Focusing on Fruit!

Fruits are an important part of our diet.  Besides being naturally sweet and refreshing, they provide a wide variety of health benefits and nutrients!  We often hear about the importance of fruits for children, but they are important for adults as well.  Here are 10 tips that will help us focus on getting more fruits in our diets.

Homemade Guacamole

Whether it is a new recipe for Taco Tuesday, a mid-day snack, or something to take to your next cookout, Guacamole will make every plate feel a little more festive. It is a refreshing, healthy, and an easy way to add some vegetables to your day. Check it out at CelebrateYourPlate.gov

Add More Vegetables to Your Day!

 

Vegetables are low-calorie foods that provide us with nutrients that our bodies need. If you want to increase the amount of vegetables you eat (recommended amount is 2.5 – 3 cups/day), check out this 10-tip article from ChooseMyPlate called Add More Vegetables to Your Day.

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ten-tips-add-more-vegetables-to-your-day

 

Healthy Apple Tuna Sandwich

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring.  The Apple Tuna Sandwich is full of flavor and crunch and is kid approved!  Try it this weekend and let us know what you think.  For more recipes check out www.celebrateyourplate.org

 

Smart Shopping with MyPlate

Eating Healthy does not have to be hard.  When we use MyPlate and shop smart, we can make healthy choices and still enjoy our food!  By choosing fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy we can provide healthy meals for our family.  Check out this tip sheet that can help us shop smart using MyPlate.

 

Staying Hydrated with Fruit-Infused Water

With temperatures rising, it is important to stay hydrated by
drinking water. One way to add flavor to your water without
added sugar is to include sliced fruit.  CelebrateYourPlate.org
has created the recipe below.

Being Physically Active as a Family

Olivia Newton-John said it best when she sang, “Let’s get Physical, physical.” Exercising as a family
can keep you healthy, and it can also create meaningful moments! Below are 10 tips to help you and
your loved ones become and stay active as a family.

Tasty Recipe to Vary Our Protein

Are you looking for a tasty new recipe to vary your protein?  Look no further, Celebrate Your Plate has you covered.  Try this simple, healthy and yummy recipe today!  For more recipes check out www.celebrateyourplate.gov

 

Vary Our Protein for a Healthy Body

Meat, chicken, turkey, and eggs are the protein foods that many Americans commonly eat.  But did you know that fish, beans, soy products, and nuts are protein foods too?  Protein from plant-based foods are a good source of healthy fats.  Check out this tip sheet from www.choosemyplate.gov on ways to vary our protein for a healthy body!

 

Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, OH MY!

Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, OH MY! Berries are in season! Celebrate Your Plate has the perfect recipe that balances your plate with fruits and vegetables.  For more healthy recipes check out, www.celebrateyourplate.org