Lisa Dunbar's tips on how to get your five a day
When I mention
As well as that,
Don’t get bogged down in the numbers though, just follow these few simple tips to easily up your
Get your 5 a day
Take a look at what you currently eat at each meal and see where you could add some extra fruit and vegetables
Maybe put some fruit on your porridge or cereal at breakfast, add more salad ingredients to your sandwich at lunch and add an extra few portions of veg to your usual dinners.
Swap your whites for
I’m talking about your bread, pasta, rice, cereals, etc. There is about 1g of
A similar difference can be seen in white pasta/rice versus wholegrain pasta/rice.
Get snack savvy
Most of the snacks we tend to eat (biscuits, chocolate, crisps, etc) are extremely low in
Eat some beans
When people say to me “healthy eating is really expensive”, I like to introduce them to beans (not just the “baked” ones!) and lentils – some of the cheapest, yet most nutritious foods you can find, that also happen to be full of
Half a tin of beans has up to 10g
Lisa Dunbar is a Nutrition and Health Coach based in Dundalk. Having used diet and lifestyle changes to help recover from physical and mental health challenges, Lisa is now on a mission to motivate others to live a healthier life.