Your favorite cultural foods can be part of a healthful eating plan!
Here are some ideas for a variety of healthy, cultural meals provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:
- Asian Indian Breakfast: Besan cheela (savory pancakes made with chickpea flour and vegetables) with extra tomatoes and spinach on the side, and a cooked egg.
- Filipino Lunch: Tinola chicken (chicken soup with green papaya, leafy greens and ginger) with mashed cassava and a side of fresh fruit
- Middle Eastern Dinner: Grilled chicken, koresh bademjan (eggplant and tomato stew), brown rice, pomegranate and yogurt
Use these handouts to try new cultural meals that have vitamins, minerals, fiber and other important nutrients: