How to Diversify Your Diet if You Want to Eat Right: The Perfect Menu From a Nutritionist

If you still think that a healthy diet is steamed chicken breast and fresh vegetables, then you definitely need to read this article.

Many of you have probably made more than one attempt to switch to a trendy, healthy diet, but you didn’t last long. Most people have breakdowns in the first week because they simply do not know how to diversify a healthy diet in a tasty and interesting way.

Marina Borzhemskaya, a well-known nutritionist and former fitness trainer on the show “Weighted and Happy,” shared several techniques on her Instagram page to diversify your usual diet.

How to diversify your diet

Add new flavors to familiar dishes

An ordinary salad or side dish can easily be turned into something more by adding oil, sauce, or marinade.

  1. Olive oil is great for salads and side dishes. Just one drop of sesame oil will give your dish a wonderful flavor.
  2. Homemade pesto sauce is perfect for salads.
  3. Lemon juice goes well with many salads.

Try new healthy foods

  • Fresh spinach will be a great addition to salads, and if you stew it, you will get an incredible side dish.
  • Broccoli and cauliflower can be added to omelets or used as a complete side dish.
  • Wild asparagus is another idea for a light and healthy side dish.
  • Quinoa is added to a salad or served as a side dish. This cereal goes well with sesame oil.
  • Avocados can be either sliced into a salad or mashed up for a whole wheat sandwich.
  • Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, currants, cranberries, and lingonberries are a great addition to cereals, cottage cheese, and various healthy desserts.
  • Sesame seeds are also added to salads and desserts.

Learn new ways of cooking

Not only frying and boiling. You can bake, stew, steam, and even dry, which is great for vegetables, mushrooms, and fruits.

Use seasonings and spices

Dried garlic, dill, parsley, bay leaf, black pepper, sweet pepper, red pepper, turmeric, herbes de Provence, pink salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, curry, coriander. This is a versatile set that will definitely come in handy in the kitchen. And it can be supplemented with so many more spices.

Add variety to your drinks

To make it easier and more enjoyable to maintain your water balance, take note of simple recipes for healthy drinks. You can add lemon, cucumber, mint, strawberries, basil, ginger, kiwi, etc. to the water. And the taste will be completely different.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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