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4 Recipes For Taking Advantage of the Plate Method

Healthy recipes for balanced meals.


Photography by Terry Doran; food styling by Annie Whyte; styled by Maddison Beck; Art direction by Haleigh Eason

The Plate Method is a meal-planning tool that helps simplify healthy eating. Here’s how it works:

1. Fill half your plate with nonstarchy vegetables, such as vegetables,

2. fill a quarter of your plate with lean protein, and

3. fill a quarter of your plate with carbs in the form of whole grains and starchy veggies.

Plate Method Idea #1

Roasted beets are a flavor-packed pick for your nonstarchy veggie, and pork tenderloin is a good protein. Complete your plate by adding a carb, such as piece of crusty whole wheat bread or a baked sweet potato.

Mustard-Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Roasted Beets With Lemon and Dill

Plate Method Idea #2

A green salad is a great source of nonstarchy veggies and a good way to round out your plate. Here, we topped kale with celery, radishes, snap peas, cherry tomatoes, and a sprinkling of Parmesan

Seared Scallops With Pesto Sauce

Red Quinoa and Farro



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