27 June 2011

I Want You To Eat A Rainbow!

If you're looking for colour, you've come to the right post!
Let's begin with a sliced Green Granny Smith Apple and a Red Pear

Astro Original Organic Balkan Style Plain Yogourt

Mixed together with a warm brown hue of Saigon Cinnamon

Eating with your eyes is half of the "meal experience"

Now this packs a lot of colour, but wait!? What am I doing amidst European Villas?

Look a little further...

It's just a painting! We picked it up over the 
weekend to add more colour to our living room :)

There's an abundance of warm yellows in this Egg and Cheese Baked Burrito 

Scrambled Eggs, Scallions, Onions, Cheese, and Black Pepper in a Brown Rice Tortilla

Remember when I told you about my generous neighbour 
who brings me fresh produce from his organic garden?

Well he brought me Fresh Organic Spinach... notice the difference from 
regular store-bought spinach? This is how spinach is supposed to look like!

I used a good chunk of my new spinach in a super colourful Stir-Fry

Green Vegetables: Broccoli, Green Beans, Spinach, Celery and Brussel Sprouts. Red 
Vegetables: Beets and Red Onion. Orange Vegetables: Acorn Squash and Kabocha Squash 

Challenge: I challenge you to "Eat a Rainbow"
 ...not literally, well maybe! Notice which colours your body is 
naturally drawn to eat; warm colours, cool colours, no colours?


Unknown said... [reply]

i just bought a weeks worth of fresh herbs and veggies. I am ready for my rainbow, and maybe a pot of gold?!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Yum! I think this inspired me to make lunch. :)


Anonymous said... [reply]

I'm naturally drawn to orange foods - cantaloupe, oranges, squah. I also love my greens!

elk said... [reply]

That stirfry is beautiful :) Foodwise I find my body tends to balance out its colours. If I overdo the orange (butternut...mmmmmmmmmm...), then I'll get massive cravings for greens. It gets different urges at different times of the day, too. Evenings tend to be orange and green, while mornings are more yellow and red right now - specifically in the form of bananas and strawberries from our garden (the strawberries, not the bananas. I'm not sure Scotland is capable of growing bananas..).

Tine said... [reply]

I want to eat that stir-fry!
I love colourful salads and other dishes:
The combination of green (broccoli, green beans), red (red pepper, tomatoes) and yellow (corn!) = super!

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free said... [reply]

Love that painting :D

And I always crave peanut butter with bananas....so i guess I crave brown and white??? Ummm....oh! And cherries-so amazingly fresh right now!

Natalie @ Cinnamon Bums said... [reply]

mmm i love all your colorful eats! i'm definitely drawn to orange/yellow/green foods (which is fitting because yellow is my favorite color!)- mainly warm colors, i guess!! beta carotene!

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said... [reply]

I love trying to eat a full range of colors throughout the day. the more color, the better in my book.

Alexa @ SimpleEats said... [reply]

After a horrible weekend of eating, I'm ready to slide down a rainbow of healthy eating!

sarah (onedayiwillseethesun) said... [reply]

its defintly yellow for me;) xx

Red Deception said... [reply]

Ha ha - I have a hard enough time eating greens!

Kath (My Funny Little Life) said... [reply]

What beautiful colors there are in your food! :D My body wants for warm colors mostly - carrots, kabocha, red onion, tomatoes, beets, etc - but I also like some green in my foods, at least plenty of fresh herbs.

Anonymous said... [reply]

If I go too long without a salad I crave GREEN like crazy!!

nancy said... [reply]

nomnomnom. I love vegetables and crazy, colourful stir fry! your apple conconction also looks amazing!
also... your name is the same as my name!

Anonymous said... [reply]

love it!! the more colors the better I say! xxo

Jess said... [reply]

I LOVE eating the rainbow :D I am drawn to greens, blues, and oranges!!

Chelsea said... [reply]

I'm definitely drawn to warm colours! Yellow bananas, orange pumpkin, red raspberries...

That's such a pretty painting. I wish I could just plop myself into that scene for real! ;)

Missy said... [reply]

I've always wanted to do a post like this...remarkably it is so EASY when we eat healthy and nearly impossible without veggies, huh?
I always trip up on the blue, besides blueberries.
I really don't think there are any more blue foods. Everything else looks purple. Like blue potatoes and blue corn.
Also, why are only olives black? Or am I forgetting something....rhetorical question.

Sarah B @ Bake + Bike said... [reply]

Ahhh I LOVE seeing your colourful stir-fries!! I made a nice stir-fry with veggies from the farm for dinner today - not quite as colourful as yours, but pretty good.

Jessie said... [reply]

What a great message, Kelsey! Eating the rainbow is the perfect way to make sure you're getting in a variety of nutrients and other good things - not to mention, it tastes great! I like my veggies to be as bright as possible. I especially love bright, crisp, red bell pepper, mmmm :D

Sarah@The Flying Onion said... [reply]

I *love* eating the rainbow! There's such a collection of flavors and nutrients that abound from this sort of thing. Love it.

Great post, great message! :D

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I eat them all! The rainbow is so tasty! That cheese oozing out looks so good! I don't normally miss cheese, but that definitely makes me miss it!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Hey girly, thanks so much for commenting on my blog because now I've found yours and OMG I LOVE it!! You love kabocha and muffins just like me!!! YAY! You have yourself a new reader ;) xx

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

Mmmmm, that melty cheese is calling my name!

I love eating colourful foods :-)

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

I love the way red pears look when they are cut up. I just can't stand the texture of pears...give me an apple any day over a pear.

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