By Alexandra Sifferlin
Updated: July 15, 2016 2:47 PM ET | Originally published: March 2, 2015

Eating healthy shouldn’t be complicated. To make it simple, News time has curated a list of the 50 healthiest foods you should be eating now.

We asked registered dietitian , author of the , to break down why each of these foods is a powerhouse. We also pulled in the nutritional information and asked our friends at to hook us up with some creative recipes to make sure eating these on a regular basis is no-excuses easy.

Many of these foods are grocery store staples, like tomatoes, salmon, onions and oranges, but it’s important to remember why each of these foods are so healthy, and be reminded that they’re easy to make. For example, you can chop a tomato and toss it into a salad, or you can slice up thick wedges and drizzle them with olive oil, salt, and balsamic vinegar. Top them with basil leaves, and you have an entree. You can also check out part II: The 50 (New) Healthiest Foods of All Time, for some more surprising foods you maybe didn’t know were so nutritious, or have never heard of to begin with.

Bon appetit!

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