MyPlate Fits in a Bowl

For Moms,Recipes
July 20, 2012

A soup brimming with vegetables, lean meats and whole grains like corn and topped with grated cheese or a dollop of yogurt is the perfect nutritional prescription.


Last year the government revealed a nutrition prescription for our plates. With the healthy MyPlate model, it’s easy to picture a dinner plate with fruits and vegetables filling half, lean protein filling a quarter, and whole grains filling the rest. Low-fat milk fills the dairy beverage glass. It may be even simpler to visualize how MyPlate could fit into a bowl: Think soups and stews brimming with a cornucopia of vegetables, lean meats, whole grains like corn, and topped with grated cheese or a dollop of yogurt. This Tortilla Meatball Soup could just become not only “my” plate, but “your” plate, too.

By Serena Ball, a registered dietitian in Chicago.

Tortilla Meatball Soup

Tortilla Meatball Soup

A soup brimming with veggies, lean meat, whole grain corn and low-fat dairy.


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