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Tasty Foods You May Not Know Are Healthy

By Sara Butler

You probably read a lot of stuff about healthy foods, diets, and foodie fads -- it can be impossible to keep up with all the information constantly coming your way! The truth is that there are some classic foods that are both delicious and good for you. So, don't worry about fads too much in 2020. Instead, focus on these foods that are satisfying, tasty, and familiar to help you reach your health and wellness goals.

Meatloaf

Yes, meatloaf is good for you! If you can switch out the ground beef for ground turkey, maybe throw in a little quinoa as a substitute for the bread, then you can create a meatloaf with a leaner profile that still comforting and tasty. It's not your mom's meatloaf, but it's darn close!

Guacamole

Don't rely on pre-made guacamole or seasoning packets to create your own when making this simple dip and spread is so easy. All you have to do is combine some smashed avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, lime, and red onion for a good-for-you treat that goes on just about anything. Just remember to enjoy it in moderation since avocados, while healthy, are also full of calories and fat.

Egg-Based Casseroles

Everyone loves breakfast for dinner and that's why egg-based casseroles are so handy. Especially now that it's known that eggs are incredibly healthy for you and their cholesterol doesn't really pose a danger to your health, indulge in crust-less quiches and vegetable egg bakes to your heart's content.

Rice

Rice is a great addition to many different meals and it can be healthy for you too -- as long as you lay off the white rice. When it comes to your stir-fries, salads, or soups, you should use wild rice instead of brown or white. Much like quinoa, wild rice is high in protein than brown or white rice and a great source of fiber, too.

Lasagna

Perhaps one of the greatest comfort foods in the history or comfort foods, lasagna is tasty. It also happens to be full of fat and simple carbohydrates that actually aren't that great for you. But this doesn't mean you have to swear off lasagna for good, you simply need to get creative. Instead of noodles in your next lasagna, substitute thin-sliced zucchini or eggplant. Cut the fat by using cottage cheese instead of ricotta too and you're well on your way to a dish that's downright healthy.

You don't need junk food in order to eat food that tastes good. Give these a try and you may never go back!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.

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