The new year is a great time to prioritize your nutrition, health and wellness. Today, I am on ABC Tampa’s Morning Blend with realistic tips and recipes to help make this your healthiest year yet.
Tip #1: My first tip is to focus on balancing your plate instead of counting calories or cutting out food groups.
Balancing your plate can be an effective way to help meet your nutritional needs and keep you energized and satiated while naturally supporting weight management. Focus on building a fourth of your plate with fiber-rich carbohydrates half your plate with non starchy veggies, and a fourth with nutrient-dense protein. Salmon is my go-to source of protein because not only is it delicious but it’s packed with omega-3 fats which are important for brain and heart health. Mowi is one of the largest salmon producers in the world and their 6 ounce filets have one of the highest certifications in the industry: Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Fresh Mowi Atlantic salmon is farmed, freshly processed and packed, utilizing skin pack technology that allows the product to breathe out, but does not allow anything to breathe in. This allows the shelf life to be extended and the product can be available at stores or online in as little as 24 hours. The 6 oz portions come in several varieties including plain and pre-seasoned and are perfect for quick air fryer meals!
Tip #2: My next tip is to snack smarter.
Smart snacking can help keep energy levels stable throughout the day and fill in nutrient gaps. One easy way to build balanced snacks at home is to pair fiber with protein such as apples with peanut butter or apples with cheese. Autumn Glory apples are Grown exclusively by Superfresh Growers and are the perfect snacking apples because they are crunchy and sweet with flavor notes of cinnamon and caramel. For a sweet snack, try apple nachos with apple slices, drizzled with nut butter and sprinkled with whole grain granola and mini chocolate chips And for savory, wrap apple slices with cheese and low sodium deli turkey. You can find Autumn glory apples locally at ALDI, Walmart, Publix, & Super Target
For a grab-and-go snack option that also helps satisfies a sweet tooth, Truth Bar is a decadent and delicious option that also helps support our gut health. Truth Bar offers delicious plant-based, prebiotic and probiotic gut-healthy snack bars dipped in dark chocolate that come in fun flavors like Dark Chocolate Vanilla Cake Batter and Dark Chocolate Raspberry Coconut. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that support gut health while prebiotics are a type of fiber that help fuel probiotics so together provide comprehensive gut support. Truth Bars are also gluten-free, low in sugar and high in fiber. You can find Truth Bar on Amazon and at TruthBar.com.
Tip #3: Next, help fill in nutrient gaps with a delicious daily multivitamin you’ll actually look forward to taking.
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