The USDA released the new nutritional guidelines this week (they are updated every 5 years), so I figured that I use the new recommendations as a way to categorize the Friday Five post. MyPlate illustrates five food groups (how convenient, right?!) that are the building blocks for a healthy diet.
I’m going to include my 5 favorites of each of the 5 categories. P.S. I really love the number 5 anyway, so I’m really digging all of these fives. Nerd alert!
- Almond butter
- Nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc.
- Whole wheat bread
- Wheat berries
- SWEET POTATOES
- Bell peppers
- Greek yogurt
- Australian yogurt
- Frozen yogurt
- Cottage cheese
- Soy milk (non-dairy calcium alternative)
I have always been pretty interested in nutrition and I actually think that the new guidelines are very reasonable and easy to understand. It’s so important to keep each meal balanced!