3 simple steps to eat your way to good health

Set yourself some achievable goals in nutrition and health week-by-week. Not all at once. As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor should we expect our health to change overnight! Here are some simple nutrition goals I’d suggest.

1. Diversify your foods week by week

  • Aim to introduce a new wholesome ingredient each week that perhaps you’ve not cooked with or eaten much before. Find ways to make it work within your diet.
  • Try Buckwheat in meals where once you may have eaten quinoa.
  • Hemp seeds combined with sesame seeds.
  • Watercress with lettuce in salads.
  • Walnut milk as a change from almond milk in your smoothies.

2. Make raw juices and smoothies the multivitamins of your diet

Aim for combinations such as:
  • Carrot, beetroot, celery, ginger and cucumber in a juice.
  • Mint, coriander, pear, cucumber, zucchini and fennel in a smoothie.
  • Orange, carrot, turmeric, ginger, galangal and coconut water in a smoothie.
  • Grapefruit, apple, cucumber, celery and kale in a juice.

3. Find a way to replace a food which does not serve your health

Instead opt for foods that nourish you, make you feel good and give you the kick you need. So try swapping:
  • Swap regular peanut butter for almond or cashew butter.
  • Milk chocolate for raw chocolate.
  • Wheat crackers for seed snaps.
  • Coffee for dandelion tea.
  • Soft drink for sparkling mineral water with fresh fruits and mint.
  • Ice cream for homemade fruit and yoghurt icy pops.