Wellness Update

What’s the big deal about protein? We hear about it all the time, but did you know that meat, poultry, fish, beans, peas, eggs, nuts and seeds are all a part of the Protein Food Group? Protein is a nutrient itself; it is the body’s building block for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood, and can be a good fuel source. Most Americans get enough protein in their diet but can benefit from making leaner and more varied selections. Eat a variety of protein foods to be sure you and your family are getting plenty of B vitamins and vitamin E and minerals like iron, zinc and magnesium. Protein also helps kids feel fuller longer so it can be a great way to start the day! Here are a few protein-rich recipe ideas for home or school! Visit www.foodhero.org for more recipes that are fun, fast, tasty and fit your budget!