…. are you wondering why I am so excited??
It’s National Nutrition Month!
How should you celebrate this fabulous month? Making the delicious recipes off my blog is a good start, but why not make a nutrition month goal?
The theme of nutrition month 2013 is “Best Food Forward: Plan, Shop, Cook, Enjoy!” Here are some tips for some things to try this month:
- Get each family member to write down their favorite recipe and the shopping list for it; keep those lists on hand for quick ideas when you’re in a pinch at the grocery store
- Have each family member responsible for planning meals for 1-2 days out of the week (kids are more invested in helping and eating if they help plan and this is a great teaching tool for them as well!)
- Get a dry erase board and stick it to your fridge, use it to write out your weekly meal plan. That way whose ever home first knows what’s for dinner and can start the prep.
- Write a shopping list … and stick to it! This will help you spend less money on impulse buys and things you don’t need at the store.
- Start your prep when you unpack your groceries: hard boil some eggs, wash and chop veggies, put washed fruit in a bowl by the front door, portion and freeze large packs of meat etc.
- Cook and enjoy food with friends and family. There are countless studies showing the benefits of enjoying good, wholesome foods with others.
If all else fails my most important nutrition month tip is to stick to real, simple foods!
In honor of promoting real and simple food I am blogging about my favorite weeknight chicken recipe. It is so fast (about 5 min to prep) and so delicious!
Source: modified from allrecipies
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 4 tsp taco seasoning
- 1 cup salsa
- 3/4 cup shredded aged cheddar cheese
- Greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 375 F
- Place chicken breast in a lightly greased 9×13 baking dish and sprinkle both sides of breasts with taco seasoning
- Top each breast with 1/4 cup salsa (sometimes I like more, especially if it’s homemade salsa!)
- Bake in preheated oven 25-35 min, or until internal temp reaches 165 F
- Sprinkle chicken evenly with cheese and bake for another couple min until the cheese melts
- Top with Greek yogurt and serve
The first time my mom made this recipe she accidentally bought vanilla Greek yogurt to top it with…. and liked it! ..Weird I know… I think moments like this run in the family. What recipe “mistake” have you made that ended up working out?