If being a foodie means that we appreciate the greatness of ingredients while constantly seeking new food experiences as a hobby rather than anything else, then, yes, we certainly are foodies! Whether you prefer cooking in the comfort of your home or checking out the latest hotspots in town, there’s no denying that eating the most delicious and comforting meals can leave your heart and soul in the happiest place alive, at least to us here at HealingRadius.
While the temptation to devour gourmet cheeseburgers, mega-meat pizzas, truffled mac and cheese dishes, and loaded pulled pork nachos is present and staring us right in face, we must say no! There are ways to remain a foodie without consuming all of the calories, fat, and preservatives out there, and we’re here to help you out:
Sprint to the nearest farmers market because this is your time to make fruits, vegetables, and other fare look and taste great. Are you up for the challenge?
Our first tip is to replace the not-so-healthy items in your kitchen with healthier ones, which you can learn more about in a former healthy eats post. Although it simply covers the basics, we believe it’s always good to start somewhere, whether you switch white potatoes for sweet potatoes, pasta for spaghetti squash, or fried chicken for grilled chicken.
Our second tip: have fun! Sticking to a healthy and balanced diet does not mean you have to compile boring meals with little to no color or miss out on flavors that make your mouth sing. Take your favorite meals and come up with calorie-conscious, nutrient-packed versions, like a veggie and brown rice noodle bowl with homemade, low-sodium teriyaki sauce, a flatbread with avocado, cilantro pesto, and tahini, or a whole-wheat tortilla quesadilla with black beans, corn, and sweet potato.
Once you stay dedicated to fresh, healthy, and fun food, there will be no turning back.
While it may be a little harder to stay healthy when you dine out, it is possible. We believe you’re smart and can make good decisions, so our first tip is to choose wisely. If you’re at a steakhouse, how about a lean piece of meat with asparagus or any choice of green vegetables? If you’re at a seafood joint, I’m sure that salmon tastes good, oh, and it’s packed with omega-3 fatty acids! If you’re a brunch goer, stay clear of eggs benedict and create your own omelette instead.
See, it’s doable! Don’t worry, as fellow foodies, we stick together. And as the team of HealingRadius, we’re committed to helping you live a holistic lifestyle.
If you have any suggestions or tips on how to remain a healthy foodie, please tell us in the comments below! We’d love to know more.
Allyson Miller is a bookworm, history nerd and outdoor enthusiast who loves writing creative and informational content for SBT in Rock Hill, SC. Depending on the day, you can find her with her nose in historical documents, shopping for trendy exercise outfits or trying new cooking recipes. Allyson dreams that one day, engineers will figure out a way to build roller coasters sans the incline, ridding her of coasterphobia.