Boost your energy with this healthy eating daily checklist

Boost your energy levels and health with this super simple to follow checklist!

With winter months just around the corner and a frankly stressful year, we are all relying a little bit too much on comfort foods. Nothing wrong with moderation. Yet for us to maintain our health at 100%, we need to have a generally healthy diet. So while indulging every once in a while is good for the soul, eating healthy about 80% of the time is good for our general health. Follow our healthy eating checklist!

1. Write a menu

Make time to write a menu for the week

Taking half an hour on a Sunday to make the weekly menu and shopping list is great for your health and your pocket. When you plan your meals, you take away the daily headache of "what shall I cook" and last-minute visits to the grocery store. You'll spend less and reduce food waste too! There are plenty of meal plans you can find online and at your local bookstore.

2. Opt for healthy snacks

Opt for healthy snacks

Make sure your weekly shopping list includes healthy snack options. Visiting the local store while hungry will only result in poor choices. So get some fruit, keep a jar of granola at hand and you'll be less likely to reach for that donut.

3. Cut down on salt, sugar and sat fats

Cook to cut down on hidden sugar and salt

Don't drink your calories! Opt for still or sparkling water with a slice of lemon. To avoid saturated fats and high amounts of salt, try batch cooking, avoid ready meals, and opt for healthier ways of cooking (no deep-frying, please).

4. Hydrate

Make sure to hydrate

We tend to drink less water than needed. Get a bottle or a carafe and keep it on your desk to remind yourself to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Herbal teas are also a great option. 

5. Fiber!

Incorporate plenty of fiber

Almost 80% of us don't get enough fiber, which is essential for healthy digestion and keeping us fuller for longer. Eat a variety of fruit and veg, brown rice, and pasta. Yes, that's right. Fiber can be found in more products than those "cardboard" crackers. 

Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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