In order to get proper nutrition, it is important to eat well balanced meals. But what is a balanced meal? It is a meal that contains all three of the macronutrients: proteins, carbohydrates and fats. These should come from a variety of different foods to ensure that you are also providing your body with the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) it needs. Here is what a properly balanced meal looks like:
Protein can come from animal or non animal sources. Eggs, beef, tofu, fish, beans, nuts, whatever you like!
Make half your plate fruits and veggies. There are no "good" or "bad" choices: potatoes, corn, kale, bananas, apples, they're all welcome to join the party. The more colors, the more variety of nutrients!
Not a water lover? Add fruit slices and herbs to make it taste better!
Whole grains are unprocessed and contain more fiber and nutrition than their processed counterparts.