Want an easy way to get a balanced meal? Separate your plate into three zones. First, divide it in half. Fill one side with veggies like spinach, broccoli, carrots, or green beans.
Next, split the empty side into two halves. Use one for starchy foods such as potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, or whole-grain bread or pasta. In the last section, add meat or another protein. On top of that, you can also have an 8-ounce glass of low-fat milk and a half-cup of fruit.