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Making Daily Meals Healthy and Tasty

pasta & noodles

A minimum of 3 meals a day is recommended for all adults and children and it is no secret that eating the same thing, again and again, gets rather monotonous and boring. Experimenting with food is a concept that generated out of this boredom for limited eating options. Many try to recreate the same dishes every other day with a little bit of tweaking or added flavors and others succumb to eating out at restaurants.

Eating good and eating healthy is a very difficult combination to achieve at times. But both can be managed simultaneously by switching between some obvious options that are available at the altar. There can be days when a heavy high-calorie meal can opt and some other days when a low-fat and low-carb alternative can be used in its place. Using daily meal ingredients like rice, pasta, noodle, etc., we can create pretty tasty and fulfilling meals at home without having to give in to unhealthy junk food options for taste.

Pasta- Healthy and Tasty Combined In One

Pasta

While pasta has always been kept out of a health freak’s diet plan, it remains a pretty popular ingredient among the daily menu of a household.  There are many kinds and shapes pasta available in the market and they serve their own purposes. While normal penne or spaghetti pasta brings in a lot of calories and carbs, options like black bean pasta, durum wheat pasta, Konjac soybean pasta, etc. comes with a power-packed and nutritious punch to them. High in protein and fiber, these alternatives taste equally amazing and make sure that all the essential nutrients are supplied to the body.

Rice Goes a Long Way

Rice

Probably the most versatile item in the kitchen after salt, rice is a dish that can be paired with anything and everything. It can be eaten with a normal pasta sauce or sautéed with vegetables for a quick meal. Generic white rice, however, is very high in carbohydrates and hence not a good option for daily consumption if a healthy diet is attempted to be maintained. Alternatives like Tasty Bite organic brown rice, Clearspring gluten-free brown rice or Biona Brown Rice is a good option to incorporate rather than consuming white rice. For additional unconventional flavors, pick something like Organic brown rice miso or Biona Black Venus rice.

More Than an Instant Food- Noodle:

noodles

Leave the conventional option of refined wheat noodles. Due to courtesy of Japan, we have plenty of healthy options in front of us with which even something like noodles can be enjoyed as a healthy and tasty daily meal. Konjac noodles from Europe Pty and Clearspring Gluten-free noodles are the perfect choice for the healthy diet plan. Pair these two and similar ones with Clearspring Organic instant noodle broth and you have a rather healthy and tasty meal in front of you every day with the same earthy, familiar taste.

Organic or Inorganic Spices- A Pre-Decided Debate

There are many ingredients that make food the palate shaking delight that it always is, but seasoning and spices always take the top spot when it comes to defining the taste of a dish. While both spices and ingredients are primarily seen in the light of taste and umami, there is another underlying significant factor that gets ignored in the case of spices. The manufacturing of raw ingredients like vegetables, flours, rice, etc. is given special attention in terms of production methods. Just like your vegetables can be organic or inorganic, so can your seasonings.

Organic food is known to have countless health benefits and it also tastes much better than the food made with ingredients grown using inorganic farming. Although one is bound to think that what makes organic food so special and how exactly is inorganic food harmful to us. Let’s have a detailed look.

Understanding the Concepts:

It is can be a shock to discover that inorganic farming is also known as ‘conventional farming’. The element of surprise is that despite being considered an unhealthy option, inorganic farming is the way most sowing and reaping is done. The cultivation of crop done using synthetic chemicals like artificial fertilizers, pesticides, weedicides, etc. is known as in organic farming. It simply means- making a plant grow using external forces and elements instead of allowing it to have a natural growth rate and growing process.

The Conventional Way- Pros and Cons:

It is clear now that inorganic farming is the method which has been adopted by most cultivators, but one must wonder why. The reason is quite simple, inorganic farming is more profitable. The artificial fertilizers act much faster than the organic ones like hummus. The salts dissolve quickly providing instant nutrition to the plants. The shorter method is easier to follow and execute, hence popular. Conventional farming brings in short-term profits as well. Cons are even simpler to grasp- environment hazards and depleting product quality. Not only that the final products lose their intended taste, but conventional farming also contributes to soil depletion, greenhouse effects, etc. For example- the chilly grown using inorganic herbicides and fertilizers will not have the right amount of pungency and spiciness to it. On the other hand spices and blends grown organically like Crazy Jack Mixed Herbs, gives out a better flavor to the dishes.

Organic or Inorganic Products- Which One to Choose?

It's no news that inorganic farming causes many harmful effects on the environment and depletes soil quality as well. While organic farming practices have just the opposite effect on all the concerned areas. The crops resulting as healthier for the consumers as well. Organic produce provides more nutritious value and tastes better than the conventional stuff. Organic species like Superfruit Organic Greens, Bart Ground Coriander or Crazy Jack Oregano are cultivated using the organic techniques as approved by authorities. The result of using them is simple - improved taste and improved health.