We often hear that we should eat a balanced diet but what exactly does that mean? Where do we start when planning a balanced meal? It is as simple as using the Healthy Plate.
¼ of your plate should be Staples. Choose more natural options like ground provisions, whole grains like oats, brown rice and quinoa.
¼ of your plate should be Protein. Better options include fish, peas, beans, egg and lean poultry. Aim for at least one vegetarian day per week.
½ of your plate should be Vegetables including both cooked and raw veggies.
Fruits can be used as healthy snacks between meals.
A nutritious, balanced diet is made up of a variety of foods from the Six Caribbean Food Groups. So aim for a rainbow on your plate!