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Celebrate National Nutrition Month®

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Mar 13, 2024

National Nutrition Month® is here! This year’s theme is Beyond the Table. Here at Food Hero, celebrating food and where it comes from is part of what we do. Join us by trying a new recipe or exploring our food gardening tips to reach “beyond the table.”

Another way you may end up reaching “beyond the table” is eating when you are away from home. For those times, consider packing a snack to bring with you. We have lots of snack recipes to choose from on our website. Here are two of our favorites, one sweet and one savory. Baked goods like the Carrot Cake Cookies below freeze well, so you can be ready next time you need to bring a snack.

  • Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies 

    Cookies and carrots might seem like an odd duo, but they sure are tasty! This recipe pairs the sweetness of the carrots with the warmth of the spices. The carrots also provide vitamin A, which is good for eyesight. To learn more about carrots, check out this Food Hero Monthly.

  • Dry-Roasted Garbanzo Beans

    This recipe turns garbanzo beans into a crunchy, yummy snack. Just half a cup provides twenty-five percent of most people’s daily fiber needs. You can add them to salads, grain bowls and other dishes for flavor and crunch. 


“Beyond the table” can also include meal planning and preparation before you sit down to eat. Use our website to find recipes to inspire your next menu. Look for ways to include foods from all the food groups throughout your meals and snacks. We especially like to focus on adding more fruits and vegetables. Eating a variety of foods gives you many different vitamins, minerals and fiber. Here are three fruit and veggie-packed recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Fruity French Toast Casserole

    Start your morning with a warm, baked dish made with fruit and bread. You’ll want to make this recipe again and again. It’s the perfect opportunity to include any of your favorite fruits. Try different combinations of flavors! You can use fresh, frozen or canned fruit for the same delicious results!

  • Cilantro Lime Tuna Wrap

    Looking for an easy lunch option? Make these wraps in just 15 minutes. They include a tasty combination of different veggies with a creamy sauce. You can substitute other protein foods for the tuna. Try chicken, turkey, tofu or tempeh. 

  • Barley Lentil Soup

    This delicious soup contains nine vegetables and herbs and is a good source of the mineral iron. Soup is a great way to use up vegetables you have on hand, so make the recipe your own!


After National Nutrition Month® ends, keep celebrating with Food Hero! One way to do this is by signing up for our Food Hero Monthly newsletters. These feature a single ingredient used in two or three different recipes. You’ll also find nutrition facts, tips to save money while shopping and ways to reduce food waste at home. However you choose to celebrate, Food Hero is here to help!

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