Food preparation is considered the main ingredient for healthy eating. Preparation will give you time to think about what you are eating and how much you need, it will also help contribute to a balanced diet. Having a food chart saved to your camera roll has proven to be a handy tool for many; check it out [here]. If you need any help, there are many websites out there that offer food plans free of charge. Find out more here.
Why not check out the below food swaps, sometimes the smallest of changes can make a big difference:
Mars Bar vs Nakd Bar
A Mars bar contains 260 calories, compare this to a chocolate Nakd bar which has only 145. These bars also contain natural ingredients. Are you up for the change? Why not add them to your next online food shop?
Full fat milk vs Soy
A lot of saturated fats can be found in full-fat milk, so make a little change and switch to semi-skimmed or even soy. There is a vast range of soy milk, some even have additional health benefits. This is one simple switch that can make all the difference. Want to know more? Click here
Bag of crisps vs Rice cakes
A bag of crisps contains around 100 calories and that’s if you have selected the lighter ones. A simple switch to rice cakes could you save you up to 90% of those calories. There are many different flavours out there too, both sweet and savoury.
Looking for snack ideas for your children? Change4life has some great tips, including snack options that are under 100 calories!
Making these simple swops should help you keep on top of your healthy eating, but don't forget a balanced diet is key. According to the NHS Eatwell Guide, 'Most of us still aren't eating enough fruit and vegetables. They should make up over a third of the food we eat each day. Aim to eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and veg each day. Choose from fresh, frozen, tinned, dried or juiced.' See more here
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