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Better Health and Wellness: Pack your lunch for National Nutrition Month – KSN-TV

Posted: March 11, 2021 at 6:48 am


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) March is National Nutrition Month, a time to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.

I find so many people get in a rut about what theyre going to eat for lunch, that they end up going out to eat or doing impulse decisions around food choices, and then its not a very healthy option, Greater Wichita YMCA healthy eating director Tammi Krier said.

Plant-based eating, or plant power is becoming more prominent in food and recipe labeling. The label does not mean strictly vegan or vegetarian, or only eating fruits and vegetables. Rather, its incorporating nuts, seeds, beans and legumes into a healthy diet.

We know when people eat more fruits, more vegetables, more plants in general, they are just generally healthier. They have lower risk of cancer and type two diabetes and lower risk of Alzheimers, Krier said.

To mark National Pack Your Lunch Day on March 10, KSN partnered up with the Greater Wichita YMCA to prepare a plant-based lunch with plenty for leftovers:

Ancient Grains Power Salad with Chicken and Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

Directions:

1.In a large bowl mixfarro, peppers, carrots, onions, edamame and chicken.

2.In a small bowl whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients.

3.Drizzle thefarroand chicken mixture with the desired amount of dressing. Serve or chill for later. Garnish with avocado when serving.

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