Welcome to A Well Balanced Plate by Amy!
I am so excited to have you visiting my healthy cooking blog. A Well Balanced Plate focuses on easy to cook well-balanced meals. This is my space to share with you the ingredients and steps you can take to cook and hopefully enjoy a well-balanced plate of food.
What I mean by well-balanced: Well-balanced to me means that most meals contribute to the goal of having a healthy lifestyle without it being overwhelming. I personally aim to eat a minimum of five servings of fruit and vegetables, so many of my side dishes and one pot meals will contribute to this produce goal. Additionally, I like to have my protein, grains and starches come from mostly whole food sources so you will notice a lot of the posts I put up center around this. I do cook and eat animal protein, but I keep the portions smaller than some may be used to, and try to fill my plates with a lot of produce and whole grain sides. In healthy cooking portions are so important to keep everything well-balanced.
Well-balanced in practice: Focus on your dishes consisting of mostly produce and other whole foods, generally cook with healthy fats, but don’t feel bad if you use a touch of butter or cheese, or if you want dessert! All foods have their time and place, just keep it balanced.
My simple cooking style: My healthy cooking techniques are simple as are the tools I use. Cooking a healthy and tasty meal does not have to be overwhelming or even very time consuming, and it certainly doesn’t require a professional kitchen. My recipes and meal prep steps will take you from start to finish for cooking a complete, well-balanced, plate! Please try out one, or more, of my recipes and leave feedback on how things went for you.
Some of my favorites recipes you might want to start with:
Thank you for joining me! If you are interested in learning more about me check out the About Amy section.
Now, Let’s get cooking.