What better time than the beginning of a new year to start implementing a healthier lifestyle? Eating a nutritious and balanced diet is great for both the body and mind and – bonus – can be really tasty too! Healthy eating doesn’t have to mean rabbit food; there are lots of delicious, quick recipes and on the go snacks you can have to hand, which can help you make healthier food choices this year.
Need some inspiration? Here at Camille we’ve listed a few of our favourite quick and easy healthy food ideas for all the family to enjoy too.
Greek Yoghurt and Berries
First on our list of healthy, quick recipes is the delicious combination of Greek yoghurt and berries. This sweet treat makes a great mid-morning snack or after-dinner dessert for you and is perfect for the kids, too. Simply pour some low-sugar Greek yoghurt into a small bowl and top with a handful of your favourite berries! Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries all work great with this snack, or why not try something more exotic like mango? Once you’ve added your fruit, you can add a small drizzle of honey and other healthy toppings such as chia or flax seeds for added fibre and Omega 3. So simple and tasty, this is one of our favourite food ideas for all the family!
Full of protein and healthy fats, omelettes make a great go-to meal and are one of our favourite food ideas for all the family to enjoy at meal times. There are lots of quick recipes for omelettes to choose from that are simple, easy to make and don’t require a lot of ingredients. All you need is eggs and some tasty vegetables such as spinach, peppers, onions and mushrooms! You can even buy frozen vegetables to save in your freezer for next time you make them. Simply fry your choice of vegetables, pour your whisked eggs on top and you’ve a delicious, healthy omelette dish to serve up in under 15 minutes!
Another of our favourite quick recipes here at Camille is homemade soup. Soup is a great go-to for a cheap, easy and healthy meal for both lunches and evenings. With so many different recipes to try, it’s the perfect meal to get a lot of variety and nutrients in your diet, making it one of our top food ideas for all the family to benefit from too. A simple but hearty vegetable soup is a great way to use up any spare veg in your fridge and help you on the way get in those five-a-day. Tomato soup is another easy, tried-and-tested failsafe option too. Serve with wholemeal bread or rice cake alternatives for a delicious, quick and healthy meal!
Homemade Protein Balls
Looking for quick recipes for on the go snacks? Homemade protein balls are an ideal choice. Much more cost-effective than buying shop-bought versions, homemade protein balls are quick and easy to make and are perfect for keeping at your desk or eating on the move. Made from healthy ingredients such as dates, nuts and honey, options like almond and date protein balls are a great option for satisfying a sweet tooth while getting in nutrients and protein. Bonus: they’re super easy to make and require no cooking! Simply blend your ingredients in a food processor, roll into balls and keep in the fridge.
Another go-to when it comes to quick recipes for on the go snacks is blended fruit smoothies. Delicious and packed with fruit, smoothies are ideal for a healthy breakfast or mid-morning snack. If you’re planning on taking them with you on the move, they’re also easy to decant into a bottle and conveniently grab out of the fridge on your way out of the door. There are loads of mouth-watering quick recipes to try out, many of which simply require a banana, milk or water and some fresh or frozen berries! Once you’ve found your favourite ingredients, just pop in the blender for a few seconds and enjoy.
Whether you’re looking for simple, on the go snacks or delicious food ideas for all the family to enjoy, with these five quick recipes, eating healthily has never been easier – or tastier! Now you’ve got your healthy diet sorted, check out our women’s activewear range for the perfect exercise kits too.