Creating a healthy eating meal plan can be easy to use the food pyramid designed by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture). The key to good healthy nutrition is to balance your diet to meet all the requirements daily while healthy food choices.
The USDA recommends adults consume 3:57 grams grains two to three cups of vegetables two cups of fruit three cups of dairy products and between five and six grams of meat or beans every day. With this structure you can begin to create a healthy eating plan.
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It is important to start the day with a healthy yet sturdy breakfast. Eating a healthy breakfast will rev up your metabolism and keep you feeling fuller throughout the rest of the day especially if you choose products that contain whole grains. Whole grains such as whole wheat bread or cereal are readily available and a great start to the day. Loading fruit and low-fat dairy products will give you a healthy well-rounded breakfast.
Smart breakfast ideas include:
Whole-grain pancakes topped with strawberries
Poached eggs with whole-grain toast
Low-fat yogurt with granola and nuts
Eating a healthy meal at midday with low fat meats whole grains and vegetables is a well-rounded lunchtime treat. Be sure if you use salad dressing or mayonnaise use them sparingly since they can be high in fat and oils
Proposal for a healthy lunch meal includes :.
Turkey lunchmeat on a whole-grain roll topped with dark green lettuce and tomato
grilled chicken or fish with salad and boiled rice
vegetables and bean soup with a whole-grain roll.
For a sweet treat after lunch or midday snack try some granola fruit or whole wheat crackers with low-fat cheese.
Fruit tips: Eat whole fruits with skin on (apples pears). The skin contains natural fiber.
Eat a healthy dinner can be simple. Choosing to stay away from prepackaged foods since they often contain high sodium and high fat content. Sticking with fresh vegetables are healthy and great tasting as well. Remember to incorporate whole grains for at least half of your daily intake of grain. Eating fruits and vegetables can almost add health benefits
Try some simple yet satisfying meals such as :.
Whole-grain rice with vegetables and grilled meat or fish
Baked sweet potato with baked poultry and steamed green vegetables
Whole-grain pasta with turkey sausage with a fresh tomato and spinach sauce