MOST PEOPLE WANT TO EAT HEALTHY MEALS THROUGH THE DAY BUT IT MAY BE A CHALLENGE TO PLAN OUT THE MENU, SO HERE’S ONE DAY’S MEALS ON MY PLATE.
Rolled Oats with Almond Milk topped with cinnamon and blueberries.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It starts your day off on the right foot fuelling you for the day ahead. For me, a quick, easy and super nutritious option for my early morning starts is rolled oats (made on almond milk) with vanilla protein mixed in, topped with cinnamon and blueberries. Protein plays such a huge role in ensuring your blood sugar and therefore energy levels are sustained so you should definitely include it in your breakfast.
Boiled Egg with 2 Vita-Weat crackers
Considering the role protein has in keeping us fuelled, protein rich sources like boiled eggs are a great snack to avoid pangs of hunger throughout the day. Vita Weats also serve as a great source of fibre, stabilising blood sugar levels and help to normalise bowel motions.
Leftovers or pre-prepared snacks
Normally, lunch is left overs or something I have meal prepped over the weekend.
This is an example of typical lunch option for me, a healthier take on nachos.
I cook the mince with whatever herbs and spices I feel like (for this I used paprika, turmeric and cumin) and cut up heaps of veggies to add in to make sure I’m getting just as much veg, if not more so than meat. For the chips I cut up rye wraps and crisp them in the oven for 10-15mins.
Greek Yogurt with Granola
Another quick, easy, protein rich option. Greek yogurt is high in probiotics, live cultures that help support a healthy digestive system. Granola is another source of wholegrains, and you can jazz it up by adding in your favourite toppings like pumpkin and chia seeds.
Crispy Skin Salmon with Salad
Without a doubt this would be the most repeated meal in my diet and one of my firm favourites for lots of reasons.
Not only is salmon super delicious but it has so many health benefits. Full of Omega 3 fatty acids, both DHA and EPA, eating salmon weekly can help increase your brain function.
Salmon is also a great source of high quality protein, potassium, selenium and B12, so it should be a firm favourite in any diet based on health and nutrition.
An apple with peanut butter
If you absolutely need some post-dinner snack food, why not make it a healthy choice?
Aside from being plain delicious, the fibre and protein from this combination will fill you up without leaving you too full, and the apple delivers a satisfying crunch.