As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the easiest ways to avoid eating any junk or unhealthy food is simply not to buy it.
The next time you go to the shops, only fill your basket with simple things.
Here is a quick list of some of the foods you should think about buying:
- Berries (blueberries, strawberries, rasperries, etc.)
- Oranges – to up your vitamin C intake
- Spinach (normal or baby leaf – baby leaf spinach is great for salads and omelettes!)
- Mixed Leaves (if you like to make salads)
- Cherry tomatoes
- Bell-peppers (again, very good for your vitamin C)
- Sweet potatoes (absolutely fantaaasticc when chopped, drizzled in olive oil and baked in the oven to make sweet potato fries!)
- Oats (add berries, honey and nuts – its so yummy)
- Muesli (if you like your cereal)
- Nuts (as snacks or to add to any oats or salads you make)
- Seeds – pumpkin/sunflower (same as these for oats and salads)
- Rice- Wholegrain (if you want to mix up your carbs a little)
You can choose whatever meet you may enjoy – I would recommend the less-fatty-high-protein options such as chicken breasts or fish, but this is up to you!
Because you are eating such simple foods, none of these goods are hard to find and will be available in nearly every supermarket. Students would be better off going to Lidl or Aldi, due to their budgets, however, and their choice of fresh produce is just as good as anywhere else!