When trying to eat healthily, it’s easy to get confused by the variety of products on the market. Many foods are marketed as being ‘healthy’ but are often not; brands use words such as ‘low fat’, ‘low carb’, ‘high in protein’ and ‘low calorie’ to entice us into buying their products. However, these foods are often filled with several unhealthy ingredients. For example; protein bars are marketed as a healthy, ‘high protein’ snack, but are filled with sugar. This is why it’s important to always read the ingredients.
It will get easier to choose which foods are best for you with time, but to make it simpler, here are some whole-food staples that are widely available and versatile. These are gluten and dairy-free but I’ve also listed foods (italicized) which I don’t include in my nutrition due to allergies.
FRUITS & VEGGIES
Unsweetened plant-based milk
I hope this post is useful in helping you tackle the basics of eating balanced, please follow and let me know what you think. Thank you for reading, xoxo.
During our current global situation, it’s often difficult to get a sense of staying healthy when stocking up has become the main priority of a lockdown. This is why I made this grocery list, to help you save time and have a good structure of what to buy. This is what I based my grocery haul on so here it is.
PROTEINS (easy to store/freeze so stick to your usual)
Fish- Salmon/canned tuna
Gluten-free Pasta/ veggie pasta
Potatoes/ sweet potato
GF flour for baking bread etc.
Milk – almond, oat or any plant-based milk
Olive oil/ Coconut oil/ Avocado oil
Nuts – almonds, walnuts…
Seeds – pumkin, chia
VEGGIES & FRUIT (Buy mostly Frozen)
Bananas (easy to freeze)
Frozen fruit- berries, mangoes
Stir fry veggie mix
Fruit/nut bars or protein bars (Lara, Quest, Rawbar)
Dark chocolate (Sweet switch)
Honey or any sweetener of choice
Carb Smart Chilli Sauce
Carb Smart 1000 island dressing
I hope this is helpful in any way possible, you can add or leave out anything from the list and customise it for your own needs, this is just to give you a basic guideline. Thank you for reading and stay safe, xoxo.