It’s now less than 2 weeks to go until MoreLife Camp begins!
Starting to make changes to improve your lifestyle before Camp is great practice for the whole family and shows your child that you are committed to supporting them.
One way that you can improve your diet is by increasing the amount of fruit and veg that you and your family eat. Sarah Tipping who will be doing a placement at Camp this year has put together this list of easy ways to get your 5 a day in to help you out…
1. So let’s start with the first meal of the day: BREAKFAST! An easy way to get your 5 a day intake at breakfast is to add fruit to your cereal or porridge for example, a handful of mixed berries or a chopped banana. Even using dried fruit counts such as raisins or cranberries, however dried fruit can be higher in sugar so remember using fresh is best! Or if you’re fancying something different on a weekend add tomatoes or mushrooms into your scrambled eggs on toast!
2. My second tip is SNACKING! This is an easy way to get extra energy as fruits and vegetables are a great source of carbohydrates. So swapping your packet of crisps for something like an apple will provide you with more goodness! Another tip when snacking is to combine it with a serving of protein – this could be a handful of nuts or even a boiled egg? Adding protein to your snacks will keep you fuller for longer!
3. Moving on to LUNCH – if you’re having a sandwich an easy way to add in fruits and vegetables is too add tomatoes or cucumber to your sandwich! Adding beans and lentils into soup or salad are also a great way to increase your 5 a day at lunch!
4. Finally, the last meal of the day DINNER! A very simple tip when trying to increase your fruit and vegetables intake at dinner is using frozen or tinned vegetables – such as adding carrots and tinned tomatoes into your spaghetti bolognese or mixing peas into your mashed potato! The possibilities are endless, so get creative!!
The best thing to remember when thinking about 5 a day is VARIETY IS KEY and realistically most of us could do with eating more fruit and vegetables every day! Ultimately, the recommended amount for each portion of fruit or vegetables is 80g, however it’s understandable that this takes time to measure. Therefore, having around half your plate made up of vegetables or salad is an easy way to know that you are definitely getting your 5 a day!
It is now just 50 Days to go until Camp 2017!
We can’t wait to meet this year’s Campers and help them on their journey to a happier and healthier life!
If you’ve still not booked there’s still time – just click here and we’ll guide you through the process.
Want to know more about what Camp is like? Watch this video and find out!
You can also get to know this year’s lovely Camp Director Nicola in our blog post