Eating familiar foods is a way to build greater belongings. “IndianPlate” is an Indian-style meal plan based on seven core Ayurvedic (an ancient Indian dietary healing practice) principles in conjunction with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) “MyPlate” and Dietary Guidelines for Americans. With the busy work life and easy access to convenience foods, it has become very challenging to eat healthily. Our Indian meal plan is built to fit into the modern Indian American diet and lifestyle. This meal plan will allow you to eat healthfully without sacrificing the foods you are accustomed to. So, get an inside look into this meal plan and eat with intention, responsibility, and confidence!
Our IndianPlate meal plan is based on the following seven science and evidence dietary principles!
Principle #1: Follow a wholesome diet!
Ayurveda, MyPlate, and American dietary guidelines for Americans all encourage eating whole fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and legumes. Whole foods are full of health-promoting fibers and other nutrients that help with weight management, diabetes management and optimize overall health and wellness. Our IndianPlate meal plan is based on wholesome foods.
Principle#2: Foods should be warm!
Ayurveda encourages hot Cooked foods. The cooking process helps food breaking down its nutrients to be easily absorbed by our body when consumed. Also, hot foods take longer to eat, thus slowing down the speed at which you are eating and further aids in digestion and promote overall health and wellness. This meal plan is based on hot foods.
Principle#3: Foods should be oily!
Ayurveda favors moist and oily over dry foods. Foods prepared with healthy oils aids in digestion and slows down sugar absorption contributing to healthy blood sugar control. According to the Institute of Medicine, Dietary Reference Intake (DRI), about 20-35% of daily calories should come from fats on a generally healthy diet. This menu plan is based on approximately 30% fat calories, and our meal plan recipes use healthy fats.
Principle#4: Food should be in proper quantity!
The leading cause of obesity is eating more than your body needs. Overeating is mostly triggered by emotions (happy or sad) and misjudgment (mindless attitude toward food). This meal plan comes with various calorie levels (1200, 1400, 1600, 1800, and 2000) to help you chose the one that is right for you.
Principle#5: Eat foods only after digestion of your previous meal!
Ayurveda recommends allowing 3-4 hours between the meals. If you eat before the previous meal has been digested, it may cause the impairment of digestive enzymes and the provocation of doshas (illness). This meal plan is based on 2 meals and one snack to allow you a couple of hours between the meals and snack. Feel free to space them the way they fit your lifestyle.
Principle#6: Eat foods with no contradictory potencies!
Ayurveda believes that careful food combining can dramatically improve our body’s digestion and nourishment and improves overall health and wellness. This menu is built upon Ayurvedic food combining principles and with the right balance of healthy carbohydrates, protein, fat and dietary fiber to help improve overall health and wellness.
Principle#7: Eat with self-confidence!
Ayurveda believes that you should eat foods that are beneficial to your own constitution. Basic knowledge of foods and self needs are essential to health. This menu is built on USDA MyPlate principles to meet one’s general healthy dietary needs. Our recipes are uniquely health rated with a colored dot to help you understand the food so that you can make educated decisions and eat to improve your health and wellness with confidence!
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Disclaimer: Please note that this page is not medical advice. This can only be used as general guidance to a healthy and balanced diet for your health and wellness. This meal plan does not ensure an adequate or inadequate and safe level of intake for a single person. Please consult your health care provider and check out our Medical Nutrition Therapy services for the diet plan that is right for you!