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Spring Healthy Diet

25 March 2012 | 12:47 pm

The spring is finally here and we spend much more time outdoors pracitsing sports or relaxing. It is important to look good but it is far more essential to feel good, healthy and energetic. Have a look at the few tips from dietitian that will help you maintain a lean look and feel better before, during and after spring and summer kitesurf sessions.

Breakfast

How many times did we wake up feeling tired and sleepy and headed straight to the kitchen for a piece of yesterdays cake and a cup of coffee. This is not the healthiest option and there are plenty of other ideas available that will keep you full and energetic for the rest of the long day.

Try having some dark bread toast with cottage cheese and a glass of orange juice or a serving of muesli with some strawberries. You can even blend together some fruit with a bit of yoghurt and honey to make a tasty and healthy smoothie.

You will need:
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 banana
1/3 cup honey
1 cup skim or nonfat milk
½ cup plain or vanilla low-fat yogurt

If you don’t like milk add some orange juice instead.

 

 

Lunch

How about eating a salad? They are one of the easiest meals to make. You don’t need to cook nor lots of ingredients and it is definitely a healthy lunch! The basis to a delicious spring salad is lettuce or spinach, tomatoes and cucumber. Then all you need to do is add some extra ingredients such as tuna, an egg or some olives and finish by adding a bit of salad dressing. Alternatively, you could mix together some avocado and greek yoghurt or chickpeas or hummus and cous cous and use as fillings for some pitta breads. Have alongside a banana and you’ll be fuelled for the afternoon.

 

Snacks

A piece of fruit is always the best snack, however sometimes you just need something more consistent especially if you have been surfing for two hours. Instead of reaching for the chips or chocolate bar, grab a handful of nuts, almonds or some dried fruit like raisins. Most hunger is caused by dehydration, so be sure to drink plenty of water during the day.

 

Dinner

Rice and pasta are sure to fill you up after a hard day’s kitesurfing. Try brown rice and wholemeal pasta for a change. Throw some chicken and vegetables in and don’t forget a little bit of Parmesan. Another healthy option is baking a sweet potato and having it with salmon or tuna and a side salad.

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