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Compiled by:
Azmina Govindji RD

Date posted:
18 June 2009

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What should your plate look like?

Eating well is as much about the different balance of foods on your plate as it is about the individual foods. Dishes like curry, dhal, roti and rice can be healthy, but if the portion of dhal is tiny and the meat curry is smothering the rice you’ve probably got the balance wrong.

Unbalanced plate:
 
Balanced plate:
 
Half the plate is filled with chicken curry, the other half with rice and chapatis. Photo: Courtesy of Azmina Govindji
Half the plate is filled with chicken curry, the other half with rice and chapattis. Photo: Yuki Sugura (Healthy Indian Cooking for Diabetes)
A quarter of the plate is filled with chicken curry, a quarter with vegetable curry, a quarter rice and chapati, and a salad in the last quarter. Photo: Courtesy of Azmina Govindji
A quarter of the plate is filled with chicken curry, a quarter with vegetable curry, a quarter rice and chapatti, and a salad in the last quarter. Photo: Yuki Sugura (Healthy Indian Cooking for Diabetes)

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