Healthy nutrition is one of the most important health habits. Raizana Teas supports National Nutrition Month and we encourage you to use our teas as a positive reinforcement to creating good eating habits.
As part of National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers ways to “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” with foods from all corners of the globe.
“With the countless and increasing varieties of foods that are available today, people who live virtually anywhere can follow the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines and its MyPlate symbol to eat healthfully within the preferences of any culture,” Sheth said.
Examples of healthful menus items from ethnic traditions that follow the MyPlate recommendations include:
Chinese: Stir-fried chicken and vegetables such as bok choy, snap peas, carrots and bean sprouts; brown rice; and a dish of lychee fruit.
Italian: Minestrone (a hearty, tomato-based soup with beans, vegetables and pasta) with kidney beans added for folate, fiber and protein; gnocchi (flour or potato dumplings) with chopped vegetables like spinach mixed into the dough and served with lycopene-rich tomato sauce.
Greek: Tzatziki sauce (a creamy dressing of low-fat yogurt, garlic and cucumber) served on pita sandwiches or as a dip with vegetables; and dolmas (grape leaves stuffed with ground meat, vegetables such as bell peppers, eggplant and squash, rice, dried fruit and pine nuts).
Mexican: Jicama (a crisp and slightly sweet root vegetable) peeled, sliced and served on a salad with lime vinaigrette or chopped for a crunchy addition to salsas; and gazpacho (a cold tomato-based raw vegetable soup) made with spinach or cucumbers.
Additional menu ideas for ethnic foods that meet the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate include:
Fruit chutney (Asian Indian)
Grilled pineapple as part of a chicken shish kabob (Middle Eastern)
Mango or other tropical fruit smoothie (Latin American)
Baked pumpkin sprinkled with cinnamon (African)
Polish beets (European)
Stir-fried greens (Asian)
Cactus salad (Latin American)
Succotash (Native American or Southern U.S.)
Quinoa (Latin American)
Naan bread (Asian Indian)
Egg noodles (German).
As part of this public education campaign, the Academy’s National Nutrition Month website includes a variety of helpful tips, games, promotional tools and nutrition education resources, all designed to spread the message of good nutrition around the “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” theme.
As spring makes its way, we feel the need to stay light and happy; and for that reason, we prepared the PureTea infusion. PureTea has all-natural ingredients with different benefits that help in keeping the body and mind in perfect shape, always with a delicious flavor.