The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is now encouraging us to "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day" - a pathway to achieving healthy nutrition goals without forsaking many of the foods we enjoy most.
"You don't always have to change everything you eat; the trick is to find good things in what you eat every day," said Lona Sandon, a registered dietitian at UT Southwestern Medical Center. "It's also important to be mindful of portion sizes as well as how your food is prepared."
Proteins should be regarded as a side item, while vegetables should make up the largest portion of meals. She suggests adding bursts of color as a tool to make sure meals contain a healthy balance of vegetables, grains, and proteins. "The more colorful veggies on your plate, the better off you are," Ms. Sandon says.
Here are few of Ms. Sandon's nutrition tips tailored to cuisines from around the world:
March is National Nutrition Month.
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