Maintaining A Healthy Diet

Maintaining a healthy diet can be difficult in times of stress, we’ve collected a few handy tips to try and help make it a little bit easier.

Make set meal times and stick to them
With many of us spending our days at home it can be too easy to let structure slide. But sticking to this is important to maintaining a healthy diet and avoiding eating those unnecessary snacks.

Keep healthy snacks around
Keeping healthy and nutritious snacks nearby will ensure you don’t head straight to the Easter Chocolate. We love these snacks combinations: nuts and dried fruit, hummus and carrots and cheese and apple.

Plan your meals in advance
It’s easy to run out of inspiration for what to prepare when all your meals are being eaten at home. Try to plan out a couple of days’ worth of meals, if you can plan for the whole week even better. This will help you to figure out what you need and don’t already have at home, thus preventing waste and saving you money.

If you do need inspiration there is a fantastic array of recipes on the BBC Food website.

Use up your fresh ingredients first
You don’t want any food to go to waste, so use up perishable ingredients before foods with a longer shelf life.

Take advantage of your freezer
Reduce food waste by freezing leftovers. Big, one pot dishes such as chilli, curry and stews freeze particularly well and are a great recipes to pack full of vegetables, helping you reach your 5 a day. For breakfast you can make smoothies with a selection of frozen fruit such as berries and bananas.

Don’t forget, we have a fantastic range of cookery and cake decorating classes, keep and eye on our website and social media pages for updates when these are back up and running.