We might not be feeling the warmth, but we're starting to see the light! I noticed this yesterday as I was heading west on Highway 20 towards the Morgan arboretum. It was just after 5:30 and the sun was setting on the horizon causing a blinding streak of light down the middle of the road. As I lowered my visor in my car, I discovered it just wasn't quite long enough to keep the glare out of my eyes. I also realized that it had been a while since I'd seen a sunset as beautiful as this one. March was finally here, and with it comes longer days, and of course...Nutrition month!! Isn't it just the perfect time to start something great? It's the beginning of a new year! The trees will soon be budding, the grass will start to peak out from beneath the snow, the boots will be stored away for another year and t-shirts and jeans will dominate once more!
This year, the theme for Nutrition month is "Make it and Take it" meaning...let's start making our meals and snacks at home and bringing them with us rather than buying processed foods on the run. We live in a society where time is limited And precious, and what better way to spend that precious time than preparing a healthy dinner with your loved ones? Spending an hour or so sunday evening preparing a delicious, make ahead breakfast parfait with the kids, is not only quality time, but will get everyone off to a great start for the week.
For a short video on healthy eating from 9 to 5 visit: http://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/4088197191001/
For other easy, healthy practical tips for planning and preparing great portable food visit: www.nutritionmonth.ca.