New Year’s Eve might have been, erm, rough, but now it’s a fresh new year! Whether you’re looking to start a new fitness routine, improve your energy levels or avoid a winter cold, foods with lean protein, whole grains, antioxidants and healthy fats can help you achieve your goals. Pre-order these tasty dishes, use them in your weekly meal prep, or take a walk to pick them up — with Grubhub, better living is at your fingertips.
A whole wheat wrap stuffed with low-fat turkey and as many veggies as you want is a perfect choice for a filling, protein-rich lunch. Add cucumbers, which have a high water content and can keep you hydrated. A handful of spinach is nutrient-rich and high in calcium for bone strength. And red peppers contain more than 200% of your daily Vitamin C intake which can help you fight germs you might pick up at the gym.
“Superfoods” might be a buzzword, but there are real reasons to incorporate them into your diet. Berries, leafy greens, nuts and yogurt all fall under the superfood category and also make great smoothie components. Berries are high in fiber and antioxidants, leafy greens contain vitamins A and C, and yogurt is a probiotic which can protect the body from harmful bacteria. Create your own smoothie or order a chef-crafted smoothie from Grubhub and have more energy throughout the day.
Mediterranean diets incorporate a number of tenets of healthy living including utilizing whole grains, legumes, nuts and herbs — and of course, olive oil. Order a greek quinoa bowl with kalamata olives, chickpeas, cucumbers, feta and tomatoes. Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice on top. Your tastebuds will sing, your microbiome will flourish. Healthier living, here you come.
A true breakfast of champions, oatmeal is a perfect food on its own but it also can be a blank canvas for so many healthy, delicious toppings. Add blueberries, raspberries and coconut flakes or try a sliced banana and a scoop of almond butter. Whole oats can lower your cholesterol, and when you put superfoods on top, what could be better?
Poke is another awesome, customizable treat to help you achieve your health goals. Order salmon which is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and choose zucchini noodles as your base. They’re low-carb, low-cal and super hydrating. Put edamame, seaweed salad and avocado on top, and choose a miso-based sauce which can add healthy probiotics.
As an added bonus, choose to donate the change. The Cleveland Clinic says donating can lower blood pressure and stress levels and improve self-esteem.