The New American Plate - One Pot Meals

one-pot mealsWhat Is the New American Plate?

Like three points on a triangle, physical activity, a mostly plant-based diet and weight management are three parts of one single approach to good health and lower cancer risk. They relate to each other closely. First, being physically active and second, eating a mostly plant-based diet are essential to the third component, managing your weight. And it’s a good thing they do relate, because it takes all three to reduce cancer risk.

Of the three, moving toward a plant-based diet seems to challenge people the most. Reshaping your diet conjures up all those guidelines to memorize and all that counting of calories, servings, or grams. It can get pretty confusing—and discouraging before you even begin.That’s why AICR developed the New American Plate—a way of planning healthy meals without any calculation or guidelines. Instead, you get used to relying on a wide range of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans so your plate will be filled with delicious foods that will reduce cancer risk and help you manage your weight.

By putting plant-based foods at the center of the New American Plate, you are giving yourself rich sources of plant-food substances that help keep us in good health and protect against many types of cancer. Plant-based foods are also naturally low in calories, so that you can eat more filling and satisfying meals—all for fewer calories than the typical American diet.

Recipes for a Healthy Weight and a Healthy Life

This brochure contains 18 recipes for one-pot meals. hey are stews, stir-fries, casseroles and grain-based salads. They all contain a variety of health-promoting ingredients, and they all can serve as a meal in themselves.

There are many reasons to add some one-pot meals to your weekly menu. First, they are convenient. They take less time to plan and prepare. And there is only one pot to wash.

Most people are used to a plate with meat and vegetables on it. The one-pot meals in this brochure provide variety. Their look, aroma, texture and flavor are novel and enticing. The blended taste of a variety of vegetables, spices and herbs flavored with small amounts of meat or other protein will tempt even the most finicky eater..

Finally, all the one-pot recipes in this brochure lend themselves to healthy eating. A healthy meal supplies the energy to last you several hours, but not excess energy that turns to fat. It also supplies various nutrients that help your body fight off chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease and stroke.

Too often the traditional American plate fails to qualify as a healthy meal. It is planned around a large portion of meat or poultry with a green vegetable and potatoes served on the side.

complete brochure is available at American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) website

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