- Colours is the secret to success (whatever you want to be good at these are your super powers). We discuss how our bodies need over double the amount of vegies than fruit in a day
- Whole grains for energy and concentration
- Protein for strength (the lego for your body)
- Dairy for strong bones
We also often talk about balance. If you ate nothing but whole grains for energy, you wouldn't have enough lego blocks to grow. So how does this relate to meal times?
At home we tend to save dairy and fruits for snacks, so we aim for our dinner plate to look something like this:
1/2 your plate filled with different coloured vegetables. Aim for at least a traffic light of vegetables on your plate. Steamed, roasted, salad, stir fry, frozen (and steamed), in curries, sauces, soups. Involve the kids when choosing veggies. What greens would you like today? How about choosing something red for your plate?
1/ 4 whole grains. Try brown or basmati rice, wraps, pasta, potato, couscous, quinoa, polenta
1/4 protein. Include and rotate lean meat, chicken, eggs, fish, tofu, lentils and beans, nuts.