The Holy Grail of all lifestyle changes—eating a healthier diet—is constantly brought up in conversations about health. We frequently catch ourselves returning to our old habits. Why? Because most of us only have a general desire to eat more fruits and vegetables while cutting back on junk food, we don't really have a plan. If you adopt healthy eating and exercise habits, you feel better about your physical appearance, and be more confident.
Make a plan
Begin your day with a nutritious breakfast. Then have lunch and a light dinner. If you must snack, choose fruits and other healthier options. This not only helps your waistline, but it also helps your wallet! When you have a plan to follow, it is far easier to be successful. Take one day and plan out all of your meals for the week. Meal planning will be a breeze if you don't mind leftovers. A mix-and-match strategy, on the other hand, may work if your taste buds require variety. Make meal preparation enjoyable. Set aside some time, listen to some music, and enjoy slicing and cooking.
Planning a meal
Here are the fundamentals of meal planning: Choose a protein, one or two vegetables, and a carbohydrate. Then think about any seasonings and sauces you'll need to spice things up. You can only take so much plain chicken and steamed broccoli. Remember to include some healthy fats like avocado, coconut oil, hemp seeds, and walnuts. Prepare to cook with a variety of fruits and vegetables. Include vegetables in the majority, if not all, of your meals.
Here’s a Tuna Salad recipe that’s a keeper! Eat it as is or play around with it to make it your own. It's delicious with a little wasabi or hot sauce. It also makes an excellent meal prep option and will keep in the fridge for 1-2 days. Depending on your preferences and what you have on hand, you can use full-fat or low-fat Greek yogurt in this
Low-carb Tuna Salad
- 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
- 4 rashers of bacon, cooked and drained
- ⅓ cup mayo made from olive or avocado oil
- 2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
- Sea salt & pepper to taste
- Two 142g cans of tuna packed in water, drained
- 1 large tomato, halved and cut into 6 slices
- Optional: 12 butter lettuce leaves for serving
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the mayo, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, celery, 1-2 pinches of salt, and several grinds of pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add tuna, egg, and bacon and gently stir to combine. Add to serving plates or meal prep containers and top with tomato slices.
(Optional: Place 1-2 butter lettuce leaves on serving plates or in meal prep containers before topping with the tuna salad mixture)
It’s time to eat!
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