The Perfect Food Day if You Follow the New USDA Nutrition Guidelines
Today, the USDA and HHS released the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For the most part, their recommendations are exactly what we've been preaching for some time: more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, fewer animal products. They made news with two recommendations: a sugar cap and a lift on the cholesterol limit (Yay! Eggs are good for you again!).
Because we have espoused many of these healthy-eating guidelines for quite some time, we have an entire arsenal of recipes ready to fuel curious eaters looking to balance their plates while still enjoying their favorite foods. Take a look at what a healthy, delicious day would look like if you following the new USDA nutrition guidelines.
With these dishes, your daily counts equal 1,961mg sodium and just 11g added sugar! You've even got a little room to add a serving of fruit or some whole-grain pretzels with your lunch and a glass of wine at dinner! That's a lot of healthy, filling food for your nutritional buck.
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