I remember when my Grandmother would set the table for a meal she always presented two vegetables and sometimes more and usually had a meat of some kind. I don't really think she had any guidelines to speak of, just what was seasonally available on the farm. Then when I was in school we had classes in Homemaking. I took Home Economics all 4 years in high school and some college classes. Today for the most part those life skills are not taught in our public schools and is evidenced in the lack of knowledge in the population.
For many years the government put out a Food Pyramid that showed all the foods that were necessary for a balanced diet.
Today that Pyramid has been changed to a Plate.
In planning the meal it is very important for me to keep that balance in nutrition fulfilling all the health requirements for family and friends. I love color and many times I will look at the color of the plate, the vegetables and the fruits. I had a teacher tell the class one time, if it is green, red, yellow, or purple, it is good, be careful of to much white and use brown sparingly, not a bad suggestion.
I am so glad you stopped by today and welcome any questions or comments you have and am very interested in how you approach your Health and Nutrition in Meal Planning.
Peace and Joy,
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