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Nutritionist shares simple trick to plate your meals in a healthy, balanced way

"A meal which is delicious, packed with nutrients, and fills you up are three main factors you should be looking at while plating," said nutritionist Nancy Dehra

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
January 18, 2022 3:00:35 pm
dietHere's what to know about a balanced meal. (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock)

Consuming a well-balanced meal not only keeps unnecessary hunger pangs away, but also helps sustain energy levels throughout the day. But, despite knowing the many benefits of a balanced, portioned meal, we are far from eating right, say experts.

“A lot of us struggle completing our daily protein intake. Protein is required by our body to do a variety of functions. Hence, fulfilling protein needs can actually mean preserving good organ health. Now creating a balanced meal would mean better understanding of your food choices. A meal which is delicious, packed with nutrients, and fills you up are three main factors you should be looking at while plating your meal,” explained nutritionist Nancy Dehra in an Instagram post.

Here’s a simple guide from Dehra.

For protein, you would need a lean source like:

Lean turkey
Chicken breast etc

As per Dehra, while sources of carbs or carbohydrates are satisfying, have more fibre from sources like:


Fats are essential for our body as they are used for production of hormones and absorption of essential vitamins and minerals.

protein Are you having enough protein (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock)

Healthy sources include

Nut butters

“Limit use of oils to one tablespoon per meal,” Dehra explained.

What is the most important part of the meal?

It should be vegetables – raw, steamed, curried – however you eat them; it allows more fibre, nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

What’s the formula for creating balanced meals?

*A palm sized serving of protein
*A fist sized serving of vegetables
*A cup hand serving of carbs
*One thumb serving of fats

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📣 The above article is for information purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

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