March: National Nutrition Month!
Happy March first loves! How is everyone ringing in the new month!? Did anyone get their booties to the gym bright and early this morning!? I know I did! I was up by 7:30 and at the gym by 8:00 I woke up later this morning because I got to bed later than usual last night. It was nice to have a little sleep in so I could be fully rested for the wonderful day we were blessed with today
After the gym, I spent the remainder of my morning studying for my exam on Saturday. I am feeling good about it, but will have to study more tonight and tomorrow.
As we welcome the new month of March, we also welcome National Nutrition Month! As an aspiring Registered Dietitian, I am really excited about Nutrition Month This year, Nutrition Month is dedicated to “busting up popular food and nutrition myths by bringing truths to Canadians from dietitians, the food and nutrition experts.” Source
I, too, want to contribute to Nutrition Month and offer some of the knowledge that I have in hopes to help others (YOU!) gain accurate knowledge on important nutrition information.
So, for the month of March I will be doing at least one post a week providing credible nutrition information for all of you to read and enjoy
Today, will be the first post to kick off my nutrition-related posts! So let’s get started! The topic for today is BEANS!
One of my favourite types of beans in black beans However, it is hard for me to actually choose a favourite because I love all types of beans!
Beans are so healthy for us and should be found in our diets regularly So, I incorporated some black beans in my lunch today
I started off with a bowl of fresh baby spinach, a serving of black beans (3/4 cup), and thinly sliced red cabbage.
Then I topped it off with ground turkey, a spoon of Greek yogurt, and my favourite salsa
It was a wonderful combination and very filling as I transferred it all into a much larger bowl after the photo shoot and added more turkey (to total a 6 oz. serving).
So why are beans so amazing? Well, they can be called “nutritional power houses!” Beans are a complex carbohydrate, high in protein and dietary fibre, low in fat, and cholesterol free! Beans also contain calcium, potassium, and folate. More specifically, black beans are very rich in folate, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron.
Beans are so versatile and I have them very often It’s funny, when I was younger I hated beans! When my Mom made chilli I would actually pick out all of the beans and give them to my Dad! Not now, though Something changed and I love my beans!
I encourage you to try beans at least once this week and tell me how you used them in your meal plan If you want, try the salad that I made above! It was fantastic! Or, if you want something more comforting, try my Turkey Pumpkin Chilli which is also made with black beans!
Do you have any goals for yourself for the new month of March?
Do you celebrate Nutrition Month? My university even celebrates Nutrition Month! I am so excited for all of the events that will be taking place!
What is your favourite type of bean?
I found it so funny how most of you told me that your parking skills were very similar to mine
I am so happy to know that I am not the only who who needs a little practice
Have a great day friends! Love you! And don’t forget! Tomorrow is High Five Friday!