TGIF: Thank God it’s FOOD!
Whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, you must do it all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT)
So, I don’t know if you heard or not but the USDA said buh-bye to the pyramid (which was noted as difficult to understand) and unveiled the new food icon ‘My Plate’ yesterday.
During the unveiling First Lady Michelle Obama shared her sentiments regarding the practicality of “the plate”.
“As a mom, I can already tell how much this is going to help parents across the country,” said Mrs. Obama in helping to launch the chart. “When mom or dad comes home from a long day of work, we’re already asked to be a chef, a referee, a cleaning crew. So it’s tough to be a nutritionist, too. But we do have time to take a look at our kids’ plates.”
The supporting website choosemyplate.gov provides a handy detailed list for each food group and offers menu planning tools. Call it what you want, I think it’s a great practical start toward taking the guess-work out of making healthier choices.
So, in keeping with the theme of practical simplicity. Your challenge this weekend is practical nutrition, practical fitness & practical choices.
This challenge is called the 2 Week TurnAround. There’s a song that says “every time I turn around the Lord keeps blessin’ me” and that’s just it. EVERYTIME you decide to make an effort to do better and live the life God wants for you, He will honor what you’ve done and bless that.
Nutrition Challenge: Fix Your Plate
The new plate icon recommends you fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies. This is your challenge this weekend. Not sure what to eat? Hop over to Eating Well magazine and grab a few recipes. Or check out the new website choosemyplate.gov (*hint:great grocery list resource)
Fitness Challenge: Get up & Move
Find something active to do with your family or friends this weekend. Go swimming, roller skating, walk/run, play a few old school backyard games. If you live in the Atlanta area check out the Chick Fil-A World Games
Practical stuff you might like:
Great Plate “Simple but concise”
2 Week: U2: Fast Food Fixes
2 Week: U3: Mid-day Slump