Planning and Shopping

Switching to a healthier way of eating always makes demands on your time. It’s hard to accept new habits, and easy to slip back into old ways, but I have noticed that once people start to follow a personalised nutrition plan they find extra energy and motivation to look after themselves – so it turns out to be a win-win.

Key to your successful transition will be planning your shopping and recipes for a few months until your new habits become second nature.

Eating well isn’t as difficult as it seems. If you keep your protein foods in the freezer, and make sure there are always some fresh vegetables in the house you’ll always be able to make a meal. I make it easier for myself by having an organic veg box delivered every week from Riverford. It’s a life saver! I believe it’s a money saver too because by not being in the supermarket too often I’m not tempted to splurge on luxury foods. I’m also a keen customer of Fishbox, Coombe Farm and Farmison. I’d rather eat small portions of high quality protein that I know has been sustainably sources.

Finally, please don’t buy into the marketing myth that cooking is onerous and time-consuming. Our evening meal goes from start to finish in well under an hour every night and I don’t spend all of that time in the kitchen. Actual food prep and serving time can easily be contained within a 20 minute time slot. Riverford’s Quick organic box makes that even easier.

The more often you cook, the faster (and healthier) you’ll get!