Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially when you’re used to eating out. Food from restaurants tends to be rich or heavy and it’s hard to tell what ingredients are actually in it. Because of this, many people are getting back to basics and eating in a cleaner, “old world” way. Meals highlighting foods like vegetables, fruits and meat are equally delicious and alluring as they are healthy. Diets like Paleo, Whole 30 and Ketogenic are popular and encourage more protein, fewer carbs and no processed or refined sugar and flour. Furthermore, those who eat in this way have reaped benefits such as more energy, better skin and, of course, the maintenance of a healthy weight.
Here are our 3 favorite healthy and delicious recipe trends to try and are based on a menu of whole, nutritious foods:
Breakfast – Yummy Yam Hash With Bacon
Hashes are a great way to incorporate tons of vegetables and easily prepare tasty breakfasts meals for the entire week! This recipe incorporates two of the latest food trends by making use of celery root and bacon. Bacon has been popular for years, but the use of celery root is taking the chef philosophy of preventing waste by leveraging the whole ingredient.
Lunch – Grab and Go Tuna Salad Jars
Tuna salads have been around forever, but instead of the staple “tuna on rye” try making a tuna salad in a convenient mason jar. Not only does the packaging allow you to see every ingredient piled on top of one another in a beautiful, colorful stack but it can easily be thrown into your bag and ready to go! This recipe concept allows you to get creative! If tuna isn’t for you, try replacing it with chicken, steak or hardboiled egg—and as always, the vegetables and fruits you include are up to you.
Dinner – Green Bean Garlic Stir-Fry
Next Meatless Monday, try a vegetarian take on a delicious stir-fry. You can always add any additional protein of your choice, but this recipe uniquely capitalizes on the use and benefits of coconut aminos. With it’s recent surge in popularity, coconut seems to be popping up everywhere via coconut water, flour and oil, so incorporating coconut in a seasoning sauce seems like a great exploration.
“The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.” – Ken Doherty
Munch on carrots! Carrots are a valuable source of vitamin A. Not only are these veggies delicious, they can help improve vision and maintain healthy eyes.
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