Healthy Eating Even Your Taste Buds Will Love
The way food tastes plays a much bigger role in what food we choose to eat, than many may realize. We all know healthy food is better for us, but that doesnít mean it has to taste bad. You can eat healthy and still give your taste buds a reason to smile. Here are four tips to make your taste buds smile, even when itís healthy food youíre eating.
All health foods are not created equal.
The popularity of healthy eating has increased over the past few years. Because of the growth in the health food market, many companies are finding ways to make their health foods actually taste better than in years past. Also, just because one version of a meal tastes bad, doesnít mean another one will. Try a variety of brands until you find one you like.
DIY (Do It Yourself) Health Food
With the abundance of frozen, boxed, pre-cooked meals on the shelves at the supermarket, itís easy to get in the convenience is better way of thinking. However, convenience normally doesnít equal healthier. You can cook your own meals and know what is actually in them as well as season them to taste better. No time to cook every meal? Take one day a week and prepare the whole weekís meals. You can then freeze them and re-heat them as you need them, saving yourself time and money.
Put Some Spice in Your Life
Just because itís healthy doesnít mean it has to be tasteless. Bland and boring are often terms associated with healthy food, but that couldnít be further from the truth. There are many spices that you can add to your foods without adding to the fat or calories. Try different spices to find ones that fit your taste.
Choose Fruit in Place of Sweet
So, youíve got a sweet tooth and eating healthy means cutting out chocolate and sugar. When a sweet craving hits, grab fresh fruit in place of your normal snacks. A candy bar isnít the only thing you can easily toss in your purse to munch on during the day. Why not throw an apple, orange, banana or other fruit in your pocketbook instead. Fruit is also a great side dish to go along with your dinner or an after dinner dessert. Fruit makes a wonderful breakfast smoothie too. The possibilities are endless with fruit and there are so many types to choose from youíll never get bored with just one or two.
The bottom line is this: With a bit of creativity and desire you can not only start eating healthy, but more importantly continue doing so without losing the good taste youíre used to.