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.