National Nutrition Month

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March is National Nutrition Month.  The theme this year is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”.  We all know that if we have to choose between eating something that tastes good or something that’s nutritious, we will generally choose the tasty option.  But just because it is good for you doesn’t mean it can’t taste good, too.

Here are some tips on how to enjoy nutritious foods more:

-Try a new recipe.  Sometimes all you need is a different cooking method and something you disliked becomes something you like.

-Have nutritious foods easily available.  Have cut fruit or vegetables ready in the fridge.  Buy cheese sticks or yogurt cups.  The more grab-and-go these items are, the more likely you are to eat them.

-Eat dark chocolate if you need a treat.  Dark chocolate has more beneficial antioxidants.  It is also richer, so it can be a little easier to eat in moderation.

-Start your day with a balanced breakfast.  This can help you prevent overeating later in the day.

-Add some sauce or cheese.  A sprinkle of cheese or a little bit of salad dressing can make vegetables more appetizing.  As long as you don’t overdo it, these can be a healthy addition.

Happy National Nutrition Month!

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