Have I mentioned the USDA’s 2010 dietary guidelines yet?. I know the USDA has their fans, as well as their opponents. But I think they’re take away message can be agreeable to everyone. They have a document they’ve titled, “Select Messages for Consumers“, which I think is great advice:
- Balancing Calories:
- Foods to Increase:
- Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
- Switch to fat free or lower fat milk
- Foods to reduce:
- Choose lower sodium foods.
- Drink water instead of sugary drinks
Wahoo!! Did you notice (because I made the font 18pts) the part about “Make half your plate fruits and vegetables?” We are way ahead of you USDA! That’s exactly the message of my Kids Plate. Check out the latest review and giveaway of the plate by registered dietitian Mora, and go order your plates today!
So, here is the meal plan for the week.
|Monday||Valentines breakfast: Whole wheat heart pancakes||Quick Quesadilla’s||Fruit, Nut and seed bars||Valentines dinner: Enchilada’s and Pink Salad|
|Tuesday||Poached eggs ($0.10 breakfast)||Baguette Pizza Sandwiches||Apple slices with almond butter||Shepherds Pie|
|Wednesday||Oatmeal with peaches and low fat milk||Chef’s Salad with homemade croutons||Kiwi and cashews||Baked Penne with Spinach and Tomatoes|
|Thursday||Scrambled eggs with bananas||Chicken and vegetable pita||Pears with cottage cheese||Turkey Burgers with avocado|
|Friday||Pumpkin Oatmeal||Fruit and rice||Dried cranberries and almonds||Orange juice chicken with sweet onions|