Healthy Menu Plan: Learn How to Create Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging
Have you tried creating a healthy menu? Using smart food choices might seem overwhelming at first, but like anything else, the more you try, the better you become. So, we’ve found some sample menus to show you how easy it is for you to become a healthy menu planner.
These example menus provide 2,000 calories a day. Check the chart below for the number of calories you should consume in a day. And keep in mind that your consumption is based on your activity level and whether you are a man or a woman. So, the more active you are, the more calories you will need. Plan accordingly and if you find that you are gaining or losing weight, adjust the number of calories you consume.
Daily Calorie Guidelines
Physical activity refers to the voluntary movements you do that burn calories. Brisk walking, dancing, and swimming are examples of moderate activity. An active lifestyle might include jogging, singles tennis, or swimming laps. Learn how you can fit exercise and physical activity into your life with the NIA exercise and physical activity campaign, Go4life.
Sample Healthy Menu Plans
Although it might look like the recommended amounts for a food group are not met, or are exceeded in a single day, the average over a week meets recommendations. You can bring these menu’s with you to the grocery story – simply tap Print in the upper right of each sample menu – then you can see what ingredients you need to make these delicious and healthy meals!.
Sample Menu #1
Sample Menu #2
Sample Menu #3
Sample Menu #4
Using one of the menu’s above as an example, you can substitute a comparable food item. Try one of these books as a guide to finding nutritious and healthy foo
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