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Spring Dinner Party Menu

Enjoy the nicer weather and blooming plants by hosting a dinner party that’s all about spring! See Daily Recommendations for a Healthy, Balanced Diet

Tip: Eating small, frequent meals (including snacks) is important so adjust your calorie intake by increasing or decreasing your portion sizes at your main meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Things to Remember …
Make Half Your Grains Whole
Vary Your Veggies
Focus on Fruits
Consume Calcium-Rich Foods
Go Lean with Protein
Weekly Menu Ideas: This Week's Menu. Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org
Meal Ingredients Calories/Serving
Beverage Ice Tea w/Lemon

1 serving Ice Tea w/Lemon, unsweetened
0 Calories
Appetizer Mushroom Bruschetta

1 serving Mushroom Bruschetta
105 Calories
Dinner Avocado Garden Salad w/Grilled Chicken, Healthy Fruit Salad

1 serving Avocado Garden Salad
3 oz chicken breast, boneless, skinless, grilled

1 serving Healthy Fruit Salad

1 cup (8oz) water
409 Calories
Dessert Banana Split

1 serving Fun In The Sun Banana Split
160 Calories

Weekly Menu Ideas: The Breakdown. Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org

Total Calories: 674    
% Fat: 17%
% Saturated Fat: 4%
% Carbohydrate: 64%
% Protein: 24%
Sodium: 547 mg
Cholesterol: 71mg
Fiber: 14g
Vitamin A: 45%
Vitamin C: 192%
Calcium: 20%
Grains: ½ ounce
Vegetables: 2 cups
Fruits: 2 ¼ cups
Milk: 0 cups
Meat and Beans: 3 ounces

Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov to determine your daily calorie recommendation.
Weekly Menu Ideas: Daily Recommendations for a Healthy, Balanced Diet. Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org

  • Protein: 10-35%
  • Carbohydrates: 45-65%
  • Fats: 20-35%
  • Saturated fat: <10% of calories
  • Total fat: <35% of calories (unless naturally occurring)
  • Cholesterol: <300 mg
  • Sodium: <2,300 mg*
  • Fiber: 28g/2,000 calories
  • Water: 64 oz/day

*Further reduce intake of sodium to 1,500 mg among persons who are 51 or older and those of any age who are African American or have hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease.

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