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Balanced Food Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Balanced Food Plate.

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Overcoming Overeating

Why do we eat? We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through the day; to get nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which help us to stay healthy and free of disease; and t...  Read more

9 Simple Tricks to Eat Less

Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e...  Read more

Healthy Party Foods

Everyone loves a party. There’s something about getting together with your friends that really helps you shed the stress of always trying to balance work and family. But with so many people trying to live healthier these days, finding tasty, di...  Read more

How America Grew

Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years: 1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals. 1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling...  Read more

Strategies for Salad Bar Survival

The infamous salad bar, available everywhere from work cafeterias to family restaurants, can round out a meal with a wholesome side dish, or be a meal all by itself. What could be more healthy and nutritious? Those vegetables and fruits can be loaded...  Read more

Three days later. I'm still thinking about food bu
Updated 10/23/2014 8:28:12 PM

Three days later. I'm still thinking about food but managed to stay away from the comfort foods even when I was stressed. My face is thinning out or the mirror is deformed. I need to loose 47 pounds so mylifeinsuranceis45amonthnot79....  Read more

Proper Food Storage
Updated 10/24/2014 10:34:57 AM

dh and I spend part of the year in Oregon { May thru Sept} and the rest of the time in Maricopa county, AZ. This year when we left to head north, we had some stuff in our pantry ... unopened cans/bottles/packages of salsa, angel hair pasta, chicke...  Read more

Help please!...I entered a new food and favorite b
Updated 10/23/2014 8:36:31 PM

Help please!...I entered a new food and favorite but the info is wrong...how do I delete it or correct the the nutrition info???...  Read more

How do I add a food (like chili) if I make it at h
Updated 10/23/2014 3:46:17 PM

How do I add a food (like chili) if I make it at home from scratch? Do I have to add each ingredient individually?...  Read more

Best comfort food lunch. 6 oz mashed Yukon gold po
Updated 10/22/2014 12:18:29 PM

Best comfort food lunch. 6 oz mashed Yukon gold potatoes w/ splash of skim milk and 1/2 T butter, 4 oz chicken breast with thin sliced smoked provolone cheese melted and 1 cup roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic. 450 cals. Mmmmhmmmmm...  Read more

vegetables are my saviour

why i've overdone it , i eat a big plate of veg with a chicken stock cube for my main meal and this balances it all out...  Read more

i can't see my plate.....

When you place food on your plate...makes sure you can see your plate....4...  Read more

CHOCOLATE LOVERS UNITE!!

Are you PASSIONATE about chocolate? Do you see it as a food group?! Join other Chocoholics for discussions, recipe-swapping, & help in keeping this important food group alive!...  Read more

National Food Icon Takes a New Shape

Last Thursday I watched First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin unveil the new food icon, MyPlate. I love the new icon that replaces the often times confusing MyPyramid image as a visual cue a...  Read more

In the News: More of Us Happily Balanced Between Living and Dieting

The French playwright Molière said "Il faut manger pour vivre et non pas vivre pour manger." ("We must eat to live and not live to eat.") That quotation comes from his play "L'Avare" ("The Miser") and provides a fitting comparison. Watching weight i...  Read more