Continuing to Savor the Flavor of Eating Right this 2016 National Nutrition Month! Here are the last 8 Healthy Tips for 2016! #NationalNutritionMonth
9. Get Cooking Preparing foods at home can be healthy, rewarding and cost-effective. Resolve to learn some cooking and kitchen basics, like how to dice an onion or cook dried beans. The collection of How do I… videos at www.eatright.org/howdoi will get you started.
10. Dine Out without Ditching Your Goals. You can eat out and stick to your healthy eating plan! The key is to plan ahead, ask questions and choose foods carefully. Compare nutrition information, if available, and look for healthier options that are grilled, baked, broiled or steamed.
11. Enact Family Meal Time. Plan to eat as a family at least a few times each week. Set a regular mealtime. Turn off the TV, phones and other electronic devices to encourage mealtime talk. Get kids involved in meal planning and cooking and use this time to teach them about good nutrition.
12. Banish Brown Bag Boredom. Whether it’s a lunch for work or school, prevent brown bag boredom with easy-to-fix, healthy lunch ideas. Try a whole-wheat pita pocket with veggies and hummus or a low sodium vegetable soup with whole grain crackers or a salad of mixed greens with low-fat dressing and a hard boiled egg.
13. Drink More Water Quench your thirst by drinking water instead of sugary drinks. Stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water if you are active, live or work in hot conditions, or are an older adult.
14. Explore New Foods and Flavors. Add more nutrition and eating pleasure by expanding your range of food choices. When shopping, make a point of selecting a fruit, vegetable or whole grain that’s new to you or your family. Try different versions of familiar foods like purple asparagus, Honeycrisp apples, broccoflower or quinoa.
15. Eat Seafood Twice a Week Seafood—fish and shellfish—contains a range of nutrients including healthy omega-3 fats. Salmon, trout, oysters and sardines are higher in omega-3s and lower in mercury.
16. Cut Back on Added Sugars Foods and drinks with added sugars can contribute empty calories and little or no nutrition. Reviewing ingredients on the food label can help you identify sources of added sugar. Visit www.choosemyplate.gov for more information.
Now you have the healthy tips information for Living Healthy ! Start planning today on which tip that you would start doing first ! Check out these two videos Eat Right with Foods from All Ethnic Traditions and Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day
This tip sheet information is provided by: For a referral to a registered dietitian nutritionist and for additional food and nutrition information visit www.eatright.org. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.
For National Nutrition Month, I had the opportunity to speak at the Get MAD About Cancer Event in Carrollton, Georgia on Nutrition and Estrogen Breast Cancer. Click here for details and remember to Savor the Flavor of Eating Right!