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Nutrition Month- Supper Time Challenge!

Posted on March 25, 2013

This week’s theme is Supper!

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Share your favourite meatless supper recipe with us and be entered to WIN!!!

  • Practice the “perfect plate!” Fill ½ your plate with vegetables, ¼ of your plate with a whole grain and ¼ of your plate with a lean protein!
  • While cooking from scratch is ideal, a “healthier” pre-packaged meal is often still a better alternative than the drive-thru! Add a side of vegetables to round out the frozen lasagne or turkey burger and you’ve got a meal in minutes!
  • Bump up the fibre and cut the saturated fat! Incorporate meatless meals into your weekly menu! Be careful- don’t just skip the meat! Replace the beef, chicken or pork with a plant-based protein to still meet your nutrition needs! Tofu, lentils, legumes, TVP (textured vegetable protein), quinoa and more!
  • Planning makes perfect! Having a plan when you hit the grocery store, will ensure your nutritional needs are met, in addition to saving you money and time!
  • Making a meal plan seem overwhelming? Pick your busiest nights and start from there! A meal plan doesn’t need to outline every snack, meal and drink- choose a version that works for you!
  • Bored? It’s time to experiment! Sick of spinach- try Kale! Brown rice is getting old- try quinoa, bulgur or wheat berries!  Sweet potato surplus- use pumpkin, squash or turnip!
  • Hydrate! Skip the high calorie, empty nutrition pops, juices and cocktails! Instead focus on water! Add some flavour with slices of lemon, lime, frozen berries, mint leaves or cucumber.

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