Ever heard of the healthy plate method? It is simple and works! The idea is to fill your plate up with nutritious foods. Read on for more details of what that entails!
What can you make your family for dinner that’s healthy and tastes good? A nutritious plate of food! And, you can follow the plate method! This healthy eating plan using just a simple plate method can work wonders. It works for everybody, including people with diabetes. Indeed, making nutritious healthy meals will be a snap. What’s a healthy plate?
It’s a way to control your serving sizes and it eliminates the need to count. Simply use a 7-inch plate for children and a 9-inch plate for adults. First, divide the plate in half and fill one side with vegetables.
There are two types of vegetables, starchy like potatoes, corn, peas or plantains and non-starchy like zucchini, jicama, cucumbers, carrots, or salad.
If you have diabetes, fill half your plate with non-starchy vegetables, then fill 1/4 with whole grains or starches like brown rice, corn, beans, or whole wheat pasta.
In the other quarter add some lean protein like tofu, grilled fish, or chicken.
To complete your meal, add a drink like unsweetened coffee, tea, or a glass of milk, but remember that drinking 8 ounces of milk affects your blood sugar just as it would if you ate another tortilla or a slice of bread.
Or, you can also choose water with a squeeze of lemon or lime.
In the end, how you create your plate is up to you, you have many options, as long as you remember to follow these healthy guidelines.
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