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Friday, 9 January 2015

Mission get fit // healthy meal ideas

What with it being the new year and all that I suspect the words 'get fit/eat healthier' are on just about everybody's New Years resolution list so what better time than now to write a blogpost about it? Although I ate healthily last year I've decided that this year I'd like to try out new recipes and have a bit of an experiment with different foods as I always tend to stick to the same things all of the time. It's not always easy to think of meal ideas though is it! If like me you happen to fall into that category then look no further as here I am with a few different healthy meals you can try and I'll throw some tips in along the way too! 

Now we all know it's easy to say you're going to start eating healthy and start exercising more but it's easier said than done and the majority of us only stick to our new regime for a short amount of time! The reason being we choose the most ridiculous diet and exercise plans that just aren't possible to keep up on a long term basis so instead of jumping in at the deep end why not make small changes slowly? 

As I mentioned in the intro I started to get into healthy eating last year and I found that making very small changes worked best for me. I swapped sugary drinks for water (even though I previously hated it), cut back on the chocolate/treats and decided that instead of attempting the latest fad diet I'd just simply eat healthy for the whole week and then allow 
myself to have a treat at the weekend. I truly believe that it's not possible to cut treats out completely, tell yourself you can't have something and you want it all the more. I've got a blogpost full of my tips if you'd like to read them, link (here). 

Here's a few of my meal suggestions if you'd like to stick to a healthy eating plan, all of which I personally really enjoy...

Wholemeal bread and boiled eggs (egg and soldiers)
Wheatabix with skimmed milk, berries and a sprinkle of almonds 
Granola with Greek yoghurt and fruit (your choice) 
Porridge with a squirt of honey
Fruit salad (fruits of your choice) 
Ryvita topped with banana 
2 Ingredient pancakes (two eggs and a banana) 
Homemade juice/smoothie 

Homemade soup (vegetable, chicken etc) 
Avocado and egg on wholemeal toast or ryvita 
Salad of your choice (grilled chicken, tuna etc) 
Chicken and salad wholemeal wrap
Jacket potato with tuna or beans 
Pasta with homemade pasta sauce 

Homemade shepherds pie with peas and carrots
Cajun chicken with sweet potato wedges and salad 
Chicken fajitas with peppers 
Healthy pizza (wholemeal tortilla wrap base with homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella and veg and chicken toppings) 
Chicken and veg stir fry
Peri peri chicken and pepper skewers with couscous and veg/salad 

Other things such as drinking plenty of water, making sure you get enough sleep and exercise are all important factors to keeping fit too. Obviously if you want your body to look a certain way then as well as eating healthily you'll have to work out but as I'm not able to exercise due to my illness I unfortunately just have to try to stay slim through healthy eating alone. I don't think you'd want to take exercising tips from somebody who gets heart palpitations from walking up the stairs *laughing face emoji*. 

*All images found on we heart it* 

I hope you found this post helpful and you've now got a few new meals to try out. Let me know in the comments if you have any other suggestions as I'd love to hear them!

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