I know that when I started eating in a more healthy manner I was skeptical. Could I really do this? Would I miss my old eating habits too much?
I was in for quite a surprise. I want to go over two foods that I discovered were awesome when I had totally ignored them in the past.
Hummus – A Great Snack
If you’ve never had hummus before, then you need to try it! It’s a paste-like food that is made of chickpeas and tahini. I know, that might not sound too appetizing at first, but it’s all in the flavoring. There is a limitless supply of different flavored hummus. I like to just spread it on crackers or bread of any kind, or even dip veggies in it.
Hummus is a great source of healthy fiber and protein. Some people say that it has a little too much fat for their liking, but it really depends from brand to brand (if you go with store bought hummus). Plus, you DO need fat in your diet. It just needs to come from good sources, and this is definitely one of them.
Try a bunch of different flavors and brands to find out which one you like the most. You’re bound to find something you love.
Tomatoes – A Seriously Great Veggie
Tomatoes are something that you either love or you hate. I’m definitely on the love side of this, but I never really appreciated this delicious vegetable as much as I should have.
Tomatoes have a lot of benefits to offer in terms of vitamins and antioxidants. They are perhaps the most well-known for their amount of lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant that many believe helps prevent cancer cells from forming. They also contain a large amount of potassium.
Some great uses for this amazing veggie are in sauces to put over whole grain pasta or in fresh salads. The one use for tomatoes that I want to share with you in this article is a little snack that I have all the time.
It’s basically a piece of toasted bread with a little bit of light mayo or low-fat yogurt spread on it, with tomato slices on top of that. Sprinkle a little ground black pepper and/or garlic powder on top and you are ready to snack. This is something I discovered completely on accident, but I learned that it’s delicious very quickly!
So, these are just two of the many foods that I’ve discovered to be awesome since changing my eating habits for the better. What do you think of them? And what are your favorite healthy foods?