Saturday, March 3, 2012

March is National Nutrition Month and we made :Strawberry Green Tea.

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March is National Nutrition Month and it’s the kickoff to eating healthy. MyPlate, which consist of fruits, vegetables, grains and protein followed by a glass symbolizing dairy. Some of the suggestions from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are:

  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat milk.
  • Make at least half your grains whole.
  • Vary your protein choices. Try eating seafood twice a week and include beans more often.

I must confess that we are a family where fruits and vegetables are not part of our daily diets. I tend to buy crappy snacks like cookies, wafers, ice cream and the list can go on. Me and gringo have a sweet tooth and its never too late to make healthy changes. This month we will be making changes! Fruits and vegetables will be our new snacks. We will cook healthy food and make wise choices as to what we put on our plates.

Check out Eat Right for more information.

Need resources in Spanish check out : Mi Plato 

Recursos en Español visite Mi Plato

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I read somewhere that having the child participate in making the food will help them eat the food.

What are the benefits of drinking green tea? Click here and find out Harvard's Women Health Watch.

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Ingredients:

1 cup of fresh cut strawberries.

4 tea bags

4 cups of boiled water.

Honey as sweetener. Please be advise that honey is NOT recommended for children under age 1.

Directions:

Boil water. Place tea bags, strawberries and honey in water pitcher. Pour the hot water. Stir it. Place ice in the pitcher. Serve on glass with strawberry on side. Enjoy!

 

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Here he is eating apples as snack and she is sucking the strawberries from mesh teething containers.

image  National Nutrition Month - Get Your Plate in Shape

Jeanette

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