MyPlate-Approved Recipes

Plan healthy, home-cooked meals for your family with our MyPlate-approved recipes.
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The USDA's MyPlate was designed to illustrate what a healthy plate looks like -- a way realistic way to help Americans build healthy meals. The guidelines recommend filling half of your plate with fruits and vegetables, 1/4 with grains and 1/4 with protein. A cup of milk on the side reminds folks to drink low-fat or nonfat milk or have a cup of yogurt each day.

Along with MyPlate, the USDA offers 7 eat-better messages based on studies and observations of the American diet:

  • Enjoy your food, but eat less.
  • Avoid oversized portions.
  • Make half your plate fruits and veggies.
  • Make at least half your grains whole.
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1 percent) milk
  • Compare sodium in foods and choose those with the lowest numbers.
  • Choose water over sugary drinks.

 

Choose from our MyPlate-inspired recipes to help make dinner at home easy, healthy and satisfying.

MyPlate-Inspired Breakfast Recipes:

MyPlate-Inspired Beef Recipes:

MyPlate-Inspired Chicken Recipes:

MyPlate-Inspired Fish Recipes:

MyPlate-Inspired Pasta Recipes:

MyPlate-Inspired Pork Recipes:

MyPlate-Inspired Side Dish Recipes:

MyPlate-Inspired Vegetarian Recipes:

 

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