My Heart-Healthy Plate
Fill half your plate with a variety of non-starchy vegetables, such as leafy greens, broccoli, carrots, peppers or cabbage, and whole fruit. Eat more vegetables than fruit. Limit juice and dried fruits.
Fill a quarter of your plate with protein sources such as fish, skinless poultry, beans, lentils, nuts and tofu. Limit red meat and cheese; avoid processed meats such as cold cuts and bacon.
Fill a quarter of your plate with whole grains, such as brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, barley, quinoa,oats or whole-wheatbread, or other healthy starches including sweet potatoes, acorn squash, beans or lentils. Limit white bread, white rice, and fried potatoes.
For more information about preventing heart disease, visit OHSU's Heart Disease Prevention Program