Menu

Healthy eating for adults

Breakfast

  • Start small you don’t have to have a full breakfast straight away. It will take some time for your appetite to want breakfast in the morning.
  • A slice of wholegrain toast, fruit, yogurt, juice, smoothie, and cereal bars can all be a good start
  • Think about the sugar, fat and salt content of breakfast foods
  • Be patient especially with children it will take time for then to want breakfast if they are not used to eating it
  • Be creative variety can keep breakfast interesting
  • Prepare breakfast the night before, if you struggle with time in the mornings, don’t leave the house having had nothing

Lunch

  • Plan – leftover dinner can make an easy lunch the next day
  • Make a list of lunches you like and keep rotating them, stop having the same boring sandwich
  • Pasta pots, salad bowls, soups, wraps, couscous salads, pitta pockets, noodle stir fry, lentils, flat breads, curries, flavoured rice and sushi are all good options
  • Remember to have some wholegrain carbohydrates with lunch along with some fruit to count towards your 5-a-day
  • Flavour and size is important. Small, bland and boring lunches will not satisfy you and my lead to afternoon snacking

Dinner

  • Plan weekly dinners before doing the food shopping
  • Base meals on wholegrain carbohydrates such as brown rice, wholemeal bread or pasta
  • Half the plate should have vegetables on it and remember tinned and frozen vegetables are just as nutritious as fresh ones, so you don’t need to pay top prices for fresh all the time
  • Try new foods and dishes so that you don’t get bored of having the same meals – look at the recipe page on here for more tips and advice