Years ago my friend Christina, a nutrition science major, told me that half your plate should be fruits and vegetables. That stuck with me. And while I don’t always adhere to that rule, I try to.
Loving salads helps.
Pictured is a typical dinner plate for me:
- a large portion of salad, covering about half the plate, here is Tossed Salad with Peperoncinis and Feta
- a serving of some kind of starch, in this case Loaded Potato Salad
- a serving of protein, grilled chicken – that’s actually half a chicken breast, cut horizontally
This is perfectly satisfying for me, especially since both salads are loaded with some flavorful fats, like the Feta cheese, greek yogurt, bacon, and cheddar cheese.
Sometimes I also serve a side dish of bread, but not always.
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