National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
It also recognizes March 12th as Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day to increase awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists, like your Weis Dietitians, as the necessary providers of credible food and nutrition information and services.
This year’s National Nutrition Month theme encourages us to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right,” highlighting the fact that nutritious and delicious can easily coexist. Here are some ways to enhance the flavors of your favorite foods along with Healthy Bites recipes for you to try!
Expand Your Horizons
Experiment with unfamiliar foods and ethnic ingredients to keep meals fresh, interesting and appetizing. For example, swap quinoa for rice, baby kale for romaine lettuce or pork tenderloin for chicken. Eating a wide variety of foods may also make your diet more abundant in healthful nutrients.
Try our Sesame Ginger Quinoa.
As the seasons change, so do the offerings in our produce department. Choosing colorful fruits and vegetables in season is an easy way to add variety and new flavors to everyday meals and snacks. It’s also easier on the environment and may help reduce your grocery bill.
Learn what fruits and vegetables are in season and use our Season’s Best: Artichoke guide to make this sweet- and nutty- tasting spring vegetable at home.
Reasons to Season
Shake on dried herbs, spices and salt-free seasoning blends to liven up family-favorite recipes. Certain herbs and spices supply antioxidants at levels similar to fruits and vegetables and they’re virtually calorie free! Beyond seasoning, use dried herbs, spices and seasonings to make vinaigrette dressing, marinades or dry rubs from scratch.
Try our Cajun-Rubbed Tilapia
Change-up Your Cooking Style
Explore cooking techniques beyond the basics of baking and steaming. Instead try roasting, stewing, searing, grilling and broiling everyday foods like chicken, vegetables, potatoes and fish for a flavor and texture boost.
Learn how to Roast Root Vegetables and try our Greek Salad Pizza.
Practice Mindful Eating
Eat more mindfully to appreciate the taste of the foods on your plate and raise awareness of portion sizes and your sense of fullness to help you eat fewer calories overall!
How do you enjoy the taste of eating right?
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