School and work is back in full swing. If you are struggling to get back into your routine, follow these health and wellness guidelines for the year ahead from Weigh-Less.
Pre-packed, on-the-go lunches
Mornings can be quite chaotic, so pack lunches for yourself and your children the night before. Easy ideas include a tuna sandwich with Weigh-Less reduced oil dressing; a sweet-chilli chicken, lettuce and carrot wrap or a ham and fat-free cottage cheese Low-GI roll.
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Double up on suppers
Make double portions of dinners as you are preparing them and freeze the leftovers for another night. This will come in handy when you’ve had a chaotic day and don’t have time to prepare a nutritious meal from scratch. Spaghetti Bolognese, butterbean and tomato salad, quick and easy chicken-a-la-king, baked chicken and fish and roasted potatoes are all great dinner ideas.
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Important healthy eating habits to keep your energy levels up:
• Make sure you and your children have a good breakfast every morning – it’s the most important meal of the day. Stick to high-fibre cereals, like Weigh-Less muesli, and add yogurt.
• Remember to pack lunches the previous night. Tuck shops don’t always have many healthy options available and your children will need all the nutrition they can get to help them concentrate throughout their school day.
• Drink your eight glasses of water a day.
• Include snacks in your family’s lunch boxes. Melrose cheese portions, flavoured milk, biltong sticks, fruit, unflavoured pretzels, avocado, peanut butter, crackers, rice cakes and cereal bars are all great snack ideas.
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