6 Healthy Foods I’ve Introduced Into My Diet

Since moving out of my family home, I’m conscious that I need to keep eating as healthy as I was when I lived there.

With lockdown lifting right as I moved out, it’s inevitable that I’ve been eating out more than I once did, and me and my boyfriend have been on a lot of dates to introduce him to the city, and make up for lost time after our pandemic long-distance relationship.

While I definitely indulge in less healthy snacks, meals, and treats- I love finding new foods to introduce into my diet whenever I can, and eating healthy is very important to me.

I think there’s an important link between our physical and mental health, and I always feel more productive, happy, and “together” when I’ve kept to a healthy and balanced diet, and when I’m putting foods in my body that I know will make it feel as good as possible.

In this post, I’m discussing 6 healthy foods I’ve recently introduced into my diet. These are all very accessible foods in major supermarkets, and they are all super easy to make into delicious meals!

I’m not a doctor or dietitian and this post is not offering advice. This is just my personal experience of what food I’ve enjoyed eating in the past couple of months, and it will hopefully give you a bit of inspiration if you need it!

1. Avocado

I recently introduced avocado into my diet, and I love it. I usually put it with other salad greens such as lettuce and spinach, and I find it adds a refreshing taste to my meals. Avocado is a superfood, and it is full of healthy vitamins. Yes, it does have a high level of fat- but it also gives you things you need like potassium and fibre (and not all fats are bad for you).

Avocados are a little more expensive than other healthy choice, but I’d really recommend working an avocado into your next meal. Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper on it, slice it up, or mash it up like guacamole.

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2. Courgette

Since moving out of my parents home, I knew I needed to keep eating healthy vegetables, but I wasn’t sure where to start. I don’t like broccoli or peas, and it’s the green ones that give you so many nutrients!

I finally introduced courgette into my diet, and it’s such a versatile vegetable. You can roast it with onions, peppers, and other vegetables to make a nice healthy meal, or fry it with some noodles to add some vitamins to your evening stir-fry.

Check out BBC Food for more information about courgette recipes.

3. Quinoa

I recently introduced this into my diet on the recommendation of my Mum- and it is packed full of iron and other vitamins.

It’s not got much flavour, so you need to treat it like rice or couscous- add lots of flavours to whatever you’re putting it with, and you’ve got yourself a very healthy vegetarian/vegan superfood!

Unfortunately I don’t like spicy food, but that’s even better as you can serve it with your favourite curry or spicy meal.

4. Red meat

Now, I understand that red meat is not completely healthy- but it does contain some things you need! While red meat is very high in fat, it’s also very high in iron- and for someone who doesn’t have the highest iron levels, this is a must.

I always feel so much more energised when I’ve had a big helping of spaghetti bolognaise, and while red meat is definitely something to be eaten in moderation (if you eat meat at all), I definitely find it helps me to boost my iron and energy levels when I need it.

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5. Yogurt drinks

I’ve recently been trying to up my probiotic consumption and improve my gut health. If you buy Greek yogurt or yogurt filled with probiotics, it’s a great way to boost your gut health- which can help your stomach, immunity, and even your skin.

However, I never fancy eating a full yogurt and I can never finish a full pot of yogurt before it goes off. Yogurt drinks such as actimel are a great alternative.

As long as they have the same probiotic benefits, they are great for a shot of yogurt and can be drunk on the go or before work in the morning.

6. Eggs

I’ve finally mastered the perfect omelet! At home, I got my Dad to make omelets as I could never make them well, but now I’ve moved out I’ve mastered them. I love adding all my favourite things to my omelets, such as ham, spinach, or cheese.

I love eggs because they are so versatile, and while they should be eaten in moderation- I love that you can eat a fried egg one day, an omelet the next day, and scrambled eggs the next!

do you have any healthy foods you eat everyday? What’s one food you would love to introduce into your diet? Do you have any delicious recipe suggestions?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below πŸ™‚

Happy reading x

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  1. Avocados, courgettes and eggs are staples for me.. absolutely loved them, as taste, versatility and nutritional value ❀ I eat far too little protein and so I am trying to incorporate tofu and chickpeas as I don't eat meat. It's working well, so far πŸ™‚

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  2. I don’t know where I’d be without eggs, they are the mainstay of my diet during the week. I must be honest I’m not a big fan of avocados but I do like courgettes especially when lemon rind is grated over them, it makes them taste even healthier.

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  3. I’ve only recently gotten back into eating eggs and I can’t say I’ve missed them all that much. I know they’re good for me but I just can’t like them as much as I’m meant to. Love avocado though! Could eat them until the cows come home.

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  4. I love avocado and eggs, I try and eat some berries or a banana every day and we have oily fish at least twice a week in lieu of red meat (not a fan, I’m afraid!). Good to hear you’re eating healthily, Eleanor – have you tried Ayran? It’s a Turkish yoghurt drink and it’s delicious πŸ™‚

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  5. Courgettes are my favourite. I have added more vegetable in to my diet such as squash, aubergine and celeriac. I have tried avocado before and don’t like it. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. It’s great that you have healthy foods which work for you πŸ™‚ I don’t eat anything on your list – really tried to like avocados but I can’t. For any vegans reading this I would recommend tofu, spinach, nuts and anything with oats.

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  7. I’ve been craving hard-boiled eggs as of recently, and I love putting one of them and some avocado in a salad. I get this every day for lunch at my university. I also agree with the red meat part- although not the healthiest, it can be hard to find iron in other foods. If you don’t mind spinach whether cooked or as a salad, it’s a really good source of iron! Thanks for sharing x

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  8. Great list.

    I love avacados but don’t buy them enough. I also used to put courgette in everything I cook, especially the slow cooker recipes.

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  9. I’ve been including yogurt drinks with live probiotics into my diet in the hopes it’ll help with my IBS, although I’ve not seen any benefits yet. I also love a courgette, but I can’t remember the last time I ate one

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  10. We have a similar diet! I love courgettes and avocado too πŸ™‚ I try to focus on veggies, healthy fats and good sources of protein (though I do love treats like making my own millionaire’s shortbread – I have dairy and gluten intolerances and the homemade stuff is waaay nicer than the store-bought, cardboardy allergy-free stuff!) Thanks for a helpful list – I should definitely try to eat more quinoa!

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  11. I used to have such a busy program that I just didn’t have the time or the energy to look after my diet as I should have. These last few months I have started adding more fruits as oranges, apples and bananas, vegetables and fishes.
    I have started feeling the difference in my body and my energy levels. Having to take care of a proper and nutritious diet should be a priority for all of us. I am glad you started taking care of it also πŸ™‚

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  12. I love avocado! We usually eat it with sugar (after the avocado is crushed with a spoon) and I like to order spaghetti bolognese when going out. Love it sooo much πŸ™‚ Thanks for your recommendation x

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  13. I start my day with egg whites, spinach, and half an avocado so I’ve got two items on your list knocked down before noon! I had to look up courgette. It’s zucchini!
    Great that you’re trying to eat healthier. It’s not as easy as grabbing chips, but I feel better for it. Thanks.

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  14. My favourite healthy recipe is “Jamie Oliver Spring veg linguine” (on Tesco’s website). It’s really quick and very tasty. I make it all the time and it goes with all sorts (brilliant with cheesy garlic bread, though not so healthy!).

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  15. Ooo I absolutely love incorporating new foods into my life, I love trying new things and finding foods which I love! I absolutely love yoghurt drinks, they are such a great way to start the day as they are really filling. I’m yet to try courgette in a dinner time meal but i do love it in my vegan muffins. Thanks so much for sharing lovely Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

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  16. This is a great list – I remember leaving home and realizing similar lessons of needing to be intentional in packing my day with nutrients as I had in my family home. Eggs, Quinoa, Nuts, and Berries are my go-to ways to ensure throughout the day I’m packed with nutrition.

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