March is National Nutrition Month®! This March, with a theme of “Go Further with Food,” we have great tips to help you eat nutritiously throughout the day!
The food choices you make have a significant impact on your energy levels. Go further each day by fueling your body with the right foods and focus on making meals at home. Include whole foods in your meals like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean proteins. These food choices provide you with vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber that you need to stay energized and healthy. Go further with your food choices each day with these simple tips:
Start your day with a nutritious, energizing breakfast
A balanced meal will help you stay satisfied during the day, help your waistline, and improve your concentration and memory. Opt for whole grain options such as Overnight Oats or lean protein from an Egg and Avocado Breakfast Wrap. Both will give you energy and staying power for the entire morning.
Eat every few hours
This will keep your energy up and make you less likely to overeat at your next big meal. Pair fruits and veggies with a source of protein for a complete snack like these: Vegetables and hummus dip, cheese stick and fruit, or yogurt with toppings such as a Fresh Fruit Yogurt Parfait.
Reach for a healthy afternoon snack
If you’re feeling hungry or sleepy in the afternoon, instead of reaching for sweets, reach for a healthy snack like Peanut Butter n Granola Apple Sandwiches. The combination will give you an energy boost for the afternoon and keep you satisfied until dinner.
Add at least one fruit or vegetable to each meal and snack
Adding fruits and veggies to your meals gives you the fiber to keep you feeling full and the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Try one-meatless meal each week like Vegetarian Chili Tacos or Quinoa and Black Bean Salad. It’s a tasty way to make sure you get enough veggies each day.
Your body needs plenty of water to stay energized and to keep your body functioning its best. Water, unsweetened hot or iced tea, or fruit infused water like Fruit Green Tea are great choices. Keep a water bottle with you during the day. It’s an easy way to help you stay hydrated.