On recent trip to a seaside location, I discovered that a “portion” of fish and chips these days consists of two very large battered fish fillets and a A4 sized carton spilling over with chips!
What are the correct portion sizes of a meal?
The best rule of thumb for portion sizes is to take a regular sized dinner plate. You fill ¼ of the plate with lean protein or legumes, ¼ of the plate with whole grain carbohydrate & the remaining ½ of a plate with steamed vegetables or salad (with lots of colour). Don’t have seconds but keep the leftovers for a healthy lunch the next day. Also avoid picking before and after your meal, as the saying goes “pickers wear big knickers”.
Recipe of the Week – Avocado Pesto Dip
2 x Avocadoes peeled and stoned
2 x Garlic cloves crushed
Juice from 2 limes
Large handful of fresh basil roughly chopped
Large handful of flat leaf parsley roughly chopped
¼ cup of pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
½ cup of pine nuts
1 teaspoon of honey
Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Serve as a dip with vegetable sticks or use as a spread on sandwiches instead of butter, margarine or mayonnaise
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