Healthy Eating Plate


Aliyah Newton, Writer

Eating healthy is something many aspire to do but don’t commit to doing so. Some dedicate their lives and jobs to nutrition and healthy eating habits, while others don’t think twice about meals and food. Eating healthy takes time, money, and commitment, but it will be well worth it in the end. It implies that you must keep a balance of various foods. Filling yourself with proteins, vegetables, fruit, and healthy grains is necessary. Your body needs nutrients throughout the day.

Many have heard the famous quote, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” While this is true, other meals are important too. But breakfast is the first meal you put into your body at the start of your day. The best breakfasts have carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, and fiber. This means oatmeal, fruit, and nut butter are a perfect option. Also, greek yogurt and berries, whole grain toast and nut butter, smoothies, and eggs are suitable nourishing foods. Avoid brightly colored, sugar-filled cereal or a pancake dumped in syrup, as these foods can ruin the rest of your day.

Lunch is also meant to fill your body with needed nutrients to last until dinner. Even if you aren’t very hungry, give yourself a little snack to boost your energy. Canned tuna is a great way to boost your mood and give your body enough energy to last throughout the day. Vegetables, including sweet peppers, snap peas, cherry tomatoes, carrots, or cucumbers, will fill your body with vitamins, minerals, and fibers. Veggie burgers, ricotta cheese, black beans, avocado, hummus, apples, and whole-grain bread are also great options. 

Dinner is the biggest meal of the day and should finish off your day with nutrients and foods to help you sleep restfully throughout the night. Salmon is one of the best meats you could eat for dinner. It is filled with multivitamins and high-quality proteins that build up the brain. Either baked, stuffed, or mashed sweet potatoes are all perfect side dishes for any meat. Sweet potato is filled with beta carotene, Vitamin C, potassium, and fibers that work together to strengthen your muscles and overall health. Or you can try cooking yourself a grain bowl. Cook up some brown rice or quinoa, then cut up some fresh or cooked vegetables and finish it off with a good source of meat such as chicken, eggs, shrimp, or salmon. Top the entire boil off with some dressing, or if you’re feeling extra healthy, just add some lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. You could also think about whipping out some soups, curry, salads, chicken, or burgers. 

Meals are important parts of the day, and it is a smart decision to know what your body is consuming and what nutrients are essential to make it through the day. A quote from Benard Jensen, also known as The Father Of Holistic Health, says, “Nutrition is the only remedy that can bring full recovery and can be used with any treatment. Remember, food is our best medicine.” In conclusion consuming vegetables, fruit, whole grains, healthy fats, and healthy proteins every day will boost your overall health.     



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