One common question that seems to be trending is “what can I eat for lunch instead of salad?”. Eating the same salad every day can make this experience and lifestyle change a little difficult. Some people tend to get bored or mentally find it tough to constantly eat the same thing everyday. So the introduction to the food color wheel and its concept is something that is exciting-it brings creativity, nutrient-rich dishes, and makes salads SO much more fun!
This concept can apply to salad, veggie bowls, or even your dinner plates! When you try to pick different HEALTHY foods from different color groups you guarantee a well balanced and visually pleasing meal! Try to mix colorful vegetables, protein, and fruit to get a tasty variety during a meal! When making a salad or bowl you want to have your base. You can use cauliflower rice or your leafy green of choice! Make sure you a have a properly portioned protein. Top your greens or base with different colorful food groups and your protein! This concept allows so much room for creativity and personalization!
Lets examine ideas with this color wheel!
Green: asparagus, broccoli, cucumber, green beans, green bell peppers, jalapeno, limes, or zucchini.
Blue/purple: purple cabbage, purple cauliflower, eggplant, blueberries, purple grapes, or blackberries.
Red: radishes, red bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, strawberries, red apples, dried cranberries, or watermelon.
Yellow/Orange: yellow squash, cantaloupe, oranges, peaches, lemon, cheddar cheese, or orange bell peppers.
Brown/Black: almonds, pecans, walnuts, bacon pieces, or mushrooms
White: cauliflower, jicama, onions, diced turkey, diced chicken, or garlic.
These are only a few options from each color group! Mess around and get creative with these to find combinations that you enjoy! Try to keep your food interesting so you stay interested in what you feed your body!
Feel free to post your food color wheel meals on social media and tag @nuvivaweightloss or use #Nuvivaeats