Some foods are nutritional powerhouses on their own (think perennial superstars kiwi and quinoa), but others perform exponentially better with the help of a teammate (tomatoes paired with olive oil, for instance). This is because the nutrients in some foods work in sync. When eaten together, these foods deliver far greater benefits to the body than when they're consumed separately. Here are four such duos, and a few snacks, meals, and sides that unite them.
Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette - chockfull of avocado, quinoa, pomegranate seeds, pecans, and crumbly goat cheese tossed in a meyer lemon vinaigrette. It’s perfect as a light lunch or even a meatless Monday dinner option.