It is #TuesdayTips and today we are talking about Tasting the rainbow. When we talk about eating the Rainbow, we don’t mean skittles. There is so much information to help both you and your child on having a better balanced meal and adding in color.
The good news is that each color of the rainbow helps with our bodies.
Red helps with fighting off heart disease, lowering the risk of cancer, regulating blood pressure and lowers bad cholesterol
Red Bell Pepper
Red Jalapeno Pepper
Purple/Blue helps with lowering the risk of cancer
Purple Bell Peppers
Green helps keeps eyes healthy and protects our brains
Orange and Yellow helps with lowering the risk of cancer, heart disease, and helps our immune system
Orange Bell Pepper
Yellow Bell Pepper
White helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol
Citrus helps with keeping a healthy heart, and immune system.
and more more
Now that we have covered what the rainbow consists of, we need to cover the how to do. It is easier said than done right? So here are my tips and tricks or you can check out my facebook group: Kid Made and Kid Approved for more.
- Eat your fruits and veggies, be the role model for your kids
- Get them involved in the cooking
- You can grow your own garden, even indoors
- Change names to veggies and explain their superpowers
- Serve with every meal
- Use the 1-3 bit rule. They must take at least one bite before leaving the table.
- Have them easily accessible
- Let the kids play with the cut veggies and create art
- Hide or remove the junk or unhealthy options
- Use dips
- and last resort, hide them in food.
Now no one will eat all veggies and fruits, it is just fact but if you can grow your child’s palette to have a list that covers the rainbows, you are on to creating your own little rainbow. Remember that it stakes 15 tries ( and I am not referring to bites) to get your child to begin liking something.
Here is a list of fun ways to incorporate the rainbow into your meals.