How to Make a Balanced Meal

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It seems like every health expert is telling the world to eat more “balanced meals”, but what does that mean exactly? If you want to take your nutrition more seriously, a great way to do that is by balancing your meals. There are a few rules to follow when you are balancing a meal. Make sure to include each of these categories for a perfectly balanced plate!

Complex Carbohydrates

Despite diet culture always shaming carb consumption, carbohydrates are actually an essential part of our diet and nutrition! Make sure that you are consuming complex carbs, though, instead of simple carbs (like white bread and sugar). Some delicious complex carbs include whole wheat bread, whole grain pasta, and starchy vegetables.


Protein is another important component of our diet because it gives us prolonged energy and helps with muscle formation and growth. When you get enough protein into your diet, it will also help you stay full longer, preventing overeating or excessive snacking.


We need fiber in our diets to help with digestion. You can get fiber from fruits and vegetables, which should take up about half of your plate.

Healthy Fats

Adding a bit of healthy fats to each meal is important because they help the body absorb vitamins. Some healthy fats include olive oil, nuts, seeds, avocado, and fish.