Improve your eating habits during National Nutrition Monthposted by Brent Brown on March 15, 2021
March is National Nutrition Month and now is as good of a time as any to improve your eating habits!
You can improve your eating habits one step at a time. Try some of these tips to help:
- Avoid drinking your calories – Many people consume hundreds of calories through their beverages! Did you know water has zero calories?! Try some fruit infused water with lemons, mint, or berries.
- Cook or prepare foods at home – Relying on convenient foods like fast food, prepackaged meals, and restaurants are all convenient but they can have extra fat, sodium, and calories. Wash and cut up fruits and veggies as soon as you get home from the store, so they are easy to grab for a snack.
- Pay attention to portions – This is a big one! Be more aware and mindful of how much food you consume. One cup is about the size of your fist and 1 tablespoon is about the size of a golf ball.
- Read food labels – Look at ingredients on the label. The fewer ingredients, the better.
- Eat mindfully – Turn off the TV, put down your phone, and pay attention to what you are eating and why. Use all five senses to focus on how to enjoy each eating experience more fully. You might find you feel more satisfied when you eat mindfully!
Bonus! Check below for a delicious recipe to help you get started!
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GRILLED CHICKEN WITH SPINACH AND MELTED MOZZARELLA
Try this yummy Italian cuisine to get a start on eating healthy. This recipe includes grilled chicken topped with sauteed garlicky spinach, mozzarella and roasted peppers. It’s a quick and easy chicken dish your family will love!
- 24 oz. three large chicken breasts sliced in half lengthwise to make six
- kosher salt and pepper to taste
- one tsp olive oil
- three cloves garlic, crushed
- 10 oz. frozen spinach, drained
- three oz. shredded part skim mozzarella
- half cup roasted red pepper, sliced in strips (packed in water)
- olive oil spray
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Lightly spray a grill or grill pan with oil. Cook chicken until no longer pink, about two to three minutes per side.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add oil and garlic, sauté 30 seconds, add spinach, salt, and pepper. Cook until heated through, two to three minutes.
- Place chicken on a baking sheet, divide spinach evenly among the six pieces and place on top. Top each with half an ounce of mozzarella, roasted peppers, and bake about three minutes until melted.
- Serving: 1 piece
- Calories: 195 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 3.5g
- Protein: 31g
- Fat: 6g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Cholesterol: 91mg
- Sodium: 183 mg
- Fiber: 1.5g
- Sugar: 0.5g