It’s March, everyone, which means the first hints of spring, a bit of March Madness in the air – and yes, National Nutrition Month, when we join the American Dietetic Association in paying extra-special attention to the food we prepare and eat.
This year, the ADA is encouraging folks to Eat Right With Color – reminding us all of the value that brightly colored fruits and veggies can bring to our diets and overall health.
Some easy ways to incorporate color into a winter-blaaahed food routine? Fruits at breakfast! Van’s Waffles taste especially delicious with low-fat yogurt and fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or kiwis – all yummy fruits that pack vitamins and body-friendly antioxidants.
Incorporating colorful veggies is a great idea, too – at all times of day. From adding spinach or lycopene-rich tangerine tomatoes
to your egg white omelet to snacking on broccoli and carrots to serving dinner kabobs with peppers, zucchini and squash, there are lots of ways to fill your belly with the colorful foods that do a body good.