One Balanced Kitchen
Welcome to your recipe and food go-to, made for UC Davis students by UC Davis students. This collection of recipes comes to you straight from the Teaching Kitchen cooking classes. Each recipe was created to inspire even the busiest student body to cook.
You will find recipes that are easy to create, low in cost, high in nutrition, and short on time from start to finish. You will also find evidence based nutrition tips, tricks of the trade and cooking skills along the way.
So pick your favorite recipe category and have fun experimenting in your own kitchen with these recipes!
What is a Healthy Balanced Meal?
What is a healthy balanced meal? An easy way to put a meal together is to use the balanced plate: 50% of your plate coming from all the different colors of fruits and vegetables, 25% of your plate coming from carbohydrate sources, examples include dairy and whole grain products like breads, cereals, and cooked grains, with the remaining 25% of the meal coming from a source of protein. Don’t forget the heart healthy fats that are from plants such as avocados,olive oil, canola oil, nuts, and seeds.