Creating a healthy balanced meal is simple once you know the 3 core elements- vegetables, starchy carbohydrate and protein!
Creating a healthy balanced meal is simple once you know the 3 core elements- vegetables and fruit, protein and whole grain carbohydrates. At Findus we have food solutions to help you create delicious balanced meals and recipes.
It all starts with protein
To create a balanced meal, we need to add at least one good source of protein. We all need to make sure we eat enough good quality protein to stay healthy, as protein is required for the growth, maintenance and repair of our bodies.
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Remember the whole grain carbohydrates!
A balanced meal should also contain a good whole grain carbohydrates to fill about a quarter of your plate. This includes, whole grain rice, potatoes, whole grain pasta and bread. Swapping your white rice for brown or wild rice will not only boost your fibre intake, but will also add a delicious nutty flavour to your dish!
It’s important to eat whole grain carbohydrates in your diet, as they are a great source of energy and provide range of other nutrients.
Pack your plate with vegetables
Aim to fill half of your plate with a variety of vegetables. This way, you’ll eat a variety of different vitamins and minerals, as different vegetables contain different types and amounts of these nutrients.
Vegetables can also add colour to a meal, making it more appetizing, and is a great way to add extra flavour.