What should my plate look like?
We are often in such a rush that we forget to consider the proportion of our macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein and fat).
Try and ensure you plate up at your main meals so you can see three clear equal sections of the following types of food:
1. Complex, fibre containing starches for example potato with skin, wholemeal pasta, brown rice, wholemeal chapati, pitta or seeded bread.
2. Lean Protein like palm size lean chicken or fish, eggs or a good handful of lentils, beans or pulses
3. Fruit or Vegetables of different colours, they can be cooked or raw with as much skin and flesh on as possible.
The idea is you have a balanced, healthy meal to try and obtain all the necessary nutrients you need for your health and wellbeing.