There is a common misconception: eating healthy means depriving yourself of delicious foods. Speaking from experience, I know that is not the case. A group of women on a popular forum discuss their favorite healthy and delicious foods. There are a plethora of choices.
Avocados are known for being full of healthy fats and can be eaten in numerous ways. Guacamole is a favorite, as is avocado toast. However, it depends on what you add to your avocado, which will determine its health. I enjoy simple guacamole with lemon, lime, and a little onion, and plain smashed avocado on a piece of whole wheat toast.
Watermelon is such a simple fruit that so many people consider delicious. One individual says, "It's everything! And the way it smells when you cut it open is divine! And the colors, beautiful!" The taste depends on how ripe it is. But if it is, as Chandler on Friends would say, it's perfection. Watermelon is also fantastic because it requires no additives to enjoy it.
Mushrooms can be eaten and prepared in many ways, all remaining healthy. One states they love "Mushrooms on pizza. Shiitake Mushrooms in proper Ramen soup. Sliced mushrooms in a salad." Grilled mushrooms with a little bit of garlic are also delicious.
4. Mangoes, Figs, and Strawberries
Almost any kind of fresh fruit is a frequent choice. Favorites include mangoes, figs, and strawberries. I wholeheartedly agree that "mango tastes like the nectar of the gods." Their juicy sweetness is scrumptious.
Fruit is delightful if "it's ripe and eaten directly after being picked." One fruit lover relishes the taste and fond memories of picking fresh fruit in their grandpa's garden. I can relate to these kinds of memories. I still remember the delectable taste of figs picked from the tree and the sweet strawberries fresh from the vine in my grandparent's backyard garden.
5. Mediterranean Food
As one claims, many different types of Mediterranean food are "nutritious and delicious." My favorite is grilled chicken breast with feta cheese, tomato, kale, and tzatziki sauce. A meal like this is fresh, light, rich in protein, and low in calories.
Eggs can be prepared in so many different ways. How healthy they are depends on this, but almost every option is still healthful. Egg whites are a favorite of mine or a small omelet with a bit of cheese. The latter can be tasty and a substantial meal. One mentions how much they enjoy a veggie omelet. You can't go wrong with eggs.
7. Roasted or Grilled Vegetables
While raw vegetables can be delicious, grilling or roasting vegetables can elevate the flavor without losing the healthy benefits. Veggies prepared this way are a common choice amongst many women discussing this topic. The most popular include broccoli, cauliflower, and asparagus. I will add grilled zucchini to this list. It's so delicious.
Hummus may not be for everyone, but that may be because you have yet to discover one you will love. One person points out they only like one kind but that it's a great option because there are multiple flavors. There are garlic, avocado, chickpea, white, black, or garbanzo bean, red peppers, and many more types of hummus.
While it's true that it's no doubt less healthy to eat with pita chips if you don't overindulge, it's okay. Or you can go the healthier route and have your hummus with baby carrots, which one person accurately describes as "divine."
Tuna is another very healthy food that can be delicious if prepared well. You do have to be careful with how much you consume. One person points out, "it has a high mercury content compared to most other fish." So it would be best if you only ate tuna in moderation. Some enjoy it straight out of the can. I love tuna mixed with oil, vinegar, and garlic salt.
Salmon is the priciest choice the forum discusses but is also one of the most popular choices because it's "delicious and nutritious." I am not generally a salmon or seafood girl, but if prepared well, I would be willing to try this well-loved healthy meal.
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