One of the wonderful things about holidays and special celebrations is the food!
There’s no need to get off track with your healthy habits just because it’s a long weekend. How does a healthy, whole foods Easter lunch sound to you?
With an unusual abundance of chocolate about, I think it pays to whip up a healthy dinner party for your weekend entertaining rather than spending next week in a food coma because you overdid it.
Here’s a nutritious, delicious, bursting with flavour Easter menu that consists of whole, fresh, unprocessed foods that doesn’t overdo it on the calories.
It uses a number of principles that I teach my clients about when it comes to eating well:
Flavour with fresh foods, not jarred sauces or sachets – chilli, garlic, ginger, herbs, spices, lime juice, etc.
Use lots of vegetables, make them the star of the show – fill half your plate.
Use foods that look the same as when they left the farmer – make the majority of your ingredients unprocessed. Food in its whole state is the best way to eat it.
There’s lots of confusion around carbohydrates and their effect on our health, particularly regarding their consumption and subsequent effect on weight loss, body fat and a person’s risk of developing heart disease. So here is what we really know about carbohydrates.
Vegetables are the cornerstone of a healthy eating pattern. You simply cannot eat well without them. So here are eight simple and practical ways you can include more in your diet - that aren’t steaming or salad!
Ask yourself, “If you only had the energy to focus on the one aspect of nutrition that would give you the largest return on investment, what would that area be?”
If you can’t answer that question, read on.