March is National Nutrition Month

lb7This month is National Nutrition Month, which is organized each year to focus on healthy lifestyles, including making smarter food choices for you and your family. It’s also designed to help people understand that eating well and enjoying healthy meals does not have to be expensive.

Nutritional Tips for Healthy Living

Not only do we have some great easy tips to enjoy a healthier lifestyle below that many of our staff here in our Long Beach flower shop follow, but we also have some ideas below that for sharing healthy foods with loved ones.goodieslb2

While we are not nutritionists, these are just some ideas that have helped us focus on healthier eating.

  • Skip the processed foods and opt for natural foods. Natural foods are always better than processed because they are more nutritious plus less expensive. Nature offers the best snacks like grapes, apples, oranges, nuts and more.
  • Shop by the season. A great way to eat healthy but keep the cost down is to shop by the season, selecting fruits and vegetables that are in season as your primary source of meals. These are fresher items that can guide you toward delicious soups and stews in the winter to fresh salads in the spring and summer.
  • Eat at home. Home-cooked meals tend to be less expensive and have a higher nutritional content without copious amounts of sodium and fat like those found in restaurants. Also, portion control can be kept more in line with what should be eaten rather than having a large plate at a restaurant put in front of you.nutritionF1

Our Healthy Fruit Baskets

We offer many different sizes and varieties of seasonal fruit baskets that are brimming over with juicy fruit options like grapes, apples, oranges, kiwis, bananas and more. Our Long Beach flower shop partners with trusted fruit farmers that deliver consistently fresh, high-quality fruit from their farms, which employ sustainable practices that ensure the environment is protected and maintained.nutritionF2

With such a variety and budget-friendly prices, these fresh fruit baskets are a good way to celebrate a special occasion or even as a “just because” to honor National Nutrition Month.

Order Today!

Check out our fresh fruit selection online or in our Long Beach flower shop. Place your order today so you can get started celebrating National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month

sweettreatsafm4This month is all about eating right and educating more people on just how easy and tasty it can be to make better food choices each day for ourselves and our families. This special educational month was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to call attention to the need of eating better and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.

This year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” We want to help you discover and enjoy that theme as well as make it convenient for you to gift loved ones with something that is healthy and reminds them just how much you care for them.nutritionF1

Fresh and Seasonal Fruit Baskets

One of the delicious ways we can do that for you is through our gourmet fruit baskets that are overflowing with juicy seasonal fruit from California and around the world. These baskets can include such healthy delights as apples, bears, California naval oranges, kiwi fruit, pineapples, California grapes and so much more.

These fresh fruit gift baskets come in various sizes or can be combined with gourmet food items and then shipped anywhere in Long Beach or the surrounding communities.

Fruit Desserts

Even dessert can be a healthy choice when it is topped with delicious fruit. Our online bakery features some fruit-themed treats. The first choice is a Mixed Fruit Tart, which has a butter cookie crust layered with rich pastry cream and topped with assorted fresh fruit that has been sealed with an apricot glaze.StrawberryMousseAthinlayerofstripedCake13081784800goodieslb2

Then there is the Strawberry Mouse Cake that is laden with strawberry sauce and fresh strawberries. This is a true California favorite as many of the strawberries come from local strawberry farms in Southern California.

Other Ideas

While the month celebrates nutrition, it still is part of a push for an overall healthy lifestyle so here are some other ideas you can consider:

  • Gourmet gift basket with fruit, healthy snacks, and an indoor green plant or blooming plant;
  • A flower arrangement, bouquet, or blooming basket; and
  • Balloons and a greeting card.

Whatever you choose let your recipient know that you want them to be healthy and are celebrating their efforts to date. Eating better helps reduce health-related problems and helps extend lives. In the end, that’s what we all want and enjoy!

It’s National Nutrition Month!

nutritionF3Every day is a good day to eat right and eat healthier, but each year, organizations devote the month of March to publicizing just how important it is to do as well as share great tips on how to make good eating fit you and your family’s hectic life.

About the Campaign

As the Eat Right Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics notes, National Nutrition Month is a campaign that they sponsor each year to help focus on the best strategies for eating right, consuming the right foods in the right quantities, and exercising daily.

The tips are geared toward people of all ages and lifestyles to show them just how easy it is to change daily habits for the better. It is about making informed choices and getting encouragement and direction to make an active change in your life.nutritionF2

On the 40th anniversary of this promotional campaign, this year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” The point of this year’s theme is to illustrate how eating right doesn’t have to be based on a generic strategy for everyone.

Instead, it is about showing people how they can personalize their own eating right strategies to suit their tastes, their lifestyles, and their personal goals.

Part of eating healthier is learning what is available, just how easy it is to prepare, and just how delicious it is to eat. You may even be surprised at how many people will tell you that they begin craving fruits and vegetables as they make the switch to these healthier choices and stop getting by on greasy, fatty, and salty foods.

Our Part in Eating Right

To encourage you to make eating right a priority as well as to help you help others to do the same, we have lined up a bountiful selection of fresh fruit baskets that make sweet, juicy, and tempting gifts for family, friends, and colleagues – not to mention gifting yourself!nutritionF1

Our range of fruit baskets illustrate that good health does not have to cost a lot of money. Our baskets come in various sizes and quantities to fit your budget and your taste. Some include more exotic fruits like Kiwis, pears, and pineapple while others also add gourmet nibbles like cheese, crackers, and, yes, even a few chocolates!

Nature’s goodness comes in all types of easy-to-open-and-eat packages that are easy to take to work or on the go. Reaching for an apple, orange, banana or grapes is definitely a better choice than eating the drive-through or reaching for a donut when you grab a coffee.

It takes time and you don’t have to make all the changes in one go. Start with small changes like a piece of fruit every day as a snack and gradually work toward re-making your dietary choices each day. nutritionF4

Whether it is making up a monthly meal plan to stay on track, joining a gym, or getting more sleep each night, everything you do will make it a step in the right direction!