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Build a Healthy Meal: TIPS for Making Your Plate a Healthy Plate

Posted on 8/1/2014 by Sheila Bogan

Build a Healthy Meal: TIPS for Making Your Plate a Healthy Plate

A healthy meal starts with more vegetables and fruits and smaller portions of protein and grains. Avoid extra fat. Using heavy gravies or sauces will add fat and calories to otherwise healthy choices. For example, steamed broccoli is great, but avoid topping it with cheese sauce. Try other options, like a sprinkling of low-fat parmesan cheese or a squeeze of lemon. Be sure to take your time. Savor your food. Eat slowly, enjoy the taste and textures, and pay attention to how you feel. Be mindful. Eating very quickly may cause you to eat too much.

To get food ideas to build a healthy meal visit: MyPlate Food Groups.

To get more tips for making your plate a healthy plate go to: Build a Healthy Meal

For information about the Behealthy School Kids Program call 336-703-3214, email bogansd@forsyth.cc, or visit: BeHealthy School Kids

Source: ChooseMyPlate


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