How to Stay Healthy and Still Make Your Food Taste Delicious
Is eating healthy one of your New Year’s resolutions? If so, you may be wondering how you can make healthy meals taste delicious. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways you can prepare healthy meals that satisfy your taste buds and give you the nutrients you need to become a healthier, stronger, and happier version of yourself. Here at 12th Street Catering, we recommend the following tips on how to stay healthy and still make your food taste delicious!
Try Healthy Bowls
Healthy bowls allow you to combine a wide array of healthy foods into one compact and tasty dish. To prepare a healthy bowl, put some vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, fish, tofu, and/or fresh herbs in a bowl.
If you’d like, you can top your healthy bowl with a whole egg, soy sauce, or Sriracha and instantly give it some more texture and flavor. Since there are countless ways healthy bowls can be prepared, you’ll never get bored if you incorporate them into your diet.
Spice It Up
Spices can give your meals a delicious taste without adding a significant amount of fat or calories. Rather than solely relying on salt to spice up your food, you should experiment with tasty salt alternatives. Some of the best ones include freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice, vinegar, rosemary, thyme, onion, garlic, basil, and cayenne pepper.
If you have a sweet tooth, fruit can help you get your fix without taking a toll on your waistline. Instead of reaching for a chocolate chip cookie or ice cream cone, you should opt for fresh pineapple, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, peaches, and any other fruits that you enjoy. It’s a good idea to cut up fruit and place it in zip lock bags so that it’s convenient for you to munch on when you’re craving something sweet.
When you buy in-season produce, you’ll find that it tastes better and sweeter. In-season produce is grown closer to you so it won’t spoil on its trip and offer you all of its flavor and health benefits. Eating seasonally will also encourage you to vary your diet and challenge you to find new recipes based on the in-season produce you find.
With these tips, you can avoid bland and boring meals and eat healthier without depriving yourself. If you’re in need of healthy and delicious meals for your next event, don’t hesitate to contact 12th Street Catering today.