Spring has officially sprung and it’s time to think about refreshing your eating habits.
With swimsuit season looming, weight loss is at the forefront of our minds. How can we drop those few extra pounds while still staying healthy and feeling nourished? Well, it could be easier than you think! Check out our four top tips for refreshing your diet this month and fill up your plate with our delicious recipes.
Clear out sugary cereals
We’ve all heard the adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it couldn’t be truer than when it comes to weight loss. Eating a nourishing meal early in the day helps to banish the urge to snack. One hot breakfast trend we’re getting behind is the smoothie bowl – a quick and easy way to chow down on fruits and veggies, so you can start getting your five-a-day before you’ve even left the house. Try this delicious tropical fruit smoothie bowl recipe for your next wake-up call.
Fill your plate with veggies
Loaded with nutrients but low in calories, veggies are the perfect way to keep yourself feeling full whilst watching your waistline. When the spring sunshine starts peeking out and the evenings are growing longer and warmer, there’s nothing better than a barbecue in the garden. While the standard burger is loaded with sugars, fat and calories, we’ve got the perfect veggie alternative. These portobello veggie burgers replace calorie-dense bread buns with potassium and fibre-packed mushrooms, which, with their low calorie content, makes them a great option for weight loss.
Revamp your snack habits
If you find yourself regularly reaching for a bag of crisps for a midday pick-me-up, you could be putting away up to 200 calories in just one sitting, and with very little nutritional pay-off. This root crisps recipe is the perfect alternative. Made from fresh root vegetables like sweet potato, carrots or parsnips, and baked at home, you know that with each delicious crunch you’re getting essential nutrients without added salt, sweetness and oil.
Cut back on refined sugar
Processed sugars easily sneak their way into our diet, and usually where we least expect it! Natural sugars are definitely the way to go if you’re craving a sweet treat; they’re packed full of essential vitamins and minerals, so you’re not just consuming empty calories. These mini raw cheesecakes are made with dates and plums, which naturally sweeten the mix, as well as being packed full of protein, iron and vitamin C. Dates are free from cholesterol and are very low in fat, too, so can lend a hand when it comes to losing the pounds.