Here are some healthy recipes ideas that I have used time and again both at my own mealtimes and in my classes.
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The best advice I give to my clients is to take it a little at a time. Maybe try one or two new healthy recipes a week when changing your diet. Relax into it and enjoy the rewards of cooking and eating in a healthier way.
I have broken it down into breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to suit the irish ‘3 square meals’ approach but I generally encourage clients to eat little and often. Ideally a smaller meal every 3-4 hours allows a steady energy release, avoiding energy slumps and general fatigue.
In mediteranean countries there may be 8 courses to a meal but they tend to be very small palm sized portions spread over many hours, allowing the digestive system not to be overwhelmed. Our stomach is the size our clenched fist and can expand to double that but huge plates of meat joints and potatoes with a few vegetables on the side are generally far too big so portion sizes and timings are healthier eating habits.
As a nutritionist in Galway whether its sports nutrition, lowering cholesterol, trying to lose weight, increase your energy etc. a good repertoire of varied, healthy, seasonal recipes can be have a far greater positive effect than a cupboard full prescription and non prescription medicines( in most cases) to give a person back a good quality of life they thought was not achievable.
If you find that you may have food intolerances building your recipe knowledge, for example if you are gluten sensitive, dairy or wheat intolerant or coeliac is essential. Knowledge is power for these people and there are countless great dishes for all skill levels and palates ready to be cooked, eaten and enjoyed.