something healthy that also tastes good

@aidenw (632)
United States
August 26, 2008 5:23pm CST
often times we hear certain foods are good for our health but they taste yucky like brown rice, whole wheat bread, and certain vegetables. and those that taste good like cakes, candies, and salty foods are bad for our health so can you name something (or a few) that tastes good and yet also good for our health?
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@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
27 Aug 08
[i]Hi aiden, I grow up eating vegetables like okra, squash, beans, cabbage, eggplant etc..SO, any type of cooking having it will be very yummy to me..LOL! I guess you just need to get used to it! ANyway, how about salad? that is delicious, yummy and healthy![/i]
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@aidenw (632)
• United States
27 Aug 08
you're lucky you grew up eating vegies and you find them yummy. yeah i like salad too but it has to have good dressing otherwise it tastes yucky. i especially like spring mix salad.
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• United States
27 Aug 08
hmmm...I can eat veggies even if I will just boil them,,,I am glad MOm was persistent when I was young and even if I will cry because it has always green in my plate before..LOL! Now, I love it so much!
@brimia (6584)
• United States
27 Aug 08
I actually like all the things you said were yucky :-) I like to make veggie stir fry served with brown rice. I also like to make healthy versions of cakes and cookies...made with fruit juice and pureed fruit in place of sweeteners and fats...I then add cocoa and/or spices and raisins...my favorite are oatmeal raisin cookies and chocolate brownies. I love any low sugar desserts with fruit like apple crisp made with oatmeal topping.
@aidenw (632)
• United States
27 Aug 08
hehe, good for you that you like all the yucky (yet healthy) stuff! but the other stuff you mentioned sounds yummy
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@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
27 Aug 08
We have a special recipe called avial here. It is made of mixed vegetables and is very good for health. Also it tastes great
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@aidenw (632)
• United States
27 Aug 08
avial sound good and healthy. thanks for responding.
@gabbana (1815)
• China
27 Aug 08
wa, fish, rich in nutrition, and the very best meat of all. tomato, either cooked or eaten after washing. yogurt is awsome , too.and fruit of course.
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@aidenw (632)
• United States
27 Aug 08
yes i like fish and tomatoes too and they're healthy. thanks for responding.
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@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
Well of course, what comes out in our mind after hearing healthy + yummy is FRUITS. Any type of fruit is beneficial to one's health and they are so palatable. I would also recommend, which I know others don't find yummy, OATMEAL. I mix oatmeal and milk and voila! A tasty and healthy meal. You get to have the benefits of milk and the fibrous oatmeal! Good for the bones and skin and for digestion too! Actually it tastes good. I don't know why others find it disgusting.
@aidenw (632)
• United States
27 Aug 08
i also like oatmeal with milk but i think you need to use non-fat or very low fat milk, otherwise it's not so healthy.
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
I like fruits, especially fresh pineapple. They taste good and they are healthy too.. I drink fruit juices too. I really like green tea, its one of my favorite drinks. The taste is good but my friends doesn't like it, though its very healthy. Just try fruits and make variations like you can maybe make fruit juices, fruit salads and other fruit dishes..
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@aidenw (632)
• United States
27 Aug 08
yes of course, green tea. i like that too and drink it quite often. on time though, i drank green tea and got a headache. not sure why. too much caffeine maybe?
27 Aug 08
Hi aidenw, All those food you have mentioned may not taste nice but you can coo them in a way that will taste nice and fruits are very good for you too. Tamara
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@aidenw (632)
• United States
27 Aug 08
great idea tamara, thanks for your response.
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@jomom75 (90)
• Canada
27 Aug 08
I do agree that a lot of "healthy" stuff just isn't as good as the not so healthy stuff. I really like brown rice and whole wheat bread though, I actually don't care for the taste of white. I do like the taste of a lot of veggies, but could never eat just veggies alone, I get tired of them rather quickly. I recommend finding a good whole wheat or multi-grain bread, the multi-grain bread I use is so flavorful that I could eat just the bread alone! Switch your pasta to Whole Wheat, once you have your sauce on it you can't taste the difference between the ww and white and the ww is so much better for you. If you're going to eat chips opt for a baked kind, it's definitely not health food, but at least it's better for you then the alternative. If you like stuff like cookies bake them at home instead of buying them, knowing exactly what you are putting in them alone can make a difference, and replace at least 1/2 of the white flour with whole wheat flour, by only replacing 1/2 you can't taste the difference. I have tried many lower fat cookie recipes, it's definitely a trial and error thing, some have been great, others not so great. But it's worth it to find one to use instead of eating the storebought stuff. I also often replace the oil or butter in a baking recipe with unsweetened apple sauce. And eat yogurt! We don't eat it as much as I would like because it's very expensive here(was much cheaper when we lived in the US, but here in Canada it's very expensive), but yogurt is good for you and great tasting! These are some of the changes I have made for my family to try and improve what we eat at least a little bit.
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@aidenw (632)
• United States
27 Aug 08
jomom75, thanks for your response filled with great information.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
26 Aug 08
Hey there aidenw What a darn good question and I had to think hard believe me. The only thing that springs to my mind is frozen yogurt but it is still not as tasty as ice-cream but a fair substitute!!
@aidenw (632)
• United States
26 Aug 08
hey humbug25, i know what you mean with frozen yogurt. it can taste good but not quite up to par with ice cream, haha! thanks for responding.
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• United States
26 Aug 08
hmm well i like veggies and i really like fruits. u should try fruit salads . i think those are so yummy. aha.
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@aidenw (632)
• United States
26 Aug 08
i like fruit salads as long as the fruits are all sweet :) thanks for responding.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
27 Aug 08
Honey. Fruits like Bananas, nectarines, peaches, blueberries. water. cucumbers. I think that to different people theres different yucky tastes. One thing i think is good might be something someone else hates. I like whole wheat breads and brown rice.
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@aidenw (632)
• United States
27 Aug 08
good for you that you like whole wheat bread and brown rice. i like honey but i always thought it's high in sugar.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
27 Aug 08
I've been told its high in sugar but that it has other health benefits such as it having antibacterial components, antioxidants, and a variety of vitamins.
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
27 Aug 08
I think the fact that a lot of people think these foods taste as you put it yucky is that when we were growing up the things that are good for us are the veggies and the the cakes and cookies and so forth are bad for us and we taste the sweetness of the cakes and cookies so we equate the things that are good for us tasting bad. I happen to like brown rice and I think it has more flavor than white rice. I also like Whole wheat bread with different grains in it. Veggies also taste good to me. There are so many ways to add different flavors to brown rice such as the liquid that it is cooked in. You can also add herbs and spices to make it so you like it. It is the same way with vegies It a all in the way that they are fixed. I don't like veggies that are cooked until they are mushie and have no life left in them. Add a little lemon juice to broccoli and it is a different taste. Try experimenting with some herbs.
@aidenw (632)
• United States
28 Aug 08
you made some good points deebomb. i've heard a lot about herbs but haven't really tried using them for cooking. maybe i should look into it. vegies cooked till they're mushy is the worst thing. reminds me of how they serve broccoli on airplanes thanks for your response.
@nynfea (6)
• Italy
27 Aug 08
Hi! It's quite not true that all heanthy foods arent't so good...you only have to get your mind used to them! Everyone would eat very good foods, but it's not always possible...anyway, nowadays there are a lot of "light" food and drink products: Coke/Fanta/Sprite Zero, for example, are very good drinks almost without zero kcal! Moreover there are many light yogurts, biscuits, sugar free sweets, cereals...and what about fruits? Many vitamins, few kcalories! You can also cook many thing without bad condiments if you use special pans!
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@aidenw (632)
• United States
27 Aug 08
hi nynfea, thanks for responding and welcome to mylot!
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