So what does healthy food mean to you? A huge salad? Steamed chicken breast with a side of something green? Or maybe it just implies food minus the taste or pleasure.
Healthy food often gets a bad rep for being bland and uninviting. I saw an ad recently—promoting healthier meal options, of all things—that said, “Eating healthy sucks.”
It shouldn't! There's no extra health points awarded for eating unseasoned, unappetizing food. In fact, a lot of "healthy" food is just the opposite—packed with potentially harmful sweeteners, soy, and gluten in order to make up for the taste that should come from fresh ingredients and nutritious fats.
It's time to officially call a halt to sacrificing tasty meals in the name of eating right. Instead, with a little creativity, you can easily swap traditional go-to's like potatoes and pasta for more nutrient-dense, low-sugar-impact alternatives.
Want to know a secret? You're going to like the new versions even better!
Here are five quick and easy lateral shifts you can make right now—these simple swaps will make you wonder why anyone ever started thinking healthy food meant feeling deprived.