The Harvard University School of Public Health has suggested rethinking the way we load our supper plates as their number 1 tip for health eating in 2012. The “Healthy Eating Plate” as seen below is a visual representation both HOW MUCH you should be eating and WHAT TYPE of product you should seek within each food group. It’s easy to throw a supper together seems quite healthy without getting all the nutrients needed to stay strong and healthy.
I found the picture below useful because it suggests one way a typical meal could be put together to satisfy the guidelines set out by the US Food Pyramid (note: the Canada Food Guide follows similar criteria).
Speaking of plates…if you’re interested in getting rid of a few holiday pounds, consider using smaller plates. I was just reading that the average size of a dinner plate has increased from 9 inches in 1950 to 13 inches in 2011. Those people from the 1950’s didn’t have an obesity problem so they might have been on to something!