We all know how hard it is to squeeze 5 fruit and vegetables a day into a busy lifestyle. Grabbing snack bars on the go, skipping meals, and eating out are all common culprits which can sometimes make it tricky to eat a balanced diet. It doesn't have to be this way! The Nākd truth? Some simple, sneaky tactics can help you to cram in your 5 a day without too much effort. Read on to find out more...
1. Beautiful breakfasts
Breakfast is a hugely important meal, and eating right first thing in the morning can set you up for the day. Whatever your favourite breakkie, we're sure you can squeeze in a cheeky piece of fruit or veg. Here's how:
• Pop some sliced banana onto your cereal or toast
• Add fresh strawberries to your yoghurt
2. Super snacks
Need a snack to scoff during the day? Plan in advance, instead of grabbing whatever you can find in the cornershop. Apples, bananas, pears, grapes and oranges need absolutely no preparation, can be eaten on the spot and are packed full of vitamins and energy. If you're after something more savoury, how about some carrot or celery sticks? These make a great alternative to crisps, and can be made even tastier with a dip.
3. Gorgeous greens
If you're making a sandwich or ordering one at a cafe, don't forget your greenery! Ask the waiting staff for anything green and leafy to be added to your sarnie; spinach leaves, rocket, or lettuce can up your veg intake and are packed with minerals such as iron, magnesium and calcium as well as vitamins. If you aren't a sandwich person, make a habit of asking for a side salad with whatever you order and you'll be adding to your 5 a day without even knowing it.
4. Luscious liquids
Tired of eating fruit and veg? Why not drink your way to 5 a day? A simple smoothie is a delicious way to get the nutrients you need from fruit, and can be combined with yummy ingredients such as yoghurt or honey if you're after even more flavour. If smoothies seem a bit too much work, a simple fruit juice is a good alternative. Don't stop at fruit though – carrot juice and tomato juice, if they're your cup of tea, are also fabulously good for you.
5. Cereal bar surprises
Cereal bars aren't what usually spring to mind when you think of getting your 5 a day. Most are made with sticky syrups and gooey sweet stuff which isn't the healthiest option for a balanced diet. Not so with Nākd and Trek! Our cereal bars are made with real fruit and nuts, and most contain at least one of your 5 a day. This means you don't have to give up on snack bars completely – these babies are deliciously simple and made from all natural ingredients. With yummy names such as Berry Delight, Cocoa Orange and Banana Bread, we're pretty sure you'll find something you love in our range.
Looking for healthy snacks?
If you’re after something healthy, low fat and natural which counts towards your 5 a day, why not try these yummy snacks from our range:
- Trek Morning Berry Flapjacks are the perfect morning snack to start your day with a bang, or for when you’re peckish in-between meals. Delicious berries, oaty goodness and containing 10g of protein all with 100% natural ingredients!
- Nakd Cocoa Delight bits are a great way to get your 5 a day, and are perfect for chocolate lovers with a sweet tooth, as they only contain completely natural ingredients. Perfect!
- Nakd Rhubarb and Custard bars are full of scrumptious raw fruit pieces and nuts with a sweet smooth creamy taste! 100% guilt free healthy snacks that are gluten, wheat and dairy free.