This morning during my workout I was thinking back to a tip that I heard somewhere down the road–eat the colors of the rainbow. So I mentally scanned all my meals (which was easy having taken all the photos) to see whether I ate veggies and fruits in all the colors of the rainbow. This was the list I came up with:
Red: red peppers, tomatoes, raspberries
Orange: sweet potatoes, oranges, peaches, carrots
Yellow: bananas, yellow peppers, onions, mango
Green: spinach, lettuce, cucumber, avocado, asparagus, seaweed salad
Purple (Yeah I know it’s Indigo): eggplant, blackberries
Hmmm blue is lacking, but what fruits and veggies are blue?! Blue corn?
Eating vegetables and fruits in a variety of colors is important to get the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) necessary for your:
-Blood and bone health
-Fluid and electrolyte balance
What about you? Is your produce-rainbow complete?
Lunch today was the same Greek Chicken Salad with hummus and house made Yogurt Pita as two weeks ago. See how this can get redundant? Although, my eating/cooking when I’m not here repeats pretty often too
I packed some Greek yogurt mixed with stevia and cinnamon to eat with nuked sliced peaches this afternoon.
It’ll look something like this–how it looked yesterday
My coworkers said they hated Greek Yogurt so I had them try a dollop of mine to see if I could change their minds. They still didn’t like it! It tasted too much like “sour cream.” Silly kids.