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Talk Wholesome to Me

A full serving of fruits and veggies. Appropriate levels of sodium and sugar. High in fiber. Whole grains. Meats raised without antibiotics. That’s the kind of talk that gets us excited. Meals made with ingredients your body needs and flavors your taste buds will marvel over.

Top 10 Ingredients

When you start with wholesome ingredients, food just comes out better—better tasting and better for you. Here are some of our star, go-to ingredients that we use in many of our meals.

Mangoes contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals.

Mango

1 cup of mango meets 100% of your daily vitamin C needs. Vitamin C is required for collagen formation (hello, healthy, beautiful skin) and plays an important role in immune functioning.

Black beans count as a veggie.

Black Beans

1 cup of black beans has 16 grams of fiber—that’s almost 65% of your 25 g/day target! Fiber helps fill you up and the soluble type of fiber found in black beans may also help reduce belly fat.

Potassium counter the effects of sodium, making it your blood pressure's BFF.

Butternut Squash

Like other orange veggies, butternut squash is loaded with carotenoids. Think of carotenoids as superhero health defenders. Food sources of carotenoids protect against a range of problems from cancer to sun damage. 1 cup of cooked butternut squash has more potassium than a large banana.

Kale is a prime source of vitamin K, a lesser known nutrient that keeps bones strong.

Kale

Among the host of nutrients found in kale, the so-called queen of greens is rich in two carotenoids—lutein and zeaxanthin—that protect against age-related vision loss. Leafy greens like kale have been linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

Whole grains like brown rice earn their healthy keep by protecting against strike, heart disease, and diabetes.

Brown Rice

Eating whole grains like brown rice over their white cousins is linked with many perks. Better weight control is one of the big plusses.

Surprise! This green veggie has more vitamin C than an orange.

Broccoli

The cancer-fighting compounds in this veggie gives it its health-hero reputation.

The lycopene in tomatoes helps boost your body's natural SPF.

Tomato

Lycopene in tomatoes is a carotenoid with major antioxidant abilities. Research connects lycopene with a lower risk of several cancers, including breast, prostate, and lung cancers.

1 cup of chickpeas provide about 15 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber.

Chickpeas

In a study of 96 types of fruits and veggies, beans topped the list for the most nutrients per penny.

Quinoa provides a complete source of amino acids along with complex carbohydrates.

Quinoa

Give it up for whole grains like quinoa. Refined grains are stripped of nutrients so they don’t do your body any favors. Quinoa and other whole grains help keep your weight in check and lower the risk of diseases, including stroke, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. With more protein than other whole grains, quinoa does double duty, providing a complete source of amino acids along with complex carbohydrates.

Collard greens provide a one-two punch against bone loss.

Collard Greens

Collards and other leafy greens score big points for their vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Those plant chemicals help protect against cancer and heart disease. With both calcium and vitamin K—nutrients that help keep bones healthy—collard greens provide a one-two punch against bone loss.