We often associate the words “healthy food” with bland, gross, unfamiliar food. But just because something is good for you doesn’t mean it has to be that way. There are plenty of ideas out there on how to cook healthy food without making sacrifices on taste. Here are 6 tips on how to make healthy food taste good.
Cook Foods Differently
Bake, broil, grill, sear, steam or use a crock pot. There are various ways of preparing healthy food. Using these methods will produce better tasting foods and will help alter the flavor and texture of the foods.
Make Use of Fresh Herbs and Spices
One secret of a good diet food are herbs and spices. Don’t just stick to salt to season your food. Herbs such as basil, caraway, coriander and oregano and spices like cinnamon, ginger, sage, rosemary and turmeric are just some great examples. Mix them up and experiment with different flavours until you find the ones you like the best. Not only do they produce tasty foods but they’re great for the health as well.
Use Healthy Oils
There are so many healthy oils in the market – coconut oil, olive oil, peanut oil, seed oil, walnut oil. Cooking your food using healthy oils can make a huge difference in the quality and taste of the dishes you make. Healthy oils are good fats that can reduce high cholesterol, promote good cholesterol and give energy (perfect for giving you “power” while working out). Plus, they can be a great part of a heart-healthy diet and in helping you lose weight.
Another great idea is to use the stocks of chicken, beef, fish and vegetables in cooking your food. Stocks enhance sauces making them taste more delicious.
If you’re longing for something sweet while eating healthy foods, fruit is the best way to satisfy that craving. Toss an apple or orange into your bag before heading out. Add fruits into your whole-grain cereal at breakfast or eat it as a side dish or dessert during lunch and dinner.
If you have a juicer, juice vegetables and then add fruit to make it tangy. Fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals and it satiates your craving for sweets.
Cook Your Own Food
Why not make your own food? Making your own meals allow you to control what ingredients will be used and it’s easier to have healthy food that tastes delicious. There are a lot of websites offering easy-to-make healthy and tasty food recipes you can check out.
There you have it. How to cook healthy food without skimping on the flavor has been resolved. They’re easy to follow so you’ll be guaranteed tasty diet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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