It’s Nutrition Month! On CBS WSPA-TV Your Carolina, I share four simple tips to follow plus some recipes that you can make at home.
Tip 1: Elevate the nutrition of your snacks
American pecans are the original supernut and can help elevate the nutrition of your snacks without sacrificing craveable taste and satisfying crunch. Each 1 ounce serving has 3 grams of protein and fiber, 12 grams of good monounsaturated fats and only 2 grams of saturated fat. Plus you’ll get essential minerals including zinc. They are incredibly versatile – use them in sweet or savory snacks like these homemade pecan granola bars lightly sweetened with honey and savory roasted pecans which you can even store in the freezer for up to two years without loss of flavor or texture. You can find these recipes and more ideas to clean up your snacks at AmericanPecan.com/snacks.
Tip 2: Focus on protein when it comes to meals and snacks
Protein helps keep us full. The Premier Protein 30g High Protein Shakes are packed with 30 grams of protein, 160 calories, and only 1 g of sugar plus they contain antioxidants Vitamins C & E to help support a healthy immune system. They make a nutritious and delicious breakfast, snack, post workout boost or ingredient in a protein packed recipe. You can find recipes and availability at PremierProtein.com.
Tip 3: Find easy ways to help meet your recommended 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day
The Raw Generation 100% raw cold pressed fruit and vegetable juices are an easy way to do that. They have no added sugar, preservatives or artificial ingredients plus, their produce is flash frozen which helps keep the nutrients intact. You can order on Amazon and rawgeneration.com they have free shipping and ship fresh and frozen to your door.
Tip 4: Find delicious, better-for-you way sto satisfy sweet cravings
Treats can fit into a balanced lifestyle and Popsicle Fruit Twisters are a satisfying and fun sweet that you can feel good about eating and sharing with family and friends. They are made with real fruit and milk and have 70 calories per pop.