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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Are there any healthy foods you eat everyday? What’s one food you would love to introduce into your diet? Do you have any delicious and healthy recipe suggestions?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x