Vegan Nutrition Basics

the plate method

10 min


healthy practices


physical health

12 Mar 2018
How can we tell if we're getting enough nutrients and if our meals are balances? Nutrition can be confusing and complicated, but today I wanted to share a simple and effective tool to help you visualize a nutritionally balanced meal.

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The Plate Method

In a world full of nutrition noise, It can be really overwhelming to figure out what kinds of foods to eat, what to combine, and how to make sure we're meeting our needs. We're told to eat specific portion sizes or grams of certain foods, but measuring these things can also be a hassle. Here's the plate method, a way to make balanced eating easy and simple.

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The Plate Method

The Plate Method is a wonderful and effective tool that allows for simple visualization of how to organize food groups. The Plate Method below simplifies the portion sizes and outlines general food groups to include in a nutritionally balanced meal.