One of the most common New Year resolutions that people set themselves is to live a healthier lifestyle. Whether it’s to lose weight or just feel fitter, one of the best ways you can do this is to change your diet. Here are some of the ways you can eat healthier in 2021.
Grow your own vegetables
There are so many excuses that people regularly come out with as to why they don’t buy as many fresh fruit and vegetables from the store. Some people say it’s because they’re too expensive. Others says it’s because fresh food doesn’t last as long as dry or frozen foods, which means they have to visit the store more regularly to buy them. Instead of making excuses why not simply take control of your fresh produce back and start growing them at home.
Many websites like Health Force offer a wide range of sprouting seeds to help you grow a number of different vegetables and other superfoods to make your meals healthier. As you’ll be growing them yourself, you’ll simply need to pop out to your back garden to collect your produce once they’re fully grown. As well as not having to travel to the store to get them, you’ll also have the food when it’s at its freshest, instead of days after it’s been picked and transported to store. You’ll also be able to keep a careful eye on the full growing process and not worry about any chemical treatments that certain producers use to help grow their crops.
Prepare healthier lunches
You might think your main evening meal is the most important one to make healthy, as it’s often the most substantial meal you’ll eat all day. That means many people don’t think about what they’re eating for lunch. If you’re busy at work, it might be that you regularly just buy a pre-prepared sandwich from your local store in that short break you get in your busy schedule.
You might even snack on sugary sweets and chocolate to get you through the day. Instead of eating these things which are high in thing that are often bad for us, prepare your own meals at home to take for lunch. If you need a snack through the day, pack some fruit or nuts that give off energy slowly to keep you feeling energised.
Make your own soup
Another reason people often give for not eating healthily is that they don’t have time to prepare a healthy meal from scratch. If you find you regularly don’t have enough time to cook something like a stir fry or a casserole, why not try making a soup instead. There are now many soup makers on the market where you simply need to chop up your vegetables and throw them in.
There are very few meals that can be prepared more quickly. By making your own soup, you can control exactly what goes into it. This means it won’t contain any ingredients you don’t like, or any of the added sugar or additives that stores often put in their soup to make it last longer on their shelves.