Happy National Nutrition Month!
National Nutrition Month is held every year in March and celebrates food and nutrition in all its forms. This is the perfect time to learn more about nutrition for the health of you and your family. Join one of our group classes, try a new recipe, or make an appointment to see one of our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. They can help you improve your health through food!
Celebrate Fuel for the Future and Submit a Recipe
This year, we are celebrating “Fuel for the Future” as our theme. The goal is to eat with sustainability in mind so we can keep our bodies and earth healthy. Submit a recipe of your choosing that has a plant-based protein, green vegetable, and healthy fat in it to win a gift basket filled with healthy and sustainable items!
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Ask an RD corner
“Everything is more expensive! How can I save money on groceries but still eat healthy?” -Patricia A.
- Plan a budget
- The first step in saving money is to know how much you’re spending. Take a look at what you’ve spent on food over the past month. Think about what food you bought that went to waste. Add up how much money you spent on take out. Then set a realistic goal so you know how much to spend at the store.
- Buy frozen or canned fruits and vegetables
- Frozen fruits and vegetables are often cheaper and just as nutritious! Canned foods are also an option. If you buy canned food, opt for low-sodium vegetables. Look for canned fruits that are packed in fruit juice, rather than syrup. Frozen vegetables and fruit are great because they are already cleaned and cut up.
- Plan your meals for the week based on what’s on sale
- Carve out time to compare store prices using the weekly sales ads or mobile apps on your phone. Plan what store you’ll be shopping at and look at the sales in each food category. Plan your meals around the discounted items to save money each week. This will also help you to get more variety in your diet!
- Shop in the morning or on Wednesdays
- It could pay to shop outside of payday. Stores work on a Wednesday – Tuesday cycle. This means items that didn’t sell the week before are often discounted on Wednesday. Also, shopping first thing in the morning could be a good idea. There are typically less crowds and items like bread from the bakery are discounted from the day before.
- Plan meals for the week to reduce random buys and food waste
- Planning is key. Before you go shopping, spend some time planning out your meals and snacks for the week. Create a list and stick to the list. This helps to reduce impulse buys and reduces how often you have to throw out food.
- Order curbside pickup
- If shopping can be a stressful experience with your kids, or if you often find yourself buying randomly buying food, try ordering your groceries using curbside pickup or delivery. This gives you time to compare prices while you shop, and prevents the stress of trying to shop while your kids are with you.
Want to learn more about nutrition? Check out our website for more information on the nutrition services we offer here at Adelante.