“Go Further with Food”
Happy National Nutrition Month! During this month, dietitians and other nutrition professionals around the nation encourage you to “go further with food”. This can take on a different meaning depending on your health and wellness goals. Going further with food may mean fueling properly before or after your workouts to achieve maximum results, or it may mean getting up and eating a nutrient-dense breakfast to fuel you through your morning meetings. For some, it may mean cutting back on food waste by grocery shopping with a plan and paying more attention to how they use food throughout the week. Whatever it may mean to you, you have a resource at the Texins fitness center to help you define your goals and set a realistic, achievable nutrition game plan.
You can start by signing up for the Supermarket Sweep program – a nutrition-focused program on menu planning and meal prepping. Interested? Register here, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or speak to any Texins staff member to find out more! Participation in the nutrition program is optional and completely voluntary.
As a dietitian, I’m often asked “what’s the best type of bread? Or protein bar? Or snack?”. While there’s not one set answer, there are a few guidelines to go by (you can learn what these are and much more as a part of the Supermarket Sweep program!) Here are some of my favorite brands and products that follow those nutrition recommendations and guidelines:
Bread: Killer Dave’s Good Seed Thin-Sliced Bread
Lentils/Rice/Beans: Simply Balanced Microwavable Grains (black beluga lentils, farro, quinoa)
Nuts & Nut Butter/Seeds: Simple Truth Almond Butter (Smooth & Crunchy) & Simple Truth Raw seeds (pumpkin and sunflower are my favorites)
Sweet Treat: Killer Dave’s Cinnamon Remix Bagel
Protein Bar: Oatmega
Yogurt: Oikos Triple Zero Vanilla
Snacks: Lantana Black Bean Hummus + Toufayan Whole Wheat Pita
Salad Dressing/Dip: Opa Lighthouse Feta Dill
Check back next month for my post on sustainability and how you can do your part this Earth day.