March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” and recognizes that lifestyles, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns influence what we like to eat.
Our meals don’t need to be a carbon-copy of each other’s. They can (and should) be unique to you. What works for me, might not work for you, and that is okay. Just find foods that do work and enjoy the benefits all day long!
This month, I will be joining my fellow registered dietitians in showing what “eating right” can look like. Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama announced a colaboration between some of the world’s largest media companies to make healthier, MyPlate(TM) recipes easy to find and share. For those of you on Pinterest, there is an entire page of wonderful recipes to choose from.
MyPlate is a wonderful visual representation of how we should strive to eat. Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables, 1/4 plate starch, 1/4 plate protein and a serving of dairy.
So, to start us off, I thought I would post a photo of my recent breakfast.
And, before you ask, no, I didn’t eat the entire bag of bagels, I had ONE! To round out my breakfast I also added a banana. Feeling pretty proud that I covered all my food groups at breakfast. Starch (bagel), yogurt (dairy), banana (produce), peanut butter (protein).
What did your breakfast look like today? Could you make a change to improve it?