Your taste buds are screaming for more flavor, your body systems are screaming for more nutrition, and you’re caught in the middle. If it’s of any consolation, you’re not the only one navigating this not-so-fun dietary tug-of-war game.
Research shows that 93% of consumers desire to eat healthier, but just 63% actually attempt to do this frequently or always. The question is, why can’t you enjoy the best of both worlds? After all, it is indeed possible to eat healthy foods that also taste good. You can have your cake (or, for the sake of being more health conscious, let’s say coconut) and eat it, too.
Here’s a rundown on six easy ways to make healthy foods and drinks taste better moving forward.
1. Embrace Roasting
One of the best ways to enhance the taste of healthy foods, like vegetables, is to roast them on the grill. Eating vegetables raw or steamed can certainly be enjoyable, but roasting adds a touch of flavor while still preserving the vegetables’ nutrient content.
Taking advantage of herbs and spices is another simple way to take the taste of healthy food to the next level. A mix of delicious spices can easily be found at your local grocery store or at a store that specializes in selling herbs.
As you begin to experiment with various tastes, you’ll soon discover a handful of spices that you and your family will love. Then, mix them up to make nutritious foods taste better with little effort.
Not a fan of sour or tart foods? No problem. MiraBurst’s miracle fruit tablets, called Miracle Berry tablets, can take care of that for you. The tablets are made from the pulp of the Miracle Berry, a taste-modifying fruit that tricks the mind to perceive sour or tart drinks, foods, and fruits as sweet without any added sugar or sweeteners.
To use the tablets, simply remove them from the packaging and allow one to dissolve on your tongue completely. Don’t chew it, and don’t add it directly to any drinks or food. As soon as the tablet dissolves, any tart or sour foods and drinks you consume for the next 30-60 minutes will taste sweet.
These tablets are perfect not only for health-conscious individuals but also for diabetics and pre-diabetics looking to curb their sugar intake. They empower you to develop a lifelong habit of low sugar eating by satisfying your sugar cravings and reconditioning your taste buds to get used to less sugar long term.
Yet another way to make healthy foods taste more delicious is to add small amounts of your favorite toppings to the mix—you know, your favorite heavy cream, butter, and cheeses. These comfort foods can pack on calories if you consume too much of them. However, just a dollop of cream or butter can make your meal taste drastically better without upping your calorie intake too much. In this way, you can enjoy meals that are both healthy and tasty.
For instance, let’s say you decide to replace white rice, which is full of starch, with an increasingly popular healthier alternative: cauliflower rice. If you don’t love this alternative, consider a dash of salt combined with a smidge of cream (no more than a couple of tablespoons on a plate). This will make your “rice” dish much more appetizing, and the cream will also help to soften your meal’s texture—an added bonus.
Other toppings that can make your meal go the distance flavor-wise include nuts and cottage cheese. In addition to making your meals more enjoyable, they are known to keep you feeling satiated longer.
5. Make Sesame Oil Your Go-To Dressing for Salads
Love salads? Stay away from store-bought sauces and dressings, which are rich in unnecessary sugars, calories, and preservatives. Instead, pour sesame oil on your salad to keep it healthy while also making it more savory in seconds.
This tasty oil is chock-full of healthy nutrients, so it’s an automatic win-win for your taste buds and the rest of your body.
6. Make Acid Your Friend When Cooking
Finally, improve the taste of your healthy meals by adding an acidic element to them. For instance, squeeze a lemon or lime on top of your dish, or add a small amount of vinegar.
You can even add some red onions (the pickled form) to the mix. This will immediately brighten your meal’s flavors, especially if the dish already has more than enough salt in it.
Elevate the Taste of Nutritious Foods with Confidence Today
Tired of feeling like you have to eat bland food just to stay healthy, gain energy, and lose weight? Fortunately, those days can be far behind you.
Consider the six tips listed above for making healthy foods and drinks delicious, ranging from vegetables to berries to legumes. With the right strategies, you can easily turn your not-so-favorite items into your next daily obsessions at the dinner table.