So my food on Friday is a little late this week – sometimes the case when you have a baby! Basically I’m talking about healthy eating this week, rather than talking about one particular meal.
“I really want to start eating more healthily” – sound familiar? Yeah, me too! Only now, as I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions, I’m nursing my son so I NEED to be healthy.
Now, for some of you “healthy eating” is about losing weight, following strict nutritional philosophies and depriving yourselves of yummy foods! For me, Healthy Eating is about feeling good, having enough energy and balancing out your moods. I never drink coffee anymore – if I run out of energy I know it’s to do with diet.
“I don’t have time for that!” – Or something along those lines? Let me tell you, since having a baby I wonder what the hell I was doing when I thought I was ‘busy’ before! If you commit to it – you can actually do it!
It’s IMPOSSIBLE to change how you eat overnight, so don’t try. Just change one thing at a time. There’s no way that 7 days a week I get my five-a-day and my 8 glasses of water etc, I still have frozen pizza in the freezer and tortellini in the fridge!
I do eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Something I never did before! I’m going to give some examples of a healthy lunch here that you might like to try out yourself:
I buy Bagels and Panini bread in my weekly shop and keep them in the fridge, then just pop them in the toaster when I’m ready to eat them.
I think both of these are the same combination – Cheese, Green Peppers, Ham and Pesto. It will fill you up until dinner too!
Try one of these in the canteen – make lunch for a few people at one time! You should have a couple of peppers in the fridge, a pack of ham, a block of cheese, a jar of pesto and Paninis or Bagels. Another great filling – mix up some tuna, low fat mayo and sweet corn and serve on lettuce!
Let me know if you try it out – how well did it work out for you? Once we have lunch sorted I’ll talk to you about other ways to make your diet a little healthier!