Cooking Healthier

So trying to eat and cook healthier is a common theme. It is highly recommended for a variety of reasons. Except, it can be difficult in some ways. If you have lived a carb heavy diet previously with a fair amount of fat and sugar, it can be difficult to change those habits. I know that there are going to be lots of people who say that there are lots of resources for people wanting to eat healthier. I know that there is probably as many books and videos about eating healthy as there are colors under the sun. However, I am talking about actually putting those recipes into action. Cooking a recipe over watching a video means that I have to actually get it good enough to be encouraged to try it again if I fail or barely succeed the first time round.

I think one of the biggest hurdles mentally for a lot of people or at least some people is the long lasting stereotype of healthy food tasting bland or just awful in general. Now I know that generally speaking this is not true but it is a perception that exists. For me personally I go for foods that taste awesome first. The fact that they are healthy just happens to be a great bonus. I don’t go looking for healthy food and hope it tastes awesome. I have a feeling that this process could work for plenty of other people too.

Right now I am exploring roasting/baking veggies in the oven. I remember eating what think was roasted onions, peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant (aka aubergine) in Spain when I was studying there. To this day I adore the taste of roasted onions and peppers. To be honest, I don’t really enjoy the flavor of eggplant and it takes a bit for me to enjoy plain but cooked tomatoes. Generally I just don’t like the flavor. I don’t know why but while I enjoy marinara sauces, I am not a huge fan of tomato soup. I am sure that there is a tomato soup out there that I would enjoy. I just haven’t found one yet. Anyway, currently I have been attempting multiple times to get a nice roasted flavor on peppers, onions, and possibly squash (yellow and zucchini, aka courgette). Well I shouldn’t say multiple, this is only my second attempt. I have been doing okay considering that I haven’t felt confident enough with my baking sheet to attempt using the broiler setting in my oven. I have a feeling that it would give me the wonderful flavor that I am looking for but I don’t want to destroy my baking sheet by attempting it. To me roasted/baked veggies are one of the easiest ways to ensure that I am eating better.

One of the most common foods that people eat to be healthier is salads. While I enjoy a good salad, especially a fancy one at a restaurant, for some reason my brain does not like making a salad. I have bought greens before in the hopes of eating salads but I have a hard time actually making a salad. I don’t know why I have such troubles but I just can’t make a salad, at least not yet anyway. Anyway, I am sure that there are many different foods that a person can eat to become healthier but I have not yet explored those routes. After all, a recipe has to be easy enough to make and yummy enough to continue eating. What kind of foods do you enjoy? What recipes do you find are a favorite health food? Do you have any difficulty with a certain food like I do with salads? Please answer below with your comments and thanks for reading.

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