Healthy Eating Tips

Healthy Eating Tips

Here are a few handy healthy eating tips from nutritionist Aoife Hearne

Our lives are inundated with busy schedules and can sometimes demote the very important things in life down several spaces on the priority list. One thing that should be considered the most valuable part is the food we eat. Here are a few healthy eating tips from nutritionist Aoife Hearne so you can avoid satisfying those late night hunger pangs for something quick and unhealthy.


Often our bad eating habits are a consequence of being lazy. When we’re tired and experiencing our lowest energy levels after a hard day at work, we often reach out and opt for whatever’s easiest to cook which is, more often than not, the unhealthy option. The key thing here is organisation. Plan out your meals for the entire week and ensure you have some staple ingredients brought in bulk so you’re never short of meal ideas. This approach also allows you to keep a check on what you’re eating thus giving you more control over your day-today diet.

Buy in Bulk

Potatoes are a great versatile ingredient for a plethora of different dishes as proved by the wonderful range of delicious recipes featured on Love Potatoes - explore the potato recipes here. You can buy spuds in bulk meaning you can equip your kitchen with a constant source of culinary inspiration. Learn how to store potatoes to ensure your spuds retain their flavour and stay in the best condition possible for your meals.

Cook up and prepare in advance

You can save a lot of that limited precious time we have in the evenings by cooking and preparing your food ahead of time. Perhaps give yourself an hour or two over the weekend to cook up either the whole or part of your dishes for the week. You can also use this time to chop up and prepare the ingredients for the week’s dishes and store them in the fridge so they’re ready to use when it comes to cooking up the meal.

Pick your potatoes wisely

Salad potatoes and new potatoes are usually very low maintenance when it comes to cooking. If you have an evening where you’re particularly short for time these are the best spuds to have in mind when you’re in the supermarket. Discover  many varieties of potato

Add vegetables

Potatoes and vegetables are the perfect partners when it comes to cooking up delicious recipes. Vegetables are quick to cook up and can easily be added to a number of different potato recipe dishes.


Discover how fibre plays a role in your diet and how the potato contributes. Find out about the difference between soluble and insoluble fibre as well as its many functions.

We think you’ll agree when we say there’s not much better than a crispy, fluffy, piping-hot roast potato on your plate. Spuds are an essential part of any roast and getting them right can make or break the meal! With this in mind we thought it would be a good idea to have a look at a few tips on how to make perfect and delicious roast potatoes.

Put on the oven, whack on some music and let’s get roasting!


As far as cooking skills go, boiling potatoes is not perhaps the most adventurous, but what they lack in glamour they more than make up for in versatility and usefulness! Whether you’re boiling some up for a salad or serving as a simple side-dish with garlic butter, you’ll want to make sure you get them just right! 

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