Don’t we all agree that colours are so much better than monochrome? How about adding a whole lot of colour to your foods on this festival of colours. The 6 Colour Diet is a great way to eat healthy and nutritious food – one colour at a time! Pick your favourite color foods for every day of the week from red, yellow, green, orange, purple, brown & white. Treat yourself with a multi color meal on the 6th days for a delicious meal.
Day 1: Red
The first day color is Red. Pick the freshest red fruits and vegetables cook something delicious. Choose from red apples, beetroot, cherries, pink grapefruit, red grapes, red peppers, red potatoes, strawberries, tomatoes, and watermelon. Red food contains Lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of cancer and keep our heart healthy. Make a refreshing salad with apples, carrots, beetroots or make a pomodoro Spaghetti.
Day 2 Yellow
Pick from the wide range of yellow foods available including lemons, mangoes, peaches, yellow pears, yellow peppers, pineapple, corn, etc. Yellow foods contain carotenoids, which help with eye health, reduce the risk of some cancers. Make a stir fry with corn, yellow peppers or a refreshing juice with pineapples or mangoes, etc. Throw in a salad and top it up with some lemon juice and pepper for a quick meal.
Day 3 Green
On day 3, go green and cook something luscious. Ingredients for day 3 would be green apples, artichokes, avocados, asparagus, broccoli, green beans, cucumbers, green grapes, peas, lettuce, limes, green pepper, spinach, and zucchini. Green food is clean food and can protect against some forms of cancer, some veggies are very high in iron and versatile at the same time. Leafy greens such as spinach and broccoli are also excellent sources of folate. You can make spiralised zucchini pesto with olives and broccoli and a freshly squeezed green apple, lettuce and lemon. Grill some veggies and enjoy fresh for dinner.
Day 4 Orange
Orange is the colour for day four, pick from apricots, butternut squash, carrots, grapefruit, nectarines, oranges, pears, sweet potatoes, tangerines, and cook something mouth-watering. Orange food helps prevent heart disease and improve your immune system and also maintains healthy mucous membranes and healthy eyes. Make a wholesome with carrots and sweet potatoes and make a healthy drink using orange and/or tangerines. Snack on baked sweet potato or apricots for that mid-day craving.
Day 5 Purple
On day five, pick some exotic blackberries, blueberries, plums, eggplant, figs, purple grapes, prunes, raisins, and cook something delectable. Purple foods protect cells from damage and can help reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease. You could make an eggplant lasagne for lunch and a purple grape or blueberries smoothie with chia seeds for breakfast.
Day 6 All colours
Mix some of your favourite colourful foodsand create something unique. Put together a rich salad, some fresh vegetabledips with cheese, a light curry or a Rainbow Burrito bowl. Be free Eat free.
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