Balance Your Plate
March is National Nutrition Month! The perfect time to check what's on your plate-
- Do you have multiple foods on your plate?
- Is it balanced?
- Do you see different colors? I'm not talking about food dye...
- Are the foods unprocessed?
- Who prepared the food?
- Where did the food come from?
- Did you appreciate the aromas?
- Does it taste good?
- Will your food choices move you closer to your goals?
Below is a simple image of what I believe a balanced plate looks like. You can read more about the components of a healthy, nourishing plate in a post I wrote last year when MyPlate was released by the USDA and an article I wrote for active.com, How to Make MyPlate My Own. In about 30 minutes I'll be on KVOA to show you three deliciously balanced meals--check it out with live streaming at http://www.kvoa.com/livestream/.
This month I will explore balanced meals and snacks that are tasty and nourishing. Stay tuned for more!
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