March 2012 National Nutrition Month theme is “Get Your Plate in Shape”. What a great excuse to highlight 2 powerhouse foods: kale and the potato. Kale is becoming more popular not because of its nutritional value, but because of the amazing and delicious ways to prepare it!
And since “the potato” has continued to develop a bad reputation (mainly because of the media talk on the role in school lunches), it’s time to review the highlights of this super food as well.
Healthy Snakes make Kale Chips, buy the chopped and washed Kale chips, and place them on a baking sheet. Spray with nonstick spray and add spices. Cook - 400 degrees F for 10 minutes.
This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Foliate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus.
The Potato provide two key nutrients that Americans are lacking – Fiber and Potassium
Sarah Krieger is a registered dietitian/nutritionist that specializes in weight management, family meal planning, childhood obesity and individual meal planning. SarahRD.tv is an online show that teaches you and your family how to eat healthy, grocery shop, eating on a budget, and also gives opinions regarding the latest food news and trends. Sarah Krieger works with kids, teens and adults with weight management issues and teaches them how to make wiser eating choices and how to stick with it.