If you think you are losing your battle against unhealthy food… And if you’re eating unhealthy food instead of munching on veggies… Then it’s about time that you read this blog!
The most effective way to lose weight is to cook your own healthy & tasty meals. And the good news is you don’t have to eat salad after salad to get the nutrition inside your body!
These three tips will help you to make sure you incorporate good nutrition in your meals and at the same time add ton of flavor on your plate!
Pre packaged seasonings are often packed with sodium and other preservatives. And so, it’s best to avoid them!
Instead, use fresh herbs like coriander, mint or basil to increase the flavor and aroma of your meals.
Healthy spices like peppers, cumin, and mustard can be used to give your food a zesty flavor.
Use lime (instead of salt) to bring down the sodium content in your food and load up your meal with vitamin C!
These spices not only tease your taste buds but also attack your fat cells and eventually help you lose weight!
In my previous blog post “10 tips to shed fat forever” I have discussed how we should put a curfew on our carbs post 6:00 pm.
So, to curb the carbohydrate content in your food, lighten up your salads and meals and boost their nutritional content by loading them with colorful veggies like broccoli, peppers, carrots or green leafy vegetables.
These veggies are full of vitamins and antioxidants that add fiber and flavor to your meal and the same time curb the carbohydrate content on your plate!
To make a perfect salad bowl, choose a base of healthy greens like spinach, arugula or mixed greens, then load them up with veggies like cucumber, tomato, onions, artichokes or peppers!
To crunch it up, add healthy seeds and nuts like flax seeds, chia seeds, walnuts or almonds. To make it filling add protein like egg, cottage cheese, lentils or legumes and finally add a fat free dressing.
Not all fat is bad fat!
In fact, healthy fats can help you lose weight! Fats take time to digest, leaving you full for a longer time, therefore curbing your appetite.
A recent study has even proved that some fat is required for quick absorption of nutrients.
So, opt for unsaturated fats like olive oil, canola oil, and sesame oil over saturated fat like butter to add loads of flavor and nutrition to your meals.
Use healthy fats like nuts and seeds to give your food a crunchy edge!
I’m sure now you know that you don’t have to be an accomplished cook to create healthy food that can even taste great! The main challenge to eating well is to choose nutrient-dense food without giving up flavor!
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