Hi, everyone! I can’t believe it is already the last week of the semester … It has flown by, and I am so excited for Christmas break. Today I want to talk about the simple task of building a plate that has all the foods, vitamins, and minerals you need. Here are the things I strive for when filling my plate (or bowl) each meal:
Look at your plate and make sure that your meal contains a fat, a protein and a carb.
Protein sources include: beans, eggs, chicken, fish and beef.
Carb sources include: potatoes, rice, pastas and breads.
Fat sources include: the oils you use for cooking, nuts, butter and avocado.
Fill the other half of your plate with all the veggies (brussels sprouts, spinach, broccoli, squash, etc.).
Making sure your plate contains all of these foods, allows you to stay satiated longer and feed your body the many different kinds of vitamins and minerals it needs to be its best. I hope you all have a great winter break and a Merry Christmas!
P.S.: I am always looking for new nutrition topics you would like to read about. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions or questions.