Happy spring! Today I shared my tips to spring clean your meals and snacks on Good Food Friday.
Spring clean your breakfast the savory way
I’ve partnered with the Egg Nutrition Center to spring clean our breakfast the savory way. Eggs are a high quality protein source and for 70 calories and about 15 cents apiece, one large egg has varying amounts of 13 vitamins and minerals, including the under-consumed nutrient choline which plays an active role in muscle and brain health. What many people may not realize is that most of the vitamins and minerals are located within the egg yolk.
Spring clean your breakfast the sweet way
Next we are going to spring clean our breakfast the sweet way with mango. 1 cup of this tropical superfurit meets 100% of your daily vitamin C needs and contains fiber, beta-carotene and folate. What people may not realize is that mangoes are available fresh year round thanks to the six main varietals sold in the U.S. that have staggered growing seasons. You can find more mango meal ideas at mango.org.
Spring clean your snacks
Next we are going to spring clean our snacks by pairing fiber and protein, which is what I call a snack with staying power. For our fiber source – I shared the Sunsweet Ones and Amaz!n Prune Fruit Packs, which feature California grown prunes, have 3 grams of fiber per serving, no added sugar. Pair these with nuts or cheese to build a convenient snack with staying power.
Spring clean your diet to meet potential nutrient shortfalls
According to dietary surveys, magnesium is one nutrient that most of us fall short on and we need it for 100s of biochemical reactions. I shared magnesium-containing foods like almonds, spinach and black beans. The Ionic Fizz Magnesium Plus by Pure Essence may also help fill in the gaps. I like the raspberry lemonade, simply scoop and stir into a glass of water to meet 71% of your daily needs.