Tuesday, February 26, 2013

MyPlate (with links!)

Hi Crushers,

I have to share a non-kitchen crush today: First Lady Michelle Obama. When I was 11-years-old (give or take a year), I told my parents that I wanted to be the First Lady. To this day, I am so proud of them for asking me, "Why don't you want to be the President?" My parents are the best encouraging, aim-high kind of people! Anyway, my answer was three-fold:
  1. I didn't want the stress of having to deal with all of the negotiating, budgets, defense, and all the hard stuff. (Remember, I was 11, so none of this sounded like fun).
  2. I wanted my dress to go in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
  3. I wanted to have my own agenda and work on things like anti-drug campaigns or literacy or being healthy. (Sounds cool for an 11-year-old, huh?)
I must admit that although I'm a Michelle Obama fan and a HUGE fan of her Let's Move! campaign, I'm a Republican. Weird? Choosing to live a healthier life is for everyone, so reach across those party lines, people! Red or Blue, it's OK!

The Let's Move! campaign focuses on raising a healthy generation of kids through activity and healthy eating. Combined with the MyPlate guidelines of what and how much food you should have for a balanced meal, you've got some pretty strong tools for helping to have a healthy, happy family! If you add in my mom's saying of "at least three colors of food", you are set to have a nutrient-filled meal.

But wait, there's more! (You totally heard that in the late Billy Mays' voice, right?)

Now you can find tons of boards on Pinterest with recipes for healthy meals from some of my Kitchen Crushes publications like Better Homes and Gardens, Eating Well, Food Network and more!

Check it out: Pinterest MyPlate You won't be sorry!

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