3 recipes to help you power up your plate with awesome nutrition

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NM_Colour_EN-circleRWhat the heck does it mean to “power up your plate?” Well, it means to consider food quality when you make choices about what’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. “Quality counts” is the theme for Week 2 of Nutrition Month 2016 in Canada and today, I’d like to share with you 3 ways to boost the quality of food you eat, and 3 recipes you’ll absolutely love!

And in case you missed it, you can view the interview I did on this topic right here:

3 ways to make better quality food choices

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1. Cook more meals at home! 

When you cook at home, your ability to power up your plate with nutritious food increases. Aim for a source of protein, starch, and a vegetable at every meal!

2. Choose nutrient-dense foods. 

Nutrient-dense foods are those foods that contain a high amount of nutrients per calorie. Think veggies and fruits, legumes and beans, whole grain products, lean meats, and milk and alternatives. When you go for whole, unprocessed foods most often, you fuel your body with nutrients that leave you feeling energized, focused, and able to take on the day. Plant-based diets help many folks amp up their intake of healthful produce. If this is something you are considering, don’t miss this article I wrote called: 7 Nutrients To Be Sure You’re Getting in Your Plant-Based Diet.

3. Substitute for healthier ingredients when able

There are many simple swaps you can make to boost nutrition in your meals and snacks. You can find some awesome ideas right here. {The link will take you to a page with tips like using black beans instead of flour and avocado instead of butter in certain recipes…}

3 nutritious and delicious recipes you’ll absolutely adore!

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{These recipes come from the awesome app by Dietitians of Canada, Cookspiration, and were showcased on today’s news segment}

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Patsy B March 18, 2016, 8:31 am

Loved your presentation as usual Casey! Always filled with
Great information! I will try the recipes too!

Patsy

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worthyandwell July 25, 2016, 4:35 pm

Awesome, Patsy!!

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