It’s that time of year again, when we embrace the week dedicated in its entirety to food that is nutritious and delicious. We can’t wait to celebrate! The British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week is an annual event that highlights easy ways to healthier lifestyles. From 13th-17th of June we’ll be celebrating 10 years of the initiative. Join us!
The week sets out to get everyone engaged and excited about healthy eating and this year’s main message is eat well for you and the planet.
So how can we make healthier choices? Healthy Eating Week may have the answers. Each day of the week tackles a different health-related theme:
- Monday means focusing on fibre at mealtimes and for snacks. Find a source of fibre you like. From bananas to broccoli or green salad leaves, just add something green to your plate at dinner and you’re already increasing your fibre intake.
- Tuesday tells us to eat at least 5 a day. Berries with breakfast are a brilliant way to start the day in a fresh and colourful way. Smash an avocado onto your toast at lunchtime and cut up apples at snack time. You can even dip the slices in honey if you want to sweeten things up.
- Wednesday’s wisdom is to vary your protein. It doesn’t have to be a plain piece of chicken or a boring salmon fillet. Chop up a boiled egg, sprinkle it onto fresh salad leaves, add toasted pumpkin or other seeds and a tangy dressing and you’ve got a tasty and healthy lunch. Or how about a classic baked potato with beans and grated cheddar? Pulses and cheese are both great sources of protein.
- On Thursday we should think about how much water we drink and always stay hydrated. Sorry to sound repetitive but there’s just no way around it. 2 litres a day is what our body needs and it doesn’t have to be boring. Fill up a litre bottle with water and add some lemon slices or a drop of sugar-free cordial. Get through it by lunchtime and repeat in the afternoon. Hydration? Done!
- Friday’s feeling green, with a whole day dedicated to reducing food waste and considering portion size. We know we’re not going to eat it all so why cook it all? Remember your parents going on about wasting food and the starving children it could feed? They were right – and you know it!
Do you want to get involved in Healthy Eating Week? From early years settings and schools, workplaces and community groups, you can play a part and help everyone develop a healthier and more sustainable diet.
As one of the leading food producers and manufacturers in the UK, at Quattro Foods we create delicious and diverse food choices for restaurants, retail outlets, food-service providers and wholesale food businesses with health and wellbeing central to every product. We work only with the freshest local produce to create dishes that are as healthy as they are tasty. We create wholesome and delicious cuisine in our nut-free factory in Portsmouth, and we’re always innovating with ways of making delicious food even better for our bodies.