Compare Paula Deen's Plate to USDA's MyPlate

Staff Writer
This nifty infographic puts Paula Deen's Food Network recipes onto one plate
Compare Paula Deen's Plate to USDA's MyPlate

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Paula Deen is honestly not the best role model for healthy eating, and her recent diabetes debacle has proven such. Nevertheless, Healthline has released a comparison of Paula Deen's recipes with USDA's MyPlate.

Deen's plate is visibly heavy in protein and a gray area of sweets, and has a surprisingly small portion of dairy. Her vegetables portion is tiny, and her fruits portion even tinier. Granted, she has been quoted as saying that moderation is key, and that she does not advocate eating her recipes every day of the year.

We tossed in Harvard's healthy eating plate below all this, and the resulting comparison shows that Harvard would have Deen replace her protein with vegetables, remove the sweets, and balance out healthy protein with whole grains.

 

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