Some foods go well together as if they belong while others only taste weird. The taste profile of the food we are eating is important. But the food combinations we eat should be nutritionally balanced too. Mixing and matching healthy foods easily increases the nutritional value of your food. And when you pair them with something tangy, such as oyster sauce, the flavor will most certainly be enhanced.
Here are some food combinations for you to try that are nutritious and equally delicious;
A Fresh Bowl of Yogurt with Sliced Bananas
People usually take yogurt in breakfast. It is a portable go-to breakfast for most people and a post-workout snack for others. Adding bananas to your yogurt adds tons of nutritional value to it. Potassium found in bananas and milk protein of yogurt combined together helps build muscles. This meal is also perfect for replenishing energy after a workout. Some people also like to add this combination to their smoothies.
Crunchy Carrots and Creamy Hummus
Carrots and hummus make for a perfect combination for afternoon munching. Hummus is formed from chickpeas and baby carrots contain high quantities of high-quality carbs and soluble fibers. This snack is perfect for providing carbs and proteins to curb hunger and provide an extra boost of energy. On the plus side, it also tastes good. An apple with peanut butter or cheese with whole-grain crackers is among other good and healthy options.
Avocado and Salsa
This is good news for people who love Mexican food. Salsa with avocado packs a punch and is nutritionally rewarding. Vegetables in salsa are a source of carotenoids that help protect the body against cancer-causing factors and heart diseases. Adding healthy fats found in avocados increases the protective benefits.
Eggs with Cheese
Vitamin D is required by the body to absorb calcium that is used for strengthening and growth of bones. Egg yolks are one of the very few sources of vitamin D. Cheese is an excellent source of fats and calories. People who are trying to lose some weight should avoid adding extra cheese to their omelette. You can also add some chopped broccoli for an extra boost of nutrition as it contains calcium.
Leafy Green Vegetables and Olive Oil
Green vegetables are a source of vitamin K which is used by the body to clot blood. Vitamin K is also used by the body to protect bones. Thus, adding green vegetables to your diet is good for your health. Vitamin K needs fats to absorb in the body. Combining green vegetables to your diet with olive oil is the perfect combination for you to try.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter
Just like apple slices and cheese taste delicious together, chocolate and peanut butter combined is heaven to your taste buds. Salty foods combined with sweet ones always taste good. You can make a chocolate and peanut butter sandwich to satisfy your late-night cravings.
Strawberries and Iron-rich Spinach
Iron deficiency is the most common deficiency in people around the world. Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, a component of blood that helps in the transport of oxygen. Low levels of iron result in anemia which is a common cause of fatigue, muscle weakness, and most importantly hair loss, especially in women. Therefore, it is necessary to get this mineral as much as possible in the diet.
Spinach is the ultimate source of iron. Combining spinach with vitamin C-containing citrus fruits like strawberries helps in the absorption of iron. Making a colorful salad with spinach and sliced red strawberries is also appetizing for the eye. Broccoli with bell pepper, chickpeas with tomatoes or iron-fortified cereals with orange juice do a similar job.
Hard-boiled Eggs and Salad
Egg yolks are a source of protein and fats. The fats present in boiled eggs help the body absorb carotenoids. Vegetables in salads contain antioxidants that help the body fight diseases by removing free radicals that are toxic to the body. People who work out more use salads containing eggs as their post-workout meal.
Marinade and Steak
Grilling makes the dinner quick and healthy. But overcooking the meat might create cancer-causing compounds in meat. This issue can be resolved by marinating the meat in certain herbs and spices. Streaks are a major source of protein. Proteins are needed by the body as it forms muscle mass.
Lastly, let’s talk about something desi. Have you ever tried Peshawari chapli kabab with chilli garlic sauce? It surely makes for a unique yet tantalizing dish. Give it a try if you’re fond of spicy and tangy food.
All these food combinations are extremely healthy and delicious. Trying out these food combinations will be good for your stomach and taste buds. Do let us know which of these combinations you liked the most.