Food Lists – Eating Made Easy

Hey guys, here’s a super simple, food group list to work alongside my previous post about using the hand to measure your portion sizes. Enjoy!



  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Steak / Beef
  • Beef Mince
  • Pork
  • Venison
  • Lamb
  • Shell-fish
  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • White-fish
  • Eggs

Always go for the leanest cuts of meat.


Complex Carbs

  • Quinoa
  • Carrots
  • Rolled Oats
  • Brown Rice
  • Wholegrain Rice
  • Wild Rice
  • Sweet Potato
  • Wholegrain Bread
  • Wholegrain Pasta


Veggies (List of some, but not exhausted)

  • Beetroot
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Courgette
  • Asparagus
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Bell Peppers
  • Mixed Salad Leaves
  • Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Mangetout
  • Onions
  • Salad Onions
  • Sprouts


Fruit (List of some, but not exhausted)

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Banana
  • Oranges
  • Apples
  • Pineapple
  • Pears
  • Mango
  • Melon
  • Grapes


Healthy Fats

  • Flaxseed
  • Avocado
  • Coconut Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Natural Peanut Butter (or other no added sugar nut butter)
  • Nuts (raw and unsalted)


Seasoning & Spices – Add a little flavour to your meals, it doesn’t have to be boring (add to meat, wrap in foil and oven bake for really juicy flavoursome meals)

  • Dill
  • Curry
  • Ginger
  • Jalapeno
  • Chilli
  • Cinnamon
  • Coriander
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Tomatoes (chopped, canned can be used)
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Stevia (to sweeten yogurt/fruit if necessary)
  • Vanilla Extract


  • Water, 2-3 litres a day
  • Coffee, max 2 cups, not after 4pm (we’ll explain why in a later post)
  • Herbal tea
  • Green tea – not after 4pm

Published by Holly

I’m Holly, a fitness instructor, personal trainer, massage therapist, assessor, tutor, and pre and post natal exercise specialist. Born and raised in rural Northumberland I am passionate about the outdoors, health, fitness, and general wellness. I believe it is important to look after body through exercise and nutrition, and finding “me-time” to look after your own physical and emotional well-being. Along side providing health and fitness advice, I also offer coaching and lifestyle advice; helping clients work through their stresses and reducing daily pressures through coping mechanisms which are easy to access and perform. As I come to add content to this blog, you will get to know me through everything from the food I eat, the exercise I do (and don’t do), the books I read, how I like to spend my free time (yes, free time!), and probably a lot more along the way. I’ll be sharing more information shortly but for now, I wish you a very enjoyable day!

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