Better For You Recipes for National Nutrition Month
March marks National Nutrition Month, and here at Milk Means More, nutrition is one of our favorite topics (if you couldn’t tell)! By incorporating nutrient-rich options like milk and dairy foods, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, each of us has the opportunity to establish a healthy eating pattern that supports health and wellness. Something we should all be striving to achieve.
Dairy shares a special place in our hearts. Not only do dairy foods taste great, but did you know they also deliver a unique package of essential nutrients important for good health? Enjoying dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt as part of a healthy diet is associated with all kinds of health bonuses, including reduced risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Related: Dairy Foods: Facts and Myths
Three servings of dairy is the daily recommendation, and it’s very easy to make sure you are getting your servings. From a yogurt parfait at breakfast to a cheese topped salad at lunch and a side of cottage cheese at dinner, the opportunities are endless in obtaining a whole lot of goodness and variety to your day. As for a snack? A smoothie made from fruit and Greek yogurt is another delicious way to make sure dairy is in the spotlight of your diet.
Whether you are a parent, teacher or health professional, or someone who is just trying to eat healthier, better nutrition starts with a well-balanced diet. Check out our MyPlate Teens/Adults handout to learn how you can implement better nutrition. You can celebrate National Nutrition Month on the lighter side with these better for you recipes below!
Enjoy the craze with fewer calories (Pictured above).
Because avocado toast is so last year.
Packed with dairy and probiotics, here’s a breakfast option for your hectic mornings.
Add your favorite veggies as dippers, and you’re all set.
Healthy pudding is possible with this recipe made with Greek yogurt. Sign us up!
It’s getting warmer outside, so it’s a great time to bring this protein packed tuna salad to lunch. Not to mention, it’s great to enjoy pre-workout.