The Author of EATING IN COLOR Explains Why There are NO Longer Any Excuses for Failing to Eat Better
Frances Largeman-Roth is the go-to nutritionist for all the network morning shows. This superstar of healthy eating is bringing her passion for nutrition with some recommendations for choosing healthier foods for March, which is NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH. Frances discusses how to make quick, easy nutritious meals for busy families. This interview will also showcase some nutritious foods that are better for you!
GO-TO SUGGESTION FOR NUTRITION MONTH
Add more seafood to your diet! The American Heart Association recommends we eat up to two servings of seafood a week however, studies show that a majority of Americans aren’t eating enough seafood. Seafood is integral to our health as it provides essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids which are needed for heart, brain and eye health. When you buy seafood that’s labeled with the Marine Stewardship Council blue fish logo, you’re purchasing certified sustainable seafood that’s good for you and the ocean, too. Buying MSC certified seafood helps protect oceans from overfishing and makes sure wild seafood is around for future generations. For more information and recipes like the Pollock fish parcels go to www.msc.org
HEALTHIER SNACK OPTIONS
One of Frances new favorites snacks is Solely has the cleanest organic snacks made using pure, whole fruit. You can reach for one of Solely’s products whenever you want to enjoy something delicious, but that’s also good for you. Solely makes their natural, good-for-you snacks convenient. This is one whole, fresh, organic mango cold-pressed into a strip, nothing else. Their fruit jerky and dried fruit varieties are available for purchase on Amazon or at Whole Foods Market and starting March 1st, you can also look for their boxed spaghetti squash pasta, which is ready to eat in just five minutes! Use the store finder on Solely.com to find locations near you!
SUGGESTIONS FOR RUSHED MORNINGS
As a nutritionist, one of my favorite foods is oatmeal, specifically Bob’s Red Mill. Made with gluten free ingredients, including whole grain rolled oats and stone-ground Scottish-style oats, Bob’s Red Mill Oatmeal Cups come in 8 flavors, four organic, and each packed with seven grams protein or more. Single-servings make portion control a no-brainer, and the portable cups allow you to stash them anywhere like the desk for a healthy working breakfast or the car for on-the-go adventures. For more information, visit www.bobsredmill.com
STAPLES TO PROMOTE BETTER HEALTH
Franes' recommends, everyone to check their diets and make sure it includes Pulses. Pulses are the group of superfoods most people know as chickpeas, lentils, dry peas and beans, and they are a versatile go-to food choice for plant-based diets and the popular Mediterranean diet. There are a lot of great recipes on their website Pulses.org, like the Superfood Salad with Easy Roasted Chickpeas or Chickpea Flour Banana Bread. Research shows that just adding one half-cup serving of pulses to your diet 3 times per week can aid in weight management, reaching your recommended dietary fiber intake and more.