To close out National Nutrition Month, FARSB would like to encourage everyone to personalize a plate to help nourish and fuel their bodies!
Personalizing a plate is different for everyone. However, knowing what key food groups you need on your plate is vital to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The first step is to start thinking about the foods you eat and how you can incorporate various sizes, shapes, and colors to your plate.
Here's an idea of how you can personalize a plate of our own:
Fill half of your plate with fruits and/or vegetables.
Consider using colors of the rainbow when creating your veggie mixes!
2. Whole Grains:
Stick with 20% of whole grains on your plate. Some great whole grains to consider are: brown rice, quinoa, oats and whole grain bread.
Brown rice is packed with magnesium, which can help reduce heart disease risk.
Protein portion sizes are usually the size of your fist, which equals to about 30% of your plate.
Some yummy protein options to choose from are: chicken, fish, beef, eggs, or lentils.
For this plate we chose salmon, brown rice, and a veggie mix consisting of broccoli, beets, and tomatoes. Get creative and personalize your plate with delicious and nutritious options!
What does your plate look like?
Tag us at @feedingamericaie. We want to see your plate!