and the ways that I like to incorporate them into my diet!

Kale

The obvious choice, but it really is that good! Dark green leafy vegetables are among the best foods for your health, and that includes veg like spinach and my favorite, kale. There are so many ways to incorporate it into delicious dishes, and some are unbelievably simple. Cooking it with garlic and a bit of olive oil will create tasty garlic kale that you’ll love, and baking it in the oven will produce kale chips that make a wonderful snack! It also goes great in soups and salads, and much more!

Quinoa

Another of the more popular so-called “superfoods” but it is another that can be incorporated so easily into your diet. Quinoa itself is quite a basic ingredient, but there is so much you can do with it as it goes with almost any flavor or cuisine. I love to infuse Indian spices and flavors into mine, while it also goes so well with vegetables and even citrus fruit!

Blueberries

These are probably my favorite out of them all, and they are so easy to snack on just by themselves that they are perfect for a food lover like me! They have so many antioxidants in them which will help boost your brain, and they taste so good too. Although blueberry pie isn’t the most healthy of desserts, they certainly belong in a delicious, fruity juice or smoothie that you can make yourself with minimal effort!

Tomatoes

Yes, they are a superfood too! And not only that, but when cooked they have enormous quantities of lycopene which is the most powerful antioxidant known to man. They really will make you feel great! There are so many recipes in which you can incorporate tomatoes – I like to put heaps into a healthy low-fat frittata, or slow-roast them with some feta and other Mediterranean flavours!