During the week between Christmas and New Year we find ourselves flitting from party to party. We often make New Year’s resolutions involving healthy eating only to break them. That’s why we’ve put together some easy healthy eating tips, which we hope will see you through till the next December.
Put some more protein into your diet
Protein is crucial for our body. We use it to grow, restore and maintain tissues. Protein is also vital for bones and muscles. A diet providing enough protein should help keep your body in good condition, but what’s a sensible way of incorporating it into your meals? Well, it’s easier than you may think. Regularly cooking up eggs, chicken, pulses or fish is a great platform to build off.
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Keep an eye on your saturated fat intake
Fat, it is really a case of quality rather than quantity mattering, and saturated fats are the ones to moderate. So, how much is too much? Well, 20g for adults and even less for children according to the NHS. That is why we’re constantly on the lookout for food that is lower in saturated fats, but ultimately, in the midweek madness at the beginning of the year, we understand that it’s tough to cook up a convenient meal that ticks all the health boxes.
Start the day right with a healthy breakfast
When the New Year gets into full swing, it’s all too easy to slip out the door without eating anything and starting the day on the wrong foot. So what should you be tucking into after rolling out of bed? You don’t have to re-invent the wheel something as simple as a bowl of wholegrain cereal with a piece of fruit will give you a solid start to the day.
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Get creative in the kitchen
The great thing about cooking at home is that you know exactly what is on your plate. This is the easiest way to make sure what you’re eating is nutritious and, of course, delicious. Imagine the kitchen as a blank canvas on which you can create a masterpiece.
Try out Meatless Mondays
If you’re a keen carnivore then it’s easy to fall into the trap of munching on meat seven days a week. Lean meat can certainly be a beneficial part of a diet, but you should also look to up your intake of plant based products as well. That’s why we’ve recommended trying out Meatless Mondays especially if you’ve had a big hunk of roast beef on Sunday.