Nothing like a great meal to give you energy for the rest of your day and help you feel like a rock star. But one thing we hear regularly is “I’d eat healthier if it tasted better.” Truth time here, if you think eating healthy doesn’t taste good then it is simply time to be more creative with your food. That, my friend, is a poor excuse because healthy food is downright delicious. The thing is, if you have been eating a lot of poor quality food, your body is going to be feeling the effects and your taste buds need a little cleanse. Eating a lot of processed, poor quality foods shows up different for different people. It could be headaches, muscle aches, poor digestion, sluggishness, mood swings, cravings, low energy or major dips after meals, irritability, etc. Bottom line, your body will thank you in the long run if you just give it time to feel the glorious effects of eating well.
So how to make it easier? On one side, give yourself some time to adjust because that added sugar, sodium, flavour additives have tricked your taste buds and with a bit of time you’ll start to notice the wonderful range of flavour in natural food. But on the other hand, no need to eat that meal plain. Get creative. Get intimate with your spice drawer. Garlic, Pink Himalayan Salt, and Pepper are my “lazy” go to ‘I put that on everything’ spices, and then from there you can expand in so many ways. Added benefit, spices don’t add to your calories but they can make your mouth dance. In addition to spices, you can play with different sauces and homemade dressing. Some fav low cal sauces or toppings are: hot sauce, salsa, stoneground mustard, tamari, balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, squeezes of lemon or lime, and nutritional yeast, and hummus. Play around and you’ll find its easy to make healthy eating taste good.