Food and the City: 5 tips for spring cleaning your diet

March 27, 2014

5 tips for spring cleaning your diet

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Spring cleaning isn't just for your closets and shoe storage (i.e your oven). Its a time for change, a time for things to come to life! Lucky for us, Mona Rosene, MS, RD, shares 5 easy tips on spring cleaning our diets, and shows us how simple changes like adding Silk® soymilk to our diets can really make a difference!


1) Build your breakfast around whole grains. Try oatmeal made with Silk® soymilk or almondmillk, or explore a new flavor combination on your whole grain cereal with one of Silk’s new Almond Coconut Blend varieties.

2)  Go green. Create a salad or stir fry with dark leafy greens like spinach and kale. These green giants boost vegetable servings and provide critical nutrients like vitamins A and C, iron, and folate. 

3)  Mix up your milk routine. Use soymilk, almondmilk or coconutmilk in your morning smoothie or by the glass. The delicious smooth taste of these plant-based beverages has 50% more calcium than milk.[3] Power up before you start your day with new Silk®Almondmilk Protein + Fiber, which contains five grams of protein and five grams fiber that can help you feel full. Diets high in protein, i.e. 30% of total daily calories from protein, and fiber may help reduce feelings of hunger

4)  Make it a meatless night. One night per week, make a plant-based meal that focuses on whole grains, vegetables, nuts and soy. Use spices to add flavor without the sodium.

5) Prioritize plant-based foods. The USDA MyPlate and Dietary Guidelines recommend filling three-quarters of your plate with plant-based foods, like fruits, vegetables and grains.[4] Adults should fill half their plates with fruits and veggies and one-quarter with grains, half of them whole grains.


That easy huh? We may have to switch up some of our routines and give our diets a good ol' spring cleaning! How about you? Follow us on Twitter & let us know!