After several years of revision, Canada’s newly updated Food Guide was revealed with several major changes. So what exactly should we be filling our plates with?
According to the guide, half of our plates should contain fruits and vegetables. Whether it’s fruit salad, apple slices, celery sticks, or snow peas, abundance is key when it comes to fresh produce!
A satisfying lunch would not be complete without protein. As per the new guide, protein should take up a quarter of our plates. Chicken breast, salmon, pork, or beef, the options are endless! If you wish to cut back on meat, there are several yummy alternatives to choose from: tempeh, legumes, hard-boiled eggs, and tofu are all excellent options.
And finally, the last quarter of our plates should be filled with whole grains. Think bread, pasta, rice, quinoa, crackers, and couscous. By following the food guide recommendations, you can rest assured you are providing your child with a well-balanced meal that will keep them fuelled all day long!