In addition to the official start of spring, March is National Nutrition Month®. This year it’s all
about enjoying the taste of healthy eating – it doesn’t have to mean sacrificing on flavor. Try
these simple tweaks to classic “diet foods” to make them not only nutritious, but also delicious!
Flavored yogurts are often high in sugar, but plain yogurt can be a little boring. Try adding a handful of fresh berries or some sliced up banana for some natural sweetness. Added bonus: plain yogurt can also be a healthy substitute for sour cream.
Jazz up your salad with healthy toppings – hardboiled egg, edamame, artichoke hearts, beets, orange wedges, pomegranate seeds; the possibilities are endless! Instead of croutons, add some crunch to your salad with walnuts halves or slivered almonds for a heart-healthy benefit.
- Chicken breast
Chicken doesn’t have to be bland to be healthy. Herbs can go a long way in dressing up even the simplest dish. Rosemary, sage, and thyme pair especially well with baked chicken breasts, and they’re available in the grocery stores year round.
Instead of scrimping on taste, add some healthy toppings to your oatmeal! A small
handful of mixed nuts not only adds flavor, it also adds protein and healthy fat to make
for a well-rounded, balanced breakfast. For a little sweetness, try adding some dried fruit.
Looking to increase your vegetable intake but not a big fan of steamed greens? Add a
couple handfuls of spinach to your morning smoothie. Spinach is tender and slightly
sweet, making it an easy ingredient to mix in. The color isn’t the most appealing, but we
promise the taste makes up for it.
FFC’s Registered Dietitian will be conducting a 10-week nutrition seminar series beginning in early April. Seminars will cover several topics, ranging from the basics of metabolism and macro-nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) – to tips on portion control, label reading, and mindful eating practices.
Single seminar: $25
10-week series package: $200 (20% off!)
Looking for a more individualized approach? Whether you’re trying to lose weight, gain muscle, boost your energy, or simply to live a healthy lifestyle, a Registered Dietitian can be a valuable asset to optimizing your health and fitness goals.
60-minute consultation: $99
Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test: $59
RMR test + 60-minute consultation: $125
30-minute follow-up: $50
Contact FFC’s Registered Dietitian, Carrie Linke, at email@example.com if you’re interested in taking your health and fitness to the next level and learning more about nutrition programming. After all, your workouts wouldn’t be complete without proper nutrition!