March is National Nutrition Month, which is all about trying to eat healthier and recognizing ways to consume and obtain food sustainably. You can do this by eating more whole foods, whole grains, and ethically sourced meats and natural proteins. At Balanced, we’re committed to these values. We take pride in providing fresh options focusing on whole foods and grains. Our cafe welcomes all individuals who want to lead a healthier lifestyle- and we’re here to make it simple!
Here are some ways we invite you to participate in National Nutrition Month.
Consume More Whole Foods
Sometimes, it’s easier to grab something we can find and eat quickly when we’re on the go or don’t feel like cooking. But most of the time, these aren’t the best options for our health and don’t contain the macronutrients our body needs. Try to switch out sugary drinks and fast food items for a meal with whole foods or whole grains. Remember, it doesn’t have to be a complicated change; you can keep it simple. A small change is better than none at all!
Make a Game Plan
If you’re serious about creating lasting habits, take the time to sit down and map it out. If you want to eat healthier, make a plan before you get to the grocery store. Add things to your list like fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains, and plan some recipes beforehand.
If you want to work on limiting your carbon footprint, check out your local farmer’s market! This way, you know exactly where your food is coming from, all while supporting your local farmers. Who knows- you might just find something new to try!
Share a Healthy Meal With Friends or Family
What better way to participate in healthy habits than sharing them with others? There are many places to find recipes that contain whole food, whole grain, and natural protein ingredients, like Pinterest! Spend time with your loved ones by cooking a recipe everyone can enjoy. Don’t be afraid to try something new!
If you don’t feel like cooking but still want to enjoy a healthy meal with others, come to Balanced! We’d love to cook you up something from our cafe that will leave your body feeling nourished and energized.
Visit Your Favorite Cafe for a Sustainable Meal!
As you strive to create a healthier lifestyle for yourself, we’re here to support you! Our goal here at Balanced is to make a healthy lifestyle less overwhelming and easily accessible. That’s why our menu contains simple ingredients full of whole foods like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and natural proteins. We’re open 9 am-5 pm in both our Windham and Plaistow locations!