I’m at a point in my journey where healthy eating has become automatic. So much so that I’ve needed to jolt myself to remind myself that variety is the spice of life! I’ve needed to relearn how to make healthy eating fun again.
My days have a routine. It goes like this:
- breakfast: 1 cup legumes, 1/2 c cauliflower & breakfast seasoning blend + 1/2 c berries, cinnamon & flax + Brazil nut
- lunch: large salad + leftovers
- dinner: large salad + bean-heavy dish
I buy my salad ingredients in bulk and get them delivered to me every week. I love that it makes healthy eating easy and cheap. The downfall is that the store has the same ingredients every week. That means most weeks I end up making salads that are very similar. BO-ring!
I’ve become busier with modeling. And that means I don’t have the energy or creativity to make fantastic new dinner recipes like I used to. A variation of chili, curry and/or dal makes an appearance in my kitchen on a regular basis. It’s easy, it’s convenient… but it’s not exciting.
I was getting tired of the same green lettuce, carrots, zucchini and onions in my salad. And I was becoming weary of the regular (but still tasty) bean chili’s, curries and dals. I needed something different in my life. I needed to spice things up.
My solution to my routine was to add variety with different ingredients. Different ingredients encourage us to taste new flavors and cook new dishes.
Adding a beetroot here or Brussel sprouts there will cure your life of monotony. But if you’re going to learn how to make healthy eating fun, let’s go all the way. Discover the following ten exotic ingredients so you can truthfully say I love eating healthy!
If you want to see what 10 ingredients I chose, read the rest of the post on Medium.