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Your perfect meal formula (no guesswork!)

I've got a “hack” that could be a game changer in your journey to healthier eating. It’s NOT a new supplement, a superfood, or a fad diet. But it IS more effective – and healthier! – than all of those things.


Welcome to The Plate Perfect Formula!


Sausage slices, sweet potato chunks & brussels sprouts prepared together in a skillet
Sausage, sweet potato & brussels sprout skillet meal

It will help you create a delicious, balanced meal every time… WITHOUT the stress of counting every single calorie or fretting over portions. This no guesswork perfect meal formula is a game-changer!


All it takes is a dinner plate and this easy formula:


50% Veggies +

25% Starchy Carbs +

25% Protein +

1 Thumb of Healthy Fats =

100% Healthy Eating


I told you it was simple! Here's the breakdown:


Step 1: Fill half of your plate with veggies (& maybe a little fruit). This not only provides you with vitamins, minerals, and fiber but will fill you up without a lot of calories.


Step 2: Fill one-quarter of your plate with unprocessed starchy carbs (think sweet potatoes, brown rice, or quinoa). These give you the micronutrients and energy you need to keep going through your day.


Step 3: Fill one-quarter of your plate with protein. This could be meat, fish, tofu, or even beans. Protein is essential for maintaining and building muscle, especially if you're active.


Step 4: Add 1 thumb of healthy fats. This could be avocado, a drizzle of olive oil, or a delicious healthy-fat-based sauce or dressing. Any fats you cook with can also count toward this amount. Fats are important for SO many things, but especially brain health and helping your body absorb key micronutrients.


And of course, if you have the proportions right, it can all be mixed together like the photo of my sausage/sweet potato/brussels sprouts skillet featured above!


The best part? This simple formula works for everyday meals AND gourmet dishes.


Here are a few “Plate Perfect” meal examples:


● Roasted Broccoli + Salmon + Sweet Potato + Olive Oil

● Strawberries + Scrambled Free-Range Eggs + Oatmeal

● Salad Greens + Grilled Chicken + Rice + Vinaigrette

● Tomato + Egg + Sprouted Grain Bread + Avocado


Remember, healthy eating doesn't have to be complicated, and this formula might make it easier than you've ever known it could be. I hope this helps you simplify how you plan, prepare, and eat your meals!


If you want more of the formula, including a ton more specific food recommendations, be sure to grab 'Plate Perfect Guide: Your Family's Quick & Easy Guide to Balanced Eating' to get the full picture of how the approach works best!

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REFERENCE:

www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-eating-plate

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