Throughout April we are challenging you to ‘Eat the Rainbow’. We all tend to buy and eat the same foods eat week but throughout April we want you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.
Fruit and vegetables are an important part of your diet, they are high in vitamins, minerals and fibre and low in fat and calories. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables are good for helping manage your weight and improve your digestion. The Government recommends we should all try and eat 5 a day – so what colour will you start with?
Start out easy – carrots and peas, that’s green and orange ticked off right away. If you’re not sure where to go next how about a little help.
Red / Pink. Why not try beets, cherries, cranberries, pink grapefruit, pomegranates, radishes, raspberries, red apples, red grapes, red peppers, red potatoes, rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato juice, watermelon.
Orange / Yellow. Why not try butternut squash, apricots, cantaloupe, carrot, corn, grapefruit, lemons, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, orange peppers, papaya, peaches, pineapple, summer squash, sweet potatoes, tangerines, yams, yellow apples, yellow peppers, yellow squash
Green. Why not try artichokes, asparagus, avocados, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, celery, collard greens, cucumber, green beans, green cabbage, green grapes, green onions, green peppers, kale, kiwi, leeks, limes, mustard greens, okra, pears, peas, romaine lettuce, snow peas, spinach, sugar snap peas, watercress, zucchini
White. Why not try white bananas, cauliflower, garlic, Jerusalem artichoke, mushrooms, onion, potatoes, parsnips, shallots
Blue/ Purple. Why not try blackberries, blueberries, currants, dates, aubergine, purple grapes, plums, prunes, purple figs, raisins
You can always try adding fruit and vegetables to the foods you love – veggies on top of pizza or slices of fruit on top of breakfast cereals. Remember to upload your photo’s to our social media accounts using the #eattherainbow