Celebrate National Nutrition Month even while on Spring Break! Whether you’re staying home or taking a trip, California Giant berries are delicious and healthy, which makes them a great choice for keeping your time off flavorful AND nutritious.
Spring Break Lunch Ideas
Make lunchtime a fiesta by making Taco Mason Jars. These portion-controlled lunches are light and flavorful, and they’re great for a quick bite so you can get back to relaxing.
Save yourself on dishes! This Avocado Blackberry Chicken Salad uses the skin of the avocado as a bowl, so it’s virtually mess-free! Plus, this recipe uses avocados instead of mayonnaise, so it’s full of naturally good fats.
Fresh berries make for a sweet and healthy side dish for a light lunch. In fact, it is recommended that individuals eat a serving of 8 strawberries a day. Clinical research shows this can have some great health benefits, including potentially improved heart and brain health, reduced risk of some cancers, and better management of type 2 diabetes.
Pro Tip: It’s important to stay active and eat healthy - even during Spring Break! There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health, and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can tailor a healthful eating plan that is as special as you are!
How to Keep Your Berries Fresh
Here are a few tips for keeping your Spring Break plans and your strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries fresh:
- If you’re loading up the car, be sure to pack the cooler! Berries stay freshest when they are kept cool.
- Store your berries in airtight containers to ensure they stay dry.
- Wash your berries right before you eat them to ensure maximum freshness.
Whatever your plans for the week, be sure that California Giant berries are on your shopping list!
What are your plans for Spring Break? Tell us how you’ll eat healthy in the comments!