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Does Healthy Food Taste Good?

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In a recent survey, 40% of shoppers said healthy food doesn’t taste good.  Apparently, our kids feel the same way.  I applaud the new nutrition standards by the USDA – it has to start somewhere, but obviously, they are going about it in the wrong way.   A more gradual approach may have been better AND CHANGE TAKES TIME.    I found an excellent assessment of the situation in the following article.  CLICK HERE.

Do you think healthy food doesn’t taste good?  Try going on a processed-free diet for a couple of weeks.  Of course that means using some simple recipes and cooking the meals ourselves.  We need to retrain our taste buds – I think they have forgotten how good “real” food can be.  My latest discovery is roasted vegetables – they take on a whole new flavor and are so much better than boiled or steamed vegetables.   Just toss any fresh vegetable (green beans, carrots, broccoli) with some salt and pepper and some olive oil and roast in the oven for about 30 minutes at about 400 degrees.

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2 thoughts on “Does Healthy Food Taste Good?

  1. Pingback: Does Healthy Food Taste Good? | FOOD, FACTS and FADS | Food News Gator

  2. I agree – we need to retrain our taste buds, and from what I see in the school menus, the change is pretty gradual, in my opinion. There are still chicken nuggets and corn dogs…. Why would they like real food if they can have fast food and fair food pretty much every day?

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