Well Balanced Meal
As a Registered Dietitian, you can consider me a pro at building a well balanced meal! Eating well balanced meals slows down the digestion process, which regulates stable blood sugar levels, making you feel full and satisfied. But what exactly does a “well balanced meal” look like?
Well balanced meals provide adequate amounts of the three macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein, and fat, and in turn ensure we are getting adequate nutrients.
I often teach “The Plate Method” to clients to help guide well balanced meal planning. This simple formula makes it easy to build nutritious meals:
- Half your plate filled with non-starchy vegetables
- One quarter of your plate filled with protein
- One quarter of your plate filled with starchy carbohydrates
- One or two servings of healthy fats