Update Your Plate

Update Your Plate

Update Your Plate, Part 6: The Pizza Edition

Remember this? Well, this is what our homegrown passionfruit looks like now: Empty as a fridge on grocery shopping day. I admit, my disappointment grew faster than Maddie eating a bag of stolen almonds when I saw this shriveled up passionfruit. I was looking forward to the sweet/tart flavor of a fresh-picked passionfruit sometime this…

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Update Your Plate, Part 5: The Simple Combo Plate

This post is a continuation of the Update Your Plate series, where I demonstrate how to use MyPlate to plan your meals. Read the story behind Update Your Plate here. This week, I introduce combination dishes. My plan is to eventually illustrate some really complicated dishes, like casseroles or stews with a million-and-a-half ingredients. ……

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Update Your Plate, Part 2: The Salad Edition

It’s time for another edition of … Update Your Plate! *cue The Final Countdown* Last week, I introduced MyPlate, USDA’s newest healthy eating guide. I’ve been using a system similar to MyPlate for several years to help me balance my meals and to ensure I’m getting enough vegetables, protein, etc. to keep me nourished. The…