January is here, and the new year generally brings along the infamous list of New Year’s resolutions. After weeks of indulging ourselves over the festive period, healthier eating is normally at the top of the list for most of us, along with more exercise and spend less money!
Healthy eating doesn’t have to be endless plates of green leaves or sticks of celery. Here are some of our tips to a cleaner, healthier diet for 2018.
- If you are a meat eater, buying good quality meat is key, preferably from your local butcher. Not only will it taste better, but you can rest assured the meat is of the highest quality. Buying direct from your local butcher will ensure fresh, local produce, shorter supply chains, and expert advice from knowledgeable butchers.
- Gluten free has become a well-known term, particularly growing over the last few years, with many options and ranges now readily available. Although a gluten free diet was originally in response to gluten intolerance medical conditions, it soon became a popular trend, with many well-known celebrities and wellness chefs boasting the benefits. You don’t have to go completely gluten free, but giving your stomach a break every now and then can definitely make a difference.
- Game is a great way to introduce something new into your daily diet, by alternating with your normal, everyday meats for something a little different. Not only does game have a distinctly different flavour to beef, pork or lamb, but it is also much higher in protein and Omega 3, lower in fat, and naturally gluten free.
Preparing your meals in advance is a great way to manage your food and avoid buying a ready-made sandwich for lunch or takeaway when you don’t feel like cooking. Preparing food for the week is healthier and cheaper. You can also prepare freezer friendly, home cooked dinners, ready when you need it. Alternatively, instead of making the whole meal, prepare sauces and freeze in bulk like Nadiya. Her quick curry sauce is simple to make, easy to freeze, and perfect when you fancy a quick and healthy curry on a Friday night.