Welcome, March! Coming in like a lamb with warm sunny days, more daylight and the celebration of healthy food. These are all things I could get used to.
Today marks the beginning of National Nutrition Month (NNM); RDs’ ears are ringing with recognition and an entire month is dedicated specifically to food and health education. I’ll do my part to bring you information on any questions you have, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
Last night, I let down a little wall. I caved. I knew that someone needed a dose ofm comfort food, and I was more than happy to give it to him.
The initial idea was to make homemade Mac n’ Cheese – none of that “processed” stuff!
But we lounged, and talked, and enjoyed some rare late-afternoon time together on a random Monday. I had been at an intriguing and mind-opening (as always) lululemon training all day, and it was all in the name of balance.
Every now and then, giving in to convenience is okay. Every once in a blue moon, it’s okay to pick up a box of Annie’s, throw in some skim milk for the “cream” and broccoli for extra nutrients, and sit down with your bowl of shells!
If there’s one processed dinner I can get behind, this is on the list. We’re still alive, I still made it through Spin class this morning, I still got some vegetables in there. Choose your battles, and know when it’s okay to bend a little bit!
Now, to kick off NNM with some input from you, I’m opening the doors.
If you could ask a Dietitian ANYTHING, what would it be?
I’ll do my best to answer all questions here, and/or via e-mail if it’s more of a personal question! Feel free to throw it all out there, the more you know the easier it is to make healthy choices for yourself.