Healthy Eating : A Mid-Morning Snack

So I’ve decided that I actually need to start eating healthier. I don’t think I have bad eating habits, I just think I could make more efforts to give up those guilty pleasures (or at least reduce them) and keep a better diet all round. If you’re going to bump up your exercise regime, you should compliment that with a good diet.

When I was at University I used to eat this a lot. It’s quick and easy to make and also super healthy, packed with goodness and compliments a good fitness plan. It doesn’t require any cooking, you just need to bung a few ingredients into a bowl! This recipe is great for a mid-morning snack or even just as breakfast. I often like a big breakfast to get me going for the day, then something like this before a light lunch. Small, healthy meals + exercise = slim toned figure and less fat!

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  • Greek style yoghurt
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Muesli
  • A bowl!

Quantities are really dependent on your hunger, but I find the fruit and muesli mix to be rather filling with the yoghurt so my usual portion is what’s shown in the image above.

So what makes it healthy?

Greek style yoghurt – My favourite ever greek style yoghurt is the Yeo-valley yoghurt with honey- omygaaa it’s so nice! I’ve eaten a whole tub before in one sitting, which I wouldn’t recommend, but it’s too nice! There are so many benefits to greek style yoghurt. It’s rich in proteins so is great for cell growth and repair but also for post-workout recovery and muscle building. It also contains lots of probiotics and good bacteria which is essential for a healthy digestive system, and particularly good for those that suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. On top of these things, greek style yoghurt is full of calcium, iodine, potassium and B12 which all play important roles in weight maintenance, hormone balance, and an increase in energy and healthy brain function.

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Strawberries and Blueberries – Both strawberries and blueberries are a natural sweetener, and whilst being fruits with plenty of benefits, they are sources of natural sugar which can deter from other not so great sugary foods which are high in fat. Strawberries are rich in potassium, calcium and a number of vitamins, as well as having a good water content. Blueberries have even more healthy properties including a rich content of vitamins A, B6, C, E and E as well as zinc, potassium and iron. I could list more healthy benefits of them both, but they are fruit, so you know they are damn good for you! If I think I’m eating too many unhealthy sugars, such as in sweets or chocolate, I try to substitute them for strawberries or blueberries because they kill my sweet craving!

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Muesli – Now you can either use muesli or use granola. Personally I love the taste of muesli and find it bit lighter and softer, whereas granola is a bit more crunchy- but still very nice and equally as healthy. Muesli has been really popular in Europe for the last few years and is now becoming even more popular around the world. It’s a mix of grains, nuts, oats, dried fruits, and flakes. You can make muesli yourself using a simple recipe but I like the buy a ready made muesli mix (Alpen is my favourite). Muesli has much less sugar and calories than regular breakfast cereals and is typically much higher in fibre which is beneficial to the digestive system and therefore weight control. The contents of muesli such and the nuts and dried fruits are high in proteins and vitamins. All round, it’s a pretty good mix!

Hope you enjoy!

Love Nimisha

xoxo

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