2016.008: Friday Five

Hey guys!

I’m linking up with the DC area bloggers Mar at Mar on the Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up For What?! and Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC for the Friday Five linkup. This week’s topic is “food and drink.”

The USDA released the new nutritional guidelines this week (they are updated every 5 years), so I figured that I use the new recommendations as a way to categorize the Friday Five post. MyPlate illustrates five food groups (how convenient, right?!) that are the building blocks for a healthy diet.

I’m going to include my 5 favorites of each of the 5 categories. P.S. I really love the number 5 anyway, so I’m really digging all of these fives. Nerd alert! myplate_magenta.jpg

  1. Protein
    1. Chicken
    2. Tuna
    3. Salmon
    4. Almond butter
    5. Nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc.
  2. Grains
    1. Quinoa
    2. Oatmeal
    3. Whole wheat bread
    4. Granola
    5. Wheat berries
  3. Fruits
    1. Raspberries
    2. Grapes
    3. Bananas
    4. Honeydew
    5. Strawberries
  4. Vegetables
    2. Bell peppers
    3. Mushrooms
    4. Cauliflower
    5. Squash
  5. Dairy
    1. Greek yogurt
    2. Australian yogurt
    3. Frozen yogurt
    4. Cottage cheese
    5. Soy milk (non-dairy calcium alternative)

I have always been pretty interested in nutrition and I actually think that the new guidelines are very reasonable and easy to understand. It’s so important to keep each meal balanced!


4 thoughts on “2016.008: Friday Five”

    1. Oh wow, I’m sure that’s quite an undertaking to read! I tried to just get the high points, but I couldn’t resist using it as a post since it was a plate of 5 things 😜 thank you for hosting the linkups!


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