With a little planning, a splash of color and a variety of nutrients, it’s easy to bring balance to your plate. No more boring or bland meals. It’s time to select healthy whole foods that create some contrast! When you consume the right balance of nutrients you’ll feel better, have more energy, and improve your performance in all areas of your life. Find better nutritional balance with the 3 tips below.
1. Plan Ahead
Planning a weekly menu increases your nutrition awareness, helps create a grocery list and prevents food waste. Use a menu planner & grocery list to plan ahead and make eating healthy an easy part of your routine so that it’s effortless to sustain.
2. Add Color
Including lots of vegetables and some fruits at every meal is one of the best ways to get lots of nutrients and add a rainbow of colors to your plate. Below are some suggestions to brighten each meal.
Red: tomatoes, bell peppers, cherries, apples, strawberries, raspberries
Orange: oranges, bell peppers, carrots, mangos, peaches, sweet potatoes
Yellow: bell peppers, bananas, pineapple, yellow squash, spaghetti squash
Green: kale, collards, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, avocado, cucumber, kiwi
Blue: blueberries, blackberries
Purple: plums, red cabbage, flowering kale, eggplant, grapes, beets
Pink: watermelon, pink grapefruit, jewel sweet potatoes
3. Include Variety
Balancing nutrients such as protein, fat and carbs will provide a wider range of nutrients to keep you strong and healthy. Mix it up by trying new foods regularly.
Create a Perfect Plate: Protein + Fat + Carbs
High-quality protein such as eggs, chicken, turkey, bison, or salmon.
Naturally occurring fats such as avocados, walnuts, olives, or coconut oil.
Nutrient-dense carbs such as vegetables, fruits, & gluten-free grains.