• A serving of rice is ½ cup or 1/3 cup pasta.
• You can use measuring cups to tell how much is on your plate.
• Another way to control portions is to use a nine-inch plate, with one half filled with non-starchy vegetables, such as green leafy vegetables, broccoli, green beans, carrots and peppers. Divide the other half of the plate into two and place a portion of lean meat, poultry or fish in one quarter and a whole grain starch food on the other half.
Good to know Carb choices
Good carbohydrate choices
• Brown Rice. Basmati rice
• Whole Grain Pasta
• Whole Wheat Bread
• Root vegetables – yam
These are a few of the many choices that you can use to prevent heart disease. They are small steps but big changes can result. Start making changes gradually. For example, if you only eat one or two servings of fruits and vegetables now, a small change can be to add one more serving to build to the recommended number of servings per day