This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo.
Most of us are always on the hunt for healthy dishes that are quick and easy to cook at home. There are the usual meals that we can always rely on, such as soups and salads. But do you wish you had a few more healthy dishes in your repertoire? Well, if so, I may just have the answer for you! You just need to start looking at cuisine from other countries. Each country has its own different take on cooking and food, so if you want to make your cooking a lot more interesting and exciting, you should just look to see what everyone is cooking in different countries. Here are some of the world’s healthiest cuisines to get you started!
It has long been touted that the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world, which is a great excuse to start enjoying dishes from Greece. The Greeks eat lots of fish, legumes, and fresh vegetables, which are all full of unsaturated fats. Not only that, though, but they are also fantastic sources of antioxidants. You can even indulge your sweet tooth if you follow a Greek diet as you can eat plenty of Greek yogurt drizzled with honey! One great Greek dish to try is moussaka.
Balance and variety go a big way when it comes to what you eat. Eating Japanese dishes will provide you with plenty of variety and balance! There are various meals you can enjoy if you want to try this Asian cuisine, including sushi and soba noodles. Japanese food often consists of lots of fresh fish, seaweed, and soy, all of which are known for their healthy benefits. If you need some inspiration for your Japanese cooking, you can always look at websites such as the Kamikotoblog.
Curries often have a bad reputation, as they can be full of fat and sugar. However, this is usually only the case if you buy yours from your local takeout joint. Home-cooked Indians can actually be very healthy if you use lots of fresh vegetables and don’t add too much sugar and salt. Thai curries are some of the healthiest on the planet as many of their ingredients, including lemongrass and garlic, are known to boost the immune system and digestive system.
Only 11% of the Swedish population are considered obese, so their cooking must be doing something good! Not only are the Swedes thin, but they also have an average life expectancy of 81 years! However, even though it sounds very healthy, you might be surprised to hear that there is a distinct lack of fruit and vegetables in the diet. Instead, Swedes eat lots of foods that are packed full of antioxidants and fiber. They also make sure that they only eat meat and fish that has come from animals that have eaten very well during their lives.
So where will your new healthy diet take you? As you can see, you can take your taste buds across the world!