March is National Nutrition Month, a perfect time to shed light on the food, meals, and habits that impact our overall health and wellness. I have a few tips to help enhance your nutrition and wellness plans throughout the coming months.
Finding that balance between nutritious and delicious is key to sticking to healthy eating habits.
An easy way to up your nutrition game is by adding a plant-based protein powder, like Vega Original, to your daily routine.Protein powders aren’t just for athletes, they’re an easy and convenient way to increase your intake of protein which is a satiating macronutrient that helps keep us full. and is the building block of our bones, muscles, skin and more. Vega Original Protein is a really delicious plant-based protein powder at a great price point so you get more for your dollar. Each servings has 25 g of protein, 3 g of fiber and 0 sugar. But the best part is, that it’s rich & creamy with no clumps or grit so it’s a delicious way to get more protein into your daily diet no matter what your nutrition goals are.
Another easy way to support your overall health and wellness is to keep an eye on the amount of added sugar and refined carbohydrates we consume daily.
Consumer research shows that more than half of shoppers are looking for foods with less sugar and more than a third are looking for fewer carbohydrates on nutrition facts labels. The Mission Foods’ new Zero Net Carbs Tortillas check both of those boxes. Not only do they have zero net carbs and zero sugar, but are also Keto-certified, high in fiber, low in calories and taste amazing! They come in two flavors – Original – the flavor Mission customers know and love, and Sundried Tomato Basil – which is packed with zesty sundried tomatoes and fresh basil flavors. You can find them in stores across the U.S. Find the recipes I shared and more on Mission Foods’ website!
There are a lot of mixed reviews about snacking, but smart snacking can help keep energy levels up throughout the day and fill in nutrient gaps and walnuts are a great option packed with nutrition.
In fact, walnuts are the only nut that provides an excellent source of essential omega-3 ALA, which have been associated with benefits for heart and brain health. And there are so many ways to enjoy them. I love to keep walnuts in individually sized snack bags for when I am on the go, and I love the versatility they can bring to a meal. Because of their rich, nutty flavor and satisfying texture, you can even use them to make plant-based taco meat. Make sure to store walnuts in the fridge or freezer for optimal freshness! You can visit walnuts.org for recipes the whole family will love.
Finally, help achieve your fitness and activity goals by fueling up right.
The Honey Stinger products are perfect for active individuals because they are designed with the right amount of protein, fat and carbohydrates to help you achieve your own activity goals. They make it delicious and easy with their Waffles; Energy Chews; Bars and Hydration Mixes which come in a variety of sizes and flavors. In fact, more than 1,000 pro and college teams trust Honey Stinger to help them achieve their performance goals and feel better while they do it. Launching this month is the new Honey Stinger Oat + Honey Bar which is a a delicious new pre-workout bar to help you start strong.