Most of us think about eating more healthily from time to time. Maybe you’ve tried going paleo for a week or toyed with the idea of being vegan. I don’t know about you, but I do find that making big sweeping changes like that doesn’t tend to work in the longer term. You quickly get fed up of not being able to have your favourite foods or it could be that the preparation work is just too much. Whatever the reason, you find yourself back where you started before too long.
I’ve found it easier to make small changes to my diet by choosing slightly different products, which can often taste as good if not better than the originals. So I pick out from the supermarket shelves something that is low in salt or sugar or fat. Each helpful little swap is a step towards a healthier diet. I’ve teamed up with Tesco to try to improve my diet as they have been reformulating their products to contain less
sugar, salt and fat whilst making sure they still taste great for customers.
So how do I start the day? I’m a cereal girl. It’s the easier thing I find in the morning because I have my breakfast ready within seconds. A bowl of muesli is the usual choice with some skimmed milk. I picked out Tesco’s Everyday Muesli which doesn’t have any added salt or sugar. It’s a good way for me to start the day and it tastes delicious too.
Lunch varies a little, sometimes it’s soup, sometimes a sandwich. I’ve started substituting Tesco’s Wholemeal Pitta Bread for my usual white loaf. I stuff that full of lots of good things like Tesco Reduced Fat Red Pepper Houmous, which is really tasty.
For an evening meal during the week, we often go for something easy and quick like pasta especially if there’s an evening activity like cubs or swimming lessons. I’m liking the Tesco Chunky Veg Pasta Sauce which I teamed up with some chopped onion and left over cooked chicken to make something nutritious and satisfying.
If you’d like to find our more about Tesco’s better choices, you can visit them here.
Disclosure: This post is in association with Tesco.