6 Healthy Foods I’ve Introduced Into My Diet

With lockdown lifting right as I moved out, it’s inevitable that I’ve been eating out a lot more than I once did.

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.

Healthy eating is very important to me!

Although I definitely indulge in less healthy snacks, meals and treats, I love finding new foods to introduce into my diet whenever I can.

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.

In this post, I discuss 6 healthy foods I’ve 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.

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.

person holding sliced avocado, healthy food

Yes, it does have a high level of fat- but it also gives you lots of things you need, such as potassium and fibre.

Avocados are a little more expensive than other healthy foods, but I’d really recommend working an avocado into your next meal if you can afford it.

Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper on it, slice it up or mash it into guacamole.

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 veg that gives 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 and chicken to add a few vitamins to your evening stir-fry.

Check out BBC Food for more information about different courgette recipes to try out.

3. Quinoa

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

It’s not very flavourful, so you need to treat it like rice or couscous. Add lots of delicious flavours, and you’ve got yourself a very healthy vegetarian/vegan superfood!

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

4. Red meat

I understand that red meat is not completely healthy- but it does contain some nutrients that you need!

While red meat is very high in fat, it’s also very high in iron. For someone who doesn’t have the highest iron levels, this is a must!

healthy spaghetti bolognase

I always feel so energised when I’ve had a big helping of spaghetti bolognaise.

Although red meat is definitely a food to be eaten in moderation (if you eat meat at all), I definitely find it helps to boost my iron and energy levels whenever I need it.

5. Yogurt drinks

I want to improve my probiotic consumption and build up my gut health.

Greek yogurt is a great way to boost your gut. This 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, these drinks are great for a shot of yogurt and you can even drink them on the way to work in the morning.

6. Eggs

I’ve finally mastered the perfect omelette!

My Dad makes delicious omelets, so he taught me how to make them for my lunch before I moved out.

I love adding all my favourite things to omelettes, such as ham, spinach or cheese.

Eggs are so versatile! They should be eaten in moderation, but I love that you can eat a fried egg one day, an omelette the next day and scrambled eggs the next.

Are there any healthy foods you eat everyday? What is 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 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’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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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