There’s a rumor out there that if you make healthy food, it doesn’t taste good, and it won’t satisfy your cravings. I’m here to let you know that’s not true, and you can make some delicious healthy dishes that will help you stay healthy. I struggle to keep to a specific diet in my life just because there’s so much good food around us. It’s incredibly tempting to just stop by at the fast-food restaurant or the Mexican joint down the street when we are on our way home from work. If we have food that we know can taste just as good made it home, we can save money and save our health.
The first thing is I think everyone sleeps on salads, but they are such a healthy and tasty alternative to heavy entrées. Yes, salads can be the main dish and sometimes I prefer to be that way. No, I’m not saying that I don’t add a bunch of substance to my salads to make them a meal, but they end up being one of my favorite things to make and. I often do a southwest-style salad where I’ll do an avocado dressing, lettuce, black beans, roasted corn, some diced jalapeños, and I will add a little bit of some baked tortilla strips on top. Depending on the day, I can add chicken, steak, shrimp, or fish as an excellent protein source and a little bit more food to fill you up. I also love making an Asian-style salad, and I find these fried wonton strips at the grocery store add a perfect little crunch to any salad. If you need more inspiration, look at this website with so many great salad recipes.
Yes, I get it; sometimes you want a hot meal when you get home, and the salad it’s just not going to cut it. Take a look at this link; it has some great recipes with some healthy options that are incredibly easy to make. One of my favorite healthy dishes to make is chicken fried rice. For this, I used boneless skinless chicken breast, and I use brown rice instead of white. The trick here is to make the rice the day before, and I will actually put it in the fridge uncovered and then use it to make fried rice the next day. I also add a couple of extra eggs so that I get more egg to rice ratio. You can also add a ton of vegetables so that you’re getting a well-balanced meal.
Overall, with a little bit of planning and a little bit of flexibility, you can add healthy food to your diet very easily. Being healthy is more than just taking a look at the calories but it is having a well-balanced diet and still getting that great enjoyment from your food. Hopefully, I have inspired you all to look at those healthy recipe links. Once you find those perfect recipes and give them a try, hit me up on Twitter and let me know how it goes. Everyone keep it cooking!