Tish’s 3 Favorite Healthy Foods

We’re hungry! And talking about food for this round of Question of the Week, which asks each FBG, “What are your three favorite healthy foods?” Tough one…


J Thizzle is right…choosing just three was difficult at first, but then I got all dramatic (like I’m prone to do) and decided that in order to choose, I’d have to ask myself the innermost, hardest, deepest, most serious question: What three things would you take with you if you were stuck on a fast-food deserted island? After going to that dark place, these three health foods sprung to mind. I could live on these foods forever and never ever get tired of eating them day in and day out.

My 3 Favorite Healthy Foods

1. Chia Seeds. Ever since that darn cleanse, I’ve been obsessed. A couple of years ago I had this awesome instructor who taught five classes a day. I asked her what the secret to her energy levels was and she said chia seeds. It took a Dr. Oz recommendation before I’d finally get on board, but on board I got, and, boy, am I glad I did. Energy to boot AND helps me poo? Whaaa… Chia seeds are chock-a-block full of omega-3 fatty acids, protein and dietary fiber. They’re also high in antioxidants, but the coolest factoid? The seeds are the magic behind Cha-Cha-Cha-Chia pets.

2. Cherries. I’ve loved cherries ever since I was a young girl. I’d go visit my grandma in the summers, and she would always have dark cherries waiting. Later, my favorite uncle would introduce me to Rainier cherries. Since then, there’s been no turning back from my obsession. They’re good for you, as we all know, and yummy to boot. Lately, I’ve been known for slipping some in my smoothies. I just decided to be cool and daring like that.

3. Wheat grass. I realize today is special for certain “grass-lovers.” This is not that type of grass, folks! I’m talking about a green goodness that comes in liquid magic form. When I’m on this imaginary island I’ll need something with enough awesomeness to help me through. Whenever I’m feeling icky, starting to feel sick or have eaten something questionable that’s left me wondering, “Why, God, why?” I head to Jamba where I promptly order a double shot and gulp that green-goonie down. Delish. (With an orange slice as a chaser.)

What about you? Do you have some new trendy super food that tickles your fancy, or are you a loyalist? What foods would you take to the fast-food deserted island? —Tish

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  1. We use chia seeds all the time, especially in smoothies and oatmeal. Yum!

    I’d have to take brussels sprouts on a deserted island. I just tried them less than a year ago and now they’re a regular item in our menus!

  2. Ivori says:

    I would take Wheat Roast from White Mountain Foods, strawberries and sunflower seeds ~

  3. I can’t say I am familiar with chia seeds, but I am definitely trying them now!I can say for a fact that cherries are amazing – so good for you too!

  4. denise says:

    I’m loving the chia seeds suggestion for energy(I must have missed that Dr. Oz) first I’ve heard of these for energy, going right out to try some. We all need that extra energy burst to get through our workouts, love trying anything new! Thx 🙂

  5. Omar says:

    Word to your motha son!

    Don’t forget about quinoa – the perfect protein.
    Totally trying the chia seeds.

  6. Hypnotizr says:

    Cherries are by far my favorite food too. Pomegranates are a close second but the mess factor keeps them in second place. I didn’t know cherries were actually all that good for you. Good to know!