As we’ve mentioned a time or two, March was National Nutrition Month, and the American Dietetic Association reminded us all of the importance of incorporating foods of a variety of colors into our meals.
Even though National Nutrition Month is over, we were still inspired to share this
great post from the Food Insight blog that highlights the many white foods that offer serious nutritional content. While fruits, veggies and whole grains can tend to dominate discussion of colorful foods, the post reminds us that those more colorful treats can be complemented and enhanced by less vividly colored (but nutrient-rich) foods like poultry, parsnips, tofu, white fish, bananas, mushrooms and yogurt.
With all the focus on incorporating color, we’re grateful for the reminder of the nutritional power of such staples as egg whites, milk and white beans. So remember, when you’re assembling your colorful meals – white foods have a role to play, too.
Some of our favorite ways to incorporate white into breakfast? Cream cheese on a warm Wild Blueberry Muffin Crown, or a dollop of plain Greek yogurt on top of a toasted Van’s waffle. Yum.