Healthy Living & Wellness

No diet required

Make this year a fabulous one with our wellness & healthy living tips. This isn’t another boring diet idea or some crazy beauty regime, it’s just some simple lifestyle choices – easy peasy. From the latest food trends to the best preparation advice, read on to discover how to eat well while saving money. And because we want you to feel good on the outside as well, we've covered that too – think at home spa ideas and natural beauty tips.

Preparation is key

  • 1. Batch it up

    Cook your food for the week on a Sunday. When you know what you’re eating, you’re less likely to grab something unhealthy at lunch (afternoon chocolate bar doesn't count).
  • 2. Oh so fresh

    Keep your food fresh and secure when on the go with the right storage container. Fill snack boxes with chopped vegetables like carrots, celery, nuts and dried fruit.
  • 3. Stay hydrated

    Hungry? You might actually be thirsty. Keep a bottle with you wherever you go and fill a flask or travel mug with coffee to save the pennies on your morning commute.
  • 4. Go green

    Smash your 5-a-day before you’ve even left the house with a morning smoothie. Leafy vegetables work wonders for your health and keep sugar cravings at bay.

Hungry yet?

Here are some simple ideas for the three main meals of your day

  • Breakfast

    Go for something that’ll keep you full until lunchtime. Yoghurt with blueberries, seeds and a drizzle of honey is packed with protein and antioxidants. If you’re avoiding dairy try soya or coconut as alternatives.
  • Lunch

    Get your lunch ready the night before so you don’t end up grabbing something unhealthy. Brown rice with salmon and broccoli has all the goodness you need in one sitting and will keep you full until dinner.
  • Dinner

    The last thing you want is to be spending hours in the kitchen after a hard day. Try making your own homemade soup using a blender, you could even make a big batch and freeze it.

Inside Out

Now your tummy feels cared for, it's time to take your wellness a little further. The best bit? All of the below can be done at home. Just take 30 minutes to an hour for yourself – you'll feel great

  • 1. DIY face mask

    Mix together egg whites (we know, sounds crazy but bear with us) and aloe vera for a wonderfully cooling face mask that has anti-aging properties. Can't be bothered? We have gorgeous natural beauty online and in our stores.
  • 2. At-home spa

    Let's face it, the first part of the year is usually spent in doors cosying up and saving the pennies. This is the perfect time to add a touch of wellness to your day. Run yourself a hot bath and add some essential oils to ease away any aches and pains.
  • 3. Peace out

    Ever tried meditation? It can help keep stress levels down and improve sleep quality. You don't have to move to Tibet and become a monk, just taking 5 -10 minutes out or your day to lie on a yoga matt and breathe slowly. Ready? Ommmmm