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Top tips for a healthy 2017

Top tips for a healthy 2017

With the Christmas dinners still settling and the turkey still being used for leftovers, now is the perfect time to start thinking about the New Year and those resolutions for 2017.

Although it’s a cliché, having New Year’s resolutions can be a great way to focus on your goals and be a clear point of reference to look back on.

A survey[1] at the start of 2016 showed that eating healthy came second in a list of New Year resolutions made be people, so we at Fresh from the Freezer thought we’d give you some handy tips to help you along the way!


  1. Choose a prep day

Firstly, what is a prep day? Meal prep is the weekly preparation of meals for a period of time usually longer than 2 days.

What may seem like a big task to start with will soon become part of your weekly routine. Sunday is often recommended as the ideal day, but you know your routine, so pick the day that is most often free for you.

Putting in a little bit of effort for a couple of hours can really pay dividends when it’s mid-week, you’re feeling tired and the last thing you want to do is cook. Here are some recipes that are simple to make and taste sensational.

Meal prep doesn’t just involve cooking for the three main meals in the day, it also includes all your snacks. Healthy snacking is a great of speeding up the metabolism and fighting off hunger. When prepping for the week, make up boxes of snacks that are high in protein and unsaturated fats. Frozen avocado (left to defrost) or cashew nuts are great snacks that can be eaten throughout the day to supress hunger and take minimal effort to prep.


  1. One-pot cooking

So you’ve chosen your prep day, the next thing to do is get cooking. Cooking for a whole week can be daunting so our top tip would be to cook large quantities to split into individual portions – it’ll save time and if you love the dish, you won’t mind having it more than once throughout the week.


Our top tip when it comes to cooking is to use one pot.

Making dishes that can be cooked from start to finish in one pot can save a great deal of time on the washing up and by adding a mixture of ingredients and allowing them to infuse together can help increase the depth of flavour within a dish.


Stuck for one-pot dish inspiration? Try our new and delicious Curried Cod or our lovely Spanish Rice & Prawns. Both are super tasty and healthy.


  1. Plan in your treats

That’s right, you read correctly. Having a treat once in a while isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it can be just the pick-me-up you need to help keep you on track!

The key is to not go overboard and be aware of what you’re eating. If your favourite pudding is a Pain au Chocolat, giving yourself a little treat at the end of the week isn’t the worst thing. By making your food in batches it is easy to keep these treats down to a minimum and keep focussed.


These are just a few tips to from us to help you along your healthy eating. If you have any other tips, we’d love to hear from you. Just visit our Facebook page and leave us a comment.



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