I have to admit, I’m not much of a soup girl. I just prefer crispy and crunchy textures. But on cold winter days, a warm, filling bowl of minestrone or split pea soup looks so cozy and comfy!
Soup can be so much more than the traditional broth served as a starter before the ‘real’ dinner. These 9 meal-worthy soups from our favourite food bloggers don’t just satisfy your appetite, but also tick all nutritional boxes. They’re chock-full of veggies, health-boosting herbs and spices, (plant-based) protein and crunchy toppings, like toasted nuts and chickpeas.
It’s one of the easiest ways to improve your diet: eat vegetables with every meal. This healthy habit has multiple benefits. Not only do you nourish your body with much-needed vitamins, minerals and fibers, but focusing on greens automatically stimulates you to make healthier food choices overall.
Years ago I wrote a blog post with 40 easy ideas to eat more vegetables every day. But now we’re taking it to the next-level. Most of us have got dinner’s covered, from a traditional meat-potato-and-veg to plant-based exotic cuisines or healthy takes on your favorite fast food. But what about the other meals of the day? Have a look at these 24 ways to have vegetables for breakfast, lunch and snack-time and enjoy it too!
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
Hippocrates may have spoken these wise words over 2000 years ago, but they are still true today. Eating healthily can boost your immunity, energy levels and overall wellbeing. And when you’re sick, a balanced diet provides the building blocks your body needs to recover, fight off nasty bugs or battle more serious diseases.
The only trouble is: when you’re feeling miserable, slaving away in the kitchen to cook a MasterChef-worthy meal is probably the last thing on your mind. So how can you get the health-boosting perks without the pain?
Say hello to low-effort, nutritious staple meals.
There’s no such thing as a miracle diet for every illness, but nutrient-rich meals that are easy to prep when you’re sick, tired and in pain can be lifesavers in many ways. Have a look at these 25 recovery-boosting recipes to start rebuilding your health today.
Veggie platters can be found at many birthday parties, wine tastings and long evenings on the patio with friends. But no matter how healthy and crunchy they are, the standard carrot and celery sticks with store-bought hummus can get a little boring. After all, there are so many other vegetables that would add colour, texture and taste to your crudité platter. Not to mention the variety of healthy dips and spreads you could serve to jazz up your veggies.
Luckily, our favourite food bloggers have shared Instagram-worthy ways to star colourful crudités at your next party. So have a look at these 7 vibrant veggie platters you can snack on all summer.
Healthy living can feel like a lot of work, especially when you start your wellness journey with full enthusiasm, trying to add every advice to your health repertoire: moving your body regularly, upgrading your food pattern, quitting bad habits like smoking or drinking, adopting natural wellness rituals and a daily meditation practice.
How do you find the time and energy to fit that all into your already busy schedule?
Well, partly it’s a matter of setting priorities of course. We’re all guilty of mindlessly browsing the net, binge-watching series and being busy for busy’s sake. If that’s the case, you could try things like the Power Hour Method to get a healthy head start on your day. But if you lack the necessary ‘spoons’ to do so – or you have little ones running around who make a dedicated morning routine impossible – you can also add multifunctional healthy habits to your day.
A multifunctional habit is a helpful behaviour that serves more than one purpose. In other words, you get multiple health benefits from performing one single routine.
For example, by doing your groceries on foot, you combine a necessary chore with a brisk walk, fresh air and hopefully some sunshine. Plus, you can’t thoughtlessly throw ‘great discount offers’ of not-so-healthy food items in your shopping cart, because you’ll have to be able to carry everything home eventually.
So which multifunctional habits could help you lead a healthier lifestyle in an effortless way?