I think that we all, cooking enthusiasts, go through something that I like to call “the flavorful stage”. I describe it like that phase in your cooking life that began when you discover that people start to like your cooking because it has flavor. So you hold on to that one thing that people seems to like about your food and you exploit it. You put more than a pinch of salt to the meat, more than a splash of milk to the mashed potatoes, you add more olive oil to the bread you are grilling; you just keep adding and adding.
This stage ends when you realize that strong flavors, in the long term, are wearisome to the palate. So what to do if your super tasteful food needs to tune a few levels down? Learn to prepare healthy instant pot recipes! This doesn’t mean that, from now on, you should only make vegetarian food or cook chicken breasts.
What it means is that it is time to learn to cook food that’s not only tasty but that has nutritional value too. You can upgrade your cooking from being only flavorful to have an interesting texture, a beautiful presentation, to smell appetizing. You can learn to rely on more than just taste.