After all the seasonal excess of Christmas cheer, it's that time of the year when many of us do our best to make promises to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Eating healthy and nutritious food is a great way to get started. But how can you make sure you follow through on your resolutions and make healthier food choices this year?
Here are a few tips to help you stay on track.
Make a plan. It doesn't have to be complex - just figure out what types of meals you like and want to make and therefore the produce you will need,
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Fill your plate with seasonal, nutrient-dense fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats, such as avocado. A good ratio is to fill half your plate with veggies, a quarter protein and a quarter grains.
Whole and intact grains - whole wheat, barley, quinoa, oats, brown rice, and foods such as whole wheat pasta are preferable as they contain more fibre which helps you to feel full for longer, and keeps your digestive system running well.
Make your own snacks. Having healthy snacks on hand can help resist the temptation to reach for something sugary.
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Eating more healthily doesn't have to be difficult. With a little planning and some smart choices, you can enjoy nutritious meals throughout the year. Here's to a happy and healthy 2023!