Are You Eating From The Rainbow?

 

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Are you choosing foods from all the colors of the rainbow?

 

A very smart friend recommended this technique to me and I found it to be lots of fun. As I tried to add more and more color to my plate, I had more and more fun creating meals that were just downright pretty.

 

One of my favorite things to create was a big salad with yellow peppers, spring greens, purple cabbage, shaved carrots, white cauliflower and sliced organic strawberries. Then I just drizzled a bottled Raspberry & Chipotle balsamic reduction over it and it was just WOW! So good.

 

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Stir fries are another great way to add that rainbow of color to your meal.

 

We really like a pan full of peppers, asparagus, purple onion, shredded chicken, carrots and water chestnuts sauteed just till tender crisp. I don’t use oil to saute these days. I find that a bit of water or chicken broth added to the pan works just fine. I just cover with a lid and steam till they are done the way we like.

 

We have a couple sauces that we like but I think the favorite is Spicy Garlic Sauce. I jotted down the recipe for you below.

 

Spicy Garlic Stir Fry Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons soya sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar – I use date sugar. It’s filled with potassium, fibre and other nutrients.
  • 1 teaspoon sambal, for spice.  If you don’t care for spicy just leave this part out.  It’s still yummy.

If you like saucier stir fries, simply adjust measurements to suit. I have made this for 10 people and just increased everything to create more sauce. I also added a couple tablespoons of cornstarch (non-GMO!!! ) to thicken it a bit.

 

Instead of using rice or noodles, I sometimes like to serve stir fries over spinach or cole slaw mix. Takes the place of noodles quite nicely.

 

Make your meals exciting, fun and deliciously healthy by eating from the rainbow today.