Over the next couple weeks, we're going to be talking A LOT about the amazing benefits of fruits and vegetables in the meeting room and working towards getting in a minimum of 5 servings a day - are you up for the challenge??
Fruits and veggies are like mini superheroes packed with goodness! The antioxidants (like vitamin E, C & beta carotene) contained in fruits and veggies help your body to stave off various diseases and fight the free radicals. You can read more about the benefits of fruits & veggies here or in Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health or 10 Steps to Healthy Eating. If you need a little more inspiration be sure to check out this post and if you are a visual person and want to track your progress in this challenge, be sure to check out Heather's chart.
This week we are focusing on COLOUR so I thought I would show you how I incorporated colour in my meals the last 2 weeks:
My favourite salad that you see all the time! This time with corn, salsa, avocado, cucumbers and marinated tofu. (I ate this like three times last week)
Red-lentil cauliflower curry (from Veganomican) with some kale chips and tortilla chips. This curry is AWESOME!! It has so much flavor and the ingredients are simple. Absolutely delicious and incredibly filling (and yellow!)
My beautiful produce from the farmers market on Thursday morning
I was bouncing around my office all day. I was so excited about everything I bought and couldn't wait to go home and make brown rice pasta with basil pesto, asparagus & baby zucchinis (in green and yellow)
Lemon lentil soup (with broccoli, kale, parsley, lemons, carrots and celery)
Leftover pasta with green beans, squash and tempeh.
A yummy snack of mango, banana & kiwi
Banana soft serve with agave mixed with cocoa powder. (Please tell me you've tried this because it's amazing!)
And a slice of my first homemade raw dessert - raw key lime pie!
Such a great recipe from Meals that Heal Inflammation (review coming this month!) It was really easy to make and absolutely delish!
What is your favourite way to add COLOUR to your meals and snacks?