Healthy balanced meals

Creating a healthy balanced meal is simple once you know the 3 core elements- vegetables, starchy carbohydrate and protein!

 

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. 

Our products provide a range of great quality protein choices, from our “Steam delicious” Cod Loins to our battered fillets.

Did you know, our peas are also a great protein source? They can be added into all kinds of meals, providing a portion of vegetables and a protein boost!

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Remember the carbohydrates!

A balanced meal should also contain a good portion of starchy carbohydrates. Starchy carbohydrates include potatoes, pasta, rice, bread and other grains such as cous cous, and, where possible, it’s best to eat wholegrain versions. Swapping your white rice for brown or wild rice will not only boost your fibre intakes, but will also add a delicious nutty flavour to your dish! 

It’s important to eat these starchy carbohydrates in the diet, as they are a great source of energy and provide range of other nutrients.

Pack your plate with vegetables

Because they’re so healthy, we should aim to eat 5 portions a day of fruits and vegetables, hence our meals should contain lots of vegetables to make sure we eat enough. Aim to fill the remaining 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 appetising, and is a great way to add extra flavour.