For some reason, it’s true that the negative impression surrounding healthy food can remain in some circles, especially those who might not be used to cooking it. While it’s true that trying kale, or matcha, or seawood, or vegan alternatives to certain foods might not seem so interesting on the surface, prepared well, they can be tastier and more enjoyable than any carb-based and heavy fast food snack you could ever find.
Yet it’s true that you don’t have to force self-denial to eat healthy and enjoy this benefit. In fact, you’d be surprised just how healthily you can eat while still enjoying the usual classics that you adore. For instance, sweet potato fries are, generally, healthier than usual fries, particularly if you use an air fryer and skip the oil entirely. As you can see, most of the time you don’t have to remove something you enjoy in order to get healthier – you can get the best of both worlds with a little planning, care and attention.
Let’s consider how, and what this might mean:
Amazing Alternatives & Challenges
It’s a fun and inspiring challenge to try and alternate certain usual foods for healthy foods, and most of the time, you may be truly astounded as to the difference. For instance, jackfruit is often used as a healthy and vegan alternative to pulled pork, as with the right barbecue source and preparation it can taste extremely delicious and just the right amount of sweet. That can serve as a great replacement if you wish to lessen your meat consumption, or simply a fun party topic when serving food to your friends. Or, perhaps you wish to lessen your sugar intake. Agave nectar can truly help with that, and as you’ll see, nothing is impossible, and you never have to settle for a lesser option.
Tracking Indulgences Properly
Sometimes, tracking just what indulgences we allow ourselves to have each week can help us understand exactly how often we need a replacement. It might be, for instance, that you realize drinking forty coffees a week is in no way healthy. So, perhaps you can focus on enjoying matcha instead, which still gives you the caffeine you may need but in a smoother, healthier, less ‘rushed’ alternative. That kind of approach can help you know where you stand and what goals you intend to reach, instead of thinking that every decision has to be all or nothing from here on out.
Sourcing Your Food
Often, figuring out better ways to source your food is as important as enjoying great food itself. For instance, you might decide to opt for eating local farm food from grocers and butchers rather than contributing to Amazon branded groceries. It might be that you prefer to focus on supporting sustainable businesses with products that can be recrafted and remade without much impact on the environment. In this light, you can more readily feel confident and competent when making your purchasing decisions, ensuring that at every level of your food journal, the best decisions are being made.
With this advice, we’re sure you’ll realize that healthy eating is often about alternatives, not self-denial.Hi I'm glad your here! I love to cook, bake and try new recipes. I enjoy food photography and reviewing products. Hope you enjoy my recipes, thanks for visiting! Sheila