Monday, April 5, 2010

A Colorful Menu

The other week I was tweeting with a friend about the Food Revolution show and how shocking it was that the kids had meals no colorful fruits or veggies. Neither of us can even handle one meal without some color other than brown--it’s just ugly to even look at much less eat!

It reminded me of when Miley just started to really eat foods and how I would always make sure she had every color of the rainbow at least once in a three day period. It was my little way to make sure she had some good variety and lots of different anti-oxidants. Little did I know this is actually a method many nutritionists use to make sure their clients have a healthy diet.

In honor of the rainbow (ROYGBIV) I have a menu that follows the well known scheme of the rainbow. I am focusing mainly on veggies here because we usually eat most of our fruit at breakfast.

Monday: RED and ORANGE Pasta Pepperonata (the red and orange peppers look beyond lovely here!)

Tuesday: YELLOW and GREEN Chicken stir fry with yellow and green squash (along with a host of other veggies like carrots, asparagus and sweet peas) served on brown rice

Wednesday: BLUE and INDIGO A very yummy green spinach salad with blueberries, blackberries and nuts and feta cheese. The nuts and cheese add the protein to make this a full meal!

Thursday: VIOLET and RED (going full circle) Pasta with Eggplant and Tomato

Friday: ORANGE and YELLOW and GREEN and WHITE Chicken fajitas with carrots, yellow peppers, spinach and mushrooms

Saturday: BLUE and INDIGO Bison burgers paired with a nice GREEN salad and coupled with blue (and black) potatoes

Sunday: VIOLET Purple cabbage in Confetti Rice and Rye along with sauteed salmon

For more meal plans, check out Jen at Chive Talkin’ :)

1 comment:

The Preppy Princess said...

That show is *so* sad, it's unbelievable! I love your menu, what a great idea to make it colorful!

Smiles at you,