Adult
5th Aug 2020

A balanced diet full of fresh fruit and veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. After all, eating a variety of foods is the best way to get the array of essential nutrients that support your daily bodily functions.

When it comes to eating healthy it can be all too easy to fall into the traps of sticking to a regimented meal prepping schedule of bland, boring foods. But, it doesn’t have to be that way.

In fact, there are an array of delicious and nutritious ingredients that you can integrate into your weekly meal plan.

Foods To Include

Read on to discover our list of yummy, hearty foods to include in your next shopping list:

  • Fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, for fibre and essential vitamins. Try this handy guide to explore what’s in season in your city
  • Brown rice for a source of whole grains and additional fibre
  • Quinoa, which is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids
  • Whole grain bread
  • Oily fish, which is a source of omega-3 fatty acids (to support heart health) and protein
  • Raw nuts and seeds, for healthy fats, protein and fibre
  • Unsulphured dried fruits for a sweet midday snack
  • Fresh and dried herbs, lemon juice, olive oil and apple cider vinegar for dressing your meals
  • Herbal tea as an alternative to coffee or black tea

Foods to Avoid

Now that you’ve got a solid foundation for your next trip to the market, try to reduce how many of the following foods make their way into your cart.

  • Added sugar, including white, raw and brown sugar, golden syrup, maple syrup and artificial sweeteners
  • Excess caffeine, found in black tea, coffee, and many soft drinks.
  • Processed foods, with excess sugar, salt and unhealthy fats
  • Artificial colours and flavours

So what are you waiting for? Get shopping and enjoy a healthy array of delicious and nutritious foods today!

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