The Meal-Planning Formula You Need to Know

Produce and whole grains are some of the most nutritious foods you can eat| since they offer vitamins| minerals| fiber| protein| and carbs. So when planning out meals| dietitian Julie Upton| MS| RD| of Appetite For Health says to think of these plant-based foods first ¡ª from the ground up. That means your meals should always have a vegetable or a fruit plus a whole grain such as quinoa| barley| whole wheat pasta| or oats. Then you can add in lean proteins and extras. When you build meals this way| it ensures the right balance and variety in your daily diet.

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