The American dietary guidelines recently got a makeover from pyramid to plate.
The new model, or MyPlate, is a more simplified version of its pyramid relative, but it still conveys the same message to eat a healthy, balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy.
The new guidelines go a step further when it comes to fruits and vegetables. It suggests to eat a colorful variety everyday, which is a simple way to ensure your diet is full of important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
MyPlate was on our minds when Food Network Kitchens sat down to brainstorm the October issue of Food Network Magazine. We wanted to develop a meal full of colorful foods that provided an extra antioxidant punch.