O.K, Lets rip off the hello-kitty band-aid and admit the fact that healthy eating is no simple feat - especially with the onset of the cold-eery winter months - this, fellow kitchen-whizz's, is a real struggle.
Personally speaking, I'm no patriarch when it comes to healthy eating, in fact, I am just as likely as you, or the next person, to reach for that chocolate bar or packet of crisps. I suppose what's kinda worse is that those 'apparently' healthy snacks that still taste really good - think of that 'sweet' packet of dried mango - aren't actually healthy at all. Seriously. I don't mean to burst any bubbles, but a regular packet of dried mango contains 290 calories on average - at this point, you'd be right to rethink reaching for that packet of crisps instead!
Please don't misunderstand me to come across as a 'health-guru'... if anything, I'm merely acknowledging a shared struggle to maintain healthy eating habits. If anything, allow me to share a few healthy eating habits that I try my best to observe during the week (amidst the struggle, of course), in the hope that it may resonate with you, and who knows, maybe even lessen your struggle -
(disclaimer: what follows are suggestions based on personal experience. More importantly, some suggestions 'taste' better than others, but are as effective):
one teaspoon of coconut oil every second day - this suggestion is somewhat cringe-worthy, but it is extremely effective. It helps with absolutely everything, from protecting your liver to stimulating your metabolism to giving your skin a natural and radiant glow from the inside, out.
Banana ice-cream/ smoothie bowls for breakfast at least twice a week, with an added 2 teaspoons of moringa powder - as you know, I'm quite a fan of Moringa (and you should be too). 2 teaspoons of Moringa magic comes with a good fix of iron (roughly 40%, so if you are anemic like me, this definitely helps with fatigue), and a healthy dose of protein 20-25% (which helps to repair muscles especially if you exercise frequently).
Bananas. Bananas. Bananas - a couple of these bad boys throughout the week (including those you toss in those beautiful nicecream bowls) are great for replenishing your potassium and magnesium content, which also helps to alleviate muscular pain and spasms- which is my latest downfall.
Probiotics, at least one a day - these are great if you have a weak immune system (like yours truly)
. It strengthens your body, and immune system alike, and makes you less susceptible to the common cold/flu.
WATER - One of this earth's greatest gifts. Those 6 - 8 glasses a day work wonders, from cleansing your system to improving your skin... there's nothing quite like a couple glasses of water a day, to set you well on your way.
May the force be with you, fellow compadres!