Keeping resolutions – 5 foods that will improve your diet now

Have a vitamin-packed breakfast, eat less meat, choose more nutritious snacks … a healthier diet is probably one of the things that we most want to tackle at the start of a new year. These 5 foods meet a variety of needs and make it easy to keep those resolutions for a better diet.

Quinoa and fruit salad

A luscious, protein-filled, substantial dish – quinoa is delicious, healthy and uncomplicated. Our quinoa and fruit salad recipe is particularly colourful and packed with vitamins. Try this creative combination of the pseudocereal with clementines, pomegranate and berries!

Peanut Protection

Peanuts pack a powerful punch. According to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, you may be able to duck cognitive decline with nuts – think walnuts, peanuts, or almonds. Resveratrol, a naturally occurring bioactive compound is believed to improve blood flow to brain and may also be responsible for cognitive improvement.

Fruit and rice bowl

We love rice – in this case pudding rice. Sweet, creamy pudding rice always hits the spot and tastes delicious as a snack or when you’re on the move. Thanks to the addition of grapes, berries, mango, grapefruit and mint, our quick recipe for our fruit and rice bowl adds a fruity twist to the popular “soul food” from our childhood days!

Fruit for a healthier Christmas dinner

The annual Christmas dinner is usually a very hearty feast, which tastes delicious but is often quite low in vitamins. Of course we don’t want to miss out on tasty treats during the festive season but the culinary classics can easily be enjoyed with a fruitier twist. Pears, berries and the like can add a vitamin boost, making for a healthier Christmas dinner.

Breakfast supershake

Could you do with an energy boost in the mornings? How about some vitality-boosting fruit? Our breakfast supershake with banana, berries, cinnamon, nut milk and honey will give you morning superpowers and a satisfying feeling of well-being. And it also tastes deliciously autumnal!

5 tips for more motivation in the morning

Brrr … after so many beautifully bright and warm summer days, the dark and cold morning hours are back. Do you feel down and depressed before you even get out of bed and would much prefer to disappear under the bedclothes? Then our 5 tips might help to motivate you in the mornings.

Welcome Winter

Winter means dropping temperatures outside but warming up with satisfying one pot dishes, holiday specialties and comfort foods inside! With the increased pace and endless opportunities to celebrate with confections and cocktails, winter is prime time for weight gain. The DNI’s registered dietitian, Melanie Dwornik, offers us some helpful advice to making this season a success.  

Can fruit be eaten warm?

Fruit is an excellent choice for a healthy diet, but should we really be eating only raw fruit? Today we reveal whether you should actually enjoy fruit warm and how you can do this.