Even though I no longer work full time hours in the classroom, I still find myself perceptible to the same illnesses and ailments as other teachers. It’s no surprise that being the week before half term, I’m ill. The timing couldn’t be better, I say sarcastically, typing these words clutching a packet of Kleenex and spluttering over the keys. It’s always at this time I start to reevaluate my lifestyle choices, make hollow promises and berate myself for how I could have looked after myself a little bit more. Eaten a little better, exercised a little more. So, now I need your help to stay healthy!
I’m not making excuses but I’ve always believed it harder to make healthy choices when you live alone. Hear me out. It begins when shopping. Most supermarket packaging caters for couples and families: food is packaged for two or more, take bread for example. I mean, have you ever eaten a full loaf of bread by yourself before it goes stale? Exactly. When I first started to live on my own, I’d dedicate time to shopping, then return to unpack and create manageable portions that I would either freeze or plan to eat on consecutive nights. It was hard work.
So, why am I telling you this? Because, as the colder nights draw in and winter approaches, I would love healthy recipes to keep me on track with eating fresh food that’s good for me. There are so many food recipes that I read, but feel I’ll never be able to recreate within a short amount time that I’ve lost hope!