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Start Simple with MyPlate Tip Sheet

Start Simple with MyPlate Tip Sheet

Download this tip sheet: PDF. 

Start simple and take healthy eating one step at a time.
 

Fruits
Focus on whole fruits

Include fruit at breakfast! Top whole-grain cereal with your favorite fruit, add berries to pancakes, or mix dried fruit into hot oatmeal.

 

Vegetables
Vary your veggies

Cook a variety of colorful veggies. Make extra vegetables and save some for later. Use them for a stew, soup, or a pasta dish.

 

Protein Foods
Vary your protein routine

Next taco night, try adding a new protein, like shrimp, beans, chicken, or beef.

 

Grains
Make half your grains whole grains

Add brown rice to your stir-fry dishes. Combine your favorite veggies and protein foods for a nutritious meal.

 

Dairy
Move to low-fat or fat-free milk or yogurt

Enjoy a low-fat yogurt parfait for breakfast. Top with fruit and nuts to get in two more food groups.

 

Limits
Drink and eat less sodium, saturated fat, and added sugars

Cook at home and read the ingredients to compare foods.