Let’s be real – there are many roadblocks people can face when eating healthy and preparing most of their meals at home. One of the biggest I’ve come across in my coaching practice is people simply getting bored with the food they’re preparing for themselves. They think eating healthy is all about looking at food as fuel, but really that’s only part of the puzzle. In order to make healthy eating a lasting habit, it has to be enjoyable! Buying the same items at the grocery store and preparing them the same way over and over again can get boring as hell, not just for your tastebuds but for your body as well! By switching up your fruit, veggies, fats, and protein sources as much as possible every week, you are ensuring that your body gets the wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients it needs to function at its highest capacity.
If you’re already getting into a food prep rut, there are SO many ways to spice up your everyday protein+veggie+healthy fat plate. Check out some of my favorite flavor combinations below, inspired by delicious cuisines from all around the world! Taste that rainbow 😛
- Asian-inspired flavor: Soy sauce, miso, lime, ginger, and/or coconut amino (watch out for sugar on low carb days)
- Mexican-inspired flavor: Salsa, tomatillo sauce, fresh cilantro, lime, and/or hot sauce
- Italian-inspired flavor: Basil, parmesan cheese, or pesto
- Mediterranean-inspired flavor: Mint, lemon, oregano, olive oil, and/or hummus (high carb day only)
Simple vinaigrette for salads, meat, or veggies: 1 part oil, 2 parts vinegar of choice (try balsamic, red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar), squeeze of lemon, salt/pepper, a bit of dijon mustard and/or diced shallot if you’re feeling fancy (both optional)