Wednesday, March 2, 2016

"Savor the Flavor of Eating Right"

March is National Nutrition Month® and the theme for 2016 is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right." The goal of National Nutrition Month® is to promote an overall healthy eating plan and physical activity habits.

Here are a few useful tips to guide you through a healthy month:
  • Consider how, when, why and where you eat, not just what you eat. Appreciate the locations, memories and interactions with others when you are experiencing your nutritious meal.
  • Be mindful of your food choices. Take the time to enjoy the taste of foods.
  • Involve your family and friends to create food traditions that add flavor in a healthful way.
Use herbs and spices to flavor your dishes:
  • Sprinkle cinnamon in your oatmeal, rice pudding and tea.
  • Combine cilantro with pasta, salads or salsa.
  • Add rosemary to chicken, potatoes or mixed vegetables.
  • Blend mixtures of rosemary, lemon and/or mint to make an infused-water.
It is possible to enjoy the taste of foods while still eating healthy, so get creative in your cooking!