Staying healthy this holiday season with YouFoodz

Posted by Valeria Ramirez on

Eating a healthy and balanced diet is important to me because it helps me keep my weight in check, my mood positive and my energy levels up. As a busy mum, I need all the energy I can get, especially after having adrenal fatigue and knowing how big a role my nutrition to my health.

The best way to stay on top of what you eat is with meal prep, but often times the very thought of meal prep is overwhelming enough. The planning, the cooking, the cleaning can be scary to get your head around, especially when you’re new at meal prepping. Outsourcing things like meal prep can free-up so much time in your day and ensure that you’re eating what your body needs to meet your wellness goals.

Generally, I eat a vegetarian diet, with the odd bit of fish here and there. I guess you could call me a pescatarian, but that word annoys me for some reason. I still worry that I'm not eating a balanced enough diet. So it's nice to take the guesswork out of it sometimes, and outsource the hard work to the experts. I have loved exploring the delicious options YouFoodz has to offer and often work them into my weekly routine to take the pressure off worrying about what I and my family should be eating.

All YouFoodz meals are macronutrient balanced, even the vegetarian ones, designed to keep your hunger at bay and your taste buds happy. 

The vegetarian meals range from 325 - 425 calories, but can easily be “upcycled” with extra goodness like a fresh salad, a side of avo, a little extra protein like hummus to meet your nutritional needs.  Here are some of my favourite picks from the menu.

youfoodz healthy spring lasagne

Healthy Spring Lasagne

This baby is the ultimate in comfort food but fully loaded with the goodness of veggies. I love the layers of soft pasta loaded with hearty lentils, beans, zucchini and pumpkin in a creamy, cheesy béchamel, with classic Napoli sauce and a side of crunchy broccoli. Dress it up with a garden salad, and you’ve got a winner for dinner.

youfoodz healthy lentil bolognese

Healthy Lentil Bolognese

Bolognese is a classic staple in our house, I usually make big batches for the boys and freeze them for when life is too hectic or I'm on not home to cook. Love whipping up this baby in less than 2 minutes and eat a family meal together. Orlando actually loves this version too which is a win. 

youfoodz stacked quesadilla

Stacked Mexican Quesadilla

These quesadillas are the real deal. They're so good in fact, even my Mexican hubby approves. Loaded with goodness these babies are sure to satisfy. Again you can dress these up with extra avocado, and more green goodness if you feel like you need more.

youfoodz creamy mushroom caneloni

Creamy Mushroom Cannelloni

Can’t get enough of this tasty spinach and ricotta filling, wrapped in al-dente pasta and covered in a creamy mushy sauce. Love this dish for when you need something a little extra. This baby comes with a generous side of broccoli.

youfoodz glazed tasmanian salmon

Glazed Tasmanian Salmon

I do enjoy a bit of fish from to time and love the sticky glaze on this beauty. Teamed with some creamy mashed potato and crisp green beans it ticks all my dinner boxes.

Head to youfoodz.com to order and use code GETFRESH10 to save 10% off your next order.

 

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