23 Mar How to Start Choosing Healthier Foods Effortlessly
People often tell me how they dislike the taste of vegetables; how they are envious of the choices I make when eating out or when dedicating time to prepare healthy meals. It hasn’t always been easy, but I have gotten to a point where it is effortless. And you can too!
Once you start eating more vegetables and a healthy diet in general, you will start to see your cravings shift. In fact, your taste buds rebuild every two weeks. The foods that serve you best start to taste better. You begin to migrate toward the foods that your body naturally loves and knows how to digest, absorb and assimilate. As this starts happening, your body is able to function at a higher level. You can think clearly and hear the messages your body is communicating to you. That is what eating healthy is about. You know what it is your body wants, and you are motivated to feed it in the best way.
To get started, disguise the taste of vegetables in your meals. Incorporate vegetables into your diet, and eventually with every meal, and you will achieve this freedom to choose healthier foods effortlessly. Just watch that bunch of sautéed kale start to taste yummier than it did two weeks ago.
Here are my three favorite ways to disguise vegetables and turn your taste buds into veggie lovers:
- SMOOTHIES | You can hide almost any vegetable in a smoothie. I like to add a variety, including cucumber, zucchini, cauliflower, celery, greens and spirulina. For added sweetness, and to help disguise the tastes, I add a quarter of a lemon (rind included), fresh ginger and cinnamon; healthy fats like coconut butter, avocado, nuts and seeds and a serving of fruit – either berries or kiwi.
- STEWS, SOUPS, PORRIDGE + OATMEAL | I throw chopped kale into almost every soup or stew I make (right at the end). You can do this with any green. Top if off with a fresh herb too before serving. Also, try throwing spinach into your next batch of oatmeal or porridge. You will be pleasantly surprised!
- DIPS + SAUCES | There is always room to hide vegetables in a dip or a sauce. I treat my dips and sauces similar to smoothies. I always add in at least one vegetable and with the garlic, other spices and ingredients like nuts, seeds and healthy fats, the taste of vegetables have no chance!
So turn up that blender, hit up the farmer’s market or produce aisle and veg out! And if you want to become even more mindful with your eating and overall health, tune in to my free webinar next Tuesday, March 29th at 7:30 PM!
To your healthiest you,