How to Build your Plate

Want to learn how simple it is to build your plate? Read on.

Here at The Natural Nutritionist we believe that nature knows best and that one of the best things you will ever do is vow to minimise your packaged food consumption. Make your number one goal nutrient density and JERF – Just Eat Real Food and you will go a long way to optimise your health and energy levels.

As a reminder, real food is food that comes out of the ground, off a tree or from an animal. This is always the most nutrient dense and whole food source of nutrition.

When building your plate for each meal, remember that real food is as simple as 2/1/2:

  • Start with 2 cups of predominately non-starchy vegetables with each meal.
  • Combine 1 serve of protein, such as palm sized grass-fed meat, wild-caught fish or 3 free range eggs.
  • Add 2 portions of good fats, such as half an avocado and 30g butter; or 30ml of olive oil and a handful of nuts and seeds.
  • Complex / starchy carbohydrates are then added post training at 1 portion.

Download our handy How to Build Your Plate Guide here. It’s a great resource to print as a reminder when it comes to building your plate each day.

If you would like additional support on your real food journey, why not invest in a program with The Kitchen Whizz, with consults now available in both Brisbane and Melbourne.

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