How to Make Healthy Foods Taste Great

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So many people use the excuse that healthy food tastes ‘bland’ for not eating right. That’s maybe because your diet is packed with processed foods and sugary treats.  So when you try something natural and healthy, it might appear “tasteless”.  However, I believe that when we learn how to make our food taste delicious, we’ll be more inclined to eat healthier ourselves.   Below I have a few tips to make your healthy foods taste great.

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I wrote recently about the worst foods you can eat for breakfast.  Many readers complained that I was ruining some of their favorite morning meals.  However, when most people think of “healthy food” they think of descriptions, such as bland, boring, and tasteless.  The problem is there’s no way you’re going to make your healthy homemade meals taste good with that kind of attitude. Try thinking of your upcoming healthy meals as a gourmet feast – something nourishing, natural, healing, and nutrient-dense.  Here are a few great tips to make your healthy foods taste better:

Season Your Butter

If you’re trying to cook healthy, you already know you should be using butter in moderation.  According to the blog Greatist, a chef-approved way to add butter is to season it! Thyme, garlic, and lemon zest all make great additions.  To season butter, just heat it in a saucepan until it foams. Then, remove it from the heat and add your herbs, spices, or flavoring of choice.

Use Fresh Ingredients

Seek out fresh vegetables. Find your local farmer’s market. In fact, one way to really enjoy fresh vegetables is to grow your own.  Believe me, nothing tastes better than the carrot that goes from the garden straight to your plate.  Even if you don’t have a garden, lots of vegetables like potatoes and onions can be easily grown in pots on a balcony.

Try a Blended Salt to Add Flavor to Your Meals

Good Housekeeping shared that many professional chefs use blended salts to add complexity to flavors and help them complement one another.  So how do you try it?  Add a ground spice or herb, such as coriander or rosemary, to a base salt.

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Learn Your Herbs

Speaking of herbs, you should become familiar with more than just salt and pepper.   When used correctly, herbs and spices can lift any dish from drab to gourmet.

Roast Vegetables

Do you hate beets?  I’m not much of a fan, but an article from Women’s Health claims that maybe we’re just not preparing them correctly.  For example, with beets, you can balance out the less pleasant flavors by roasting them at 400 degrees for at least half an hour.  Then peel, serve, and add a condiment like mustard for dipping.  Roasting works great with other veggies, too.

Did these tips help you?  Are there any other tips that you recommend to make your healthy food taste great?   I’d love to hear from you at hello@heartandsoulblog.com.  And please sign up below for our newsletter to receive great blog tips like these straight to your inbox each Friday.

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