Fruity Foods

The last MyPlate food group left to highlight is FRUIT! It’s the perfect month to talk about fruit because May is when more fruit starts to be in season. πŸ’πŸ₯‘πŸπŸ‡πŸ‘πŸ‰πŸ‹πŸ“ Fruit is nature’s dessert. In addition to being delicious, fruits are loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals that help you stay energized, free from sickness,Continue reading “Fruity Foods”

Veggie Vibes

The MyPlate section we’ll be highlighting this month is… Vegetables! Did you know we should eat abut 2 1/2 cups of vegetables a day? Veggies are another one of nature’s treats. Most aren’t as sweet as fruit, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t as delicious! The vegetable food group contains a wide variety of flavorContinue reading “Veggie Vibes”

You are the ‘Peanut’ to my ‘Butter’

Remember this post? It’s from over a year ago but it highlights an excellent source of protein – peanut butter! πŸ₯œπŸ₯œπŸ₯œ Peanut butter was likely made by Myan Indians many years ago, but the first time it was introduced to the United States was at the St Louis World Fair in 1904. A physician hadContinue reading “You are the ‘Peanut’ to my ‘Butter’”

The Protein Group

Its protein month! So far this year we’ve learned about grains and dairy, now we’re moving on to protein! Woohoo! πŸ³πŸ—πŸ₯©πŸ€πŸ˜‹ Protein It is good to have a little protein at each meal because not only does it have some important vitamins and minerals, but it also breaks down into ‘building blocks’ to build upContinue reading “The Protein Group”

Just ‘oat’ and ‘ab-oat’

Review this post about oats and keep an eye out for a new oat recipe this week! Today we get to highlight oats! Oats are one of those ingredients that get overlooked sometimes, but can be used in so many ways. Sweet, savory, and everything in-between. All oats you buy from the store start offContinue reading “Just ‘oat’ and ‘ab-oat’”

Grains are Great

This month we’re moving on from dairy and onto GRAINS! What would we do without grains? Probably sleep a lot because grains are a great source of energy! Are you wondering why? Keep reading to find out! Grains Grains are important because they are a main source for many B vitamins as well as carbohydratesContinue reading “Grains are Great”

Say Yes to Yogurt

This month we have talked about milk and cheese, so naturally the next thing to talk about is yogurt! Yogurt is a creamy, nutrient-packed ingredient that people love. There’s a good chance that you have tried yogurt before, but did you know how healthy it is and how many dozens of different ways you canContinue reading “Say Yes to Yogurt”

Eat Dairy and Be Merry!

Why did the cow cross the road??? To get to the udder side! ForΒ  the month of January we are going to be talking all about dairy foods. Read this post to review the reasons dairy is important in our diet! What do you know about dairy? Do you know about the health benefits? ThereContinue reading “Eat Dairy and Be Merry!”

Healthy Halloween!

Has everyone carved their pumpkins and picked out their costumes? Halloween is just around the corner which comes with lots of festivities. One of my favorite parts of Halloween is getting creative with snacks to bring to Halloween parties. I’ve put together 5 healthy and tasty snacks that you will love! Β  1. Cinnamon AppleContinue reading “Healthy Halloween!”

Picnics & Parks

What things come to your mind when you think of being healthy? Some things I think of are: Eating fruits and veggies Getting enough sleep Homemade meals Being happy Spending time outdoors Playing & being active Family mealtime Lets talk about how we can combine those last two: Being active and family mealtime. What areContinue reading “Picnics & Parks”