Building the Perfect BBQ Plate

By: Shea Geyer
Pharmacy Student

At BBQs and other gatherings, it’s important to eat balanced food portions and keep your carbohydrate intake at a low, but consistent amount.  Splitting your plate in half and filling one half with vegetables and dividing the other half into protein and carbs is a great way to make sure you are eating healthy portions.

perfect plate


Carbohydrate choices include: whole-grain bread, pasta,rice, potatoes, beans, baked chips, pretzels

Protein choices include: skinless chicken or turkey, pork loin, beef sirloin, fish and other seafood, tofu, eggs, low-fat cheese

Vegetable choices include: spinach, green beans, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, bok choy, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, salsa


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