For a balanced diet, variety really is the spice of life! Contrary to common belief, it is important to eat carbohydrates, even when on a diet. Ideally, a balanced diet is made up of 15% protein, 50-55% carbohydrates, and 30-35% fat. Of course, by carbohydrates we don’t mean sweets!
Eat more fruit and veg – the simple way!
Eating five fruit and vegetables a day can sometimes feel like a bit of a challenge. Luckily, there are plenty of recipes and techniques out there to add a little bit of magic to your meals whilst ensuring you enjoy a varied diet. If you have a Vitacuisine steamer, for example, you can cook your vegetables, as well as your meat, fish and desserts, in a healthy way and without losing any of the flavour. Be creative and play with the flavours. Rediscover long-forgotten vegetables, combine different colours, and then cook it all effortlessly with a steamer.
Not all carbohydrates were created equal!
Your body needs carbohydrates, but not from just anywhere! There’s so much you can do with bread, cereals and potatoes. And if you’re craving chips for dinner, why not try reducing the amount of cooking oil? With the Actifry, for example, you can cook potatoes and/or sweet potatoes in a healthy way.
Food variety is important, but don’t forget that you need to drink too! To keep your body well-hydrated, drink water in whatever form you prefer: herbal teas, bottled water, tea… it’s up to you!