March is National Nutrition Month,® a nutrition education and information campaign created annual in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The theme for 2015 is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle." The goal is to encourage everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans focused on eating fewer calories that help maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic diseases and promote overall health.
Enjoy this month's Cook It Quick recipes, tips and food safety resources that will help you bite into a healthy lifestyle!
For a bit of National Nutrition Month ® check out these Interactive Games, Quiz and Videos from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
P.S. Ingredient counts don't include water, salt, pepper and cooking oil.
Cook It Quick's Goal
Our goal is to make you "hungry for healthy food" by offering tips and delicious, quick-to-prepare, inexpensive recipes.
Preparing these recipes and using the tips will help you increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. At the same time, you will reduce sodium, solid fats, and calories. Food safety tips are included.
Feel free to use/adapt Cook It Quick material when an article is written entirely by me for your own articles, blogs, handouts, etc. An example credit line is: Authored by or Adapted from Alice Henneman, MS, RDN, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Cook It Quick web materials.
Easy Black Bean & Cheese Quesadillas [4 ingredients]
Pineapple Pork* (Source: USDA) [4 - 5 ingredients]
*I didn't have ginger when I made this recipe so I substituted extra cinnamon for the ginger.
4 Green Fruit Snack Recipes for Kids of All Ages on St. Pat's Day [3 - 5 ingredients]
10 Quick & Easy Homemade Popcorn Seasonings (Source: Iowa State University Extension) [3 - 6 ingredients]
Parsnips & Carrots with Orange Butter [5 ingredients]
Kicking Up the Flavor of an Egg Salad Sandwich with ONE Addition [4 ingredients]