PORTION PLATE 🍽
How often do you feel hungry 🤤? Do you have enough veggies 🍅🥗🍆🥦🥒🥕on your plate 🤔? A lot of the time when people try to eat healthily they don’t get enough veggies on their plate. Having enough veggies is vital for a sustainable healthy diet because: 1️⃣You need 5-6 serves vegetables daily to meet your nutrient requirements for the day (ie recommended dietary intake or adequate intake of vitamins and minerals) 2️⃣Non-starchy vegetables are low in energy (kilojoules/calories) 3️⃣They contain lots of water 💦and fibre to keep you full😬 and satiated! Meaning you will have less sometimes foods and less grains and meat/alternatives that we usually overeat. Keep your plate 🍽to 1/2 non-starchy vegetables 🥦🍆🍅🥒+ 1/4 protein source🌰🍳🥩🍤🐟 + 1/4 carbohydrates (starchy vegetables🍠🥔/grains🍞). Remember for carbohydrates portions are as important or even more important than the type you choose I.e. if you only have white rice at home it’s not the end of the world! Veggie serves (2.5): 2cup salad, 0.25cup cooked vegetables in omelette. Grain serves (1.5): 0.75cup cooked rice. Meat/alternative serves (1.5): 1xegg, 2/3cup chicken.