To start your year off right make sure you are eating your fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. You should include “color” at every meal; try to keep 50% of your meal fruits and/or vegetables – you will get a lot of food for few calories. Also you get the added benefit of fiber, water, and beneficial nutrients.
- 50% of your meal fruit &/or vegetables
- 25% of your meal protein (chicken, pork, beef, fish, seafood, soybean, quinoa, etc.)
- 25% starch (remember corn and peas are considered starch).
Include a dairy source at each meal for calcium and vitamin D.