Healthy Nutrition Plates

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Whether it’s a Golden Piggy Year or not, health and nutrition are always key!

I wanted to give you a better idea of how I personally eat most of the year.  I actually follow the divided plate method.  Your veggies side can always be divided up with a fruit portion if you’re craving something simple and sweet.  Eating your veggies last helps with your digestion due to the living enzymes.  Keep that in mind if you’re eating out at a restaurant that serves you salad first.  Request your salad last and/or all of your food to be served at once.  This is a good request to make when a restaurant first opens and/or during the weekday.  It’s a handy travel tip as well.  Cafes and grocery/food deliveries make it easier though.

I spoke a bit about portion control at the Easy Weight Loss & Workout Tips post and the Future of Food and Future of Interior Design posts.  It’s where we all should be and/or start heading when it comes to our health.  This is why I stan foodies and people who take photos of food.  I’m now one of them!  Don’t get used to it though. lol 🙂 I did this as an example.  This particular turkey meal below is a simple meal that covers your protein, veggies, and starches.  I ALWAYS add a 1/2 to a whole low sugar gala apple for a dose of sweetness at the end.  I’ll sometimes add 1/4 cup of frozen organic blueberries to lemon water or ice tea as well.  Kill two birds with one stone and add a few leg lifts, squats, kung fu kicks, etc while your food heats up. So extra I know. 😎  Remember that health and nutrition is 70% on your plate and 30% in the gym…or wherever you choose to workout! 😉

You can always create your own portioned out meals as well. Opt for potassium and Vit A rich starches like mashed sweet potatoes.  Frozen organic veggies like kale, sweet potatoes, broccoli, etc can make veggies simple.  Frozen veggies are the healthiest way to go if you’re not growing your own.  Other combinations of meals that I enjoy often include chinese or indian food dishes with brown rice, wild alaskan salmon dishes with brown rice and veggies, brown rice pastas or brown rice ramen with veggies, barbecue pork ribs with mashed sweet potatoes and veggies, and vegan meats like Beyond Meat’s Vegan Sausage and Vegan Hamburger Patties with veggies.  I go easy on the red meats.  Soups and salads are also really great when you just want something super simple!  🙂

Hopefully you’ll put some creative combinations of your own together this year.  Keep focused on your Health, Happiness, and Humor for a great year! 😀

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