4 Easy Ways to Make "Eating Healthy" Taste Good
One of the biggest reasons people don’t eat healthy foods is because they feel it won’t taste good. The problem is, if your health food doesn’t taste good, you’re eating the wrong health food. Just because something is good for you doesn’t mean it has to taste bland, boring, or completely gross. There are plenty of ideas out there for eating healthy without making sacrifices on taste. Here are just a few of them. Try new alternatives
The health food market has changed in recent years. Eating healthy is more popular; so a lot of new products and healthy alternatives are now available. Next time you’re at a health food store (and if you don’t go, you definitely should), look around at all the different options. There are now healthier versions of previously unhealthy foods. Why not try them; you might be pleasantly surprised with the taste.
Spice it up
Think food that’s good for you has to taste bland and boring? Not true. A great way to add taste without adding a lot of fat or calories is to add more spices. Salt is not the only seasoning you can add to your food. Try experimenting with different flavors till you find the ones you like the best. Herbs are another way of flavoring your food—and many herbs have the added benefit of being good for health.
If you’re craving sweets, fruit is a great way to get your fix without binging on candy and chocolate. Instead of your normal afternoon snack, try an apple or another fruit you can easily toss in your purse. At dinner, you can add fruit as a dessert, side dish, or even put some into the main course. Fruit gives you lots of vitamins and minerals and it satisfies your need for sweets. Another great idea, if you own a juicer, is to juice various vegetables and then add fruit to flavor. You’ll be getting the added benefit of vegetables with the taste of fruit juice.
Make your own food
It’s become so easy to buy food that’s frozen, boxed, or even already cooked for us. The problem is that convenient isn’t necessarily healthy, and the ones that are marketed as health food usually don’t taste that great. It’s much easier to have healthy food that actually has some flavor if you make it yourself. If there’s just no time, why not cook several meals on your day off and pop them in the freezer. That way you have the convenience of frozen food without the blandness and questionable texture.
So, don’t fall into the idea of believing diet food tastes bad. You can get food that’s good for you and tastes great, you just have to look a little harder to find it.