March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. We are very excited that there is a whole entire month dedicated to our favorite Tuesday topic—eating right! This year’s NNM theme is “Get Your Plate In Shape”. We’ve all heard the ideal dinner plate breakdown over and over again, but it can never hurt to have a little reminder. A low fat, high fiber diet with lean protein and whole grains is a key way to lower your risk of breast cancer and other diseases. We can’t stress it enough! Eating properly in conjunction with regular exercise will keep you feeling and looking your best.
Here are a few tips to “Get Your Plate In Shape”:
- Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables.
- Choose whole grains.
- Drink fat free or low fat milk, or try substituting soy milk, which has been shown to reduce cancer risk.
- Protein portions should be small and lean. Try making fish your protein of choice at least twice a week!
- Watch your portion sizes! Despite what Mom always said, you don’t need to clean your plate. Eat Consciously!
Check out some of our past Tasty Tuesday ideas for some delicious, healthy recipes to help you celebrate National Nutrition Month!
We hope you enjoy these recipes and are inspired to eat healthy not only this month, but every day!