Some people just live to eat, others eat to live and then there are ‘those’ — a cadre of individuals who look closely at the health benefits of what goes into their dinner bowl. Call them millennials, call them dieters, or calorie counters, or whatever else you might please; but they love to eat healthy and leave the binge-eating for the rare and indulgent cheat day.
What they eat might benefit us all (if we dare pick up on the habit). So, what stops us?
Healthy foods have a stigma attached to them, most believe that they are tasteless. The what's-good-for-the-tongue may not be good-for-the-stomach debate has us in an ambiguous state of mind. It really isn't the case. There are dishes out there that prove otherwise and are dead-set on crushing the thoughts, stereotypes, and stigma attached to healthy eats.
‘Low on carb, high on protein’ dishes such as a Spinach Mushroom Pot Pie or Chicken Drumsticks with Cauliflower Rice are downright delicious and of course healthy. Not convinced yet? Then try a salad! Salads are another way of staying healthy while keeping your tongue happy, the veggies have all the nutrients your body needs, and the different flavoured dressings bring in the thunder when it comes to taste. Again, healthy eating is not always about gulping down egg yolks, folks!
Another tasty option are millets. Don’t get hassled with the term, it’s something that’s been around for generations, we seem to have only ‘discovered’ it recently, though. As versatile as an egg, millets can be cooked, steamed, used to make dough or even a payasam! These super foods are what kept your great grandparents alive and healthy for so long. This and a diet rich in green leafy vegetables.
The thought of veggies and grains making you squirm (fussy, aren’t we?). Then, fruits are you next best option. Low in calories, zero on cholesterol, and easy on the taste-buds. Make a fruit parfait or get yourself a fresh fruit bowl. You can’t go wrong with fruits and like the saying goes an apple a day does help in keeping the doctor away.
Eat right. You’ll automatically start eating healthy. It really is just that simple.