Good looking and good tasting food is very important to me. In my quest to eat healthier, I strive to find those healthy food items that are tasteful. I will not eat food that is healthy but tasteless. I am willing to enhance a food item with spices, healthy sauces, etc. but will definitely strike it from my list if I cannot make it appealing to my taste buds. I know this attitude limits my menu of healthy meals but I would rather rotate a few very tasteful meals than have many mediocre tasteless meals on my eating plan. I have discovered that any healthy food items made by nature (fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc.) are usually more tasteful than the “man-made” nutrition food items (snack bars, protein shakes, etc.).
Now when it comes to desserts it is very difficult for me to balance good nutrition and good taste. I love desserts and have not found any that have been made with healthy substitutions to be tasteful. Therefore, I choose to allow myself certain celebration experiences where it is allowable for me to have a regular dessert.