It’s nutrition month! Today on Good Food Friday I share simple nutrition tips and recipes to eat healthier and feel your best.
Tip 1: Find unique ways to eat more fruit
Wyman’s Just Fruit is a great way to increase fruit consumption which According to the CDC, 9 out of 10 people fall short on. Wyman’s utilizes a freezing technique that brings together pellets of Greek Yogurt or Banana Puree that gets mixed with their whole and diced fruit to make eating fruit more fun, delicious, and convenient. Just Fruit is available in 4 flavors all of which are 45 calories or less, non-GMO, and contribute approximaelty ¼ cup of fruit per serving. Just grab and eat!
Tip 2: Focus your meals around protein and fiber
This combination helps keep us full longer and can help support weight management. The Atkins Plus Protein & Fiber Shake is a protein-rich energy shake that delivers 20 essential vitamins and minerals in Creamy Vanilla and Creamy Milk Chocolate flavors. It’s packed with 30g of high quality protein and 7g of dietary fiber that can be enjoyed as a meal or a snack to help keep you satisfied throughout the day. You can find it nationwide in most major retails including Walmart, Target and Amazon. Try it in my green breakfast smoothie to start your day with 2 servings of fruits and 1 serving of veggies plus a boost of protein that will help power you through the morning. Add 1 cup of frozen mango, 1 banana, 1 tsp of chia seeds, 2 cups of kale and the Atkin Plus Protein & Fiber Vanilla Shake. Blend until combined.
The Quest protein bars are another protein packed snack option. These high protein bars come in delicious flavors including Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Peanut Butter and the best selling Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough which has only 1 gram of sugar along with 21 grams of satisfying protein and 4 grams of net carbs.
• Enjoy them on the go or at home. For an even more craveable treat, try putting your unwrapped bar in the microwave for 15 seconds.
Tip 3: Focus on immunity supporting foods and nutrients
Focus on foods like bell peppers and oranges both good sources of vitamin C as well as beans, nuts and seeds, good sources of zinc. The Black Elderberry + Vitamin C combines clinically-studied elderberry extract and vitamin C that support your immune system and is designed to be taken every day to give your defenses the nutritional support they need, all year long. Elderberry is recognized for it’s ability to help support a healthy immune system and Life Extension has great ways to reap the benefits in two convenient formulas. The 5 Day Elderberry Immune delivers immunity-supporting standardized elderberry extract, zinc and vitamin C in a berry-flavored tablet in an intense, 5-day regimen designed to call up your body’s immune defenses when you need them most.