Many moons and fads ago the approach to healthy eating was very different than it is today. While nutrition science can never quite conclude on whether eating eggs is “good” or “bad” for us, the science has showed us that a healthy eating pattern is not a one-size-fits all approach. The best approach to healthy eating is one that includes your favorite foods and a style that help you be consistent. When you personalize your plate, you can reach your individual health goals!
For humans, eating is a part of all our cultures. From traditional holiday meals to every day breakfasts, eating is a common experience we share; however, the foods we eat are not always the same! Thankfully, grocery stores and corner markets have been increasing the amount of food choices to meet our diverse needs.
March is National Nutrition Month® and this year’s theme, Personalize Your Plate, reminds us that nutritious meals are not just kale and blueberries. Nutritious meals don’t need to be extreme lifestyle changes. They mean including cultural and personal food preferences so you can stay healthy and enjoy life!
To help in this journey, there are several resources you can use to tweak recipes or your plate to fit your personal needs. You can also use these resources to spice-up your meals and learn what being healthy means to your friends and neighbors.
We hope you are inspired to try new dishes and whatever you try or do, we hope you personalize your plate for you!