Tuesday, June 21, 2011

USDA Makes Some Changes

I gotta tell ya, I like the changes the USDA has made to its food pyramid.  First of all, no longer a pyramid.  It's now a plate.

I find this to be much friendlier.  In fact, many magazines and Web sites have been touting the plate concept for quite some time.  I try to do this - fill most of my plate with veggies and fruits and then add the meat/protein and grains.  And ya gotta have dairy!  Kudos USDA!

Today I made an all purpose dish that mixes the entire plate up.  Cooking Light has a wonderful recipe for Shrimp Pad Thai.  It is one of my favorites because I love Thai food and love that I am able to cut it down to size, if you will.  I also like that my husband loves it and that I have it for lunch the next day.

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