With it being halfway through the year, how many of you are managing to stick to your healthy eating resolutions? You know, the ones you set way back in January? Don’t worry we won’t judge you. Here are our top 20 tips for eating clean and getting lean.

Lemon water in the morning. 

A simple cup of hot water in the morning, helps you flush your system and kick-start your metabolism ready for the day!

Don’t Diet. Make a lifestyle change.

Adopting new eating habits should be for life! Not just until you’ve lost those few last lbs.

Fill up on Protein.

Going to the gym tonight? Been running around all day? Walking the dog? Well, pile on the protein tonight! Incorporating protein into your diet at each meal helps you to keep fuller for longer and improve muscle mass! See our top protein sources by clicking here

Not in front of the TV. 

Stop and think before you sit down with a tray on your lap tonight! Watching TV whilst eating means you’re not savouring the flavour of your food. You’re not paying attention to what you eat. Eating mindlessly can be one of the worst things you can do if you’re trying to adopt new healthy habits. 

Eating out tonight? Choose the healthy option.

No excuses there’s always a healthy option in restaurants these days. Go for protein, with a side of vegetables or salads. Savour each mouthful, and finish when you’re full.

Clean your home of the bad stuff.

You’re eating healthily for life! Clean out all those biscuits, crisps & other nasties hidden away. Start again and learn how to make your favourite foods from scratch 100% tastier and very rewarding!

Snack Primal 

We all get busy, sometimes we forget breakfast or lunch. Make sure you have healthy snacks on hand at all times. Stash Primal Pantry bars in your car, in your gym bag, work bag, your desk drawer. Carry with you nuts and seeds, or fruit! That way, if you get caught out, you won’t be encouraged to make bad decisions.

Will this do me good?

Before you chose to eat or drink anything – think, will this do me good. Does it taste good? Is it healthy and nutritious? Am I hungry? Am I eating this because I am bored? Is this calorie high and nutritionally empty? Am I thirsty? Adopting this mindset can really assist with creating a healthy eating ethos.

Batch cooking to prep for your week. 

Failing to plan is planning to fail! Invest a couple of hours at the weekend, to prepare simple dishes to reheat when you’re on-the-go or at work. Prepare roast chicken or veggies, or why not create your own batch of soup?  Experiment with flavours to make the ultimate home-made meals.

Shop around the supermarket, skip those bad aisles!

A great tactic when shopping, is to stick to the fresh wholesome aisles. Stock up on fresh produce, meat, fish, nuts & seeds. Skip the crisps, fizzy pop, and junk food.

Salad in the fridge at all times = Lifesaver

@paleopolly top tip for her healthy eating regime is to keep an undressed salad in the fridge. “I like to make a salad using spinach, chopped romaine lettuce, cucumber, peeled carrots, and any other veg I have lying around. Then if I’ve had a busy morning – I’ve got a quick lunch I can add some nuts and seeds too. Eat with avocado, tuna or mackerel.”

Spice up your salad with some tasty toppers

Have you thought about adding; pomegranate seeds, blueberries, chia seeds, walnuts, pistachios, cashew nuts, sliced almonds, dried dates or prunes to your salads? All give salads extra flavour and bite and make your salads so much more interesting! What’s your favourite salad topping combinations?

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes can be a lifesaver when you crave something “carby”. Slice into sweet potato fries and roast for 30 mins with a touch of olive oil. Mash and serve with a slow cooker stew, use as a basis for fish cakes. Take a look at the benefits here

Eggs 5 ways!

Eggs are a cheap, nutritious protein source that can keep you full for hours. Try scrambled with veggies, egg muffins, deviled eggs or a favourite of ours Huevos Rancheros

Zoodle

Grab a spiralizer and get going! Favourites are zucchini noodles, sweet potato noodles, and butternut squash! Zoodles will change the way you eat, and the way you think! One of our favourite combos is zucchini bolognese!

Tinned tuna or mackerel

In a rush for lunch? Source wild, sustainable tinned fish. You have cost-effective, instantaneous portable protein on hand.

Nuts

Nuts are at the essence of everything we do! This nutrient-dense snack is portable, raw & contains a wealth of benefits! Click here to find out more on the type of nuts we use.

Coconut and banana ice-cream

We all scream for ice cream! These are the perfect clean treat for the weekend! Find yourself stuck with slightly brown bananas and don’t know what to do with them? Peel them, freeze them & blend with a touch of coconut milk! Hey, presto! Banana ice-cream! Add cacao for a taste sensation!

Avocado Pudding

Craving something sweet? Well, keep it clean with this quick n easy recipe – Blend 3 large avocados, 1 dessert spoon of raw cacao, 1 dessert spoon of hazelnut butter, 1 dessert spoon of raw honey. Serve in ramekins. Delicious, healthy chocolate puddings. Trust us you’ll never taste the avo!

Chocolate Avocado Chia Pudding- This is full of good fat and is sure to make the CF dietitians (and your bod) happy.: