It’s #NationalNutritionMonth and we’ve got some healthy ways to celebrate all month long!
- Better breakfast: Starting the day with a powerhouse breakfast can make a huge difference to how you feel throughout the day – keeping you full until lunchtime as well as strengthening your focus, reducing cravings, jumpstarting your metabolism, and regulating your blood sugar so you don’t experience that mid-morning crash.
- Healthy protein for healthy kids: Research shows that when kiddos eat well-balanced, protein-rich meals, their performance on tests at school improve, as well as their ability to focus. Plus, having a belly full of yummy, protein and nutrient dense foods gives them plenty of fuel to play as hard as they work at school. We’ve got protein bars, nutritional shakes, and protein shakes with kids’ particular needs in mind.
- Try a new recipe: Get the whole family involved with healthy, simple dinners that even the littlest of hands can help with. Setting the table, gathering ingredients, stirring, and even tossing a salad are all great ways to bring kids into the kitchen. Time spent cooking together is a fantastic way to model preparing healthy foods, giving you a fun opportunity to talk with kids about foods that will help them grow strong and healthy; lessons that can serve them a lifetime.
- Snack smarter: Replace junk foods in your pantry with healthier treats and snacks like chocolate protein bites, rich chocolate protein powder hot cocoa, protein bars in tasty flavors like blueberry almond or chocolate peanut butter. We’ve got more healthy snack ideas here!
- Fuel up to get moving: Go for a hike, a walk around the neighborhood, try hot yoga or a barre class, go on a run, or just do some stretches in between tasks at your desk. Movement throughout the day is crucial in burning calories, improving circulation and mental focus, so fuel up with wholesome, energizing foods.
- Stoked on seasonal produce: Eating seasonally is a great way to save money on produce as well as reap the benefits of fruits and veg at their peak. It keeps things interesting as you try new ingredients and dishes with what happens to be in season. Find out more of what’s in season in your region here.
- Planning ahead with a simple meal plan and some quick veggie prep at the beginning of the week to make busy weeknight meals a whole lot easier. Store chopped fruits and veggies in clear containers in the fridge so you can see what you’ve got to work with in a snap. Also, overnight protein oats or these high protein veggie and egg ‘muffins’ store well in the fridge all week long and are easy to take on the go.
- 80/20 Moderation: Have you heard of the 80/20 or 90/10 principle? Basically, eat clean 80-90% of the time and for the remaining 10-20%, truly enjoy your favorite treats in moderation. So, it’s okay to have dessert or a handful of chips, just ensure your body has proper fuel to fight disease, stay energized, and feel good. This is what makes healthy eating a lifestyle rather than a crash diet.