Tasting the Rainbow 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 This includes: Apples Cranberries Pink Grapefruit Red Currants Strawberries Blood Oranges Lingonberries Pomegranate Red Pears Watermelon Cherries Nectarines Raspberries Red Plums Red Cabbage Tomato Red Chicory Red Potato Beetroot Red Chard Red Bell Pepper Red Jalapeno Pepper Purple/Blue helps with lowering the risk of cancer This Includes: Aubergine Purple Kale Purple Potatoes Beetroot Purple Carrots Turnips Purple Bell Peppers Purple Cauliflower Blackberries Plumes Prunes Blueberries Purple Grapes Figs Raisins Green helps keeps eyes healthy and protects our brains This includes: Artichokes Bell Peppers Celery Avacado Broccoli Edamame Green Peas Green Chard Mustard Greens Beet Greens Mustard Greens Okra Bean Sprout Cabbage Green beans Kale Spinach Watercress Green Tea Limes Green Apples Olives Kiwi Pears Orange and Yellow helps with lowering the risk of cancer, heart disease, and helps our immune system This Includes: Carrot Tumeric Orange Bell Pepper Sweet Potatoes Pumpkins Yams Apricots Kumquat Nectarine Passionfruit Blood Orange Mandarin Oranges Peach Cantaloupe Mango Papaya Persimmon Corn Ginger Yukon Potatoes Yellow Onion Yellow Bell Pepper Squash Apples Lemons Asian Pears Pineapple Bananas Starfruit White helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol This includes: cauliflower onions garlic turnips parsnips mushrooms white beans Citrus helps with keeping a healthy heart, and immune system. This Includes: Lemons Limes Oranges Grapefruit Yuzu Kumquat 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 kidsGet them involved in the cookingYou can grow your own garden, even indoorsChange names to veggies and explain their superpowersServe with every mealUse the 1-3 bit rule. They must take at least one bite before leaving the table. Have them easily accessibleLet the kids play with the cut veggies and create artHide or remove the junk or unhealthy optionsUse dipsand 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.