Lots of us will still be digesting our Christmas dinners, with perhaps even more indulgent events to go before the New Year kicks in. With all the temptation of Christmas, it’s not surprising that so many of us make promises to ourselves at New Year to be more healthy.
Keep it regular
A regular delivery of fruit and veg is a brilliant way to get more fresh produce into your diet, as you will always have something at your fingertips for a healthy meal, but make sure you start with an amount that isn’t going to defeat you. Start with a size or frequency of box that sounds right for you and don’t forget you can always change it if you find it’s too much or too little. If you like to meal plan, check out the available options for the coming week on our Box contents page and plan your meals accordingly – if you already have something, or won’t eat it you can just let us know. If you live life a bit more day to day, it’s still good to start out thinking about what to use first when your box arrives
Make a plan
If you like to meal plan, check out the available options for the coming week on our Box contents page and plan your meals accordingly – if you already have something, or won’t eat it you can just let us know. If you live life a bit more day to day, it’s still good to start out thinking about what to use first when your box arrives. Use items with the shortest shelf life first, salad leaves, mushrooms and soft fruit will keep for a few days in the fridge, but carrots, onions and potatoes will last until the end of the week and beyond if stored correctly.
Easy 5 a day
Don’t forget a couple of easy ways to get more fruit and veg into your diet are to juice it or to make soups. You don’t need any fancy tech to make a great smoothie – a hand blender should do the trick, just make sure to add ripe fruit aswell as vegetables that are naturally sweet as a base (such as carrots) and then sneak in a bit of whatever you have left from your box, it may not end up a pretty colour but it will taste fabulous. If your fruit is getting a bit ripe you can always peel and freeze for next time. Leftover veggies can make a great soup which will pack in way more goodness than your average sarnie for lunch. Think of soup as winter’s answer to the salad. All you need is a quarter of an onion and a cup of vegetables per portion, and around a quarter of a stock cube (depending on brand). If you have a slow cooker, you can whack all the ingredients in before you go to bed, and your soup will be waiting for you in time to go take to work.
Making a change to your eating habits can take a little bit of getting used to but with a few small changes you could see a big difference in your health and wellbeing.
Here’s to a Happy and Healthy New Year! Get started on your new you and check out our box options