How to make healthy eating incredibly simple this year (2012 revisit)

by sophie on January 1, 2012 · 5 comments

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A year ago today I was writing about new years resolutions and how to have a big impact on health without spending the first weeks of the new year prioritising complicated, short-lived unrealistic goals.  The post I wrote then struck a chord with a lot of people looking for a simpler way to focus their efforts on feeding themselves well throughout the year.

I’ve just been re-reading that post and stand by the same advice today. If you want to make healthy eating incredibly simple this year do just one thing Put your efforts into eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day. The rest will take care of itself

I’m looking forward to sharing a new year of fruit and vegetable filled cooking and wish each of you reading this a happy, contented and healthy 2012.


Johanna GGG January 2, 2012 at 02:05

best wishes for the new year sophie – hope it is happy and healthy

Elaine January 2, 2012 at 06:55

Happy, Healthy New Year, Sophie.

Excellent advice — I’m so glad you revisited it on this first day of 2012. I think you should trademark that simple but powerful principle of healthy eating.

Beautiful photo — it gives us another compelling reason to focus on vegetables and fruits: they look so fresh & colourful — a garden on a plate.

Katie Martin March 2, 2012 at 03:16

That is indeed simple but straight forward and logical advice to healthy eating. It seems so strange that it has become “hard” for people to follow this key, and yet even I find that I don’t always want to do it. Sometimes the “other stuff” just seems to sound that much more enticing. But for me personally that is probably just because I much prefer fruit over vegetables, and I know even too much fruit can be not great for you. Vegetables are still essential.
What are your favorite fruit and vegetable choices that you like to have to keep yourself on track?

Nan April 21, 2012 at 14:55

Sophie, I totally agree. I find eating plant-based foods is simple, economical, healthful, and a boon to good nutrition and the planet. In Health & Peace, Nan

Nan April 21, 2012 at 15:04

As for my favorites—
Chard is a favorite as well as spinach, kale, and broccoli. I prefer my veggies raw or lightly steamed or sauteed with brown rice or other whole grain seasoned with ginger, garlic, or other herbs and spices. Organic fruits (like blueberries, strawberries, and apples) and veggies (like carrots, potatoes, and onions)taste so much better than conventional ones. That’s an important consideration with me. I clean or peel a bunch of carrots, celery, red pepper, cauliflower, or cuke and use any of them for snacking. In Health & Peace Nan

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