Here at Heron Instruments we are encouraging our staff to be more health conscious in honour of Nutrition month. We are sponsoring a 10 minute walk at least 3 times a week for our employees. A chart to track their progress is located at the front door and as a reward, for each 10 walks, they will receive a fruit kabob in April. This is encouraging not only physical activity but also healthy eating.
A good source of new and interesting recipes can be found at Cookspiration where you can get ideas for different meals based on the criteria which best suits your needs. All these recipes are created by dieticians so you know they are healthy and nutritious.
This month, let’s ditch the cookies and chips in our kid’s lunch boxes and replace them with heathier alternatives.
Why not try raisins or dried cranberries as a sweet surprise.
Involve your kids in preparing treats for their class by mixing fruits and nuts (be aware of food allergies) in a homemade trail mix. Raisins, shredded coconut and almonds is always a favorite with kids and simple to make.
Apples make an excellent after school snack.
Raw veggies and dip is great as a snack while watching a movie.
Ants on a log* – fun to make & fun to eat for the younger crowd
*Celery filled with cheese whiz, cream cheese or peanut butter with raisins on top
A cheese tray can serve as a substitute for desert. Add some grapes to amp up the sweet if desired.
Take an after dinner hike with your family, even if only around the neighborhood.
Serve more salads and less processed food.
Keep fruit on hand as a quick and easy snack
Drink milk or juice instead of soft drinks
Little changes can make a big difference. Try to improve just one aspect of your diet for Nutrition month and you will notice how much better you feel.