Anatomy of a Good Meal

Be Well with TCL is all about health and wellness. This time we’re tackling the perfect meal. Not the one you couldn’t live without, but the one you shouldn’t live without. Fitness Expert Nickie Carrigan stopped by our studio to help us understand the anatomy of a good meal. She says it’s centered around three important things: Carbohydrates, Protein & Good Fats.

Her go to lunch and dinner is a Salad that includes all three things:
1-2 cups carbohydrate: salad green mix & veggies
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup carbohydrate: quinoa, wild rice
protein: 1/2 cup beans, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup meat (1-2 servings)
healthy fat: 1/4 of an avocado, 1/4 cup cheese
healthy fat: dressing 2TBS

Nickie is a certified fitness instructor and owner of The Warehouse in Rosemount. Mention Twin Cities Live and get a free week trial.

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