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Ellie is the acting assistant digital editor for Healthy Food Guide. She loves cooking, dabbles in Crossfit and is a true believer that peanut butter makes everything better.

Find everything you need to kick off 2020 with a healthy diet and mindset in the latest issue of Healthy Food Guide magazine. 

Portion control

If 2020 is the year you’d like to take control of your health, whether that’s by losing a little weight or becoming more mindful around food, we’ve got the tools you need to achieve your goals. Know what you’re putting on your plate with our handy portion guides that include serving suggestions for typical breakfast foods, protein, carbohydrates, legumes, dressings, snacks, sweet treats and more.

Did you know that a portion of lasagne is the size of a 3-inch post-it note?! We were a little shocked too. Scaling back on a couple of items really could make all the difference to your daily calorie intake.

Eat more plants

Going plant-based for Veganuary (and beyond)? Good for you. And even if you’re not going the whole hog (pardon the pun), incorporating a few vegan meals into your diet each week is a great way to lower your consumption of animal products and help the planet.

Editorial assistant Trinity Hislop has rounded up the most nutritious and delicious vegan supermarket ready meals, if ease is a deciding factor for you. And for those who prefer to cook from scratch, find inspiration with Matt Pritchard’s recipes from his cookbook Dirty Vegan: Another Bite. We share an epic pasta dish and a flaky filo pie that both taste indulgent but actually do you plenty of good.

Vegan fry-up (yes!)

If you’re still feeling peckish after all of that, then you simply have to try our epic vegan fry up. Oh yes! We’ve made a few clever tweaks to this classic breakfast dish and it just might be better than the original…Think avocado and bean mash, tamarind ketchup, grilled peppers, mushrooms and spinach.

vegan fry-up

Eat to feel GOOD

This month’s special section is all about diets – but there’s nothing quick-fix or faddy about these ones. The word ‘diet’ can often have negative connotations so we’ve picked out seven scientifically-proven options. In fact, many aren’t necessarily about weight-loss at all – what you put on your plate has the power to improve, ease or even reverse certain health issues, boost your mood and keep energy levels high.

It could be as easy as upping your fibre intake, eating more plants or adopting a Mediterranean-style way of eating…Small changes add up and can make a truly astounding difference to overall health.

high fibre porridge

All the above is merely a taster of what you can expect to find in this month’s issue, so go ahead and pick up a copy to discover the rest.

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