Did you know the Food Pyramid we all memorized during our school years has changed recently?
The new Choose My Plate is intended as a guideline for the breakdown of each of our daily meals.
I personally think it is a great new tool for everyone to better judge if they are getting enough of each food group into their daily meals.
Anyway, moving on from that, with March being National Nutrition month I am challenging myself to be extra mindful of everything that I eat and drink for the entire month. I am also challenging each of you to join me!
I know I can do it, can you?
I vow to make healthy choices about what I fuel my body with each and every day of the month. Food is fuel right??
I know it can be difficult to maintain healthy eating habits, but with a little planning ahead and preparation anyone can do it!
The examples below are some of the things I am planning to do to make it through this month of great nutrition.
**Disclaimer: I am simply giving examples of what works for me, not what I think everyone should do. I am NOT a Registered Dietician or Nutritionist, just someone who is stating my opinions. If you are interested in a full nutrition plan please consult a Doctor, Registered Dietician or Nutritionist. **
Planning Your Meals = Easiest Grocery Shopping Trip EVER
I am notorious for making a grocery list without really taking a look at what’s in my pantry/freezer/fridge first. For the month ahead I am committed to writing out my menu/meal plans and doing inventory of my kitchen to see exactly what I will need to make the meals happen. Lucky for me, I’m a creature of habit and giving myself just a few options for Breakfast and Lunch will not make me unhappy. For Dinner options I have to think of the men in my household which makes things a bit more complicated but not difficult. (They are pretty easy to please!) I will also be thinking of snacks and filler items as I prefer to have a late afternoon snack to hold me through activities as we don’t typically eat our Dinner until late evening. (Think 8:00pm)
Try Something New
I will be posting some new recipes to the blog this month… Try them!!
Eat Your Veggies and Fruits
I shouldn’t have to explain this one!
Don’t Deprive Yourself
Moderation is key in healthy eating… If that Chocolate is calling your name, eat a small piece.
I look forward to sharing this challenge with you all!
Now, where did I put that grocery list??