One celebration that you can begin and continue for a life time is that of Nutrition Month.
Like other holidays we celebrate, there are many activities you can adopt as traditions for your family. All of us need to eat a variety of foods each day and we can best do this by eating food selections from all the food groups. Why not try a new nutritious recipe or add a new fruit or vegetable each week? You could even be brave and try whole grains!
Here are some other tips to start your celebration:
— Make half your grains whole;
— vary your veggies;
— focus on more fruits;
— choose calcium rich foods;
— go lean with protein;
— and don’t forget physical activity.
As you join the celebration of National Nutrition Month, try this recipe for broccoli potato soup.
Broccoli Potato Soup
4 cups chopped broccoli, frozen works too
1 small chopped onion
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 cup evaporated nonfat milk
1 ½ cups instant mashed potatoes, prepared with water
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup shredded cheese