The blue graphic to the left gives you an idea of how to balance a meal.
Fruits, Veggies, Grains, Proteins and Dairy. If you notice, the veggie portion of the plate is bigger than all the others. The fruit portion is a little smaller. Grains are a bigger proportion of the late than proteins.
This system replaced the Food Pyramid about four years ago. It is easy and it is handy. Know thy proportions.
If you don’t serve all the food groups at one meal, you can add them in snacks or desserts. Just make sure to touch all the bases. An easy way to get all the right nutrients. A visual reminder. A no-brainer.
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From the website of the FDA, Choose My Plate.gov.