The 5 foods that I love and eat every single day to feel energized, healthy and fit!
The key to not getting bored with healthy eating is to switch it up and experiment with different flavours and textures. But with that being said, there are certain foods that I like to incorporate into my diet every single day. These foods are healthy and nutritious, but also delicious and versatile, so you can do tons of different things with them. So, without further ado, here are 5 healthy foods to eat every day!
I eat dark, leafy greens – typically fresh baby spinach – every single day without fail. I really don’t think we eat enough of them. They’re super versatile, balancing and easy to add into your meals. I’ll have them in my smoothies, sprinkled over pasta or in salads, even chopped up and mixed into scrambled eggs. If you’re new to the world of green smoothies, baby spinach is a great entry level green because it’s so light. Smoothies are such a great way to incorporate your dark, leafy greens because they blend right up and you really don’t even notice they’re there.
I use spices in everything. I think they’re so underrated. Spices will take any meal to the next level. I love sweet, warming spices for things like desserts and oatmeal. Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger also work great in smoothies. It’s a nice way to warm them up, especially in the colder months. I also add spices to all of my savoury dishes. Whether you’re doing a curry, a thai stir fry or even a simple soup or stew, everything tastes better with spices.
Pro tip: If you’ve got little ones, don’t be afraid to use spices and herbs in their food too! Just stay away from extra salt and anything too hot.
I always add collagen to my herbal coffee in the morning, or sometimes a rooibos or roasted dandelion tea. It just helps to add some protein to my stomach first thing so I’m not super hangry, and it’s good for your hair, skin and nails too! I love adding protein powders to my smoothies, especially when they’re just sweetened with stevia. They add some good flavour and help me to stay full for longer. I tend to look for organic, simple ingredients, no added sugars and plant based.
Protein powders I like:
Fermented vanilla protein powder
Organic vanilla protein powder (this one is budget friendly!)
I couldn’t not include nuts and seeds. In every smoothie I make I always make sure to include a source of health fats and fibre. Nuts and seeds are a great way to do it. Flax seeds work great, and it also works well as an egg replacement in baked recipes. Chia seeds are also a good option for your smoothies, or you could make a chia seed pudding, as are hemp hearts. Nuts like cashews work well as an easy afternoon snack, or you could add them to granola. Also, don’t forget nut butters like peanut butter, almond butter and cashew butter, and of course nut milks.
Oats have been a part of my daily diet for years, but they’ve become even more of a staple since having my daughter Sage. Oats are amazing for breast milk production, so I started finding lots of new ways to use them. One of my favourite oat recipes is these granola bars. They’re also great for throwing into a smoothie to bulk it up and also make it extra creamy. They blend right in and you won’t even notice them! You can grind up oats using a blender or food processor to make oat flour to add to pancakes, banana bread or cookies, and of course there’s good old oatmeal. I like to buy organic and gluten free oats when possible.
What are your favourite healthy foods to eat every day? Let me know in the comments below!
If you’re interested in seeing more healthy hacks, check out my 7 Simple Ways to Detox Your Home and 7 Healthy Food Hacks.
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