Let's Celebrate National Nutrition Month


Let's celebrate a world of new flavors.

When planning family activities, think about purchasing snacks from neighborhood stores that sell foods from different cultures. You will add a new taste to your palate and connect with others in your neighborhood at the same time. Here are a few ideas for healthy snacks to try with your family:

  • Guacamole, an avocado-based dish that originated in Mexico, is a popular dish used all over the world as a dip, condiment and ingredient in many salads and sandwiches

  • Hummus is another dish common in Southeast Europe and the Middle East. Hummus is made from cooked, mashed chickpeas that are blended with garlic, and other herbs and spices. This can also be enjoyed with raw veggies or whole-wheat crackers

  • Tzatziki is a creamy yogurt-based dressing, common in Southeast Europe and the Middle East, made with cucumbers, garlic, herbs, and spices. It can be eaten with raw veggies and whole-wheat crackers or used as a sauce with foods


Erica Ouellette

Registered Dietitian/ Middleton Family Medicine