Perched on top of the pyramid, meat is relegated to only a few times a month. Eating less meat can mean eating less saturated fat and can also allow more room on your plate for whole grains, legumes, and veggies. While Americans’ love affair with meat has decreased (by nine percent since the 1970s), it still accounts for roughly half of our servings from the Meat, Poultry, Fish, and Meat Alternative Group daily. “Go Mediterranean” by using only small amounts of lean meats and more generous amounts of veggies, beans, and grains. Add grated carrots, zucchini and beans to your pot of tomato sauce, to crowd out some of the ground meat typically added.
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