It’s Nutrition Month so it’s a great time to rethink your meals and snacks. Today I share ideas on Good Food Friday!
Healthy snacks can help sustain energy levels between meals. You can do that by choosing from two or more of the MyPlate food groups.
Such as apples peanut butter nachos or apple snack box! Apples are a good source of filling fiber, vitamin C and prebiotics, a type of fiber that help nourish the good bacteria in the gut. Yes! Apples Fuji apples are super sweet, juicy and crisp – and is one of the fifteen most popular apple varieties in the US. Yes! Apples is a woman-owned, sustainably driven business that works with family farms all over the state to grow the best tasting, highest quality apples. Everything they do at Yes! apples from the growers they partner with to the land they cultivate–is driven by their commitment to grow the highest-quality product for families and the community.
The dietary guidelines recommends consuming seafood twice a week and salmon is a great way to meet that – my favorite mild and buttery-flavored fish.
Bluehouse salmon is packed with protein and key nutrients like omega-3 fats that help support a strong immune system. Bluehouse salmon is the only salmon product raised sustainably onshore in the U.S. and is fresh from Florida meaning is raised without antibiotics, hormones or microplastics. Find it locally at Publix in the seafood department.
Collagen powder is a great way to boost the nutrition of recipes.
Some research suggests that taking collagen daily may improve skin appearance and elasticity while minimizing unwanted signs of aging. The Sparkle Wellness Skin Boost Plus is made with highly studied Verisol collagen. I use the unflavored variety in smoothies, oatmeal but it also comes in flavors like mixed berry, apple ginger and orange. Find it on amazon and at lovesparkle.life
Prebiotics are a type of fiber found in foods like bananas, asparagus, onions and oats that can support digestive and immune health by helping to nourish the good bacteria in the gut.
Life’s First Naturals cow colostrum also contains prebiotics as well as immune factors, protective proteins and growth factors that provide immune and digestive health benefits to adults and children over the age of 1. Its often called nature’s original superfood with over 6000 published studies have shown the benefits for human nutrition. You can find it at lifesfirstnaturals.com and on Amazon.