Breakfast is the first food of the day and it's important to make the first food we put in our body something that is full of good nutrients. As a dietitian I like to help people simplify eating so they can feed their body well and not take a lot of time or thought to do so. Here are some simple tips to try to see if they work for you.
Hydrate! Drink a cup of water when you first get up
Include a fruit: fresh or frozen fruits are great options
Include a vegetable - this can be more tricky. Smoothies are a great way to include veggies, greens are great with eggs (especially spinach or arugula), adding salsa or chopped peppers to eggs is another tasty way to include veggies.
Overnight oats or healthy muffins are great paired with fruit and hard boiled eggs
Make a large batch of scrambled eggs and use over a couple days to make breakfast burritos or add to greens like arugula.
Make toast more hearty by putting on a nut butter or ricotta cheese with fruit topping
If you don't like 'breakfast’ try leftovers as breakfast
Try these Hearty breakfast burritos this week and give a thumbs up if you liked them!
Be sure to check out our local farmers market starting today and continuing Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the summer!! Our area also has many other local farmers that have farm stands or CSA's. Eating local produce and products are tasty, healthy and supports local businesses.
What do you look forward to at the farmers market?
Who has been cooking in the kitchen with their kids during the past couple months? I will admit that cooking or baking with my kids (ages 2, 5 and 6) is not my favorite activity. But I have noticed as they have gotten older and the more I trust them with certain cooking tasks, the better they have gotten and it has become more enjoyable for me! Not to mention they are so proud of the meals or foods they prepare.
I thought this post had a lot of great recipes and tips for cooking with kids and wanted to share!
Do you love or dread cooking/baking with your kids?
I think this article brings up some interesting things to consider as we continue with social distancing and staying safer at home. With being at home and having a slower pace than being in the office or on the go all the time we have the opportunity to really check in with our bodies and eat when we are hungry and stop when we are full.
Have your eating patterns changed over the past month? What tips in the article do you find helpful? Comment below!
Variety is the spice of life when it comes to vegetables! There are thousands of different vegetables out there but only a few make most Americans plates. Vegetables add flavor and texture to meals. Eating a variety of different colors of vegetables exposes your body to lots of nutrients to keep you healthy and strong.
What kind of vegetables have you been eating during this time of social distancing? Our family loves spinach in our smoothies, fresh green beans made in the insta pot and carrots for a yummy crunchy snack!
Stay safe and eat well!
Research proves that kids eat and drink what their caregivers eat and drink. This is a big advantage and also a big responsibility.
During this time of a lot of family togetherness, there is opportunity to model healthy eating and activity choices. #2 can be done with local grocery pick up or by having your kids help make a list before an adult goes to the grocery store.
Stay safe and eat well!
This week National Nutrition Month focuses on learning skills to create tasty meals. Learning new ways to cook and using new ingredients to make meals allows eating to be exciting and improves the variety of nutrients you expose your body to. This week I challenge you to try a new recipe or food that you have been curious about. It might just end up being a family favorite!
March is National Nutrition Month! This year the theme is ‘Eat Right Bite by Bite’. The first week is focused on eating a variety of nutritious foods every day. What kind of healthy foods do you eat regularly?
I like that this week also talks about enjoying your food and being mindful when eating. A lot of times we are rushed when eating which is not good for digestion and will also more likely lead to overeating.
Happy National Nutrition Month!
Nutrition and physical activity are both very important for our bodies to feel and function their best. We are blessed in the northwoods for many opportunities for physical activity even during the snowy, colder months of the year. When we are active we build muscle, breath deeper and release happy hormones.
Leave a comment about your favorite outdoor winter sport or activity?
Frustrating mealtimes? Worried your child is gaining weight too quickly or not enough? Tired of having ‘food fights’ with your kids? I am here to tell you that there is another way and it is possible to enjoy feeding your child(ren)! Check out Ellyn Satters website or books for information on how to feed your child.