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May 11th 11:01:49 AM

5 Tips to Make your May Marvelous

By Michael Leidig, MS, RD, LDN, CPT

Make Cinco De Mayo Mindful

 Happy May! The 5th of the month is Cinco de Mayo and Mexican food can be delicious & nutritious: protein in beans, veggies in fresh salsa, and healthy fats in guacamole. Technically the tomato in that salsa is a fruit and that’s OK!

 Listen Your Mother’s Advice

Thank mom this Mother’s day for the many, many things she does for you and was right about—including telling you that an apple a day can keep the Dr. away. Lots of other fruits can do that too, so choose them often. Eating fruit is healthier than drinking it even if in the form of 100% juice because of the fiber.

Get Gulping 

Instead of juice or other sugary drinks, have plenty of water. It not only helped sprout those May flowers (from those April showers), but it will keep you growing and energized too!

Grab a Bike

With that extra energy, celebrate Bike to Work Week by—you guessed it—going for a bike ride. Your "job" = school, so ask permission to bike there with family or friends or plan a ride afterwards. Wear a helmet!

 Make Memorial Day Great

May finishes up with Memorial Day and offers another great chance to bike but also a fun time to cook out. Try grilling chicken or fish instead of the typical burgers/dogs & include veggies/fruits instead of chips this year for a delicious and nutritious meal.

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