As we come to the end of another year, we turn our attention to the New Year and all that it may hold.
Many people take the opportunity to make new year’s resolutions, perhaps there is something that you really want to change in your life; new job, new house, new healthy you?
For many people the New Year marks the start of a journey to eat healthier foods, exercise more and maybe even to lose some weight. The problem is sticking to this decision, yet it shouldn’t have to be difficult. Here are just a few of the easy ways that you can get more fruit into your diet. Take it one step at a time and soon you could be looking at a whole new you.
Drinking a smoothie is a fantastic way to consume a couple of portions of fruit in one go. They are easy to make and the combinations you can put together are endless. They are also perfect for drinking on the go or if you are not really a breakfast person they can be the complete early morning alternative. If you want to make them even more filling, then why not add some natural yoghurt for an extra protein boost that will really set you up for the day. The great thing about smoothies is you can make them with fresh or frozen fruit, so if you only want to use a handful of berries or half a banana pop the remainder in the freezer to use the next time.
Yes, that’s right baking, fruit can provide a great natural sweet flavour to a whole array of baked goods and there are some clever recipes out there that use very little sugar and fat yet taste great thanks to the addition of some fresh fruit. Use up those ripe bananas in muffins or banana bread, both of which are simple to make, and you can even reduce the amount of sugar that you need because the of the sweetness of the fruit. Berries also make a great addition to all sorts of cakes they are naturally sweet and add fantastic little pockets of flavour that burst when you bit into them.
3. Fruit for flavour
Try adding fruit to some of the everyday things you eat; bananas and cinnamon are a match made in heaven and work perfectly in your morning bowl of porridge to give you that extra lift. Cooked apple or pear also makes a great addition to porridge and you can add cinnamon or even ginger with those as well.
Berries of course are great added to natural yoghurt and you can add a little touch of honey for when you want something that is sweet but healthy to eat. Be creative with your flavour combinations, there are so many to choose from.
4. Fruit on the go
Eating fruit at home is easy it’s when you are elsewhere that it seems all too easy to give into temptation. Why not arrange for a fresh fruit basket from Fruidel to be delivered to your office on a regular basis, they offer the perfect healthy alternative to that temptation to give in to a trip to the vending machine just down the corridor. Ditch the chocolate bar and crisps in favour of delicious fresh fruit. They are the perfect way to encourage healthier eating in the office, and a healthier workforce is more productive