Eat Right, Every Day: It's National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Nutrition month and the theme this year is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” Healthy eating is often thought to be one set diet or a specific set of guidelines whereas the reality is that healthy eating can be about what you eat if you learn how to monitor portions and how to balance food preparation methods.
If you enjoy fries with your burger or maybe it’s real salad dressing on your salad you can maintain both of these choices If you balance other foods around them; try this:
|Eggs||Scrambled or poached eggs|
|Bacon||A cup of oatmeal|
|Toast with butter||Whole Grain Toast with a fruit spread|
|Juice||A piece of whole fruit|
You might try the same type of changes at lunch and dinner so that you can maintain a focus on more produce and whole grains, while keeping protein and fat choices the smaller part of your meal.
In addition to balancing food choices to achieve a healthier balance work this month add some new options to your meal plan. If your whole grain choices are simply whole wheat bread, pasta and whole grain cereals consider adding faro, spelt, buckwheat or quinoa.
If your veggies tend to be the basics use the month as a time to “branch-out.” Asparagus, Brussels sprouts and kale are a few greens that you might not have tried yet so consider adding them to current favorite meals for a new look on “Eat Right.”