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There’s one big trade-off I used to make when cooking meals in a hurry, and that
was oftentimes I would sacrifice taste for convenience.
This was particularly an issue when I first got into healthy eating. I was
“hardcore” in my motivation to get fit, so I would force down dry and bland
chicken breasts, raw broccoli, and plain rice all in order to reach my fitness
goals. I had the attitude that if it tastes good, it can’t be good for me.
Since then, I have not only discovered a simple trick that makes the most boring
meals taste amazing, but it actually enhances the nutrition content for additional
health benefits. (Hint: It’s not just adding a few dried spices) My favorite
method of kicking up the taste and health of foods is to make a few special
homemade sauces that I can prepare in bulk and keep in my refrigerator. I
usually just blend the ingredients in a mini-blender, but some can be made in a
mixing bowl.
There are literally endless options here based on your unique tastes and the type
of dish, but I’ve found a few “go-to” sauces that work with a lot of meals. Here
are just a couple of my favorites: Guacamole: I take a healthier organic salsa
bought from the store (note: salsa is a pretty good condiment all by itself for
those who don’t want to make anything), and blend it with fresh avocado in a
mini-blender. I may also throw in one clove of fresh garlic to kick up the taste.
Salsa: Although finding healthier store bought varieties of salsa isn’t terribly
difficult, making your own is a simple option as well. Combine tomatoes
(optionally cooked), onions, peppers, cayenne, chiles, and lime juice. Cilantro is
a great addition for its powerful detoxification effects and the flavor Onion
Cream:I like using coconut milk (the kind found in a can) for this recipe to get
in the healthy fats from coconut. Blend 8oz of canned unsweetened coconut
milk (or Greek yogurt) with 1 large onion. Add ½ teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon
garlic powder, and ½ teaspoon of pepper. May add other spices to taste.
Curry Sauce: Blend one can of unsweetened coconut milk with 2 tablespoons
of curry powder. May optionally add 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper for a spicier
curry. I usually add this to recipes before cooking.
Pumpkin Sauce: Combine 8oz of pumpkin, ½ cup almond milk, 1 clove garlic,
1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, and 1 tablespoon honey.
If you want some recipes that are healthy and taste great, check out these
resources: and the new channel are both great sources for tasty and healthy
recipes for fitness minded individuals. – has tons of great healthy
recipes has a variety of lower calorie recipes.
While not strictly health, you can visit to find a variety of recipes,
and simply utilize some of the safe substitutions to enhance the health factor of
the recipes you find.

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