And then they changed it to MyPyramid, which was a little dude walking up some stairs on the side of a pyramid that was multicolored and made no sense?
Well, now they have MyPlate.
Here she is, in all her glory:
Ain't she just a beaut?
Simple, personalized, and color-blind friendly.
With this in mind, I wanted to make a post featuring some of my typical plates. Some are snacks, some are meals (what's the difference, really?), and all are deliciously varied. Here we go!
|Chicken, brown rice, potato, and veggies.|
|Grandmom's eggrolls, with carrots and fruit!|
|A simple snack! Ants on a log, kiwi, clementine, and prunes.|
|Kale Omelette w/ turkey & avocado, and a berry smoothie.|
|Panera - Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken salad, apple, and Superfruit Smoothie (SO GOOD).|
|Turkey burger w/ pesto, salad w/ avocado & vinaigrette.|
|Homemade pizza, sweet potato, & salad.|
|Subway - 6" flatbread with turkey, spinach, tomato, & cucumber.|
|TJ's Turkey Taquitos w/ guacamole & steamed broccoli.|
|Quinoa w/ turkey & turkey meatballs, greek yogurt w/ Stevia, cinnamon & raisins.|
|Recipe soon to come: healthy soy waffles w/ almond butter & blueberries!|
|Low-carb wrap w/ hummus, turkey, avocado & iceberg lettuce.|
You can tell which ones are from my Instagram, can't you?
Yeah, the artsy ones.
The thing is, none of these plates are exactly like MyPlate. For one thing, I'm allergic to dairy, so that's off the plate (quite literally). For another, I'm most likely never going to separate my food into the four food groups and OCD-banish them into their respective corners. You know what I mean?
I think the idea is that each plate contains a little of each of the macronutrients - protein, carbohydrates, and fat - from healthy sources, for the most part (fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean meats).
Keep your plates colorful and varied, and you'll be just fine.
What do some of your best plates look like?
I'd like to see!