Healthy Eating
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How do you all manage to eat healthy in this weather/season. I have found myself just binged on junk for a while now. UK residents if u remember about 3-5 weeks ago we had that awful mist that came across after some storm abroad when the place was dark as well as misty. Since then I have just scoffed a whole lotta junk. Takeaways, snacks etc. think the closest to healthy i ate was a quiche from iceland which is not exacttly 100% healthy but compared to kebab. Anyway i threw loadsa salad on the side of quiche.

This time last year i was same but not as much as was following slimming world and making fake aways. I need a huge boot up my bottom. Help anyone??

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It's natural to want to eat more to provide us with energy to keep us warm, but bad if the wrong foods are chosen. Best to avoid processed food which is full of junk chemicals, bad fats, sugar & salt. Try to think what you could make that's beneficial to your body instead of takeaway food.

What I want to eat changes a lot between summer & winter. When the weather gets colder, I want to eat warming soups & stews. They don't have to be complicated with lots of ingredients, or take long to make. For some, I use a hand blender to save time on chopping, though stirring isn't optional. Another benefit is that I make a large quantity, so have enough for a few days. All my soups are vegetarian, half are made with lentils or beans, or I add a little cheese. Spicy versions are great when it's cold. adding a chilli or some turmeric can perk up something as basic as tomato & lentil.

Try eating porridge for breakfast, & perhaps adding some seeds & fruit. If you want to make snacking healthy, opt for fresh fruit, nuts & seeds for vitamins, protein & fibre, rather than salty snacks with negative nutrition. Small pots of yoghurt are convenient, & high in protein. I eat a piece or two of >70% cocoa chocolate every day.

There's lots of recipe posts on the website, so take some time to look around.

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I find myself totally agreeing with all BadHare says. I bought a soup maker from Coopers of Stortford last year and use that now and again for quickness. But I also like just cooking the veg in a saucepan and using a hand blender. So many different veg available and almost anything can be thrown in. Nothing can beat a tasty bowl of hot soup and a lovely piece of toasted wholemeal bread (preferably home made - in breadmaker of course!). Holly

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my downfall is also bread (white)

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White bread is negative nutrition option for several different reasons. I’m not a frequent consumer, but swapped to eating only sourdough bread on occasion, as this enhances rather than reduces iron absorption.

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Homemade soup. If you don't have time how about a nice baked potato ? You can throw some salsa on it and it is relatively nutritious. Have a smoothie for breakfast.. bananas ,pomegranates, and berries, Aloe Vera juice and some amla powder, and moringa powder(I also add beet juice powder and some ground flax). If you do a smoothie to start the day it will get you going in the right direction. A rice cooker really helps.. that way you always have a nice warm supply of brown rice. I hope this helps.

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I LOVE a baked potato. My microwave has the combination function of microwave and grill. I use this for my baked potatoes remembering to stab them several times with a fork first and cook for 10 minutes - without any oil or butter at all. It works a treat and is quick and easy. Can always drizzle with flavoured olive oil afterwards (I like garlic and basil flavoured oils) or drizzle with butter of course.

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