Top Tips & Recipes for a Healthy 2020
We love bringing community together around local, healthy food, and last month we hosted a Real Food Reset community event featuring tips from our Dream Greens nutrition expert and registered dietitian nutritionist, Alina, and friends from Fresh Bowl and Remedy Organics. With fads constantly in flux, making healthy eating choices can be confusing. To help us navigate our New Year’s Resolutions, Alina shares some of her favorite tips and recipes from our Real Food Reset event for a healthy and delicious 2020.
Top 3 nutrition tips for 2020:
- Shop Local. Think about where your food is coming from and prioritize locally grown, seasonal produce as the basis of our diet. Why? Eating local means higher nutrient density and flavor of produce and less carbon emissions and waste along the way. Choosing local produce is better for your pallet and our planet! Pro-tip: Dream Greens locally grown in New Jersey and available at Whole Foods, ShopRite, FreshDirect, FoodKick and AmazonFresh all year long to get your fix of fresh, local greens!
- Amp Up The Plant Flavor, First! Prepare ingredients thoughtfully to highlight their inherent flavor and nutrient profiles instead of hiding them. We traditionally plan meals around the protein with a vegetable/grain on the side, however instead suggest prioritizing produce as the center of the plate and then plan the rest around that. By bringing greens and other plant-based ingredients to the center of the plate, we’re ensuring our phytonutrients and fiber no matter what.
- Focus on Whole Foods vs Nutrients. Don’t Obsess with Protein, Fats and Carbs. To achieve satiety and satisfaction at our meals we need to focus on eating nutrient dense foods full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and fiber. Eating nutrient dense food helps our body respond appropriately to food instead of craving to eat more than our bodies need.