With summer in full swing, enjoying local foods as part of a healthy eating style doesn’t have to be hard. Here are some tips to help us choose foods that are grown locally in a garden or farm near you! For more tips, check out www.choosemyplate.gov
For a fun tasty twist on traditional salsa, try this refreshing fruit salsa served with cinnamon sugar chips. Too hot to bake? Try serving it with low-fat cinnamon graham crackers instead! For more recipes check out Celebrate Your Plate.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.