3 Reasons Why You Should Stick to a Balanced Diet

Lifestyles have changed quite a bit since grandpa and grandma lived off their own land. Things nowadays are moving quickly and having and sticking with a set meal plan is not as easy as you may think. The importance of having a balanced diet can never be stressed enough. We’re not talking about diets, just good old fashioned 3 meals a day thing. Let’s take a look at why it is so important to eat regularly and healthily.

#1 Get some Routine

Sticking to a meal plan may seem boring. Let’s just say that you don’t have to eat the same thing every Monday or every other day. The important thing is having meal times and sticking to them. Having a routine and eating times is beneficial for your way of life and your body. This will boost and assist your metabolism but also give your life a sense of structure and routine.

#2 What’s Good for the Body is Good for the Mind

Our brains are amazing. They do a lot of work during our waking (and sleeping hours). But your brain, and essentially your mind, won’t be able to function properly if it is running on that one cup of coffee you had this morning. Avoid burnout and keep your brain healthy by eating regularly and rewarding it with brain food every now and then!

#3 What’s Good for the Mind is Good for the Body

Even if you are not a fitness bunny, your body still needs a certain amount of calories and foods from the key nutrient groups to perform optimally. Your body needs food to be able to function normally. If you don’t have a meal or diet plan, and only eat when you feel like fainting, you are doing more harm to your body than any good.

So, if you see our truck and you forgot to pack your lunch, or it is time to fuel up with a snack, be sure to stop by! Remember, a healthy lifestyle means a happy one, with a prolonged life expectancy.

5 Fried Foods You’ve Got to Try Right Now

A little greasy, deep fried goodness has never done anybody harm. Just imagine that deep-fried piece of chicken. Or what about that delicious spicy popper you just cannot refuse. Nowadays people are experimenting more and more with the art of deep frying all sorts of foods. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 unusual fried foods that are just way too delicious to say no to.

1. Delectable Deep Fried Tofu

If you haven’t tried this before, you are in for one hell of a treat! Add some spice of preference, fry it in a pan and bam! A delicious crispy snack that can be eaten as is, dipped in a zesty sauce or used in salads and stir-fries.

2. Amazingly Tasty Deep Fried Avocado

Are you like us? Complete nutters for avo? Well, then you absolutely have to try this one out. Served as a dipper with some salsa or dip of preference, it really is amazing what you can do with a deep fried avo. Perfect for game night served with a hot bowl of nachos! Or even to add in a tossed salad – need we say more?

3. Eye-Popping Melt-in-your-Mouth Deep Fried Potato Poppers

Either serve it as an entree, or as a side. These are so delicious, we’re pretty sure you’ll be hooked after the first bite. Cook some potatoes, slice them in wedges, dip them in a beer batter and deep fry. Yum.

4. Deep Fried Ice Cream

Yes. This is a thing and it is totally possible to deep fry ice cream. Having a get-together or dinner party? ”Wow” your guests by serving these for dessert. Not to be mistaken for a palate cleanser, but can definitely be categorized as a palate pounder.

5. Scrumptious Deep Fried Cheesecake

Oh boy, we definitely saved the best for last. Most of us at Ride or Fry has a sweet tooth, and this one definitely hits the spot! If you’re not a master baker, get a baked cheesecake from your nearest bakery, make some batter, dip little blocks and deep fry. You will never want to have plain old cheesecake ever again!

Needless to say, fatty foods are not healthy for our arteries but indulging every now and then shouldn’t do any harm. Have you tried any of these dishes before? Or can you add another one to this list? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.