Who says healthy has to be boring? Building a healthier meal is fairly simply. Lot’s of color, variety, and a bit a creativity is the base of it all. Here’s a guide to creating a delicious, healthy meal.
- Let’s start off with vegetables because up to 50% of your plate should be vegetables. They should be colorful and can vary between raw and gently cooked. In the above pictur, I snuck some extra veggies in to my meal by stuffing my chicken burgers with spinach.
- As a guide, stick to brown not white grains. Brown rice is an inexpensive option. Quinoa, amaranth,wild rice, and soba noodles are also great options that add variety and flavor.
- I’m talking about chick peas, black beans, navy beans and lentils to name a few. These will add extra fiber to keep you full feeling longer and the necessary protein for optimal health.
- Lean Protein
- Chicken, beef, fish is great. If you’re vegetarian and not adverse to soy you can try tofu or tempeh.
- Make room for the fixin’s
- This is where it gets good. Add fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley to help flush heavy metals from your body. You could even add a dash of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos for a health soy alternative. If you’d like to speed up your metabolism then add a dash of cayenne pepper. I like to add a side of sliced avocados because I’m kind of obsessed with avocados. The combinations are endless. Get creative and see what you can come up with!