[Guest Post] NuVal Spokesmom – Kelly Radi!
You can follow Kelly’s Blog every other Tuesday starting July 31, 2012.
Greetings from your Central Minnesota NuVal Spokesmom!
I am a Minnesota mom who likes to cook and loves to eat. I am passionate about food, good nutrition and feeding my family. I’m not a registered dietician or a gourmet chef. Ok, so I WISH I were a gourmet chef, but I don’t think wishing counts). I am a mom who is very excited to help other Central Minnesota folks understand how to change the world of nutrition into something simple, practical and fun. With a husband and two active teenage daughters to feed, I am continually looking for ways to get more good nutrition into them. They need delicious, healthy foods to fuel their brains and energize their bodies. I need it just to keep up with them!
In my quest for tasty and healthy foods, I became confused by the labels and marketing. Was “reduced fat” actually better? Did “low calorie” mean healthier? Or, were all the added ingredients I couldn’t pronounce actually hurting my kids? I found myself looking for a more simple way to cut through the confusion of nutritional labeling. I wanted to come up with healthy options for my family that didn’t make us feel like we were on a diet. Basically, I wanted to make each calorie count!
That is where NuVal® comes in. NuVal is a nutritional food scoring system — available at your Minnesota Coborn’s stores. The NuVal System scores food on a scale of 1-100. The higher the NuVal Score, the better the nutrition. It’s that simple. Developed by an independent panel of nutrition and medical experts, the NuVal system helps you see – at a glance – the overall nutritional value of the food you buy.
Watch this YouTube video – it’s my debut as the Central MN NuVal Spokesmom!
I am new to this whole blogging world, but eager to jump in. I am so excited to give you a place to come for plenty of delicious recipes that are actually healthy, tips on getting the most out of the NuVal system (for both new-to-NuVal users as well as those of us who have already taken advantage of it already) as well as helpful information on how to add quality to your grocery-shopping experience. If you have any topics you’d like to see addressed in this blog, please feel free to send them my way. I’d love to hear from you! New to NuVal? Great! Let me know your questions. A seasoned pro? Wonderful! We’d love to hear your tips for using NuVal in your kitchen. I welcome your feedback and suggestions. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget – my next blog is Tuesday, July 31 – BBQ Bliss (NuVal and the Grill)!
Hope you enjoy!