Junk food is out, healthy eating plans are in. But what if you’re not exactly the strict routine type? Our healthy eating inspiration is here to give you the little push you need, without the calorie counting, workout routines and fad diets. Just a few tips on healthy eating for every month of the year.
Start the year off with a shock to the system (if you’re a meat eater that is) with Veganuary. If you’re a vegetarian then try cutting out dairy too, and if you’re already vegan then simply embrace your month! Veganuary means no meat, fish or dairy for the month, substituting your normal diet for high protein, nutritious replacements. Foods like lentils, quinoa and chickpeas are a great source of healthy carbs and protein that can keep you going through the month, also making for some pretty healthy dinner ideas.
February is Heart Awareness Month, so why not treat your body to a heart healthy diet rich in omega 3 and healthy fats? Salmon is a great place to start, being a good source of omega 3 and tasty in countless variations. Another great food for a heart healthy diet, avocado is a good source of monounsaturated fat, while a versatile selection of black, pinto, and cannellini beans are great for lowering cholesterol.
Sometimes, cooking those one-pot dishes that can feed the whole family are all you want in life. Use March to test out your one-pot cooking skills. From hot-pots to pasta bakes – pack your meals full of protein, vitamins, fibre and energy and simply serve. Hearty meals that’ll keep you going. Better still, cook and store extra portions ready for reheating for food that’s fast and nutritious.