Examples of Balanced Meals

Here are some examples of how to make a filling, balanced meal. Take a look at the pictures below to see if you can find the protein, complex carb, and non-starchy veggie sources in each meal!


Here is a two part meal. Half of the meal is composed of a salad kit (non-starchy veggie source) and the other half is lentil mac and cheese with the protein source coming from the cheese AND the lentil noodles, and complex carb coming from the lentil noodles


In this meal you can see that the asparagus (non-starchy veggie source) is the largest portion, then 1/4 of the bowl is chicken sausage (protein source) & the other 1/4 of the bowl is a brown rice & quinoa mix (complex carb source)



Here is a chicken chili where the largest portion is tomatoes, carrots, peppers and celery (non-starchy veggie source), the other half is composed of shredded chicken (protein source) & black beans (complex carb & protein source)



Southwest breakfast bowl- here we’ve got half the bowl filled with kale, cherry tomatoes & salsa (non-starchy veggie sources), then 1/4th is composed of scrambled eggs (protein source) & the other 1/4th is black beans (complex carb & protein source)



Sushi in a bowl- here we’ve got half the bowl filled with diced cucumbers (non-starchy veggie sources), then 1/2 is composed of crab & cottage cheese (protein source) with everything topped off with siracha & everything bagel seasoning



Avocado tuna wrap- here we’ve got half the wrap filled with bell peppers & kale (non-starchy veggie sources), then 1/4th is composed of seasoned tuna (protein source) plus avocado (healthy fat source) & finished off on a whole grain wrap (complex carb)



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