Eating healthy is important, but it is equally important to know how much of each food group to eat. This will help show the right proportions to eat for every meal and what foods are in each group!
Starch= 1 cup
Protein= 4 ounces
- turkey bacon
Vegetables= 2 or more totaling 2 cups
- bressel sprouts
Fruit= 1 fruit or 1/2 cup
This diagram shows that a little more than 1/4 the plate is supposed to be vegetables and grains each and a little less than 1/4 the plate is supposed to be protein and fruits each. However, you could also follow this chart.
This chart allows for more vegetables, which is healthier for you and doesn’t take fruit from the meal. This chart would also be useful if the other plate is not as filling and the extra vegetables can help with that!