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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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 🙂
Happy reading x