Sprinkle Your Foods with a Little Extra Nutrition!

By Heide Kennedy, Arizona Farm Bureau Communications Intern

Often when we think of cooking healthy meals and eating healthier in general, we think of making some drastic changes to our diets, such as cutting carbs, reducing sugar or sodium intake, adding more fruits and vegetables into our diets, or whatever the case may be. While each of those is a great way to eat a healthier diet, doing so doesn’t always require such a big change. Something as small as sprinkling nutrient-filled foods on top of our regular foods can have an impact on our health.

Many small, sprinkle-able foods carry loads of nutrition. Whether it be healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, or antioxidants, a little bit of some foods can go a long way! According to registered dietician Samantha Cassetty, while the amount that you sprinkle on top of your foods might not provide enough of each nutrient to meet your daily needs, it is a step towards your daily goal, and the little bit of added nutrition that you get all adds up!

Some examples of foods that you can sprinkle on top of your meals to add a little extra nutrition include:

  • Cinnamon
  • Hemp seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Garlic
  • Flaxseed
  • Beetroot powder
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Cocoa powder
  • Nutritional yeast

So, try adding a little extra “oomph” to your meals by sprinkling some more nutrients on top! When it comes to nutrition, every little bit counts!

For more health-related articles, check out the Fill Your Plate blog!

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