Updated: Nov 22, 2020
Eat the rainbow!
It's a simple way to insure that you are consuming a wide range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and getting enough fibre.
Check out these food colours and what that colour can do for you!
Red: Reduce the risk of prostate cancer, lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and support joint tissue.
Orange: Promotes healthy joints, can help to repair damaged DNA, lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Yellow: Helps to prevent heart disease and age related eye degeneration.
Green: Helps to inhibit the actions of carcinogens and promotes healthy bodily function.
Purple/blue: Helps to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimers, improves memory, and slows down the process of aging.
White: Supports immunity and helps to balance hormone levels.
An easy way to incorporate the rainbow into your diet is this sheet pan roasted veggie recipe!
Roasted veggies are a great way to help make your large meal preps seamless. Eating your vegetables roasted can also aid in digestion.
Roasted Sheet Pan Veggies
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20-25 mins
3 large carrots
1 large broccoli crown
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 red onion
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. rosemary
1 tbsp. thyme
Pink Himalayan salt (to taste)
***All veggies can be swapped out for whatever you have in the fridge
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Chop up all the veggies.
In a large bowl coat the veggies with olive oil and then toss in the rosemary, thyme, and salt.
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper, add the veggies and spread them out evenly.
Bake for 20-25 mins or until desired doneness.
For meal prepping purposes, divide your roasted veggies into 4-5 equal servings.
You can add your roasted veggies to a protein for a complete meal or enjoy them as a snack.
Contact Desire Fitness, personal trainer & nutrition coach, if you would like to learn more about serving sizes and to find out what the correct meal size for you and your goals would be.