Is it fruits and vegetables? How about a good lentil soup? Or, are you enjoying a juicy piece of baked meat of your choice with a fresh garden salad as a side? Well, whatever it is, you should ‘Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right!’ Yep, that’s the theme for National Nutritional Month 2014! Enjoy the taste of eating fresh fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, lean meats, beans, nuts, seeds, and low-fat dairy products.
And, don’t just eat plain and boring; have fun with your foods. Make refreshing fruit juices or fruit cubes using ice trays. Make your own concoction of a vegetable juice by juicing all your favorite vegetables at once. My favorite is beets, strawberry and raspberry juice. I swear it’s good. When you prepare your meals, add new spices such as oregano, parsley, rosemary, dill or thyme. Oh, there is nothing like a good ‘ole’ garden salad topped with nuts, seeds or dried fruits.
During this month, there are many ways you can ‘Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right!’ In particularly, you can join the National Meatless Monday Challenge each week. You already know what this means—No Darn Meat on Mondays—believe me you will live! Just ask my best friend who bullied her fiancé, who is a die-hard meat-eater, to doing the two weeks vegan challenge! I highly encourage you to participate in this weekly challenge and invite others to join you for extra support.
As for me¸ I will definitely enjoy indulging in my favorite healthy snacks, and continue encouraging individuals, especially in urban communities to eat better. I am so dedicated to getting my urban neighbors to commit to ‘enjoying the taste of eating right’ for a lifetime!
For more information on National Nutrition Month, healthy eating tips and recipes, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at www.eatright.org
Don’t forget to send some luv to your favorite Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Wednesday, March 14th! Its Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day!
Happy RDN Day to me and all my fellow peeps!!!!