You Will Need:
- 2o medjool dates, pitted
- 8 tsp tahini
- Slice medjool dte open and remove the pit
- Fill the date with tahini.
These energy balls are so addictive and energising and are so quick and easy to make. They are also a convenient snack as they’re easy to take with you and are insanely delicious.
This recipe is a quick and easy recipe that can easily be modified to suit your tastes and preferences.
One of the most important things to incorporate into your diet is fruits and vegetables. Not only are they rich in micronutrients, but they are also a good source of fibre. Here are 5 simple ways to add more fruits and vegetables into your diet without eating salads three times a day.
The easiest way to eat healthier is to find healthy foods that you enjoy.Maybe you enjoy bananas or apples or celery or tomatoes. Make sure you give all fruits and veggies ago so yu can find out which ones you most enjoy.
If you are struggling to get in enough fruits and vegetables everyday, put them into your smoothies and juices. Spinach is great as it doesn’t affect the taste of your smoothie or juice but is full of nutritional benefits. Juices aren’t as good as smoothies as all the fibre from the produce has been removed.
Whether its in a fruit bowl or on the top shelf of the fridge, put your fruits and veggies where you can see them so that you remember to eat them.
When you have fruits and veggies ready to eat, you will be more likely to grab for them then you are when you have to prepare them when you’re in a rush. It also can make them more convenient than packaged snacks.
If you like oats, add berries or zucchini to your oats. No matter what it is, find ways to add fresh produce to it. You can also make them taste better by adding spices and herbs to your cooking.
One of the main issues people have when they first start a vegan or plant based diet is worry about protein. Below are some plant based sources of protein that you can easily incorporate into your diet.
Pronounced ah-sah-EE, this amazing fruit is full of nutritional benefits and is delicious in smoothie bowls.
When I first went vegan, one of the things I found the hardest was finding healthy vegan options while eating out. Here are a few tips on how to avoid the awkward situation or having nothing to eat or seeming fussy and ruining a social event.
Before going out to a restaurant for dinner, I always make sure to check the menu s you know there is something you’ll eat. Look out for the symbols on the side such as VG and V for vegetarian or vegan, GF for gluten free, DF for dairy free and OF for oil free. There is usually a key at the bottom of the menu that tells you what each symbol means.
To make sure there is food available for you to eat at a restaurant you are planning on visiting you can either contact the restaurant before visiting it or telling your waiter or waitress upon arrival at the restaurant.
Something I like to do when we go out to dinner to get something such as pizza is to ask if I can make my own with other ingredients on the menu so you can customise a meal to suit your dietary requirements.
Restaurants that sell organic, vegan, paleo food etc only serve healthy dishes and are the most likely places to have healthy options that you will enjoy.
For some reason, people always associate eating healthy with expensive foods. This is certainly not the case if you pick the right ingredients and don’t be fooled by the fancy health foods at the grocery store. Today I will be sharing with you some helpful tips and to save money while eating healthy on a plant based diet.
My staple food items include:
The majority of these foods are relatively cheap and are filling and nutrient dense. They can also be customised to create a wide range of dishes using different spices and herbs.
Fresh fruits and vegetables can be expensive, especially when they’re not in season. A really good tip to save money while still having your 2 and 5 is buying vegetables and fruits frozen. They also last longer so you don’t have to worry about using them up in time and studies have shown that they can be filled with more nutrients than fresh produce as they are frozen while they are in top condition.
In the supermarket their are a large range of health foods. The truth is, the majority of these are not even that healthy, with a high price and a low nutrient level. My tip to you if you still want to try some of the healthier foods available such as cacao powder and almond butter with a higher price tag is to try one a fortnight or month based on your budget.
Organic foods are usually more expensive than regular foods while having a similar nutrient level. Just because that chocolate cake is made with organic ingredients, does it make it any healthier than a regular chocolate cake? I f you do have the budget to spend a little bit more on groceries, focus on buying organic ingredients from the dirty dozen ( http://www.organic.org/articles/showarticle/article-214 ) .
Although the occasional treat or dinner with your friend won’t affect your bank account, eating out all the time can actually cost you more than if you cooked at home. If you cook at home you can also control what goes into your food and are less likely to overeat.
Thanks for reading my post and remember, that although eating rice and vegetables for dinner may cost you more than a big mac, your health is worth spending a little bit more and in the long run, can actually save you money.