Healthy Meal

What Does a Healthy Plate Look Like?

These days diets and new food trends are everywhere online- but how do you know what to trust? By looking at what experts are saying, we can work out what a healthy plate looks like, and how it can fit into any diet plan. At Café Dantorels, we don’t believe in “bad foods” but rather delicious foods in moderation! Let’s take a closer look at how to build your perfect dish.

The Balance

According to a Harvard study, our meals should include a serving of vegetables, fruit, grains, protein and healthy fats and oils. Not each of these ingredients needs to be included in every meal, but eating some everyday can keeping us feeling our best. This being said, when you go out to eat, you can’t always build a personal plate. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to Café Dantorels dishes that already have this balance ready for you!

Mediterranean Crepe

Our Mediterranean crepe is a great mix of healthy fats as well as a ton of vegetables. It’s made-up of grilled eggplant, tomatoes, onions, and red bell peppers coated in basil pesto. Pesto is a great source of healthier oil! We also two types of cheese for a source of healthy fat before serving it up. Consider a side of fruit to really balance things out!

Dill and Lemon Trout

It’s well known that fish are a great source of many vital vitamins and minerals, and trout is no different. This fish is full of omega-3 fatty acids, which pair well with the fat and protein in the walnuts we top it with. We pair this dish with a Greek salad as well as sweet potato fries- a more vitamin filled alternative to regular fries with the same starchy goodness!

Smoked Turkey Sandwich

Our smoked turkey sandwich is full of protein that’s balanced out by our vegetable toppings. We add lettuce, onions, and tomato, as well as avocado for a source of healthy fats. All of this sits on whole wheat bread, a necessary and healthy source of fiber.

Chicken Fettuccine

That’s right, pasta can be a great and filling meal! Obviously, the chicken in this dish provides protein that works well with the grains provided in the pasta. We mix it with a healthy dose of vegetables as well as feta and olive oil for your dose of healthy fats.

As you can see there are many delicious meals that can provide everything you need for a balanced meal! Don’t hesitate to visit Café Dantorels for your fill of creative and well-rounded dishes this season.