This post was sponsored by the California Dried Plum Board. All opinions are my own
Welcome to the new year! If one of your goals for 2019 is to amp up your nutrition, that's great. But instead of a massive over-haul (aka "diet"), I'd encourage you instead to make one small positive action. Small changes will be much less overwhelming, and you'll be more likely to get to your goal.
Here are some simple ideas:
1) Add a vegetable to every lunch.
2) Add a protein choice to breakfast.
3) Swap soda for sparkling flavoured water.
4) Eat a mid-afternoon snack, to avoid being super hangry & over-eating at dinner.
One thing I'm going to improve this year is more variety for breakfast. My kids have been stuck in a toast & jam rut. Boring, and not the most nutritious start to the day!
Another favourite kid-breakfast around here is a bagel and cream cheese. This may come as a surprise, but cream cheese isn't that high in calcium or protein. So again- boring and not that nutritious.