As we venture into back to school season, it's time to start healthy eating habits that will follow into the school year! We believe that pure nutrition is the
beginning to a healthy lifestyle, but it is important to make sure that you strive for good health in all areas of life, including diet. Get the most out of your
day by building a healthy meal and enjoying your natural gummy vitamins by Hero Nutritionals throughout the day for extra support!l! The formula for a
balanced plate is simple, and once you know the basics, it's much easier to create a healthy meal whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner! So here we go!
Creating a balanced meal takes only 4 Simple Steps:
Step 1: Determine Your Calorie Needs
Step 2: Know Where Your Calories Should Come From
Step 3: Building a Healthy Plate Quick Tips
• Choose Whole Grains (look for the word “whole” as the first ingredient)
• Load up on fruits and vegetables
• Reduce intake of liquid calories/liquid sugar (ie. Soda, juices, alcohol)
• Use the MyPlate technique as a rule of thumb:
o Make ½ your plate fruits and vegetables
o ¼ plate lean protein
o ¼ plate healthy grains
o Opt for skim milk or 1% milk for low fat dairy options
Step 4: Grocery Shop!
Having the right food ingredients is key to building a well-balanced meal. We recommend selecting a specific day to do your grocery shopping for the week.
Have already chosen your recipes or meal ideas to be used the upcoming week.
Not only will being prepared with a list save you time and money, but it will also help you to avoid picking out things you really don’t need (like…junk food).
When in doubt, follow the guidelines of the Move Nourish Believe Clean Grocery Shopping List:
Packing Healthier School Lunches
As we gear up for back to school this fall, don’t forget to make packing your kids a healthy lunch part of your routine. Use your Grocery list to stay
organized and have the kids pick out functional lunch boxes that will make packing easy and lunch time fun! Towards the end of the summer, have your
kids brainstorm or research healthy lunch box meals they’d like to include on their back to school menu. Don’t forget to include an encouraging note from
Take to School Taco Bar!
Tacos are the perfect way to include a healthy protein, carbohydrate and fat serving all at once. Include lots of healthy toppings like shredded lettuce and
salsa to squeeze in extra veggie servings.
Spinach Salad, Orange Slices & Toasted Pita Bread
You can make this in advance for the whole week and everyone in the family can enjoy a delicious lunch all week long.
Roasted Turkey Pin-Wheel Sandwiches
Have the kids help you make these the night before!
Avocados Stuffed wtih Shrimp Salsa
Yummi Green Salad, Cherries & a Boiled Egg