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I’ll keep this short and hope I don’t get shit on for it.
I’m a teenager, my diet consists mostly of ramen, frozen pizzas, other such frozen foods, and a shit ton of milk. I keep telling my parents I want to eat healthier and to get me healthier food so I can improve, which I genuinely want to.
the only problem is; They always ask “what do you want?” And I don’t fucking know. Im ashamed of my diet and I can’t fix it because I’ve essentially refused green food and veggies since I was 10. I still occasionally eat “healthy” things, but not enough, I need to find things to incorporate into my diet regularly.
so I ask anybody, just throw down some things that are healthier than my shitty processed diet, I’m desperate for any recommendations.
As a general really damn easy and healthy meal I’m a big fan of straight rice and black beans with some salsa or literally any Huy Fong foods product (the makers of siracha). As other people have said shocks breast is always a great starting point as there are lots of ways to spice it up. You could always get a cheap cut of meat like a chuck roast and make a nice stew cuz it’s winter. If you have any leftover meat I like to make quesadillas with it. Also learn to make a good simple pasta. Burgers. Meatballs. There are lots of things you can learn to cook and cook well as a beginner, and you’ll be able to be more creative with what you make and your ingredients and you get more comfortable with techniques and shit like that so have fun with it
Get on the B diet and focus on eating foods that start with the letter B. Broccoli, gummy Bears, Burritos, Brussel sprouts, Bacon. even that Bipbimbap. you really can’t go wrong.
B is one of the most nutritious letters in the alphabet
safarisamOh man, i have a killer lentil soup recipe that’s my favorite fall meal. It’s easy to make and holds really well.
also try chili! There is a lot you can do with it, it’s super filling, and is better than eating a frozen pizza.
bibimbap bowls sound hard but they taste amazing and it’s a good way to get veggies in. It’s like a Korean stir fry.
Learning to cook now is going to do you wonders, bit only will you feel good but you’ll be ready for when you’re out living alone.
Big love for bibimbap as a Korean myself. Super satisfying to cook and once you find the combo of veggies and meat you like I swear to god there’s nothing better, I eat it 5 times a week sometimes. Yogurt and granola is also a staple, I usually add a banana to mine. Chicken is super versatile although once you know basic cooking techniques there’s more flavorful options IMO. I’ve been on a weird soup kick, just trying to learn how to make as many soups as possible because most of the time they’re really easy and you have a shit ton of leftovers too. Stew is also the bomb, I’ve been learning my moms venison stew recipe and it’s insane over rice or noodles. There’s so many options out there dude! Cooking imo is kinda slept on, when you make a meal all by yourself and it tastes bomb it’s super satisfying. I would research what kind of food you like (Italian, Mexican, French etc etc) and then look up basic dishes from there. So for example if you like Italian, you could learn how to make Italian wedding soup, a spaghetti bolognaise (which is essentially what most Americans call “meat sauce,” but they stone you to death in Italy if you call it that), and a chicken Milanese (traditionally these is veal but chicken is cheaper, more readily available, and still super delicious). That’s 3 completely different dishes that require only basic cooking knowledge! And that’s only one type of food!
my bad for the weird rant but I lowkey love cooking and love to see people wanting to get into it to not only improve their diet but also broaden their palate! Good luck dude post anything that you end up making!
I say keep it simple: smoothies. Blend up kale/spinach, carrots, water (or tea, juice), frozen fruit, yogurt, and whatever hippie add in like chia, flax, collagen... if you’re hungry ure gonna eat it. Gives u some energy too.
Here are some healthy foods that you could consider incorporating into your diet:
Fruits: apples, bananas, berries, oranges, grapes, etc.
Vegetables: carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, etc.
Whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat bread, oatmeal, etc.
Lean proteins: chicken breast, fish, turkey, tofu, beans, lentils, etc.
Nuts and seeds: almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, etc.
Low-fat dairy products: Greek yogurt, skim milk, low-fat cheese, etc.
One approach you could try is to gradually add healthier foods to your diet. For example, if you usually have frozen pizza for dinner, you could try adding a side salad or some cooked vegetables to your meal. You could also try experimenting with different recipes that incorporate healthier ingredients, such as stir-fries, roasted vegetables, or grain bowls.
It's important to remember that it's okay to start small and make gradual changes. Eating healthy is not an all-or-nothing approach, and it's okay to have treats and indulgences in moderation.
Good luck on your journey toward a healthier diet!
I eat a lot of canned tuna OP, just a nice tuna fish sandwich each afternoon is great. Pro tip: instead of mayo mix it up with cottage cheese because it's super high in protein and has less fat n cholesterol. Some hummus and lettuce and its great. That's a protein packed healthy sandwich.
For breakfast I always have oats, banana, milk, and peanut butter (real pb not kraft). It's dirt cheap, super fast, and healthy as hell.
Rice, veggies and chicken stirfry is a great dinner too.