I ALWAYS say how Spring is simply the BEST time to make changes. I always feel more motivated in the Spring as the weather gets warmer it’s so much easier to get outside, get active and enjoy a bit of nature. Additionally, delicious spring greens and other veggies such as asparagus, rhubarb and green beans start to come into season which make for delicious salads, bursting with flavour and nutrients. Making healthy eating in the Spring much more realistic!
I’ve been posting a lot of salads on my Instagram page at the moment. But that’s not to say that healthy eating is all about eating salads – it really, really is not. I just enjoy salads, and feel like you can be so imaginative with them at times. Especially in the spring. I also love how quick, easy and colourful they are (they certainly make for great photos!) It’s also an ideal way to make sure you get your 5 A day.
However, I would add that it’s important to try and include protein and/or carbs in your salads too, this will help you feel fuller and more satisfied for longer after you’ve eaten, as well as giving plenty of energy (which plain salad leaves and veggies are often lacking). This could include homemade croutons, pitta sticks and crackers for carbohydrates or, nuts and seeds, hummus, chicken, tuna or beans and lentils for some protein. So. Much. Choice!!
Check out my instagram to see some of the salads I’ve been experimenting with recently.
Back to spring…
Spring is an ideal time to finally get that motivation to make healthy changes to your diet, exercise and overall lifestyle. Warmer weather, spring cleaning, healthy foods all make it just that little bit easier to make healthy, long-term changes.
A few years ago I worked on a “Spring Health” plan with a vegetable juice farm which includes my ‘top tips’ to making healthy changes. You can see and follow the plan here.
Enjoy, and let me know how you get on with making healthy changes this spring!