As summer approaches you may be motivated to start eating cleaner. If you’re looking to consume a healthier, summer friendly diet, simply continue reading to discover a few handy eating tips for summer 2019!
Healthy eating tips for summer 2019:
1. Sprinkle berries, seeds and nuts onto your salads
If you enjoy eating fresh, healthy salads and are looking for a creative way to take your salads up a notch, simply sprinkle a few berries such as cranberries and blueberries as well as a handful of nuts on top of your salads.
As nuts and seeds such as sunflower seeds and almonds will add a bit of crunch to your salads and most berries such as blueberries and cranberries are packed full of antioxidants.
2. Try eating zucchini pasta
If you’re a fan of traditional pasta but hate feeling bloated after eating a bowl of pasta, such as spaghetti, it’s well worth experimenting with preparing zucchini pasta. Which also happens to be a great dish for individuals who are intolerant to gluten.
3. Start each day off with freshly pressed juice or a yummy, nutritious smoothie
In summer, you can’t go wrong consuming freshly pressed, home made juices and smoothies in the mornings. If you don’t already own a high quality juicer, it’s well worth trying to pick one up as part of a summer sale.
If you like the idea of making your own home made smoothies, it’s well worth swapping out cows milk for soy milk or almond milk, both of which are far less likely to upset your digestive system. Other ingredients which you may want to use in your summer smoothies include, kale, spinach and wheatgrass.
4. Incorporate fish into your summer diet
Fish is one of the healthiest meats which you can consume and is low in fat and packed full of vitamins and nutrients. During the warm summer months you may be interested in eating smoked salmon with salad or canned tuna with brown rice and steamed vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower.
5. Consume lean turkey breast of chicken breast on a regular basis
One way to ensure that you consume adequate protein in order to efficiently fuel your body is to swap out high fat meat such as steak for lean meat such as turkey breast or chicken breast. As an example, you may want to start using shredded chicken or shredded turkey in your favorite salads. If you’re looking for more of a ready to go option, muscle meals are convenient and are worth checking out.
6. Squeeze lemon juice onto your food
As lemon juice is acidic and has the power to kick start your metabolism, it’s a great idea to grow fresh lemons and to squeeze a few drops of lemon juice onto your meals. You can easily squeeze lemon juice onto your salads as well as your hot meals.
Alternatively, a great way to jump start your metabolism is to squeeze lemon juice into a cup of hot water each morning.
If you follow the six summer friendly, healthy diet tips listed above, you should start to feel lighter and healthier within a few short weeks. For more healthy motivation from Feed Yes, check out our motivation category!