It’s important to eat well to stay healthy. That can be a challenge in today’s fast-paced world, especially if you’re working remotely. But it’s not impossible if you know what foods to eat regularly, and which ones to cut back on or avoid altogether.
Here’s our good to what to eat and meal prepping for work, as well as healthy snacks that are much better alternatives than junk food.
What to eat daily to stay healthy
According to the Australian government’s Guide to Healthy Eating, you should eat from the following five food groups each day:
- grains and cereals
- lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds
- cheese and yoghurt.
Each of these five food groups has important nutrients that you need to stay healthy, like vitamins, minerals, fibre, protein and calcium.
The amount of each food group that you need varies depending on factors such as your age, gender and how active you are. The recommended amounts for the average adult are outlined below.
- vegetables (2.5-3 cups per day)
- fruit (2 pieces per day)
- grains or cereals (1.5-3 cups per day)
- lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts or seeds (130-195 grams of red meat,
or 160-240 grams of poultry, or 200-300 grams of fish, or 2 eggs, or 170
grams of tofu, or 30 grams of nuts or seeds)
- cheese or yoghurt (5 to 8 slices of cheese or 200 grams of yoghurt).
Meal prep for work
The best way to ensure you eat healthy is to prepare your own quick and easy meals that contain the recommended amounts of each of the five food groups. Plan your shopping and stock up on everything you’ll need each week. Then set aside a time each day to prepare everything so it’s ready to take with you. Focus on simple meals and recipes so that your preparation doesn’t become a chore.
Healthy snacks to eat rather than junk food
There are plenty of healthy alternatives to junk food. For example:
- fruit muffins or slices,
- raisin or fruit toast,
- and rice crackers.
How you can eat healthy at Searipple Village
At Searipple Village in Karratha, there are plenty of ways that you can eat healthy while you’re staying with us. We have healthy salad food available onsite at Denison’s Takeaway, as well as a range of healthy options on the menu at Tate’s Restaurant.
There are also plenty of options for you to exercise, which is another important way to stay healthy. We’re located just 3.2 kilometres from the City Centre, but a walk there and back will get you to 80% of your daily steps target! We’re also next to the beach if you’d prefer a scenic walk, and we have two onsite gyms where you can work out if you want as well.
And of course, we have plenty of space for you to unwind and relax too, with great rooms and a licensed social hub. After all, life is a balance!
We’re just a 20-minute drive from the Karratha Airport and very popular with FIFO workers.