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Does Your Dinner Pass the Test?
USDA's MyPlate recommends that half your plate be filled with fruits and veggies, a quarter with lean protein, and the remaining quarter with whole grains. Don't forget a glass of low-fat or fat-free milk on the side! So, does your dinner meet these healthful standards? Find out how your plate ranks:
- Color Crunch Test: Try to choose fruits and vegetables with a variety of colors. Vary the textures, too!
- Whole Test: Serve a whole-grain version of the bread, rolls, rice or pasta in your meal to help you make at least half of your grains whole.
- ½ - ¼ - ¼ Test: Fill your plate with vegetables and fruits, one quarter with grain foods (mostly whole grain), and one quarter with lean protein foods like grilled chicken, meat or fish.
Remember, these guidelines aren't as easy to follow with mixed dishes, but trying to follow these rules will help keep your dishes healthful.
For more information on leading a healthier lifestyle, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our Eat Right Nutrition Tips.
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