Discovering new, or old foods!

I don’t know about you, but there are quite a few foods that I have either never tried, or just haven’t had for quite a long time. Since starting to eat clean again, I have enjoyed introducing, or re-introducing foods in to my diet. It’s fun to discover new foods and tastes, as well as fall in love with a food you had long forgotten.

Blueberries are a prime example of a food that I have had before, but for whatever reason, I hadn’t eaten them for a long time. Such a long time in fact, that I had completely forgotten whether or not I like them. I adore blueberry muffins, but couldn’t tell you what a fresh blueberry tasted like! After seeing quite a few clean recipes using blueberries, I decided to see if I do indeed like the little blue fruit. The answer is yes, I do! I ate them on their own, in my porridge and also with greek yogurt, flaked almonds, raisins and manuka honey as a lovely dessert.

Chia seeds and flaxseeds are also foods that I read a lot about and saw featured heavily in clean recipes. I bought them to try with my morning porridge and love the texture they give. I don’t feel like they have much of a taste when mixed with other foods, so they’re a nice addition to my breakfast. The health benefits these foods are substantial (a post on this to come!) and I’m so glad I’ve added them to my diet.

Are there any foods that were new to you? Or foods that you’ve rediscovered? What foods are you wanting to try?



  1. April 3, 2013 / 11:50 am

    Yes I want to try adding Chia seeds,I have heard about them. I have just rediscovered kiwi fruit and I am drinking lots of lemon and hot water. My skin has improved but I’m slipping back into bad eating habits again Lol. Cant wait see your future post. New follower! :)

    • April 7, 2013 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you lovely! I love lemon & hot water, I have it first thing in the mornings. Thank you so much for following :D x

  2. April 3, 2013 / 1:54 pm

    I love your blog Cantara! I’ve also recently bettered my diet and rediscovered blueberries, they are lovely but I don’t much like them when they are soft! I’m yet to try chia seeds and flaxseeds, looking forward to see your post about their benefits!


    • April 7, 2013 / 12:15 pm

      Thank you so much Rose! I don’t like them when they’re soft either, they’re bitter and mushy then. Thank you :) x

  3. April 3, 2013 / 5:06 pm

    Definitely looking forward to your post on the benefits of chia seeds as I’ve read a lot about them but have yet to try them! Would you incorporate them in savoury dishes?

    I’ve re-discovered peanut butter lately so I’ve been putting it on everything. It’s just so tasty! Also, I try to eat as little carbs as possible after lunch time so I’ve been eating more cracker breads/rye crackers as a substitute for bread and they’re actually really satisfying to dip in soups etc.

    Adele x

    • April 7, 2013 / 12:17 pm

      Thanks! Yes you can add them to savoury dishes too, they haven’t got much of a taxes themselves. I love peanut butter too! But make sure you buy the ones that are 100% peanuts and aren’t made with sugar, salt & palm oil too. Almond butter is great as well :) x

  4. April 3, 2013 / 8:14 pm

    Ooo, excited about the post on Chia seeds.
    I tried to have a strawberry and banana smoothie but it wasn’t the nicest to be honest.

    Sally x

    • April 7, 2013 / 12:18 pm

      Oh no! There are some great recipes for banana & strawberry smoothies, try adding a couple more ingredients or playing with the quantities x

  5. April 3, 2013 / 8:14 pm

    I’ve tried quinoa for the first time this week and love it. I’ve made pancakes and salad from it. Looking forward to trying even more new foods as I work on my diet :D


    • April 7, 2013 / 12:19 pm

      I love quinoa! I haven’t tried making pancakes with it yet though, that’s on my to do list! X

  6. April 4, 2013 / 8:40 am

    I love coming across fitness/health blogs, they’re such a great read. :)

    Blueberries are one of those superfruits i can’t stand the taste of. They’re too sour for me, which is a shame as i’d like to try more fruit like this. :)

    Your latest follower, Lauren x

    • April 7, 2013 / 12:21 pm

      Yay! Glad you found mine :) I don’t like blackberries & I don’t like raspberries on their own, but blueberries I really like. Thank you for following lovely! X

  7. April 4, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    I put chia seeds in my morning green smoothies, in soups and I put it even in pizza dough :)
    Great blog, followed!

    X Deja
    Deja Zu

    • April 7, 2013 / 12:22 pm

      Oooh pizza dough? Very experimental :) chia seeds are so versatile! Thank you for following lovely x

  8. April 5, 2013 / 10:44 pm

    i always use flax seeds in my smoothie.. i wna try “healthy” pancakes and i might put some in there to.. havent tried chia seeds tough.. i heard someone put them in their water and drink lol.. xx

    • April 7, 2013 / 12:23 pm

      Yeaa I’ve seen people putting them in water, I haven’t tried that though. I want to :) x

  9. April 6, 2013 / 9:11 am

    I’m not so keen on blueberries on their own, I think they taste a bit like feet but I certainly like them in everything else.

    • April 7, 2013 / 12:24 pm

      Hahaha I hate feet!! So the idea of blueberries tasting like them…. Ergh! Loool x

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