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Sponsored: The Team Players of the Food Scene

Sponsored: The Team Players of the Food Scene

The term “superfood” is a marketing term used to sell products. Each year a different pricey “superfood” seems to attract a lot of attention.

We all remember the years when it seemed like pomegranate juice, acai berries, kombucha, kale, quinoa, salmon, Greek yogurt, “plant-based” meat alternatives, blueberries and almond beverages were especially popular. But what about our tried and true team player foods that don’t get the notice or fanfare? Team player foods work well with other foods, are solid nutritionally, and are usually reasonably priced  but they often don’t get the notice of “superfoods”. Here are a few of them:

  • Canned and Dried beans

  • Brown and white rice

  • Pasta 

  • Canned and frozen fruits and vegetables

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  • White and Sweetpotatoes

  • Onions and Garlic

  • Spinach and Broccoli

  • Bananas and Apples

  • Cow’s milk and Soy dairy alternative

  • Canned tuna

  • Cottage Cheese

  • Eggs

  • Chicken and Beef

While many of us enjoy novelty and trying new foods and are attracted to the idea of “superfoods”; you can count on tried and true “team player” foods to be the basis of many meals your family will enjoy.

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian

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