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Healthy Eating on a Budget
One of the mottos I try to live my life by is “Do what you can, when you can, with what you have.” When the conversation turns to healthy eating and you are thinking about ways to improve your eating habits and lifestyle, most certainly budget and financial constrains can feel like an unmovable stumbling block in achieving your goal. By creating an effective strategy to stretch your food budget and by doing what you can, when you can, with what you have, you might be surprised to find that you can do a lot, with very little!
Carla Gerryts, RD(SA) for ADSA
“Having more plant-based meals is a great way to not only stay within budget, but to naturally consume more vegetables and fibre. Legumes such as beans, peas and lentils are great additives to increase the protein content of a dish.”
Today’s eating habits differ drastically from those of yesteryear and, while opting for healthy food
is important for us all, it’s even more crucial for sufferers of kidney disease. Here’s why.
While it’s always better to be mindful of your meals and not eat on the run, these fool-proof, healthy bars will help to ensure you don’t skip breakfast when time is limited.
Store them in the fridge or freezer for easy access, and enjoy with some plain yoghurt for added protein.
These high-fibre flapjacks are easy to make and contain both soluble fibre (oat bran) and insoluble fibre (wheat
bran), as well as one fruit portion per 3-flapjack serving, making them a healthier alternative to regular crumpets.
Starting off your day with a nutritious meal has long been a marker of a healthy lifestyle. Yet, if there’s a meal that’s going to be skipped, it’s probably breakfast. Why?
Other than increasing fibre and fluid intake, there are other dietary management steps that can be taken to improve digestive comfort and wellbeing. A holistic, healthy intake of a variety of foods and nutrients affects many aspects of health in the body, including the digestive system.
Serving size is important. And it’s the first place we all should start when reading a nutrition label. Why? Well, just like a good story, it helps to set the scene and paints a vivid nutritional picture of what you can expect to find.
A balanced diet supplies the nutrients your body needs to work effectively. Without balanced nutrition, your body is more prone to disease, infection, fatigue, and low performance.
The lunch box is a tool for setting up healthy eating habits for life, so it is really important to think about all the foods that are packed into your lunch box. Remember every little bit counts. Small steps can make a big difference.
One of the best ways to lead a healthy lifestyle and maintain a healthy weight is to eat food that sustains your energy levels throughout the day. The following list gives you 12 common foods that have been chosen for their ability to provide the body with energy.
THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON up.ac.za When consumers see fresh produce on the market shelf or on their plate, they often have very little...
Just like a seed needs a partner, i.e. the ground, water, sun; we need each other— and through constructive partnerships—we can create healthy, sustainable communities. The farm to the table concept is what we aim to achieve with our community project “The Garden”.