Choose Your Colors To Maximize Your Daily Nutrients

One of the best ways to get in your nutrients for the day is to count your colors! We often get in a food rhythm and forget to add color to our favorite foods.

I help my clients to add color into their food routines and often they see some new items that they never thought about eating quickly become their favorites.

Herbs will add a whole new flavor to your dish. Radishes, daikons and parsnips are the forgotten roots that can replace carrots. Sprouts are packed with a punch of nutrients!

Today I wanted to give you a list of food options to help you with meal planning. Do you feel like you have a lack of color on your plate? Look through these lists and choose 1-2 new things to add to your current meals.

You can take some color and add it to the side, on top of a dish or hide it inside for flavor! Whichever way you choose you will be adding nutrition for you and your family when you paint your plate with more colors!

Purple

Purple Asparagus, Blackberries Blueberries, Purple Cabbage, Eggplant, Fig, Grapes, Plums, Lavender and Purple Onion

Red

Apple, Cherry, Cranberry, Pomegranate, Red Pepper, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tomato, Watermelon, Pear, Beets,         Radish, Goji Berries and  Red Pepper

Orange

Cantaloupe, Carrot, Mango, Orange, Papaya, Orange Pepper, Sweet Potato, Orange Tomato, Yams, Turmeric        Salmon, Pumpkin, Peach, Nectarines and Apricot

Dark Green

Kale, Broccoli, Chard, Collard, Green Beans , Green Pepper, Spinach, Arugula, Chlorella, Cucumber, Zucchini,      Microgreens, Dandelion, Sea Weed and Herbs: Cilantro, Basil, Mint, Oregano, Rosemary, Parsley, Thyme and Dill

Yellow/White

Squash, Banana, Organic Corn, Garlic, Lemon, Onion, Cauliflower, Yellow Pepper, Pineapple, Parsnips, Daikon, Yellow Tomato, Curry, Grass fed Butter, Coconut Oil, Coconut Milk, Raw Milk, Nut Milks, Organic Soy or fermented soy in whole form and Hemp Seeds

Brown

Ginger, Beans, Dates, Whole/Sprouted Grains, Mushrooms, Nuts, Seeds, Organic Potato, Bone Broth or Veggie Broth    Cumin, Cinnamon, Cardamon, Black pepper, Cacao, Flax Seed and Chia Seeds

Light Green

Pear, Green Apple, Avocado, Brussels, Cabbage, Celery, Green Onion, Kiwi, Leek, Lettuce, Lima Beans,  Lime, Okra, Peas, Sprouts, Asparagus, Green Tea and Olive Oil

 

 

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Kimberly Stewart
Kimberly Stewart
mrskimberlystewart@gmail.com

I am a wife, mom of 4, friend and neighbor and understand how hard it can be to implement health in our busy lives! I am an Integrative Holistic Health Coach and passionate about empowering others towards wellness in their everyday lives!