Healthy foods that you can eat every week (with recipes)

Eating healthy doesn't have to mean that you dramatically change your diet. 

There's nothing fancy about the following ingredients, or the meals you can make with them. 

In fact, many of the healthiest foods in the world are things that lots of people already eat on a daily basis.

The following are 5 of the healthiest foods that you can and probably should eat every week or even every other day.


A true super food, Kale is rich in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and calcium. Try steaming or stir frying in order to better bring out its cholesterol-lowering benefits. 

Kale and Ricotta Pizza

Wild Salmon

Wild Salmon helps protect your heart. While regular salmon is also healthy, Wild Salmon has even more vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids that not only help your heart but can also help against premature aging and memory loss. Wild Salmon is also exposed to fewer toxins than its farm raised cousin. No wonder bears love them! 

Asian Inspired Salmon Burger


It's perhaps a big surprise that garlic is one of the healthiest foods in the world and even more amazing because you can use it in your cooking just about every day! Garlic fights disease, helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels, fights the common cold, helps prevent hair loss, and can even be used as an antioxidant to clear up acne. Garlic is the champion of every day foods! 

Linguine Rustico with Whole Cloves of Garlic


Spinach is rich in antioxidants, vitamin A (and especially high in lutein), vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium,  folate, and iron. Basically, there's not many reasons to not eat spinach just about every day. Try it fresh, steamed, or quickly boiled for the best effects. 

Linguini with Spinach Artichoke Pesto

Dark Chocolate

You probably didn't expect to see something with the word 'chocolate' on this list. However, Dark Chocolate, when eaten in moderation, can help lower your risk of heart disease, increase blood flow to the brain to help with memory loss, and is generally rich in vitamins and minerals. Milk chocolate is not a good substitute for these health benefits. 

Sipping Chocolate