“Get healthy” and “lose weight” are two of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions in America. That said, thousands of people struggle to keep these resolutions every year. One of the reasons for this is that many people equate “healthy food” with “tastes bad.” After all, who would choose a stick of celery or a can of lima beans over a fresh-baked cookie or a really good milkshake?
Not all “health foods” are the unpleasant, overcooked, mushy vegetables that your grandmother used to insist you eat. Plenty of healthy foods taste wonderful when they are cooked correctly, and many of them require limited and easy preparation. One of the most delicious and healthy things to eat on a hot day is a piece of fresh fruit. What could be easier to prepare? You simply rinse it off and eat it. Some fruits, such as bananas or clementines, do not even require that tiny bit of preparation. You just peel it and eat it.
It can be difficult to get into the habit of eating healthy if you do not have any recipes for tasty, healthy meals. To help you reach your health goals, here are eight recipes for your healthiest year yet!