Try something new – the benefits

Bored of the same old breakfast? Is dinnertime dull? Give mealtimes a makeover by trying something healthy and new. Small changes can add up to big improvements in your health. Come on, let’s do this!

Coloured veg makes a difference
Just by choosing at least two different coloured vegetables you can help to pack your meals with nutrients.

Healthier can be tastier
Ready, steady, cook different! Preparing your food in a new way can have tastier and healthier results. Steaming vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and carrots locks in more nutrients than boiling, and they don’t go soggy so quickly.

Small swaps can help your heart
Your heart will benefit if you try swapping butter or ghee for small amounts of healthier oils when you cook. Sunflower, olive or rapeseed oil are all good choices when roasting or shallow-frying on a low heat.

Healthy can be cheap
New doesn’t have to be costly. Check out the frozen aisle for new healthy fruit and veg that are cheaper than fresh.

You can help others
Trying new foods sets a good example. Children can be picky eaters, but if their role models eat a wide variety of foods they may be more likely to try something new.

Mixing things up can banish boredom
Trying something new can help you get out of a mealtime rut and kickstart healthy eating habits.

 

Ready to get started? Set yourself a goal on the Let’s Do This 8 Week Challenge and you can be eating better in no time.

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