If you’re trying to change your life by following a healthy eating plan to help you lose pregnancy weight, a fun way to make the journey a little more interesting is to add some new foods to your healthy eating diet.
Many people who are getting ready to embark on a new weight loss regime are used to eating processed or ready-made foods, foods that contain a high level of fat, such as burgers and takeaways, or foods that contain a high level of sugar.
Here are our pick of some foods that are great to incorporate into your Lose Baby Weight plans – and some of them may be new to you – so give them a try
Popcorn is very healthy if you either pop it yourself, or choose a new low-cal snack variety. Popcorn consumption is on the up – it’s a great alternative to potato chips or crackers, and it comes in at less than 40 calories per cup of plain popped corn. A great snack for munching when you’re watching a film.
Nut Butter
If you’re not a big fan of peanut butter, or if you’re allergic to peanuts, try a nut butter, such as almond butter or coconut butter. It will provide you with plenty of protein and heart healthy omega-3 fats, and the bonus is, most nut butters are natural products and they are also super versatile. Spread them on crackers, bake them into cakes using wholemeal flour or add them to your favourite veggie curry recipe to ramp up the flavour.
Pickled Vegetables
If you find it hard to imagine eating plain vegetables, try pickled veggies. They are just as nutritional for you as regular veggies, if you make them yourself, and they have a delicious tang that will please most taste-buds. Cucumber and red onion stand up particularly well to pickling – simply chop and pop into an airtight container with some malt or white wine vinegar and leave to stand in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
Frozen Yoghurt
Most people love the creaminess of ice cream – but for a similarly sweet treat with half the fat and calories, try a frozen yoghurt. Frozen yoghurt has a little tangier flavour than ice cream, making it extra refreshing and perfect for summer.
Sorbet is another excellent alternative to ice cream. It has a creamy texture, but a delicious fresh flavour – and you can either make it yourself or buy it at any good supermarket. Most sorbets contain no cream, milk or eggs – they tend to be made with fruit puree or juice, a little natural sweetener and water, making them very healthy.
Quinoa is a super healthy grain, jam-packed with nutrients that makes an excellent alternative to pasta or rice. It’s very low in calories and fat, coming in at 111 calories and 2g fat for a 95g serving. Serve it with chopped veggies, grilled chicken and a zingy dressing for a yummy alternative to a regular pasta salad.
Peaches are deliciously sweet and juicy and they make an excellent addition to any fruit salad, cereal or yoghurt. You can even serve peaches in salads – drape them with parma ham and serve with a tangy balsamic dressing for a tasty sweet and savoury flavour combination.
Vegetable Chips
If potato chips are calling your name, try vegetable chips instead – they’re a very healthy alternative and they will also help you to eat more of your five-a-day. You can buy mixed vegetable chips, including beets, parsnips and sweet potatoes from most supermarkets or you can make them yourself by slicing veggies very thinly on a mandolin, spritzing with cooking spray and cooking in a hot oven until lightly golden and crisp.
Tofu has a bit of a reputation as being a dull and boring food, but the reality is, if you cook tofu with strong flavours such as chilli or paprika, it sucks up those flavours like a sponge. It also has less calories and fat than most meats, and it is also packed with protein.
Game Meat
People can be a little scared of game meat, but if you buy it from a butcher who sells local, responsibly sourced game, it can be an excellent addition to your diet. Game meats are packed with flavour – and every single game meat actually has less fat than chicken, which is widely considered the leanest meat. Try pheasant, quail, venison and wild duck – just remember to cook them slowly and gently to prevent them from drying out.
If you are ready to lose weight then the Lose Baby Weight plans offer a healthy and safe exercise and diet routine.

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