Remember those childhood days when your mother used multiple tactics to get you to eat your veggies and how much you detested the boring food? As adults, while we now understand that mom was right, veggies and fruits can still be really dull. So, who is going to ensure you eat your greens, reds and yellows today?
Thankfully, healthy eating as an adult is now far different from what it looked like when you were a child. It has been propagated since times immemorial that ‘Healthy’ is synonymous to boring and you need to have immense willpower to stick through the regime. While it is imperative to eat a balanced diet, given how our body is exposed to growing lifestyle diseases, it’s equally important to keep it interesting lest you want your resolution to last only a day! And trust us, nothing makes it easier than a tempting and healthy colourful plate.
With the revolution in healthy food trends, you don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket at some extravagant restaurant when you can make delicious healthy food at home. Yes, it’s as easy as it sounds.
Start by adding colour to your diet with simple options like Beetroot, Carrots, Beans, Broccoli etc. While these items look Instagram-worthy in appearance, at the same time they bring a lot of nutrition to your system.
Broccoli is rich in Fiber and Vitamin C, Beetroot has a lot of Potassium to offer, and it's Iron content can help restore blood levels during periods. Carrots are a great source of Beta-Carotene, Vitamin K, and Antioxidants. Plus, they are weight-loss friendly, too. It’s a win-win situation!
And while you’re at it, why not shake things up further? Instead of going for a plain diet, make it a rainbow diet! Follow some health pages, try innovative food recipes. Keep changing the ways of intake, from smoothies to salads - whatever makes your mouth water. Imagine eating a plain salad versus garnishing it with other colourful ingredients like red and yellow Bell Peppers, or even stir frying a mix of Mushrooms in Olive Oil? You could also try adding some fruits to your salad to bring in that extra dose of colour and promote a balanced diet. Spices and Herbs are also a great way to add that extra zing to your meals. Also, remember to keep switching ingredients. Not only will it keep you away from monotony, but also help switch up the colours and nutrients on your plate. Don’t these ideas sound enticing?
So, make sure your healthy food is satisfying too, and like we’ve mentioned, this won’t be that difficult either. Remember, healthy people are happy people and happiness never comes from a boring bland plate.