eat in color: red

continuing the series of eat in color (finding ways to enjoy naturally colorful foods within our day), we focus on red foods for this post. our task is to find a way to have a red food at every meal throughout the day, eventually leading up to eating a rainbow of foods all in one day. and with the great recipes below, I won’t have a problem having a red food at every meal.  😉  are you taking this eat-in-color challenge with me? let me know your favorite red foods. (and guess what, all of these meals and recipes are perfect for #MeatlessMonday!)

food facts via equinox:

the color: red
the picks: cranberries, bell peppers, radish, tomatoes, apples*, cherries, pomegranates, raspberries, aronia berries (also beets, cayenne pepper, guava, red grapefruit, strawberries, rhubarb, watermelon)
the payoff: red fruits and veggies contain antioxidants that contribute to heart health and also help prevent certain cancers; the lycopene in tomatoes has been linked to prostate cancer prevention, specifically.

*in season fall produce

red foods – meal options

breakfast:

apple butter on toast OR apple and beet smoothie OR spanish tortilla with red bell pepper

lunch or dinner:

green salad with radishes, cherry tomatoes, and pomegranates 

roasted peppers with garlic and herbs

tomato crostini

crespelle with ricotta and marinara

brie, apple and arugula quesadilla

snacks:

red delicious apple (just yum all by itself) OR raspberries OR spicy herb nuts with cayenne pepper

dessert

grapefruit raspberry flourless chocolate cake OR guava bars

see more ways to eat-in-color via my pinterest board here


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