It can be hard to eat healthy as fall rolls around, but it happens to be an important time to eat well. Jessica Welch, a clinical dietitian at Allina Health, says vitamin D is the most common vitamin that people lack as the weather cools down since they’re less spending time in the sun. She recommends taking a supplement as it can be hard to get enough vitamin D through food alone.
It’s the new year and a great time to start eating healthier foods without sacrificing an adventurous palate.
Here’s a recipe from Whole Foods with quinoa, a high protein grain similar to rice or couscous. “Quinoa is a great whole grain substitute,” says Zach Hakala, associate team manager at the Whole Foods in Minnetonka. “It’s filled with nutrients and amino acids and can replace rice in many recipes.”
Zesty Quinoa with Broccoli and Cashews