Eating a healthy, balanced diet shouldn’t be a difficult task to accomplish…
Despite this, in amongst our daily lives, it can be difficult to find the time for simple activities like meal planning and preparation, all important aspects of healthy living.
Luckily, we’ve put together a great guide on how to achieve a healthy lifestyle, because healthy eating should be easy and accessible for all. 💚
Organise Your Kitchen
One of the easiest places to start, tidying your kitchen can play a huge role in your healthy eating journey.
By ensuring that all your fresh, dried and tinned produce is stored correctly, you’ll be able to take stock of what you have already and what you need to acquire.
Some brilliant staples for healthy eating come in the form of whole wheat pasta and rice, oats, herbs and spices, frozen vegetables and meats and frozen fruit.
Cook from Home
If you’re not sure on your next step towards healthy eating, then cooking from home can be a great place to start.
When we buy processed foods with lengthy ingredient lists, it can be tricky to work out what we are really putting into our body; yet through cooking at home, it’s super easy to know what is going into the dishes.
Blend Up Your Fruit and Vegetables
Aware that you need fruit and vegetables in your diet but reluctant to include them? Blend them up! Incorporating vegetables in your dishes doesn’t have to be hard.
Try blending up carrots and peppers with your tomato pasta sauce for a vitamin boost, or enjoy a fruit smoothie in the morning alongside your oats.
Simple tips like these ensure that you’re getting in the vitamins and minerals you need whilst hiding them in tasty dishes.
Make Packed Lunches
Another simple tip for eating healthy comes in the form of avoiding processed foods whilst out and about, an issue solved by packing your lunch before heading to work.
Simple, yet delicious options could be tuna or chicken salad, freshly prepared hummus wraps or sandwiches rich in protein like eggs and grilled chicken.
Snacking right by incorporating options such as sliced fruit or raw veg can also be perfect for a desk break.
One of the corner stones of healthy living, and the easiest one to achieve when you’re looking to get into healthy eating, is adequate hydration.
Carrying a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go can be a great place to start.
Stick to a goal of eight glasses per day for optimum health.
Focus on Balance and Avoid Guilt
The final aspect of healthy living is to focus on balance and avoid the guilt. When you’re following a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to recognise all food groups in moderation, this can be a great way of avoiding any form of restrictive eating.