What do I want to eat? If your being health conscious or are in the process of losing weight, you probably think about healthy food all the time. Such questions probably linger in your head all the time: What do I want to eat? What am I hungry for? How can I live healthily? What are the key foods I should add to my daily meals?
Read on for the best answers…
Recommended foods for living healthily
This dark leafy green vegetable is also a source of tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that plays a vital role in the production of Serotonin. It’s great for brain function and helps you get good sleep.
These includes turkey, chicken and geese. If you’re not a vegetarian, this is a simple solution to the question of what to eat for dinner.
This yummy fish is a significant source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 acids give healthy skin, help with eye function and also makes our bones stronger. It’s also a good source of vitamin D. This is important for the teeth, healthy muscles and strong bones. However, if you’re trying to eat more vegetarian lunches, there are some other options to salmon.
Seeds are a great addition to your diet if you’re trying to get ideas for vegetarian lunches.
You can get your Omega 3 from walnuts or pumpkin seeds. You can add all types of seeds to yogurt, salads, greens, or pretty much anything you can imagine. I even sprinkle sunflower seeds on all kinds of soups and vegetables. Yum!
What am I hungry for?
Now let’s move away from that and answer the question of “what do I want to eat?” and share with you some alternatives whenever you crave some unhealthy meals.
According to these studies chocolate cravings (especially in women) can happen from several things.
- The erception of being deprived
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Neuropeptide concentrations (aka the chemicals in your brain).
Chocolate is one of those foods that can positively affect your health. Dark chocolate taken moderately is good. Chocolate can make you feel better. However, the good feeling that chocolate provides is temporary. It only lasts 3 minutes. Other studies have also found that chocolate’s feel-good effects are often followed by guilt.
Instead of eating these fried treats, chug down some water. Sometimes we might think we are hungry but its thirst. Dehydration often masks itself as hunger. So instead of snacking, drink some water.
When you eat sugar, serotonin is released. Serotonin is often known to be a mood elevator. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in your brain, connective tissues, blood, and your intestines. It’s an integral part of being healthy.
Much as sugar does release seretonin, we need to try as much as possible and get it from healthier foods such as fruits as opposed to gobbling on cookies and soda.
The thing is, food cravings happen to people all over the world. Well, what you want to eat and what is healthier for you to eat are probably different. If you want to Increase your serotonin levels, there are plenty of healthy foods that boost this important chemical in your body.
What to eat for lunch?
Crispy baked falafel salad
This one is going to rock your world! Instead of the usual fried version, you can still get a crispy outside with your oven instead. The baked version is less fatty than the fried version.This meal is also loaded with chickpeas and tons of fresh herbs.
Kale and cannellini bean stew
This is one of my go-to lunch and dinner meal. It’s garlicky, easy to make and has simple key foods and healthy ingredients. I used to get this recipe at my favorite vegetarian restaurant. Luckily I found it on the internet, and it is delicious.
Quinoa and lentil salad with spinach and citrus
This 30-minute recipe is packed with nutrition. It’s loaded with tons of superfoods and plenty of proteins, fruits and good fats. This is a great side dish for dinner. Plus, you’ll have leftovers for lunch the next day!
What to eat for dinner
This is a great vegetarian option for dinner. It’s made with ricotta cheese and spinach that will make your taste buds go crazy!
Wild rice Greek dinner bowl
This only takes 15 minutes to make if you use the microwave. It has the Mediterranean flavors that you’ll love such as feta cheese, olives, and delicious avocado. Enjoy!
Maple glazed salmon
I had to throw in one non-vegetarian dinner because this is one of my favorites! My brother told me about this one. I used to hate salmon, but after I taste of this, I am in love with it.
Let’s start with the basics first.
I hope after reading this article you’re a little more informed about living healthily then you were before.
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