Summer Food Swaps
It’s summertime! While you’re enjoying the plentiful sunshine and long days, try out our summer food swaps to keep your body, mind and your gut bugs healthy and happy this summer.
Load up on colourful veg
Fresh and vibrant salads, summer rolls, poke and buddha bowls are great options to increase the diversity of plants in your diet – these are nourishing, light and gut-friendly meals for warmer weather! Looking for inspiration? Check out our recipe for a delicious feta and pomegranate buckwheat salad https://loveyourgut.com/recipes/feta-and-pomegranate-buckwheat-salad
Try swapping out mayonnaise and sour cream with Greek yogurt. It’s higher in protein, lower in fats and filled with good bacteria that are good for your gut!
Pick a smoothie
This summer, pick a smoothie. These refreshing drinks made with seasonal fruits are rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and polyphenols (AKA colourful compounds that have health promoting properties). This pineapple, banana and orange smoothie is like a sunshine in a bottle https://loveyourgut.com/recipes/pineapple-banana-and-orange-smoothie/
Choose lean and grilled protein
For a lighter and healthier protein option, look at plant-based meat alternatives. Perhaps try out tofu skewers for your next BBQs or opt for leaner protein cuts as these are lower in saturated fats.
Oily fish like sustainably sourced salmon, sardines and mackerel are great sources of omega 3 (healthy fat) which is great for your mind and body. If you’re a fan of salmon, this is the perfect recipe for you https://loveyourgut.com/recipes/pan-fried-salmon-with-celery-sweetcorn-and-olive-salsa/. It’s got 10 different plant ingredients too so it’s tasty and great for your gut microbes!