How to Build Balanced Meals With MyPlate

Vegetables and fruits 

Remember that potatoes don't count as vegetables on the Healthy Eating Plate due to their detrimental effects on blood sugar and strive for colour and diversity.

Protein power 

All of these nutritious, adaptable protein sources—fish, poultry, beans, and nuts—can be included into salads and go well with veggies on a plate.

Healthy plant oils 

Choose healthy vegetable oils like olive, canola, soy, corn, sunflower, peanut, and others, and avoid partially hydrogenated oils, which contain unhealthy trans fats. Remember that low-fat does not mean “healthy.”

Drink water, coffee, or tea

Avoid sugary beverages, consume one to two servings of milk and dairy products daily, and just one small glass of juice.

Stay active.

The placemat for the Healthy Eating Plate features a red figure to serve as a visual reminder that exercise is crucial for maintaining a healthy weight.

Healthy Eating Plate

Create nutritious, well-balanced meals using the Healthy Eating Plate as a guide, whether they are served at the table or carried in a lunchbox.

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