Fuel for the Future

March 13, 2023 | Jody Gatewood

Pizza baots

March is National Nutrition month! The theme this year is Fuel for the Future. At every phase of life, making healthful food and drink choices will provide your body with energy now and fuel for the future. Choosing recipes that appeal to kids and that they can help make is one way to get them excited about different foods. My 9 and 13-year-old children can be selective with what they want to eat but I have found that these Spend Smart. Eat Smart. recipes are a hit!

Oatmeal Pancakes– I often make these on the weekend and make a few extra to warm-up and eat during the week for a quick breakfast before school.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins– My son loves muffins and enjoys these for breakfast or a snack.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie-My kids like to make smoothies for breakfast and this is a favorite.

Pizza Boats– These work well for lunch or supper. Since we all like different things, this allows us to put what we want on our pizza boat.

Chicken Alfredo Pasta-My daughter requests this for supper sometimes. It doesn’t take long to make so it works for a weeknight supper.

Berry Banana Popsicles-My daughter loves to make popsicles and these are fun to make using different flavors of yogurt and fruit.

Peanut Butter Balls-We often make a double batch of these and freeze some. They use beans which are a great source of fiber and protein.

Give one a try today! Next week our ISU student employee, Anna, will share about nutrition for young adults.

Jody Gatewood

Jody Gatewood is a Registered Dietitian who enjoys spending time in the kitchen baking and preparing meals for her family. She does lots of meal planning to stay organized and feed her family nutritious meals.

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