March is National Nutrition Month. Now you might be wondering what that means ... well in the world of dietetics this is the month that we work hard to promote leading a healthy lifestyle! I love the logo and slogan for 2015 because it talks about biting into a healthy lifestyle. The goal is to live healthier, one small step at a time.
So what can you do this month to live healthier? Are there any habits that you have that you have wanted to change? Start with one thing .... I want to stop snacking late at night or walk for 15 minutes each day. Pick one simple goal and make that attainable this month!
One of the most common complaints that I hear about trying to live a healthy lifestyle is that it is expensive. I believe that there are ways to make healthy, budget friendly choices. Plus being healthy now helps to decrease healthcare costs in the future, therefore saving you money in the long run. Check out these Healthy Eating on a Budget Tools from ChooseMyPlate.gov.
Another helpful tip to saving money when eating healthy is to prepare your food at home. This can help you save money and enjoy delicious meals at home. There is a great recipe book that provides ~30 recipes from cookie recipes to dinner entrees using healthy foods that is available from ChooseMyPlate.gov - CLICK HERE for the Cookbook.