THE RAINBOW DIET MEAL PLAN
Enjoying a rainbow meal could not be simpler. Ideally, you want to have a variety of foods on your plate that represent every color of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. I can hear Kermit the Frog singing it now, “Why are there so many songs about rainbows?” Because they’re gorgeous, eye-catching, and fun, and that’s one of the many reasons eating a rainbow is good for your health.
Here are just a few ideas for naturally colorful meals, making up an entire daily ‘Rainbow Diet-
a) Greens and Blues – Avocado, watercress and blueberry smoothie.
b) Reds, oranges, and yellows – Slices banana, papaya, and mango, topped with fresh pomegranate seeds
a) Reds, oranges and yellows – Carrot, tomato and red chili soup, with a baked sweet potato and radicchio salad.
b) All greens – Salad of baby spinach and lamb’s lettuce, with avocado, pumpkin seeds, chopped cucumber, sliced courgette and green olives
a) White – white bean hummus with raw cauliflower florets.
b) Green – Nori seaweed wraps filled with sliced avocado, alfalfa, and sliced cucumber.
a) White and purple – Stir fry of onion, garlic, mushrooms, purple sprouting broccoli, red and white cabbage, with mixed white beans and kidney beans.
b) A full rainbow meal – Leafy green salad of romaine lettuce, watercress, and chicory, topped with avocado, cucumber, red and yellow pepper, carrot, courgette, tomato and garnished with arame seaweed strips, Nori flakes, chopped mint and pomegranate seeds.
a) Blues – Freshly sliced purple figs with blueberry and blackberry sorbet.