Article written by Matthew 21-05-2017

How To Make Healthy Eating Taste Good

We all know the many positive health and emotional well-being benefits of eating healthy, the trouble is, most people have got so used to the addictive taste of sugar and food flavorings and artificial additives, that they just don't enjoy the taste of healthy foods.

But healthy foods can look and taste good, when you add a bit of color, seasoning and flavoring, and it can feel and be very therapeutic, to make your own healthy meals and your body will thank you for it.

But it is not just your body that will benefit, healthy eating and living will, also do wonders for your brain functioning, which can increase your life span as well as helping you to lose weight and stay slim.

Many of the celebrities are eating healthy diets rich in omega three fats and nutrients.

Smoothies are the latest trend, and there is a good reason why, because they are quick and easy to make and they can deliver high levels of good quality and essential nutrients directly into your body.

The smoothie detox diet, weight loss and feel better plan, is a great way of losing weight and feeling better at the same time.

Give Your Body The Healthy Food And Nutrients Which It Wants And Needs

So you're in that position of wanting to convert to a healthier diet? 

But you're unsure whether or not you can fully commit? 

Perhaps you think that cooking and preparing healthy meals is expensive and time consuming, but it does not cost as much you might think.

These days you can make a delicious, high in nutrients smoothie in a matter of minutes.

At first it can be hard to give up on your cravings? And all the junk and processed foods that you've come to enjoy over the years, but once you get into eating healthy meals, it can be life changing. 

If you are not committed enough, or just simply do not have the time to cook and prepare all this healthy food? And you would much prefer just to chuck in a ready meal in a microwave.

Then it can help to focus on all the healthy and positive benefits that you will gain.

Maybe also the price difference between the good and the bad foods is enough to put you off? 

Or the lack of restaurants and healthy, food joints out there that cater for the healthy, thankfully more and more healthy options are popping up as the healthy eating trend begins to grow. 

It is very quick and how easy and cheap to order at a fast food joint, and there is nothing wrong with having the occasional fast food, but you should not leave on it.

Maybe you just think that healthy food is just straight up bland and doesn't taste nice and there is no way of making it taste nice whatsoever. 

It may be all these things that you have contemplated and put you off. And I understand, for I've had all these thoughts myself over the years.

But what if I were to tell you there is a way to enjoy the taste of healthy food.

There is a way to make it affordable. There is a way to prepare quicker meals. There is a way to enjoy meals when dining out and feel good the next day

And ultimately through doing all of this and changing your diet, you make yourself feel better, look younger and reduce your chances of an early death. 

Because you don't know you feel so bad, until you start living the right way and feeling so good.

Now doesn't that all sound so much better? 

My story

But I hear you ask what proof do I have that all this is possible. 

And I understand you wanting to know, I'd want to know too. 

So I'm going to tell you, and it's in the form of a story, my story in fact and the challenges I've faced with the negative effects of foods that I have seemed to develop a sensitivity for many years now.

For about as many years now I've been experimenting with food finding out what foods work with me and what doesn't, and I've found it really challenging and tough at times and even had many relapses.

Which then in turn, then created even bigger problems. 

Over the years I've suffered with psoriasis, high levels of anxiety and epilepsy, and I have found that my diet seems to have a profound effect on my psoriasis, emotions and maybe even my seizures. 

Say for example I'm used to eat a lot of sugar or white flour based products.

I tend to notice itching on my knees and elbows that same night, which then in turn about a weeks or two's time I notice a psoriasis breakout in those areas, this being after usually going a prolonged time without any issues.

But my problem with food in the past has been down to my own complacency, and cravings for better tasting foods. 

What I have found is, the more you focus on unhealthy foods to more you want them and the more you torture yourself, until the cravings get their way.

And I have noticed that the same goes involving the epilepsy, I can go several months without an issue, then once I start piling in the foods I know I should be doing my best to avoid, the likes of too many fast food meals, dairy and diet soda's (which contain aspartame) among others I tend to have a seizure.

So this is something that would drive me at times slightly crazy, like you I'm sure I wanted to convert and stick to a much healthier diet and regime, but was just led to believe it was too hard, that it would cost too much, that it would take up too much time.

So at this point I could've just put up with the problems and continued eating the fast food and processed meals I was eating, and just continued to be having seizures and psoriasis breakouts, I mean at least I was enjoying my food right?

But you know I think we all get to that point with these kind of things where we just get fed up, where we are fed up of feeling like crap and getting nowhere, and we just have that moment, an epiphany if you will? 

Where just something has to change. 

Because ultimately a lot more of us these days are starting to warm to the idea of putting good healthy foods into our body. 

You can get away with bad and unhealthy living for a while, but negative effects it has on our overall health and life, not just the conditions I've mentioned that I've suffered with because there are many other conditions that have been linked to what food we are putting into our body, will lead hopefully lead more of us on a journey of healthy eating and living.

The way we think about foods is changing

These days some of the world's leading experts like Dr Mark Hyman, are now telling us that there is a direct link between our diet and nutrient deficiency and many emotional and physical conditions.

What I have found is, it can sometimes about trial and error and elimination. 

Your body will let you know if you're putting good or bad stuff into it, and it pays to listen to your body as your body is your best guidance system.

Food sensitivity has been linked to things like mood swings, fatigue, bloating, depression, anxiety, IBS, weight gain and inflammation.

Of course stress, tension and worry also have a negative impact on our health and emotional well-being.

Some of the foods that are most commonly linked to food intolerance and sensitivity are

  • Gluten
  •  Dairy
  •  Processed food
  •  Sugar
And the same goes for the good foods I'm sure you already have a good idea, but here are some of the main one's

  • Fish (especially the oily ones like salmon and mackerel)
  • Fruit's and vegetables (especially ones high in magnesium like spinach)
  • Sweet potatoes (also one of your five a day's)
  • Smoothies

Like I said I'm not saying that those alone are the answers to all of your problems there are always other things you have to take into account like stress, lack of exercise and sleep deprivation for example. 

And you should first always seek the help and advice from your GP. 

But from my own difficult experiences and I have had a few,  the healthy foods that I have mentioned are a damn good starting point on your road to recovery in whatever it is you're looking to improve weather it be a specific health problem or wanting to lose weight, or even just to feel better. 

Like I said before, you don't know you feel like crap until you start doing the right things and realize how bad you actually were.

Now anyway, let's go back to my story and wrap it up, so I had my "epiphany" and after trying to stick to it many times and failing! I told myself that this time I was going to get the best of both worlds. 

And by that I mean have all the healthy food my body craves, and make it taste great In order to reduce the cravings for processed, high sugary foods and fast food.

One thing that I had to be careful of, because of the link to my seizures, was, I had to avoid eating and drinking no sugar foods that contained high levels of MSG and artificial flavorings.

I soon learned how to make healthy foods taste good, by adding my own herbs to my meals, and creating my own sauces excluding the ingredients that would effect me.

Soon I was enjoying foods which I used to really struggle with eating, like fish for example, I was always a terrible fish eater, even though I knew that fish was full of omega three fats. 

But by adding a sauce, some salad, lemon and black pepper (Never forget the black pepper it improves almost anything and is so cheap) I have managed to make fish meals in which I can eat and enjoy and taste great!

Now I know for a fact that the twelve year old me would never of dreamed of that being possible.

These days sweet potatoes are increasing in popularity, as they are a good anti-inflammatory food, you have the likes of sweet potato wedges, mash and even jackets, to replace your typical potato chips, and for desserts you can never go wrong with a smoothie. 

And as for preparation time I would say my average time for cooking up a meal from scratch is probably 30-45 minutes, nothing like the 3-4 hours in what some people might have you believe.

And it can be fun! Yes cooking can be fun and easy, contrarily to what you might have been told.

But even after all this I still haven't addressed the big pink elephant in the room.

The price difference in processed, ready meals and fast food, and gluten free and dairy free foods and ingredients.

Yes, it's no lie that gluten and dairy free products can and are mostly a step up in price over your cheap fast foods and ready meals, but you can also opt for the Mediteranean type of diet, which consists of oily fish, vegetables, plants, seeds and fruit.

For example, if you were to buy two lots of shoes, one pair looking nice on the outside but being made of a cheap material, that may not last that long and may cause a lot of blistering and itchy feet and other issues therefore being sold at a more discounted price.

Then you have the other pair, which may not look terribly different, but is made of a much greater material, therefore it is better for your feet and causing them no issues, and being a lot more durable and lasting a whole lot longer. 

Which do you think your feet would prefer? 

Well, I raise the same argument in relation to the food which do you think your body prefers? 

So in that sense, I think that's why it is worth investing just that little bit more into your food if it's going to have such a positive effect on your life.

But healthy eating, does not have to be expensive, if you cook it and prepare it yourself. You can even grow your own herbs, cress and lettuce in big plant pots.

I believe the way in which the world is currently going it won't be long before this kind of food becomes the norm, and once that happens the gap will bridge even closer.

So before I leave you I would just like to drop a few recipe ideas, to make you see how great healthy food can truly taste!

Smoothie's:

Blueberry smoothie ingredients:
  • 3 Brazil nuts
  •  5 walnuts
  •  1 tsp coconut oil
  •  2 tsp almond butter
  •  1 banana
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup of water
  •  1/2 cup of almond milk (or coconut if you prefer)

Green detox smoothie:
  • Cellary stick
  • Small Avocado or1/2 large advocado
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 apples
  • Drop of lemon juice
  • Optional mint

Meal idea's:

  •  2 sweet potato jackets oven cooked, with a dairy free butter or butter of your choosing (try to avoid too much sunflower oil) then add on tofu, vegan cheese and onion and add optional salmon chunks on top of each jacket if desired. Then serve with a side salad of your choosing.

  •  A bed of brown rice, topped with 1 or 2 fresh or wild fillets salmon, which have been first drizzled in extra virgin olive oil, onion granules and garlic pepper then oven grilled.

  •  2 chicken breast fillets cooked with leek, with brown rice topped with cauliflower, carrots and spinach, with a side of either parsnips, sweet potato wedges or sweet potato mash and top it all off with gluten free gravy.

  •  A salad bowl filled with lettuce, cucumber, sweet corn, carrots, red onion, and onions and gluten free pasta (if possible) topped with a gluten free salad cream. 

It can be optional as well, to add in some tuna or salmon chunks and bacon strips.

Snack idea's:

  • 4 rice cakes topped with dairy free butter, then add vegan cheese on top of each rice cake and enjoy. If you want to add more toppings than I suggest trying onions or cucumber.
  •  Fruit with apples being the best as a snack
  •  Gluten free rice krispes
  •  Whole meal pita bread toasted and filled with dairy free butter, cheese and onion with optional cucumber or just bacon or even just scrambled egg. 
  • Nuts, they are great! I particularly like cashew and peanuts.
A lot of options with the pitta

Find what suits you, however, as pitta breads do contain gluten and yeast I would advise only having sparingly.

As a reference I usually start the day with a smoothie, then have my lunch/dinner, and finish the day off with a snack. (Or two)

So there are just a few healthy food ideas to get you started and on your way, all of those of which I have done and had and are quick and easy. 

And taste great! Of course, there are many more ideas out there, it's all about looking and finding out what works, and what you enjoy the most! 

So go ahead, give the healthy regime a try, now you know it's affordable, easy to make and most importantly tastes great! 

If you have not got time to eat as healthy as you would like or you just want to get enough of the essential nutrients that your body requires to function at its peak best, then you could always try taking a supplement.

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Medical Disclaimer

The information on this page is for information use purposes and it is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use this information for the diagnosing or treatment for health conditions. If you suspect that you have a health condition, consult your doctor.


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