Build a Balanced Meal with MyPlate

It can sometimes feel overwhelming to build a balanced diet, but MyPlate helps make it easy.

Created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), MyPlate uses simple icons and symbols to help people build a meal based on recommended serving sizes across the five food groups. Frozen food can be a convenient and cost-effective option as you build your balanced meal according to MyPlate. Read below to learn more about the dietary recommendations and some of the many ways to meet MyPlate recommendations.

MyPlate graphic
The MyPlate icon shows a plate divided into different sections that represent the five food groups:
  1. Vegetables
  2. Fruit
  3. Grains
  4. Protein
  5. Dairy

All five food groups are part of MyPlate, meaning that a variety of food groups can be enjoyed at each meal. The size of each food group on the plate helps consumers understand the appropriate portion size that meets dietary recommendations. Using MyPlate as a simple reference when preparing and serving a meal can help Americans easily follow healthy eating practices.

Whether adding frozen vegetables, frozen entrees with grains such as quinoa or rice, or building a smoothie with frozen fruit, there are convenient and accessible ways for all Americans to integrate MyPlate recommendations. Click here to find additional recipes for inspiration and delicious eating!

Whether adding frozen vegetables, frozen entrees with grains such as quinoa or rice, or building a smoothie with frozen fruit, there are convenient and accessible ways for all Americans to integrate MyPlate recommendations. Click here to find additional recipes for inspiration and delicious eating!

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