(HealthDay News) -- Healthier food doesn't have to taste like cardboard.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions to keep food healthy while boosting its flavor:
- Give veggies a sweeter, smokier flavor by brushing them lightly with oil and a sprinkle of herbs, then roasting in the oven at 450 degrees.
- Using a bit of oil, slowly caramelize onions in a pan over low heat. Use the sweet, rich sauce over a meat or poultry dish.
- Add to your food a variety of colorful peppers or hot pepper sauce, citrus juice, pomegranate seeds or herbs such as cilantro.
- Opt for healthier condiments, such as fresh salsa, tapenade, chutney, horseradish, mustard, bean puree or wasabi.