What a balanced meal really looks like

By Faeza
28 January 2016

Moriti cooks for Move!

The 'balanced' meal

If your heritage is mostly, or partly Western, you have a big problem when it comes to nutrition.

That problem is that most Westerners have a very skewed idea of what we expect a meal to consist of, and the ratios in which we expect to eat those foods.

The general idea goes like this:

You should eat three 'square' meals per day. Each meal should consist of protein, carbs and two vegetables. Our expectation has become that meat should cover around half of the plate, carbs around a quarter, and then the two veg get the other quarter of the plate.

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