Are healthy eating and enjoyable eating compatible?
Healthy nutrition is often bland, boring and tasteless for many people. Gar of grain or green fodder is the speech. However, healthy eating is anything but that. The healthy diet is a diet that includes the entire range of foods, so represents a varied mixed diet. Only the quantities and the composition are important.
Freshness is the motto
In particular, fresh foods such as fruits, vegetables and herbs to stimulate the palate pleasures. Many people are no longer aware of how aromatic a home-made tomato soup with fresh basil tastes or fresh short-steamed garden vegetables. Especially fresh food can be used to prepare special delicacies.
All we have to do is get back to the original foods and rediscover their special and unique taste. Because this seems to have been lost somewhere between cans and ready-made pizzas.
Life connoisseurs healthier?
People who enjoy the food and do not consider it as a minor matter, can spend more time eating and eating automatically slower. This causes them to pay more attention to their satiety and not over-hunger. For these people it is often easier to keep their weight. Enjoyment is not a question of quantity, but a matter of quality and choice.
For those who like to eat, they do not have to overeat for a long time. The same goes for gourmets: something for everyone, but in small portions. Besides, the connoisseur eats with all the senses. He perceives more visual and taste subtleties. About the sensual experience he probably does something for his health.
We still do not know what effect eating well-being has on our body. Although individual food constituents and their effect on our organism are examined. However, how the positive stimulation of the senses and the enjoyment of eating affect our health is still completely unclear.
Just let the devil on your shoulder run wild again. Look forward to an exuberant feast with your family or friends. Plan a menu that will cheer up the little devil in terms of enjoyment and give the angel a speech in light of the healthy choices. How about the following menu, for example?
Colorful salad with roasted sunflower seeds, sprouts and yoghurt dressing
Salmon fillet with lime sauce, colorful vegetables and wild rice
Mixed fruit salad with vanilla quark
Try cooking together too. The contact with food stimulates the senses, promotes the desire for healthy food and to try new things. Especially for children this is a very special experience.
Remember that eye eats with
Cover the table so that it is a pleasure for the eyes. Candles, napkins and flowers quickly make for a nice atmosphere. Make the individual courses of the menu on the plates beautiful and do not forget a small decoration.
Take your time for each course. Small breaks in between help digestion and leave room for conversation. Here we can learn a lot from the French food culture, which has the special feature of spending hours together, feasting and narrating. Food is not just an incidental thing, it's going to be an evening-filling program.
Delicious food - every day?
Why not? We can not ignore the topic of food. We have to absorb food every day so that our body and mind can function. However, with our changing lifestyle, there seems to be little time left for this banal necessity. Or is this just a matter of priorities? Just try to give food a greater, temporal meaning in your life.
- Make deliberate plans for preparing meals and eating with your family.
- Involve the family members actively in the preparation of the meal (cut vegetables, peel potatoes, cover table).
- Use fresh ingredients as often as possible and enjoy it consciously.
- Indulge the eye as often as possible with a nicely set table.
- Avoid side activities at the dinner table, such as watching TV, reading, etc.
- Try something new more often, so that the taste buds do not "fall asleep".