Ever have one of those stressful days where your skin breaks out or you feel bloated? It’s easy to blame it all on life’s pressures. But in fact, you may be eating the wrong foods. Here is a list of 7 healthy foods everyone should know how to cook for a clearer head, better sex, and a longer life.
1. Avocado Toast
Avocado toast is basically the easiest thing in the world to make. This toast is amazing for you thanks to avocado’s plentiful Omega-3’s. A simple avocado toast is just toast with avocado, sea salt, red pepper. You can top it with an egg, a drizzle of nice olive oil. The options are endless. Go crazy. Run free.
2. Green Salad
Use fresh vegetables! Anything canned should be an add-on, not the main event, or you’ll end up with a soggy, sad salad. Add a little bit of protein like meat, eggs, beans, nuts, if you want the salad to be a full meal. Make sure you give yourself a good mix of crunchy ingredients, like raw cabbage, cucumber or nuts, and soft ones, like tomatoes, cooked vegetables or beans.
3. Healthy Bowl Of Pasta
Don’t believe anyone who tells you pasta can’t be healthy. It can. First, use whole wheat pasta because like brown rice, it has more nutrients and fiber. Second, add PLENTY of vegetables and some healthy protein. Third, limit your sources of saturated fats like cream, butter, cheese, and fatty meat.
Hummus, which happens to be full of protein and fiber, is basically the perfect food. You can dip carrots or celery in it when you’re looking for a healthy snack, or spread it on a sandwich.
5. Nutritious Oatmeal
Hot oatmeal on a cold morning is a winter survival necessity. It’s also a great way to stay full until lunch and an excellent source of soluble fiber, the kind that helps keep your cholesterol levels down. You can make it on the stove, in the microwave, or in a slow-cooker. In warm weather, you can make overnight oats in the fridge without lifting a finger.
6. Roasted Vegetables
Roasting vegetables is one of the easiest, most reliable ways to cook them. Turn your oven up to 450°F. Chop your vegetables, with the harder ones, like carrots and potatoes, cut up into smaller pieces than soft vegetables like broccoli and squash. Toss them all with some olive oil and kosher salt. Spread on a baking sheet or two – don’t crowd! – and roast for about 30-40 minutes, or until they look and taste good.
7. Spicy Bean Chili
Beans do the protein job just fine without bringing any saturated fat to the party. If you do want to add meat, try a recipe that calls for chicken or turkey. And definitely make extra, chili freezes really well. Vegan bean chili recipe available here, white chicken chili recipe here.