Here is a simple and effective way to set out your plate for your meals.

This is a guide of the proportions you should use regardless of whether you are using a plate or not.

So if you are making a sandwich for example half of the filling should be salad, a quarter protein – such as meat, chicken, tuna etc and the other quarter carbohydrate – such as bread. To reduce the amount of bread it’s best to have an open sandwich so you are just having one slice.

If you want to you can always substitute the bread with rice cakes, which is a good alternative.