"Hero Foods" are foods that provide rich amounts of key nutrients, specifically the nutrients that can be challenging for vegetarians to get enough of (like calcium, protein, iron, Vitamin B12 and zinc). These Hero Foods are excellently healthy and great for everyone to enjoy, so we thought we'd share them with you.
From The Essential Vegetarian Cookbook, here's their list of Hero Foods:
Do you already cook with many of these 'hero' ingredients?
Are there any that you are excited to work into your repertoire?