People Sound off About Healthy Food That Tastes Just as Good as Unhealthy Food

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Oooooh, I’m excited to dig in to these answers!

Why, you ask?

Because I’m really, really trying to eat better overall, but I have a major soft spot for pizza, tacos, Chinese food, and all kinds of stuff that isn’t very good for me.

If you’re like me, you probably want to know if there is actually any healthy food out there that tastes just as good as unhealthy meals.

Well, maybe there’s some hope…

Let’s take a look at these answers from AskReddit users.

1. Smoothie king.

“If you do it right, smoothies.

I put tons of veggies in my smoothies (spinach, kale, carrots, beets, arugula, parsnips, etc). Seriously half my smoothie is veggies and I mask the flavor with fruits. I usually also add half an avocado, protein powder, turmeric powder and hemp or flax seeds.

I usually eat it for dinner and call it the “lazy salad.”

Bonus round: adding cinnamon, pure cocoa powder, fresh ginger, or dash of vanilla will seriously up your smoothie game!!”

2. Get ’em fresh.

“Fresh picked berries, especially when they’re still warm from the sun.

I can eat a bowl of them like a bowl of chips.”

3. Good and good for you.

“Oatmeal with banana, berries and spices like cinnamon, ginger, salt, maybe some cocoa powder.”

4. Make it crunchy.

“If I’m wanting something crunchy, like a snack or something (think like wasabi balls or something like that), I just make crunchy chickpeas, roasting them with chili spice, cumin, paprika, pepper, and a dash of olive oil.

Absolutely amazing, and protein than just added carbs I would usually eat.”

5. Nice and fresh.

“A perfectly ripe tomato with a bit of balsamic vinegar or salt, a slice of mozzarella and a basil leaf.”

6. You can spice it up.

“Cucumbers or jicama with salt and lime juice.

Tajin powder if you want some spice.”

7. Berries for days.

“Home grown strawberries. Bought a box from someone selling them on the street and ate them all walking down the street. Big juicy ass strawberries.

Best thing I’ve ever tasted with the exception of one carrot. By the time I got there my hands and face were stained red, oops. You don’t get murder face with supermarket strawberries.”

8. Roast those veggies.

“Any roasted vegetable. Especially carrots.

A little olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic. Finish with parmesan. Absolutely delicious.”

9. Turkish delight.

“As a Turkish person, yes! My mom makes a really good easy salad of cucumber, tomatoes, chopped red onion, parsely, olive oil and lemon juice. I love using olive oil and basically any veggie.

My BF used to eat canned vegetables before he met me. Now they are not allowed.”

10. A fake creaminess.

“Lentil and potato cream soup can be amazingly creamy with zero cream.”

11. Sounds delish.

“Greek salad is bomb, has cheese, cucumbers, bell peppers, doesn’t get any better than that.”

12. Here’s a recipe for you.

“Place heavy sheet pan in oven and preheat to 400. Halve brussels sprouts; toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place cut side down on preheated sheet pan and roast.

While roasting, chop green onions and fresh dill, mince garlic and combine in large bowl with olive oil.

After sprouts have roasted for about 25-30 min (could be more or less depending on your oven) toss hot sprouts in the bowl with the above incredients. Squeeze lemon juice over the top and toss again. Salt and pepper to taste.

Plate and top with crumbled feta.

I wanted something besides the usual brussels sprouts with bacon last week and this is what I came up with based on what I had in the fridge. Play with the proportions for each ingredient to your taste. Enjoy!”

13. Never tried this before.

“Tofu fries.

Everybody seems to think of tofu strictly as a meat replacement. But for a low carb diet, tofu makes a great potato replacement. Especially if you take the time to dry it out.”

14. Make it at home!

“Homemade popcorn.

Get some kernels from the supermarket, pop them in a pot or something, and chuck some salt on. Heck, lump some butter on too, then it may not quite qualify as “healthy”, but it’s still a heck of a lot better than packaged microwave popcorn.

It’s also great at filling you up for a while, with few calories.”


“Stuffed Bell Peppers.

You can stuff it with anything. I recommend the green ones due to there balanced flavor. Just talking about it makes me hungry.”

16. That sounds really good.

“Half an avocado, three boiled eggs, all mashed up with a bit of olive oil.”

Okay! There’s some good stuff in there that I’m definitely gonna have to try!

Now it’s your turn!

In the comments, tell us about some more healthy food that tastes just as good as the junk out there.

Please and thank you!