March (Nutrition) Madness!

Guess what? The month of March is National Nutrition Month! As spring and warmer weather starts our lives typically get busier, which often leads to more convenience foods, fast food, and less than healthy options. It is important to remember the importance of nutrition as the “madness” of your schedule and daily lives tries to take over.

The best way we can help ourselves make better choices during the busy week is to plan ahead and be prepared! Planning meals ahead of the week can be a huge time saver and can keep you from making poor decisions to feed your gnawing hunger. Consider getting with your family and deciding together on what meals you like to have, shop for the ingredients, and set aside a small amount of time on the weekend to prep and plan as a family for the week ahead!

Nutrition plays a vital roll in our day to day life so it is important that we give our body what it needs in order for you to be able to get through the busy days and keep us healthy! The risk factors for adult chronic diseases, like hypertension and type 2 diabetes, are increasingly seen in younger ages, often a result of unhealthy eating habits and increased weight gain. By taking steps to eat healthy, you’ll be on your way to getting the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, active, and strong. Nutrition is a huge part of your life and can have a serious impact on your health so make sure to take the time and make it a priority !!

Happy National Nutrition Month 😊

Here is a recipe you can enjoy during March Madness games that is both healthy and delicious! Also, it’s green to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s day. Lucky you !

Ingredients- Greek Yogurt Guacamole:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup tomato diced
  • salt and pepper to taste I did 1/8th teaspoonInstructions
  1. Mash the avocado in a bowl. Carefully fold in the greek yogurt and lime juice. Once it’s well combined fold in the other ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste.