We all know that eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables is essential to keep our bodies healthy but it can be very difficult indeed to steer clear of all those cakes and biscuits, and swap them out for healthier (yet no less delicious) alternatives.
It’s all about building new habits and getting into new routines, so if you’re starting out and are finding it a little tricky, don’t worry - just take it day by day and before you know it, you’ll have a very colourful plate in front of you… and a lot more energy besides.
But to help you get off on the right foot, we thought we’d come up with some handy hints and tips for getting more fruit and veg in your diet. Let us know how they work for you.
Choose Your Snacks Wisely:
If you know you always go for the chocolate as a snack, try not having anything like that in the house for a week. Instead, make some healthier options ahead of time, like raw veggie sticks to dip in some homemade hummus - anything from sliced carrots to celery, green beans or green and red peppers.
Make Graze Pots:
If you’re always on the go and are worried that you will end up eating a lot of convenience foods, make yourself some graze pots with lots of dried fruit in them, such as raisins, dates or dried apricots. You can carry around a little tub in your bag and pull it out whenever you feel peckish.
Do A Daily Juice Cleanse:
If you want to revitalise your body and give it an instant reboot, a juice cleanse is a great way to go about this, helping you to rid yourself of harmful toxins and pollutants that can build up over time. Juice diets will help you to detoxify and hydrate, so do some research and see which one sounds like the right one for you.
A very easy way to up your intake for fruit and veg is to enjoy them in a smoothie from time to time. What about blending together a cup of almond or oat milk, a handful or two of rolled oats, some strawberries, a banana and two handfuls of spinach, along with a spoonful or two of peanut butter, for a quick and easy breakfast that’s three of your five a day!
You could have a great time researching different recipes and playing around with your favourite fruits, coming up with your own ideas and really giving yourself a health injection each morning.
We’d love to hear how you’re keeping yourself fit and healthy at the moment, and what tips you have for eating more fruit and veg… so drop us a line to let us know!