Ella’s food solutions for… Living well
Breakfast: Oats are a great way to start the day because they contain slow releasing complex carbohydrates to keep you energised and ready for whatever your morning has in store for you. They are also very cheap and healthy. You can add all sorts of goodness to your porridge, here I have my favourite mix of raisins, dried coconut and a banana to provide my body with a variety of iron, potassium and fibre.
Lunch: Early afternoon is the time to replenish the nutrients in your body and this salad contains a whole host of important ingredients. All of the components to this salad are full of vitamins and minerals while the eggs and hummus are a great source of protein, and the avocado and pine nuts incorporate good fats into this perfectly balanced and substantial meal.
Tea: This superfood salad for tea revitalises your body and will top up all the nourishment you have already given it. Salmon is one of my favourite foods and as I have mentioned before, it is of huge benefit to your health.
Snacks: Throughout the day, it’s good to eat every 2-3 hours to keep blood sugar levels stable, this will help with concentration, energy levels and all round general well-being. The best snacks for me include a handful of almonds, oatcakes and hummus or maybe some fruit. I always like to have some form of snack with me so if I get hungry I am prepared – buying food while you’re out is much more expensive and it often leads to less healthy options.
Drinks: Drinking is also a very important element to your day. Feeling thirsty can often be confused for feeling hungry and dehydration can impair health functions. I generally take a bottle of water everywhere I go and drink around 2-3 cups of tea with milk a day as well as 1-2 herbal teas. Herbal teas are a great way to relax and unwind before a peaceful night’s sleep.