March is National Nutrition Month, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts.
Good taste and nutrition belong together — even for dessert. Satisfy your kid's sweet tooth with a good-for-you treat made with wholesome breakfast foods. Try these excellent options:
- Parfait: Layer berries and cut fruit with yogurt and whole-grain cereal. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
- Dessert Waffle: Briefly heat peanut butter in the microwave and spread on a toasted whole grain waffle. Top with sliced strawberries or bananas.
- No-Bake Cookie: Mix a high-fiber cereal with raisins, natural peanut butter and just enough honey to hold it together. Shape into balls.
- Grilled Fruit: Slice and grill or broil a banana, mango or peach. Once done, sprinkle with cinnamon, toasted almonds or pecans and crushed bran flakes.