Hey there, busy moms! 👋

We get it. Between juggling work, kids, home, and a smidgen of personal time, life can feel like a non-stop circus. 🎪 How many times have you found yourself throwing together a meal that’s more “meh” than marvelous just because you didn’t have the time or energy to think it through? 🍔🍟

Well, I’ve got good news! 😊 The Plate Perfect Formula can be your new go-to guide for creating healthy, balanced meals that your family will love – without spending hours in the kitchen.

The Basics: What is the Plate Perfect Formula? 🍽️

It’s simple:

  • 50% Veggies
  • 25% Starchy Carbs
  • 25% Protein
  • 1 Thumb of Healthy Fats

That’s it! No more counting every single calorie, and absolutely no stress over portions.

The Science Behind the Simplicity 🧪

Research shows that a balanced meal rich in veggies, unprocessed carbs, proteins, and healthy fats can boost metabolism, improve brain function, and even aid weight loss. A plate divided in this manner ensures you’re hitting all your nutritional bases without even trying. It’s practically foolproof! 🎯

Tips to Get You Started 👩‍🍳

  1. Involve the Kids: Make it a family affair. Let your little ones pick their veggies and protein. It’s a great way to teach them about nutrition, plus they’re more likely to eat what they’ve had a hand in choosing! 🥦🍗
  2. Batch Cooking: Spend some time on the weekend chopping up veggies and cooking proteins. Store them in individual containers. Come mealtime, just grab and go! 🍱
  3. Plan Ahead: Write down a few Plate Perfect meals you’d like to prepare for the week. The clearer your plan, the easier it’ll be to stick to it. 🗒️
  4. Be Mindful of Portions: While you don’t need to weigh your food, try to stick to the formula. Too much of even the good stuff can set you back. 🥗
  5. Ask for Help: No one’s expecting you to become a super-chef overnight. If meal prep’s getting overwhelming, don’t hesitate to ask for help, whether it’s your spouse or an older child. Teamwork makes the dream work! 🤝

Remember, this formula is not just for health freaks and foodies; it’s for real people like us, who want to feed our families the best food possible without going bonkers in the process. 😄

Happy Cooking, Be sure to check out my perfect plate guide

Alison

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