What are some things you do to increase the nutritional content of your food (aside from food source)?
For example, on salads and zucchini-noodle dishes, I grate brazil nuts to add extra selenium. I don't really like nuts, but I try to eat a brazil nut every day or so, and grated on my food is an easier way for me to eat them. It also looks nice, kind of like parmesan cheese.
Another might be to sprinkle sesame seeds on stir-fries, to add some extra calcium.
And one more thing I do to increase nutritional value of my leafy greens is to store them in a vase/glass/jar of water next to a window, rather than in the dark fridge, until I use them.
What are some other food hacks?
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on January 25, 2013
at 02:35 AM
You can't really go wrong by adding an egg yolk or two to most sauces or dips. Ditto for mashed avocado.
I add pur??ed spinach, red chard and kale to soup and omelettes, to boost assorted minerals.
on January 24, 2013
at 06:02 PM
I use herbs and spices in almost everything that I cook. I don't like hiding nutrition - I like celebrating the natural flavours of my food!
Otherwise, one of my staples at this time of year is soup. I'll never be able to do the whole "drink bone broth" thing that others do, but MAN do I love making soups. I make my own stocks (beef, chicken, fish) and then go to town with ingredients.
Oh, and want another awesome way to increase gelatin if you don't feel like soup? Make tea jellies! Buy some organic/grass-fed gelatin, brew a STRONG pot of your favourite herbal tea and mix the gelatin in. Dump in a ceramic/glass baking tray or ramekins and refrigerate for a few hours. Then, devour with a spoon! I just made a batch of ginger/lemongrass jellies and they're delicious and sugar-free!