Whenever it comes to the start of a New Year we all feel the need to refresh and reset our lives.
January may be over, but it's never too late to start being a better you.
Building good habits can happen any time of the year.
Today, let's focus on Health!
"Healthy starts in the kitchen.
When you make your own foods, you know exactly what's in your food."
Building a healthy diet doesn't have to be hard work.
Start small - look for simple and easy tweaks and use what's already in your pantry.
AMAZIN' WAYS TO START
1. Refresh your pantry
Stocking up on pantry staples like rolled oats, almonds, cashews, chia seeds, dried figs means you'll be able to experiment with many recipes without multiple shopping trips. The versatility of these goods is perfect for adding new meaning to your favourite dishes and desserts.
- Go for whole grains
- Lay low on the sugar
- Ditch the salt
- Use spices and dried herbs
2. Focus on speed
If your goal is to cut down on fast-food this year, don’t start by creating a list of ambitious recipes — instead, opt for quick and simple recipes to get the momentum going.
For instance, try making our Goodness Bowl for on-the-go mornings. It’s a great recipe to have in your back pocket for a quick breakfast or healthy snack or make a large batch to enjoy as overnight oats all week.
3. Embrace the bowl
There’s something so satisfying about filling a lunch bowl with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. It’s one way to make meal prepping exciting and enjoyable — it's hard to get bored when you're always spicing things up. Building a bowl is also a faster way to enjoy bits of all your favourite flavours together. Check out our Golden Tropical Smoothie Bowl and this protein-packed Power Salad Bowl for inspiration.
4. Prep some grab-n-go snacks
When you get hangry, it’s helpful to have something wholesome around that also satisfies the urge for something crunchy and sweet. Munching on nutritious snacks can help boost your energy levels and keep your hunger at bay. Our Amazin' Granolas are packed with good-for-you energy-boosters like dried fruits, almonds, and walnuts - all available in unique flavours like gula melaka, peppermint, and coconut kaya.
5. Out with the old & in with the new
A new year calls for a more organised you! So pull a Marie Kondo and get rid of things that no longer spark joy. That means saying bye-bye to those old (go check their expiration dates!) packs of spices and condiments you've been holding on to. Only then can you make room for more exciting and new ingredients to play with!
6. Try some ingredient swaps
Deciding to go dairy-free or vegan can be a big choice — but it’s a mistake to think you can’t dip a toe into a new eating routine.
Trying new techniques that suit different diets might help you discover a new dish or lifestyle you didn’t even know you loved. Take our new Protein Blends, for instance. It's an alternative protein source derived 100% from plants but is just as good as the whey ones. Maybe even better! 😉
How are you changing up your eating routine in the new year?
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