Friday, May 7, 2010

eat the rainbow...

(this is post #750!)

Another thing I’ve (Amy) noticed since we began all of our dietary changes 9 weeks ago is the variety of COLOR in Caroline’s meals! Just walk into any produce section and you’ll see a rainbow of beautiful colors. (what a gift from God! Just think about it—He could’ve just designed us to only eat 1 color of food, but wouldn’t that have been so boring?) And as I see my refrigerator now filled with lots more fresh food than ever before, it’s become obvious that the more you EAT the rainbow, the healthier you’ll be.

What CAN you eat when you’re on a diet with no breads, no cheeses, no dairy, & no soy? I thought it’d be fun to make a list of what Caroline eats regularly according to color. (she puts ME to shame! If only we ALL ate like this 2 year old!) J

Pink/Red- strawberries, red pepper, tomato, salmon, red kidney beans, apples, pasta sauce, bacon

Orange- oranges, carrots, pumpkin seeds, cantaloupe, orange juice, peanut butter, almond butter

Yellow- squash, bananas, local honey, cereal, corn tortillas, pineapple, olive oil

Green- zucchini, cucumber, lettuce, broccoli, asparagus, grapes, green apples, kiwi, peas, green beans

Blue/Purple- blueberries, red onion, purple grapes

Brown/Black- blackberries, beef, brown rice, raisins, almonds, cashews, black beans, potatoes, sausage, chocolate ice cream (non-dairy),

White- cauliflower, chicken, tilapia, gluten-free pasta noodles, onion, rice milk, hemp milk, hummus, fresh garlic

4 comments:

  1. What a wnderfully creative post. Imagine how healthy we would be if we ate this way perpetually.

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  2. Nanny & PapaMay 8, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    What a wonderful array of foods!! It sounds likr a diet fit for a queen (princess) ha, ha. She is one blessed little girl. Thank you for being such a good dietician. You are exactly what Caroline needs. We thank God for you all.

    Love y'all,

    Nanny & Papa

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  3. I know you know this well from experience, just wanted to give you a little confirmation:
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/05/11/126745823/food-allergies-pose-diagnostic-challenge

    Can't wait for the beach!

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