The secret to this intensely colored dip? Half a cup of raw beets that, in addition to a red hue, also deliver essential nitrites, vitamins and antioxidants.
Carrots are full of beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body, according to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Health.
Almonds provide the same type of beneficial fat as olive oil, but they are also a good source of plant-based protein to help curb midday hunger pangs.
This Mediterranean diet recipe can be a snack (just watch your portions) — or your daily lunch go-to.
The dark leafy green is a great source of fiber, plus essential nutrients like vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, folate, vitamin C, iron, manganese, potassium, tryptophan and more.
It's also low in fat and calories — so you can eat this for lunch, dinner or as a midday snack.