A common misconception of my diet is that it’s boring – chicken, more chicken, broccoli & sweet potato.
And yes, the aforementioned does hold a particular key place in my meals, but it doesn’t have to taste the same day in day out….That would be zzzzz – and a complaint why some couldn’t stick to it.
My coaches at Fitness Life Academy have always encouraged a variety to the diet and finding ways to mix up the foods to keep it interesting. Over the last 12 months I’ve used a range of herbs and spices with have just utterly changed my thinking of the whole “simple food” mentally – Not only have I experimented with different flavours (a new found love with coriander and slowed cooked ‘pulled’ chicken) but seemingly peculiar mixes like cinnamon and scrambled egg are in fact AWESOME! (seriously try it! Thanks Mark!)
Another is chilli and hot sauces. There are many varieties that are great for adding warming flavours to your prepared meals, lots of people have pointed me in the direction of the likes of Nandos sauce, paprika and a new favourite, Cholula chipotle hot sauce. My pallet hasn’t always taken to very well to spicy food but my belief is that whilst I’ve consumed basic foods and carefully added my own flavours, my ‘spice tolerance’ has rocketed!
Don’t get me wrong, my food isn’t drowning in it BUT the kick from the flavour brings a lot of my food alive and enhances the experience – my meals are still strict’ BUT contain a huge variety and NEVER boring!