March is here and that means two things, it is National Nutrition Month and spring is just around the corner! What better month than March to start living a healthy lifestyle. Of course, the holiday season is great but it is time to say goodbye to winter and all the unhealthy foods that come along with it. There are so many different ways to get active and start taking in the right nutrients for your body.

Going for a walk in the morning or evening is the perfect way to get active. If walking is not something you enjoy doing then get a workout video or dance video, this is the perfect way to stay active and have fun while doing it. You can even join a gym and be around other people that have the same goals you do, to stay healthy!

Many people think eating healthy foods does not taste good, but they’re wrong! There are plenty of healthy foods that are delicious and that you can even make yourself! So take all the junk food in your house and get rid of it! Make today the day you start a new healthy lifestyle for you and your family! If you need some help on where to start or what foods you should and should not be eating, talk to a nutritionist.

There are so many benefits to staying active and eating healthy. The healthier you are, the better you feel both physically and mentally. Having the right nutrients in your body gives you the energy you need to take on the day and feel great. There are also many health benefits, one being that the chance of developing heart disease decreases drastically.

So this month, get educated and get healthy!

A healthy dish that will leave you feeling full and satisfied is a quick chicken chili dish.

You will need:

  • non-stick cooking spray

  • 1 lb. ground white meat chicken or turkey

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 medium bell pepper (any color), chopped

  • 1 tsp. jarred, minced garlic

  • 2 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth

  1. Remove visible fat from chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces.

  2. Spray large pot with cooking spray. Add chicken, onion, garlic, chili powder (optional) or jalapeno (optional) cooking over medium-heat until chicken is no longer pink (about 7 minutes)

  3. Lightly mash the drained, rinsed beans with a fork.

  4. Add all remaining ingredients to chicken mixture and simmer on high for 10 minutes.

  5. Spoon chili into bowls and top with chopped fresh cilantro and/or dollop of sour cream

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