The Four Power Plate Food Groups
According to the Power Plate, a healthy vegan diet should focus on filling your plate with a colourful variety of foods from all four food groups each day, not on counting calories or servings.
Fruits are a good source of fibre, vitamin C and beta carotene. Choose whole fruits over fruit juices as whole fruits contain more fibre.
Vegetables provide vitamin C, beta-carotene, riboflavin, iron, calcium, fibre and other nutrients.Include generous portions of dark green leafy vegetables, dark yellow or orange vegetables in your diet..
Legumes are good sources of fibre, protein, iron, calcium, zinc and B vitamins. This group includes beans, lentils, peas, chickpeas, tempeh and tofu.
Grains are rich in fibre, complex carbohydrates, protein, B vitamins and zinc. Include grains such as brown rice, rolled oats and barley, pasta, bread, millet, corn, cereal and tortillas in your diet.