Most people feel that healthy living takes the fun out of eating. Between sticking to greens and browns in your diet, there remains a stigma that the only enjoyment one gets out of a healthy lifestyle is the weight loss that occurs.
In reality, you can live healthily without giving up the flavor that makes eating a favorite habit and hobby for most people. Here are some healthy food items that have been amplified for double the flavor.
Wrap Your Veggies—Then Add Choice Lean Meats
Believe it or not, the hate for broccoli, carrots, and zucchinis can extend beyond childhood years. If you are one of those who just never really liked vegetables, then adding the necessary two-thirds portion of a plate to greens could be a nightmare.
Instead of eating your greens as is, why not try eating them in wraps? Burritos and tortilla wraps are fun to eat because of their flavor and convenience. Best of all, you can store them in the fridge and have them good to go for another day.
Veggies also make wraps more colorful. The greens, oranges, and reds of vegetables make even the white meat part of chickens more appealing just by visual taste alone. This means you hit two birds with one stone: add more color to your wrap with veggies and encourage yourself to eat healthier and leaner meats in the process.
Snacks Packed With Vitamins and Vigor
Snacks are the waistline’s worst enemy. That’s because the most convenient snacks also tend to be the worst offenders when it comes to sodium, fat, and carbohydrates.
A simple switch of the main ingredient of a snack can be the difference between guilt and health. Health enthusiasts are turning to granola and oats to make snacks on the go. Granola is guilt free and pairs well with nuts, seeds, and fruits to create flavorful bars that are packed with protein and fiber.
Of course, moderation is still key to good health. Always check the sugar content of the granola bar and keep the portions to one healthy serving. Watch the add-ons that you use to enhance flavor—Greek yogurt is good, but if you start tossing in spoonfuls of chocolate syrup, you may want to rethink that strategy.
Pair Rice With Choice Cuts
Rice has always received a bad rep for dieters. It is one of the biggest no-nos on the plate with the assumption that they contain a lot of carbohydrates that will not translate to good energy. However, note that even the healthier world cuisines, including Japanese and Indian, use rice as a staple in every food fare.
What it all boils down to is keeping watch on the kind of rice you include in your meal. Brown rice still prevails over white rice, especially if you need to eat rice for every single meal. This simple switch brings in the germ and bran, two essentials for nutrition that you cannot find in rice.
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