Have you ever heard of the phrase “Eat the rainbow?” No, not a literal rainbow. Though, that does sound pretty cool. Everyday, we’re bombarded with different health facts and hacks. It’s getting pretty hard to keep up, honestly. So, let’s keep it simple. Buckling down for your weekly meal prep? Remember to “Eat the Rainbow!” Simply put, try to eat as much and as many colors as you can, in the form of fruits and veggies! Sounds simple, right? Let’s dive right into this delicious, delicious rainbow.
Just as a disclaimer, this isn’t a health and fitness blog so I’m not going to go into any of the health benefits of each produce. We’re all about paint and colors here! And honestly, we eat with our eyes first, right? The more colorful the bowl, the better it tastes!
Red is such an appetizing color. Just something about it makes my stomach growl with gusto. It’s a good thing there are a lot of savory and sweet options that come in red! Mixing up a salad for dinner? Put in an extra tomato or two (or three!). Want to cap off with some dessert? Chocolate-dipped strawberries are to die for.
Ahh…my favorite food color palette, orange! I just love me some kalabasa and carrot. You can bake them, blend them, and turn them into soups or stews. They’re easy to incorporate in any meal! Fancy some midnight snacks? Air fry some sweet potatoes with some olive oil and salt. It hits the spot every single time.
Nothing is a more convenient snack than a good old banana. Pack it in your bag for a quick on-the-go breakfast. And if it gets a bit too brown and bruised, you have the perfect excuse to make yourself some banana bread.
I’ve been told on multiple occasions that I am a goat. No, not “Greatest of All Time,” but a literal goat. I love myself some greens. Can’t get enough of that fiber. I love adding pechay or polunchay in hot pots. And the crunch of a fresh salad? Don’t even get me started.
Blues and Purples
In my opinion, the greatest of all purple fruits and vegetables is the eggplant. They’re so versatile! You can stir fry them for a quick meal. Pickle them with some vinegar as a side dish. Or, cut them up and stew them in the greatest soup ever invented, the sinigang!
Hey, pretty much every Filipino dish out there calls for some onion and garlic so you’ve got that covered! If you want something more filling, try making some Korean soft tofu stew! Mix in some enoki, shitake, shimeji, and king oyster mushrooms. This soup warms both the heart and the soul.
Some Final Thoughts
Again, we’re paint experts, not nutritionists. So these fruits and vegetables are just some suggestions when you’re making your grocery list. Also, no cheating on eating the rainbow! Just because we mentioned the color orange here doesn’t mean Flamin’ Hot Cheetos count (as much as I desperately want it to be). We’re fresh into the new year and it would do our minds and bodies some good to start looking into eating well. We hope that these colorful suggestions makes you want to eat the rainbow as much as we do!
If you have any questions on our paints and colors, don’t hesitate to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always happy to help. Hoping for a more colorful (plate) and year ahead of us!