Superstar Meals! // Tips from MyPlate

Do you know what it means to be a superstar? It means you’re exceptional!

The difference between GOOD and EXCEPTIONAL is usually small. Superstars remember to do the little things that make a difference in the long run. We can have exceptional health when we choose to make simple, healthy choices every day.

Follow these 5 easy tips to build your own superstar meals!

Tip #1 – Hydrate with nutritious, low-sugar beverages

Make water your main beverage! Drink water with meals and snacks to stay hydrated. Low-fat, plain milks are another great option for a satisfying drink! Every once in awhile, sugary drinks like juice or soda are ok to drink. Make sure your juices are made from 100% fruit.

Try this recipe! Fantastic Fruity Drinks

Tip #2 – Have fun with fruits & veggies

Try all sorts of fruits and vegetables! You might find you like them more than you think. Try cutting them into fun shapes or creating a rainbow of color on your pancakes, sandwich, or burrito.

Try this recipe! Fruity Foods

Tip #3 – Fill up with healthy fats

Fat is an important nutrient for kids! It helps you grow strong and smart. Fat also helps the body absorb important vitamins like A, D, E, and K. The trick is to choose the healthiest kinds of fats. Try avocados, olives, and peanut butter!

Try this recipe! Tomato Orzo Salad

Tip #4 – Choose whole-grains

Whole-grains provide fiber, b-vitamins, and iron! These are all important nutrients for kids. Oatmeal, whole-wheat bread, whole-wheat tortillas, and rice are great options to try!

Try this recipe! Overnight Blueberry Oatmeal

Tip #5 – Eat a variety of lean proteins

Some examples of lean proteins include beans, nuts, chicken, turkey, and lean beef. Protein keeps you feeling full and satisfied. It also helps your muscles grow!

Try this recipe! The Mediterranean Burrito

How will you make your meal exceptional today? Pick one of these tips and try it out! Happy creating!

Resources

  1. Make Your Kid’s Meal a MyPlate Superstar

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