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Planning Balanced Meals

Updated: Jul 19, 2022

By: Lizzie Lonon, Winthrop University Graduate Student


A meal must live up to three things: nutritionally balanced, satisfying, and delicious. Balance ensures that there are a variety of nutrients contained within the meal. Food satiety provides prolonged energy both physically and mentally. Last, we cannot forget the importance of enjoying a delicious meal. Unfortunately, people often equate "healthy" to eating small, low-calorie portions. And if the food is considered healthy, can it taste that good? Neither is true. Below you will learn simple tools to create tasty, nutrient-dense meals.