Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Add a Litte Colour to Your Plate

Ramp up the colour on your plate and get more fruit & veg into your day as a result !!

Start the day with a fruit salad

Lunch on Sourdough with Hummus, Roasted Sweet Potato and Watercress

Snack on Strawberries and Date Paste - one of my boys favourites.  

Date Paste

1/2 cup almonds, soaked overnight in filtered water then washed and drained
1 cup fresh dates, pit removed
1/2 cup cocnunt water
1/4 cup carob powder
1 cup young thai coconut meat

 Dine on Roasted Cauliflower with Apple and Cranberries.  Recipe here

And don't forget to add a side of greens.  Can you ever get enough.  

Others Ways to Slip a Bit of Colour in Your Day

Beef up casseroles, soups and stews with extra vegetables
Swap out dessert for a piece of fruit

Add a side salad of greens, tomatoes and avocado to your pizza

Consider fruit smoothies for breakfast or if you're game go green as per here or here

Stuff your sandwiches sky high with greens and bright salad such as carrot, grated beetroot, alfalfa sprouts, red onion, tomato or avocado.

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  1. All wonderful suggestions!! Between Thanksgiving holiday and Christmas, I am planning all sorts of healthy soups to counter the cookies and sweets!

  2. Anonymous30/11/11

    My plates are often more colourful than my wardrobe :) Thanks for the date paste recipe, I'll try it soon!

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!
    Lovely blog you have! Great recipes!
    Those roasted strawberries and frozen yoghurt: definitely gonna try this one!

  4. Haha! I had to agree with lateraleating - I wear black *a lot* but eat every colour out there ;)


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