Eating Healthy Without Sacrificing Flavor

11.10.23 |

Following Habits of Healthy Fuelings doesn’t have to mean giving up on flavor. As much as you might see bodybuilders and fitness influencers eating plain chicken, rice, and vegetables on social media, eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. Believe it or not.

The flavors of natural, healthy ingredients can be rich, complex, and full of depth. OPTAVIA has been leading the charge on this front for years with their Lean & Green recipes (and they are adding more all the time), but let’s cover the basics for things you can do today to make your food tastier.

A Little Spice for Big Flavor

Herbs and spices are a great way to enhance flavor without adding calories, fat, or other unhealthy substances. And many do much more than that as they actually help you lose weight while providing particular health benefits.

Try these great choices:

  • Toss foods with a simple mixture of sea salt, black pepper, olive oil, and vinegar.
  • Add red pepper to an egg-white omelet to decrease hunger and increase your metabolism.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric to add a hint of mustard flavor and reduce inflammation.
  • Don’t forget garlic, cilantro, parsley, and basil, which add so many flavors and have numerous health benefits.

Crack open your copies of Dr. A’s Habits of Health and Your LifeBook for more recipes, tips, and guidance on eating healthy.

Your New Culinary Adventure

As you dive into this new world of tastes and flavors, don’t forget to reach out for help when you need it. Talk to your healthcare provider before making any significant changes to your routine or nutrition plan, and if you have questions about what’s healthy and what’s not, talk to an expert, like OPTAVIA nutrition support or a health coach.

I can’t wait to see the recipes you share with the community when you’ve mastered healthy cooking!