With all the carbs, fats, and other great-in-taste-but-unhealthy food, there are times that you got sick and tired of its taste and you just want to face leafy and healthy dishes. Right? Whether you’ve just made up your mind to live a healthier and happier life or you’re already one and want to maintain healthy living, this list of healthy dishes will surely help!
1. Ginisang Sitaw
Composed of string beans and squash accompanied by either pork meat or fish, this dish indeed is undoubtedly healthy as it provides a good amount of fiber and Vitamin C.
2. Gising Gising
Would you like something to eat that will surely wake up your taste buds? Ask your mom to cook Gising Gising then! This dish is made up of green beans that is a good source of Vitamins B6, C, K, manganese, zinc and fiber. Gising Gising is cooked with coconut milk, which is enriched with iron.
3. Lumpiang Ubod
Filipinos have a wide variety of Lumpia, from Lumpiang Hubad, Lumpiang Shanghai, Lumpiang Sariwa down to other lumpia variation. If you’re into something healthy, Lumpiang Ubod is quite perfect for you! It is composed with healthy ingredients that make it high in Vitamins A.
If there’s one popular and undoubtedly healthy Pinoy dish that each of us is aware of, it is none other than Pinakbet or Pakbet! This dish is commonly cooked with shrimp paste (bagoong alamang) and contains eggplant, bitter melon, squash, okra, string beans (other veggies can be added up depending on your preference). Pinakbet/Pakbet is undeniably rich in fiber and Vitamin A.
A spicy dish that originated in the province of Bicol, which is composed of taro leaves and cooked with coconut milk. Laing is rich in Vitamins A, C and iron.
6. Ensaladang Talong
Ensaladang talong will always be a better sidekick to any grilled meat dish which does not only brings great taste, but also comes with a handful of Vitamin B and manganese!
7. Ginisang Munggo
Among Pinoy dishes, Ginisang Munggo might be the only dish that is programmed to be cooked every Friday. It may sound funny and peculiar to some, but there are Filipino who always cooks this dish on a particular day. Whatever the reason may be, one thing is for sure, Ginisang Munggo is packed with folate, thiamine, iron, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus which are enough to make your body healthy!
8. Sinigang na Isda
Turn your back on the meat version of this dish (Sinigang na Baboy) and instead grab a bowl of Sinigang na Isda for your lunch! The main ingredient of this dish (fish) is a good source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids as water spinach or kangkong gives good amounts of Vitamins A and C.