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What's your favorite food that tastes good and is good for you?

There are a lot of examples of food products that taste good but that trick you into thinking they're good for you through misleading packaging. (I'm looking at you, bottled fruit drinks.)

There are also a lot of health-food-ish products that seem like they might be good for you, but taste awful, and cover that up through attractive packaging.

What's a food you like that manages to be both at once?

65 comments

  1. [4]
    JoylessAubergine
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    I would murder a man for a bag of Cashews.

    I would murder a man for a bag of Cashews.

    18 votes
    1. [2]
      patience_limited
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      I used to be a cashew addict. For reasons unknown, it's now pistachios - possibly because the nearby Costco sells shelled pistachios at a price per pound that's less than cashews. Either way, nuts...

      I used to be a cashew addict. For reasons unknown, it's now pistachios - possibly because the nearby Costco sells shelled pistachios at a price per pound that's less than cashews. Either way, nuts are only as good for me as my ability to burn off the calories from all that delicious fat.

      5 votes
      1. Adys
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        Yep. Salted cashew nuts. Same here.

        Yep. Salted cashew nuts. Same here.

        1 vote
    2. Data
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      What about cashew butter? Saw this Binging with Babish video where he finds different ways to make healthy food with cashew butter.

      What about cashew butter? Saw this Binging with Babish video where he finds different ways to make healthy food with cashew butter.

      3 votes
  2. [7]
    determinism
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    Sweet Potatoes: bake at 425 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour. It's basically a dessert. I've never understood the inclination to add brown sugar or maple syrup. I suspect it's because people...

    Sweet Potatoes: bake at 425 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour. It's basically a dessert. I've never understood the inclination to add brown sugar or maple syrup. I suspect it's because people generally undercook them.

    14 votes
    1. scissortail
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      In a similar vein--roasted beets. People often hate beets because they only know the slimy stuff from the cans. A roasted beet is earthy, a bit sweet, and has just enough tooth to it. IIRC about...

      In a similar vein--roasted beets. People often hate beets because they only know the slimy stuff from the cans. A roasted beet is earthy, a bit sweet, and has just enough tooth to it. IIRC about an hour at 425 is the way to do it.

      6 votes
    2. [4]
      mat
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      I like peanut butter and hot sauce with my baked sweet potatoes. Cheese too, if I've been out on my bike that day and can have the extra calories.

      I like peanut butter and hot sauce with my baked sweet potatoes. Cheese too, if I've been out on my bike that day and can have the extra calories.

      5 votes
      1. [3]
        gpl
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        Wait, PB and hot sauce together or you mean you like both of those separately? Together sounds so interesting, I wonder how that tastes.

        Wait, PB and hot sauce together or you mean you like both of those separately? Together sounds so interesting, I wonder how that tastes.

        1 vote
        1. [2]
          mat
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          Separately is nice but I was thinking of together. One of my favourite sandwiches is strong Cheddar, peanut butter and lots of hot sauce. A combination which works almost as well in a sweet (or...

          Separately is nice but I was thinking of together. One of my favourite sandwiches is strong Cheddar, peanut butter and lots of hot sauce. A combination which works almost as well in a sweet (or not sweet) potato.

          2 votes
          1. wexx
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            My favorite sandwich is peanut butter, hot sauce, and sprouts (pepper jelly if you're feeling spicy I guess). On a sweet potato that would be rad too, I'll have to try that. Been messing around...

            My favorite sandwich is peanut butter, hot sauce, and sprouts (pepper jelly if you're feeling spicy I guess). On a sweet potato that would be rad too, I'll have to try that.

            Been messing around with miso, and that ontop of baked sweet potatoes is fantastic as well.

            1 vote
    3. ibis
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      I know roast pumpkin isn't common in many countries, but it is here in Australia and it's delicious as well. It's even arguably better than roast sweet potato, which can sometimes be a bit on the...

      I know roast pumpkin isn't common in many countries, but it is here in Australia and it's delicious as well. It's even arguably better than roast sweet potato, which can sometimes be a bit on the dry side imo.

      2 votes
  3. mat
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    Can't go wrong with a good apple. Or any fruit really. Fresh, canned, dried or whatever. It's a bit high in sugar but nothing to worry too much about.

    Can't go wrong with a good apple. Or any fruit really. Fresh, canned, dried or whatever. It's a bit high in sugar but nothing to worry too much about.

    9 votes
  4. [2]
    arghdos
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    Chana masala Super easy to make (maybe start with the Minimalist Baker recipe if you don't cook very often), low amounts of oils / fats, vegan if you don't use Ghee, and above all delicious. In...

    Chana masala

    Super easy to make (maybe start with the Minimalist Baker recipe if you don't cook very often), low amounts of oils / fats, vegan if you don't use Ghee, and above all delicious.

    In that vein, there are a huge variety of lentil dishes that fall in this bucket as well, from Spiced Moroccan Lentils to Dal Makhani

    Edit: thought of another one, Green papaya salad -- check your local Asian grocery for a green papaya (don't get it if it's not specifically marked as green, otherwise you'll get a ripe papaya)

    8 votes
    1. rogue_cricket
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      I love dal! I live in kind of a small East-coast city in Canada and I honestly wasn't exposed to much aside from "curry" for a long time but over the past year or so I've really fallen in love...

      I love dal!

      I live in kind of a small East-coast city in Canada and I honestly wasn't exposed to much aside from "curry" for a long time but over the past year or so I've really fallen in love with Indian food. I work with several people who are Indian citizens, and a couple of them cook as a hobby so I've really had a great opportunity to learn from them. One even shared his yogurt culture with me. It's great especially for vegetarians.

      I also recently purchased a book, Indian-Ish, which goes over some Indian cooking basics and some recipes from an Indian-American immigrant home. It's written by Priya Krishna, who is affiliated with Bon Appetit. I enjoyed it a lot.

      3 votes
  5. ibis
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    Maybe I'm a minority here, but I think most healthy food tastes good. Healthy packaged food is kind of a waste of time though - usually not particularly healthy or tasty. Off the top of my head:...

    Maybe I'm a minority here, but I think most healthy food tastes good. Healthy packaged food is kind of a waste of time though - usually not particularly healthy or tasty.

    Off the top of my head:

    • smashed avocado
    • edamame beans
    • sour dough bread
    • hummus
    • salted nuts
    • roast veggies
    • corn
    8 votes
  6. [20]
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    1. [19]
      JakeTheDog
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      Depends on the brand. Most often they are absolutely packed with sugar.

      Depends on the brand. Most often they are absolutely packed with sugar.

      4 votes
      1. [17]
        thundergolfer
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        In the USA? If so, what the fuck, why.

        In the USA? If so, what the fuck, why.

        3 votes
        1. [16]
          cfabbro
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          It depends on the brand and kind you buy, but pretty much all peanut butter has sugar in it (even homemade), since there is natural sugar in peanuts (4g of sugar per 100g according to the USDA)....

          It depends on the brand and kind you buy, but pretty much all peanut butter has sugar in it (even homemade), since there is natural sugar in peanuts (4g of sugar per 100g according to the USDA). Although some of the top brands do add a fair bit more, e.g.

          Jif Creamy has 3g of sugar (2g added) per 33g serving
          Smuckers Natural Creamy has 2g sugar (0g added) per 32g
          Skippy Creamy has 3g sugar (3g added) per 32g

          But I wouldn't exactly call even those highly processed peanut butters "absolutely packed with sugar" like @JakeTheDog said, as there are certainly much worse processed foods out there is terms of sugar content.

          And as to why they add sugar (and salt, emulsifiers and stabilizers)? Because of the taste and texture preferences of their consumers, as well for shelf-stability reasons, I would presume. Have you ever had "natural" homemade peanut butter? It can be pretty bitter tasting without any added sugar, IMO... and if left to sit, the natural oils will eventually separate out and rise to the top, leaving the peanut butter below it rather dry, chalky and concrete-like.

          4 votes
          1. [13]
            tomf
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            Have you tried Adam’s chunky? It’s the best peanut butter up here by a long shot. Probably the best in NA :)

            Have you tried Adam’s chunky? It’s the best peanut butter up here by a long shot. Probably the best in NA :)

            1 vote
            1. [12]
              cfabbro
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              Nope, I have not. But that's not surprising, since I'm a philistine who prefers smooth over crunchy, and the heavily processed varieties over "all natural" style stuff. :P

              Nope, I have not. But that's not surprising, since I'm a philistine who prefers smooth over crunchy, and the heavily processed varieties over "all natural" style stuff. :P

              1 vote
              1. [11]
                tomf
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                ha. I used to be the same. Pick up a small jar of Adam's Smooth. You have to mix it (I use two connected takeaway chopsticks) -- but once it's mixed, it'll stay together. It's the only natural...

                ha. I used to be the same.

                Pick up a small jar of Adam's Smooth. You have to mix it (I use two connected takeaway chopsticks) -- but once it's mixed, it'll stay together. It's the only natural brand I've found that seems to get the right level of salt.

                I write this moments before leaning over the sink, having a spoonful. :)

                1 vote
                1. [10]
                  cfabbro
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                  Hmmm, I might have to give the smooth variety a try then. And LOL... yeah I can eat PB by the spoonful too. All this talk of it last night gave me a serious craving for it as well, so I would up...

                  Hmmm, I might have to give the smooth variety a try then.

                  And LOL... yeah I can eat PB by the spoonful too. All this talk of it last night gave me a serious craving for it as well, so I would up eating a bunch on some Saltine crackers. :P

                  1 vote
                  1. [9]
                    tomf
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                    I just realized that I haven't had a Stoned Wheat Thin in probably twenty or so years. I used to love those. My favorite thing is to get a scoop of peanut butter, then right at the point where I'm...

                    I just realized that I haven't had a Stoned Wheat Thin in probably twenty or so years. I used to love those.

                    My favorite thing is to get a scoop of peanut butter, then right at the point where I'm going to choke to death, I have a smaller scoop of Smucker's Pure strawberry jam.

                    There is little in this life that is better than peanut butter.

                    1 vote
                    1. [8]
                      cfabbro
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                      Agreed about not much being better than PB, but I'm actually not a huge strawberry fan... my fav is Smucker's seedless raspberry jam though, so we're pretty close. And wheat thins are dangerous...

                      Agreed about not much being better than PB, but I'm actually not a huge strawberry fan... my fav is Smucker's seedless raspberry jam though, so we're pretty close.

                      And wheat thins are dangerous for me... I can devour an entire box of them in one sitting. They don't even need any topping either IMO, since they are delicious on their own.

                      1 vote
                      1. [7]
                        tomf
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                        whoa! wait --- I need seedless raspberry jam. I love raspberry jam, but those seeds are the worst! I swear they add in extra seeds in their normal one. I picked up a jar of an Adam's dark roast...

                        whoa! wait --- I need seedless raspberry jam. I love raspberry jam, but those seeds are the worst! I swear they add in extra seeds in their normal one.

                        I picked up a jar of an Adam's dark roast peanut butter. It was $6 for the small jar, which is more than the normal one.. but I figured I'd give it a swing. It's also pretty good.

                        Maybe it's because I was born and raised here, but I think Canada has better snacks than the US. :)

                        1 vote
                        1. [6]
                          cfabbro
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                          LOL, yeah those seeds destroy my teeth. And even though they are my favorite fruit, I struggle to even eat fresh raspberries because of them. But the seedless jam is awesome. And having lived in...

                          LOL, yeah those seeds destroy my teeth. And even though they are my favorite fruit, I struggle to even eat fresh raspberries because of them. But the seedless jam is awesome.

                          And having lived in the US, UK and Canada, I have to agree about our snack superiority. Smarties in the US are like Rockets here (those chalky sugar discs) and they suck. Plus Crispy Crunch, Coffee Crisp, Crunchies, Ketchup & All Dressed chips, and Hickory Sticks are awesome, but you can't get them anywhere else without importing them. The UK has some pretty awesome snacks too, though their best stuff is mostly biscuits IMO. And I would definitely rank the US at the bottom of the three. There is nothing from the US I really missed when I lived in the UK or now that I'm back in Canada... whereas I craved a bunch of Canadian stuff when abroad, and I do miss some of the UK stuff now that I am back home.

                          2 votes
                          1. [5]
                            tomf
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                            Our chocolate bars are 10000x better than the US ones. I couldn't live a life without Mr. Big and, brace yourself, MIRAGE! Mirage is totally underrated and undervalued in our society. haha. I...

                            Our chocolate bars are 10000x better than the US ones. I couldn't live a life without Mr. Big and, brace yourself, MIRAGE! Mirage is totally underrated and undervalued in our society.

                            haha. I can't believe the US doesn't have Hickory Sticks. That seems like the perfect American snack.

                            2 votes
                            1. [4]
                              cfabbro
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                              Yeah, Mirage bars are great, and so much better than regular Aero bars IMO (especially now, with the new inferior Aero form factor). But I haven't had a Mirage in years, since they are kinda hard...

                              Yeah, Mirage bars are great, and so much better than regular Aero bars IMO (especially now, with the new inferior Aero form factor). But I haven't had a Mirage in years, since they are kinda hard to find these days, it seems. Aero mint chocolate is my person fav of the bunch though.

                              p.s. I love how this started as a discussion on healthy food but we have devolved into discussing our favorite international junk food. LOL!

                              2 votes
                              1. tomf
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                                haha. I mean, we kept the healthy stuff up for a bit, at least. You can usually get 4x Mirage (or most bars) at Walmart for $3 when you buy three -- which will probably be the death of me. It's...

                                haha. I mean, we kept the healthy stuff up for a bit, at least.

                                You can usually get 4x Mirage (or most bars) at Walmart for $3 when you buy three -- which will probably be the death of me. It's how I rediscovered them, actually. The Snickers and other bars had such low stock... and there, on the top shelf, were the Mirage bars... full stock. I didn't realize at the time, but it was a trap!

                                It'd be interesting to see what everybody's favorite regionalized junk food is.

                                2 votes
                              2. [2]
                                vivaria
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                                ON-TOPIC POLICE HERE, PUT YOUR HANDS UP! I WILL NOT ALLOW SUCH CORRUPTION OF THE SACRED NATURE OF MY THREAD. Twix is love, Twix is life. I'm also partial to Crunch bars. Crispy Crunches and...

                                p.s. I love how this started as a discussion on healthy food but we have devolved into discussing our favorite international junk food. LOL!

                                ON-TOPIC POLICE HERE, PUT YOUR HANDS UP!

                                I WILL NOT ALLOW SUCH CORRUPTION OF THE SACRED NATURE OF MY THREAD.

                                Twix is love, Twix is life. I'm also partial to Crunch bars.

                                Crispy Crunches and Crunchies are unholy abominations, though. Purge the beasts. PURGE.

                                My teeth hurt just thinking about them... oh god, the mouthfeel. The shards of toffee. How they burrow into every nook and cranny of my molars.

                                We can't be friends anymore, cfabbro.

                                1 vote
                                1. cfabbro
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                                  Harden the fuck up! :P

                                  My teeth hurt just thinking about them... oh god, the mouthfeel. The shards of toffee. How they burrow into every nook and cranny of my molars.

                                  Harden the fuck up! :P

                                  1 vote
          2. thundergolfer
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            I was wrong. I checked and some popular brands add a bit of sugar. There's usually lots of natural options on shelves though and those seem not to. Also saw we have 'American style' Peanut Butter...

            It can be pretty bitter tasting without any added sugar, IMO... and if left to sit, the natural oils will eventually separate out and rise to the top, leaving the peanut butter below it rather dry, chalky and concrete-like.

            I think not adding sugar is the default in Australia, and it tastes fine to us haha. I was wrong. I checked and some popular brands add a bit of sugar. There's usually lots of natural options on shelves though and those seem not to.

            Also saw we have 'American style' Peanut Butter which is apparently sweeter (it's at the top end for sugar content).

            I do buy the natural one where the oils sit at the top. You can just mix it back together. I do grant that it's a little chalky, but it's better for you.

            Seems this is another instance of the USA adding sugar to basically everything and messing with people's palates.

            1 vote
          3. thundergolfer
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            Agreed that 10g per 100g is not near "packed" with sugar.

            Agreed that 10g per 100g is not near "packed" with sugar.

            1 vote
      2. Parliament
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        If you aren't eating the peanut butter you grind fresh in the store, you are seriously missing out. It's the best peanut butter I've ever had, and we go through a ton in our family.

        If you aren't eating the peanut butter you grind fresh in the store, you are seriously missing out. It's the best peanut butter I've ever had, and we go through a ton in our family.

        1 vote
  7. 0lpbm
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    One pot of greek yogurt, a spoonful of chia seeds and a hand of trailmix with plenty of raisins.

    One pot of greek yogurt, a spoonful of chia seeds and a hand of trailmix with plenty of raisins.

    7 votes
  8. [4]
    nacho
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    I can't manage to pick just one, but here are my three favorite vegetables: Eggplant, sweet potato, chickpeas. There are a million different ways of preparing them all. Or just cooking them on...

    I can't manage to pick just one, but here are my three favorite vegetables: Eggplant, sweet potato, chickpeas.

    There are a million different ways of preparing them all. Or just cooking them on their own with your favorite spices is great too.

    6 votes
    1. [3]
      Halfloaf
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      I've been wanting to try a good eggplant dish! Any recommendations?

      I've been wanting to try a good eggplant dish! Any recommendations?

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        nacho
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        Eggplant Parmesan, baba ganoush, baigan bharta, grilled eggplant (with blue cheese if you're a fan) and stuffed eggplant are some ideas to start with. There are a million good recipes for those...

        Eggplant Parmesan, baba ganoush, baigan bharta, grilled eggplant (with blue cheese if you're a fan) and stuffed eggplant are some ideas to start with.

        There are a million good recipes for those five dishes. Pick the twist with spices and stuff you enjoy most!

        1 vote
        1. cfabbro
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          Moussaka is a pretty great eggplant dish as well, though it isn't exactly the healthiest since it typically has ground beef in it.

          Moussaka is a pretty great eggplant dish as well, though it isn't exactly the healthiest since it typically has ground beef in it.

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    joplin
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    Roasted Brussels Sprouts! I usually bake them in a covered dish for 25 minutes at 400°, and then uncovered for another 15 minutes. Though you can also do them in an air fryer in 15 minutes at 400°.

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts! I usually bake them in a covered dish for 25 minutes at 400°, and then uncovered for another 15 minutes. Though you can also do them in an air fryer in 15 minutes at 400°.

    6 votes
    1. sandaltree
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      Was going to say this! Though I usually steam them.

      Was going to say this! Though I usually steam them.

      2 votes
    2. [2]
      tomf
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      I love roasted brussels sprouts tossed with capers, some lemon, and the lightest shaving of grana padano.

      I love roasted brussels sprouts tossed with capers, some lemon, and the lightest shaving of grana padano.

      1 vote
      1. joplin
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        Oh, that sounds delicious!

        Oh, that sounds delicious!

        1 vote
  10. [3]
    krg
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    If anyone has a 99 Cents store nearby, you can usually find healthy(er) snacks that have been rejected from the big shops for pretty damn cheap. Turns out, that's the stuff I dig! An example,...

    If anyone has a 99 Cents store nearby, you can usually find healthy(er) snacks that have been rejected from the big shops for pretty damn cheap. Turns out, that's the stuff I dig! An example, Harvest Snaps. Pretty good source of protein and fiber. Sure...they're processed...but, still a much better choice than a potato chip.

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      frostycakes
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      Oh God, I just merchandised an entire endcap of those bastards today. My advice to anyone buying them: Don't get the plain sea salt ones, they taste like dusty peas and sadness. The Mango Chile...

      Oh God, I just merchandised an entire endcap of those bastards today.

      My advice to anyone buying them: Don't get the plain sea salt ones, they taste like dusty peas and sadness. The Mango Chile Lime, Barbecue, and Wasabi Ranch are the only flavors that are any good IMO (and they're my three top selling ones to boot, so it's not just me).

      3 votes
      1. vivaria
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        I tend to opt for the Caeser flavored ones myself. They're still a tiny bit bland, but they were enough for me to transition away from more salt/carb heavy crackers.

        I tend to opt for the Caeser flavored ones myself. They're still a tiny bit bland, but they were enough for me to transition away from more salt/carb heavy crackers.

  11. envy
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    Kalamata Olives

    Kalamata Olives

    3 votes
  12. [2]
    Icarus
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    I would say fresh ripe fruit is hands down the best food you can eat while being healthy. I buy pineapple every week just so I can eat two pieces every now and then. I will add: Hardboiled eggs...

    I would say fresh ripe fruit is hands down the best food you can eat while being healthy. I buy pineapple every week just so I can eat two pieces every now and then.

    I will add:

    • Hardboiled eggs with a little salt and or hot sauce
    • Seared salmon
    • Steamed veggies
    • Carrots and hummus
    3 votes
    1. vivaria
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      This is me, but replace pineapple with oranges, mango, kiwi, peaches, and berries of all kinds. It feels like cheating! Fruit is nature's candy. :V

      I would say fresh ripe fruit is hands down the best food you can eat while being healthy. I buy pineapple every week just so I can eat two pieces every now and then.

      This is me, but replace pineapple with oranges, mango, kiwi, peaches, and berries of all kinds. It feels like cheating! Fruit is nature's candy. :V

      2 votes
  13. patience_limited
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    Cherry tomatoes, all colors and kinds. If fresh from the garden, there's no better candy in the world.

    Cherry tomatoes, all colors and kinds. If fresh from the garden, there's no better candy in the world.

    3 votes
  14. JakeTheDog
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    Plain Greek yogurt + frozen fruit + muesli + ground chia seeds or hemp hearts + cocoa. It's essentially a dessert (that serves as a light meal) that is rich in protein, fat and dietary fibre and...

    Plain Greek yogurt + frozen fruit + muesli + ground chia seeds or hemp hearts + cocoa. It's essentially a dessert (that serves as a light meal) that is rich in protein, fat and dietary fibre and the sugars are locked in with the fiber. Plus a bunch of other nutrients with whatever else you add (like the chia seeds or hemp hearts).

    2 votes
  15. [2]
    Tygrak
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    Pears, also other fruits. But for me specifically pears, they're so good!

    Pears, also other fruits. But for me specifically pears, they're so good!

    2 votes
    1. scrambo
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      Pears are my favorite fruit by far! Glad to find another pear fan here

      Pears are my favorite fruit by far! Glad to find another pear fan here

      2 votes
  16. [4]
    tomf
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    Most of my favorites have been convered --- brussels sprouts, peanut butter (my life force), hummus, and yogurt. I also love carrots that have been rinsed in salt water.

    Most of my favorites have been convered --- brussels sprouts, peanut butter (my life force), hummus, and yogurt.

    I also love carrots that have been rinsed in salt water.

    2 votes
    1. cableclasper
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      That's interesting. I shred the carrots, squeeze a lemon on them, add a couple slices of green chili, and wham: the best crunchiest salad ever!

      That's interesting.

      I shred the carrots, squeeze a lemon on them, add a couple slices of green chili, and wham: the best crunchiest salad ever!

      3 votes
    2. [2]
      vivaria
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      WHAT. Tell me more! I like raw carrots but I'm really curious about this. How salty do you make the water to make sure it isn't overpowering?

      I also love carrots that have been rinsed in salt water.

      WHAT. Tell me more! I like raw carrots but I'm really curious about this. How salty do you make the water to make sure it isn't overpowering?

      2 votes
      1. tomf
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        Same as you would do for strawberries or fixing a canker sore. You want just enough salt so the water is sweet. It doesn't add a crazy amount of salt to the carrot, but just enough to make it...

        Same as you would do for strawberries or fixing a canker sore. You want just enough salt so the water is sweet. It doesn't add a crazy amount of salt to the carrot, but just enough to make it really carrot-y :)

        1 vote
  17. HoolaBoola
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    As a snack: cut some carrot, cucumber, paprika etc. into stick and dip them into creme fraiche or something like that. Add some garlic, salt, whatever you want into the creme. I love lentil soup....

    As a snack: cut some carrot, cucumber, paprika etc. into stick and dip them into creme fraiche or something like that. Add some garlic, salt, whatever you want into the creme.

    I love lentil soup. It's so good!

    If I had to just pick something from the shelf that is ready to eat, maybe some fresh fruit or a salad from one of those salad bars a lot of stores seem to have nowadays.

    1 vote
  18. skybrian
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    Is Mint Chocolate Soylent good for you? I couldn't say for sure whether it's more or less nutritious than the other foods people have mentioned, but it is supposedly "nutritionally complete" and...

    Is Mint Chocolate Soylent good for you? I couldn't say for sure whether it's more or less nutritious than the other foods people have mentioned, but it is supposedly "nutritionally complete" and is pretty tasty.

    1 vote
  19. teaearlgraycold
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    I've been eating a lot healthier recently. Honestly, a salad fits the bill for me. As long as the ingredients are varied enough and fresh it's good and good for me.

    I've been eating a lot healthier recently. Honestly, a salad fits the bill for me. As long as the ingredients are varied enough and fresh it's good and good for me.

    1 vote
  20. NoblePath
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    Kale, all day long. Especially the lacinato variety.

    Kale, all day long. Especially the lacinato variety.

    1 vote
  21. frostycakes
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    Bell peppers. I eat them out of hand like apples, they're ridiculously good as a snack.

    Bell peppers. I eat them out of hand like apples, they're ridiculously good as a snack.

    1 vote
  22. vegai
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    I'm agreeing with almost everything already said here, so I'll try to add some that I didn't see already. Palak paneer, an indian stew made from spinach, tomato, cream and cheese. It might be tad...

    I'm agreeing with almost everything already said here, so I'll try to add some that I didn't see already.

    • Palak paneer, an indian stew made from spinach, tomato, cream and cheese. It might be tad heavy on the fats though.

    • Japanese steamed green tea like gyokoro, and generally all high quality unflavored teas

    • Chicken filets with salad/quinoa/full grain rice

    • Sauteed reindeer with lingonberries and mashed potatoes

    • Sprouted mung beans

    • "proper" Finnish rye bread. This is probably a bit high on the salts, but the fiber content is awesome

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  23. rogue_cricket
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    Oh all kinds! Sugar peas are my splurge treat... the big round fat ones sold in their pods. I love the crisp snap, the slight sweetness. I just eat them raw out of the bag with no dip. Raw...

    Oh all kinds!

    Sugar peas are my splurge treat... the big round fat ones sold in their pods. I love the crisp snap, the slight sweetness. I just eat them raw out of the bag with no dip.

    Raw cucumber with a bit of salt and vinegar is a nice easy snack. Or raw (ripe!) tomato with just a bit of salt. Has to be a good tomato, though.

    For a dip or a spread, hummus is pretty solid. I like just plain hummus that goes a bit heavy on the lemon, but you can often buy flavours like caramelized onion, red pepper, garlic... of course there's oil involved in the preparation of it so you can still go overboard, but compared to milk-based dips it's a good choice and super tasty.

    I have similar feelings about baba ghanouj, which is like hummus with eggplant instead of chickpeas.

    I am envious of people who live in areas where avocados are cheap, since an avocado smoothie with a plant-based milk and a bit of cocoa powder, sweetened lightly to taste... perfect. Or avocado on a salad.

    Frozen berries. I am a fiend for raspberries and cherries especially. I don't personally care for blueberries but they're supposed to be pretty good for you.

  24. DyslexicStoner240
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    It sounds much more appetising in Italian, from what I can see it is translated to 'Sole fish'. Fish in general is great for your diet, Soles in their simplicity are cheap, tasty, easy to prepare,...

    It sounds much more appetising in Italian, from what I can see it is translated to 'Sole fish'.

    Fish in general is great for your diet, Soles in their simplicity are cheap, tasty, easy to prepare, quick to cook and have a great variety of recipes.

    I love to cook it 'alla Mugnaia'. You basically just get rid of the guts and the dark side's skin (the lighter side's skin is fine to eat and adds flavor even though it tends to be fat), cover what's left in flour and cook it for 15 or so minutes in total in a pan with some butter. Then just put it on a plate with some lemon on it. If it's cooked properly the fishbone comes off super easily and doesn't break into a thousand annoying pieces.

    The main issue is that you have to have a decent fish market wherever you live I guess...

    If we're talking about snacks then Yogurt and trail mix/dried fruit comes to mind. Or straight honey; never underestimate it. It packs a ton of energy, it doesn't spoil easily and can be mixed with whatever, be it ceareal, yogurt or milk.

    Whatever you do just avoid granola. It's fat and disgusting and evil.