I absolutely love long weekends! Especially when you get Mondays off from work. Somehow it makes the weekend feel much longer. So hooray for Labor Day! Before I head out for the weekend I want to share some easy, healthy Labor Day recipes in case you haven’t decided what to bring to that barbecue later.
Enjoy the long weekend, I’m off to make sliders for our picnic! See you on Tuesday!
Nutrient dense. Before I became a dietitian I always found this to be a confusing term. What are nutrient dense foods? Why are these important in a healthy diet?
Simply put, what determines the nutrient density of food is the amount of nutrients you get for the amount of calories. A nutrient dense food has lots of nutrients for the little calories. You want to look for foods that are rich in vitamins, mineral, complex carbohydrates, lean protein and healthy fats. Choosing nutrient dense foods can help you pack in the most nutrition while staying with your calorie limits.
Let’s get a bit more specific on what constitutes a nutrient dense food.
I count pasta as one of my comfort foods, top it off with tasty summer vegetables and I’m in food heaven. This quick and easy recipe is perfect for those nights when you need a little comfort food with a touch of healthy. We call it “Pasta Delight” in my house.