For the past 4 months now, I’ve been on a health journey to take better care of my body by eating healthy & staying active. I admit some weeks are better than others, but I’m on this journey for the long haul. My goal lately has been to make my plate look as colorful as possible. As I like to say, “a pretty plate = a pretty body!” The more colorful your plate is, the more nutrient filled it will be. Today I want to share with you a meal plan to help you get a better idea of what your colorful plate could look like.
But first here’s the trick:
Always fill your plate with 2-3 color combos and make sure you add a protein/meat to your plate.
Your colors combos include:
Such as leafy greens, asparagus, avocado, brocoli, kiwi, green peppers, lime, or zucchini
Purples or Blues
Such as red onions, beets, eggplant, blueberries, plums, turnips, or blackberries
Reds or Yellows
Such as tomatoes, cherries, grapefruit, raspberries, grapes, strawberries, red peppers, squash, lemons, bananas, banana peppers, or sweet potatoes
Browns or Blacks
Mushrooms, ginger, brown rice, black beans, pinto beans, or black olives.
I love using the Wholesome App to help plan out my colorful meals. It’s a great little app that helps me visually plan out what I want to eat throughout the week. It’s like have a little nutritionist in your pocket. On the app you can view the health benefits of what you’re eating, find the best sources of nutrients, & track your personal nutrition goals. You should check it out :)
A Week of Colorful Meals!
Breakfast: Whole grain toast with avocado & a boiled egg
Lunch: Chicken salad with blueberries, pecans, green peppers, & grapes on whole grain crackers
Dinner: Turkey Kielbasa, brown rice, & a roasted vegetable medley (in all colors!)
Breakfast: Old fashioned oatmeal with fresh blueberries, raspberries, & strawberries (sweetened with honey)
Lunch: Turkey, provolone, & avocado sandwich with dijon mustard, sweet potato chips, & mixed berries
Dinner: Salmon, sautéed kale, purple cabbage & sweet potato hash
Breakfast: Spinach Chicken Sausage, scrambled cheesy eggs, toast & a handful of blueberries
Lunch: Strawberry & spinach salad, brown rice pasta, & grilled chicken breast
Dinner: Lemon baked tilapia, roasted broccoli, & colorful cole slaw
Breakfast: Orange spiced muffin, orange slices, & sliced green apple
Lunch: Shrimp tacos with red onions, cilantro, corn, & diced red peppers
Dinner: Grilled steak strips, sautéed red, green, & yellow bell peppers, & brown rice
Breakfast: Turkey, cheese, green pepper, & tomato omelet, & diced sweet potatoes
Lunch: Greek kale salad with chickpeas, tomatoes, feta cheese, cucumbers & sliced olives
Dinner: Chicken curry soup with red peppers & green peas
Have I made you hungry yet?? Creating a healthy, colorful meal plan each week will put you well on your way to a healthier lifestyle.