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Colors of the Rainbow

by Allie on July 28, 2009 · 4 comments

in Lunch,Snacks

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

Blue: Blueberries

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:

-Metabolism

-Blood and bone health

-Antioxidant function

-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 :)

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I packed some Greek yogurt mixed with stevia and cinnamon to eat with nuked sliced peaches this afternoon.

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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.

 

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1 allijag July 28, 2009 at 5:07 pm

I’ve heard that before! I try to eat the rainbow – but I usually have trouble with 1 or 2 colors (depending on the season) I’m definitely hurting in the “blue” as well! :)

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2 Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection) July 28, 2009 at 6:11 pm

blue –> blueberries!! Or must they be veggies?

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3 Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection) July 28, 2009 at 6:11 pm

o wait you already listed blueberries! lol, sorry!

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4 Maria July 28, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Silly indeed. It is so delicious, especially with peaches and cinnamon, mmm!

That lunch can be eaten everyday by me! I adore Greek food :D

I try to eat as many different kinds of veggies as possible, so I am definitely eating the rainbow. Although, I am a bit lacking in the blue category too.

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