Three seasonal superfoods and an energizing tea recipe

Be sure to cook these three foods over the holidays for a vitamin boost and healthy treat!

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Wheat-berry, kale and cranberry salad

Wheat-berry, kale and cranberry salad (Photo by Roberto Caruso)

Pumpkins
This low-cal winter classic is a great source of craving-conquering fibre, blood-pressure-lowering potassium and bone-building calcium. Here are eight sweet and savoury pumpkin recipes to try.

Cranberries
Recent research shows the compound behind the berries’ bright hue is bursting with disease-fighting phenols. Try these 10 cranberry recipes this holiday.

Pine needles
Your Christmas tree can brighten more than your living room: Its needles are packed with skin-enhancing vitamin C and energy-boosting iron.

Try them in tea:

1. Select a handful of the newest needles from branch tips. Snip into pieces.

2. Add to boiling water, simmer 20 minutes.

3. Strain into a mug and add your favourite seasonal spices to taste.

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