Eat Healthier...One Plate at a Time
Keeping up with busy lives and families places big demands on our bodies — yet most of us don’t think of the food on our plates as one of the most important ways we can take care of ourselves. Luckily, Mother Nature invented an easy system to help us stay healthy: enjoy plenty of fruits and veggies in a balanced diet. Click these links for some tasty ways to get started.
Healthy Weight: Foods high in fiber and nutrients, low in calories, help fill you up without filling you out.
- Spinach, blueberries, strawberries and carrots make delicious dishes that can help you stay trim and satisfied.
Healthy Body: Fruits and veggies deliver antioxidants, calcium and potassium to support healthy skin and eyes, bones and teeth. They help your body fight off diseases and can also help reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers.
- For delicious ways to get fiber, calcium and potassium, try dishes with arugula, bell peppers, kales and tomatoes.
- Antioxidants get yummy, too, in recipes featuring apples, dried cranberries and raisins.
For Today’s Step, start looking at your plate in a new way — try one of these recipes that keeps you going with healthy nutrients and delicious flavor. Then let us know what you think in Comments!
Find more healthy eating resources at ChooseMyPlate.gov.
Got a recipe you want to check out? Analyze it at NutritionData.Self.com.