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5 Achievable Healthy Eating Goals

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2019
Written by Live Life Get Active
Category: Nutrition

These 5 eating goals are just small changes you can make within your day.

They are realistic and can fit into your lifestyle.

Try introducing one per week until you have 5 healthy new habits!

Add an extra serving of vegetables to one meal a day

This is easy, especially when it comes to dinner time and you are serving vegetables with your meal. Add an extra half a cup of veggies per person. This can be as simple as adding an extra cup of frozen vegetables to your stir-fry or grating a couple of zucchinis to stir through mince.

Swap one of your normal daily snacks for a piece of fruit

If you tend to snack on a couple of cookies or a muffin from the café over the road, then this one is for you. Even if you start off with a couple of days a week where you go cookie free and have fruit instead. Then work your way up to making it a habit for at least 4 days a week. Your body will thank you for it!

Double the recipe for two of your meals during the week

Pick two nights a week where you make double of your dinner recipe. This will provide you with lunches for most of your working week saving you from the hidden calories eaten when you purchase your lunches from the food court. It will also save you lots of money!

Swap white carbs for brown

You don’t have to cut out bread or pasta to be healthy. But, you do need to be careful about the type of bread and pasta you’re eating. Brown bread and pasta is brown because it is full of fibre and extra nutrients. White bread has its fibre stripped away from it. Always go for brown, grainy carbohydrates!

Drink more water

Did you know that 80% of Australians are dehydrated and most of them probably don’t even realise it! Dehydration can cause headaches, fatigue, low energy levels, tiredness and yes.. cravings!! Keep hydrated throughout the day and always have a glass of water before meals and snacks.

Check out this week’s healthy recipe which can be thrown together in 20 mins and feed a family of four for $10.


One Pan Mince and Rice

Time: 20mins Serves: 4 Cost: $10 approx. ($2.50/serve)

Ingredients:

  • 360g mince
  • 1 bag of frozen mixed veggies
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 can lentils
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Method:

  1. heat a drizzle of olive oil in a pan over a medium heat.
  2. add mince and cook for 5 mins.
  3. add garlic powder, cumin and curry powder and veggies, cook further 5 mins.
  4. add lentils, rice, veggie stock and a pinch of salt & pepper, cook a final 5 mins, stirring occasionally.

Serve!

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