Nutrition Tip of the Week: How To Build A Balanced Meal
It’s important to learn how to build a balanced meal, to make sure you’re eating the right foods in the correct proportions. This video will give you a rough guideline to follow.
Here are some examples of the different types of foods to include in your balanced meals:
- Proteins: seafood, poultry, red meat, eggs, Greek yogurt, tempeh, tofu, seitan
- Starches: sweet potatoes, potatoes, corn, whole grains, beans, lentils
- Healthy fats: olive oil, nuts, seeds, avocados, cheese
- Non-starchy vegetables, fruits: include a wide variety of colours; fresh or frozen
For the best results, eat slowly and stop eating when you’re appropriately full. Choose mostly whole foods with minimal processing, and choose local or organic foods when possible. Use smaller or larger plates based on your own body size.
Good food is one of life’s true pleasures, and you’ll benefit even more when you build a balanced meal!