Healthy food porn

    Hearing the words ‘food porn’ automatically conjures up images in our heads of greasy burgers, overloaded poutine, mac’n’cheese and of course pizza! We’ve all been there – usually late at night or with a rumbling stomach we end up scrolling through post after post of food porn, allowing ourselves to be hypnotised by endless photos and videos. It’s like going to a supermarket when you’re hungry. Your appetite for fast food increases and all sense goes out of the window! But isn’t there another way? We’ve picked out a few culinary delights for you that are as equally aesthetically pleasing – and that won’t block your arteries just by looking at them. Welcome to healthy food porn!
    Healthy Food Porn
    Gesunde Sünde: Kumpir auf Süßkartoffel. Quelle: Instagram

    Kumpir

    Basically a baked potato, this Turkish street food trend tastes so good and, despite its low fat content, keeps you nice and full for a long time. And even if you meanwhile equate ‘healthy’ with ‘low carb’: the carbohydrates from the potato provides sufficient energy to get you through a long day, making it a great lunch. Kumpir toppings can be varied depending on your tastes: fresh salad, herb quark, guacamole (particularly tasty with sweet potato!), grated carrots or feta will keep vegetarians happy, while meat and fish lovers can opt for lean chicken or tuna. By the way, the dish is a great healthy food porn alternative to the similar poutine: just with a baked (sweet) potato instead of greasy fries. But don’t overdo it with the toppings – like everything, moderation is key. If we’ve whet your appetite but you’re not in the mood for cooking, you can find kumpir at eateries like Patta in Friedrichshain or Heimweh in Kreuzberg in Berlin.

    Healthy Food Porn
    Wer Lust auf Kumpir hat, findet bei Patta Berlin große und leckere Gerichte. Quelle: Instagram

    Summer rolls

    If you prefer to stay low carb, this delicious finger food from Vietnam, shredded vegetables rolled in rice paper wraps, is an extra-skinny option. You can fill the rice paper, for example, with fresh, uncooked vegetables, fruits and salad with an extra portion of healthy food porn in the shape of prawns, tofu or omelette strips. If you’ve never done it before, preparing the rice paper can be a bit tricky. The simplest method is to dip it into a bowl of lukewarm water for around ten seconds to make it soft, slightly sticky and stretchy. Leaving enough space on both sides and at the bottom, you then add the filling to the middle of the paper and roll it up. Without a dip it would be very dry: an especially low-fat variation is rice vinegar or chilli sauce. But if you want to keep the contents of your summer rolls raw, a delicious peanut dip is also a great choice! In the German capital you can find tasty summer rolls at Nam Long at Schlesisches Tor or at Soy in Mitte.

    Healthy Food Porn
    Bei diesen veganischen Sommerrollen läuft uns das Wasser im Mund zusammen. Quelle: Instagram

    Smoothie Bowls

    If you haven’t come across this breakfast option on social media yet, you must have been living under a rock for the last couple of years! From a distance the pretty bowls look like classic breakfast muesli, but they offer a lot more creative scope for Instagrammable presentation – on social media, foodie accounts and restaurants are constantly outdoing each other with new, colourful variations of this superfood trend. But smoothie bowls also pack a powerful punch: normal fruit or green smoothies are pimped up with healthy toppings to make them even more energising and vitamin and nutrient-packed than a smoothie on its own. You can add nuts, fresh or dried fruits, cereal or coconut chips or whatever takes your fancy. The hipsters among you will have already sampled the traditional Brazilian option with açai berries, the açai bowl. Also mouth-wateringly good, but definitely on the borderline between regular and healthy food porn, is the chocolate variation with a banana and cacao smoothie topped with dark chocolate and nuts. In Berlin, you’ll find these bowls of goodness, for example, at The Juicery in Prenzlauer Berg and Daluma in Mitte.

    Healthy Food Porn
    Blaubeere und Erdnussbutter können gemixt so schön und lecker aussehen. Quelle: Instagram

    Text: Renée Diehl

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