When summertime rolls around, we all start thinking about cleaning up our diets and getting into better shape – it’s just human nature. But how about this year, instead of trying another crash diet, you keep things simple and consider adding in good stuff before you try to remove the bad?
Experimenting with some delicious and healthy recipes will naturally help you to replace the unhealthier, high-calorie meals you have in your week. These meal ideas are easy, healthy, delicious and totally customisable to fit your tastebuds.
A super easy (and tasty) way to sneak extra fruit and veggies into your diet is with a daily smoothie. There are so many different recipes to try to suit every type of person so you just know you’ll find something delicious.
Investing in a high-quality blender will definitely motivate you to try out all those healthy, delicious smoothie recipes you see on social media. You can add any kind of fruit to your smoothies and even certain vegetables – believe us, you won’t even taste them. Smoothies are also a great place to sneak in extra healthy supplements like protein powders, green powders or collagen.
A wrap is an easy and delicious way to cram loads of veggies into one meal. You could add fresh salad vegetables or sauteed vegetables for a warmer wrap, and the options are endless. Keep them vegetarian with tofu or tempeh, or add in some grilled chicken or beef for a boost of protein.
Lettuce wraps instead of tortilla wraps are a great idea for people trying to lose weight since they have almost zero calories and count as an extra serving of veg! However, if you’re at a healthy weight and need extra carbs to fuel workouts, the carbs in a regular wrap will be good for you.
You may think of soup as a winter food but there are benefits to eating soup all year round. Soups are another easy, low-calorie meal that you can cram full of delicious vegetables and fibre. Grains like barley or rice can bulk up your soups and give them an extra hearty boost, and you can ramp up the protein with chicken or whatever you prefer.
You can get creative with your soup recipes and try all sorts of different flavours, cuisines and ingredients. Get experimental and make your gut extra happy with a warm bowl of vegetable soup and a slice of crusty bread on the side.
Salad is the go-to option for what people consider a healthy meal, but you don’t need to think of this as soggy lettuce and tomato for your lunch. There are so many mouth-watering salad recipes online that you can use as a full meal instead of just a side dish.
They can be crammed with proteins, carbs, healthy fats, delicious flavours and textures that will leave your mouth watering and hungry for more. Start jazzing up your salads and you’ll see that healthy eating doesn’t need to be a bore.