This Is How Your Plate Should Look

Posted by Kate Southward on

Portion control is one of the biggest factors that determine how much and how healthily we eat. Here is a rough guide of how you should split your dinner plate to optimise your health intake.

FILL 1/2 YOUR PLATE WITH LEAFY GREENS AND CRUNCHY VEGETABLES.

Veggies provide maximum nutritional value with minimal caloric impact. Suggestions include: swiss chard, bok choy, arugula, broccoli, french beans, brussel sprouts, kale and spinach.

FILL NO MORE THAN 1/4 OF YOUR PLATE WITH WHOLE GRAINS AND/OR LEGUMES

Fiber-rich whole grains help you feel full and satiated. Suggestions include: brown rice, quinoa, kidney beans, 100% whole wheat breads, navy beans, black beans and lentils.

FOR THE LAST 1/4 CHOOSE A PALM-SIZED PORTION OF HEALTHY PROTEIN

These foods provide protein and healthy fats, which can help prevent sharp rises in blood sugar. Suggestions include: grass-fed meat, eggs, fish, vegetarian protein such as beans and rice, tempeh, or edamame.

To get the freshest, tastiest, most nutrient-rich food, buy organic food that’s in-season and locally grown.

 


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