Sunday, December 14, 2008

Healthy Habits: Taste the Rainbow!

One of the simplest ways to ensure that you're getting adequate nutrition from the foods you eat is to reach for color. If a food boasts a vibrant hue, chances are good that it contains loads of valuable carotenoids, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals that promote overall health. In an effort to take advantage of all these nutrients (and experiment with some new foods!), I aim to include as much color in my diet as possible. As many of you know, I have chosen my oatmeal bowl as the conduit through which I may "taste the rainbow." Here are a few pictures of my kaleidoscopic breakfast adventures:

Raspberry oats with chopped almonds
Pumpkin oats with pecans, cinnamon, and ginger
Pineapple oats with coconut and cashew butter
"Amazing Grass" oats with chopped almonds
Blueberry oats with almond butter
Pomegranate oats with almond butter and wheat germ
For more information about colorful eating, click here.

6 comments:

shelby said...

I love eating in color!!! Your oatmeal version sounds scrumptious!!!

Erica said...

Love the variety you put into your oats! Looks very pretty :)

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for eating healthy in technicolor!! :-D

eatingbender said...

Such pretty eats! I definitely love colorful meals - they always make me feel better :o)

K said...

Such a pretty gallery of oats :)

Mary said...

Wow! I have never seen such great looking oatmeal! Amazing ideas!! And so healthy, too!
Just super!!!!