eat in color: purple/blue

our series of eat-in-color (finding ways to enjoy naturally colorful foods within our day) continues with purple/blue foods! our task is to find a way to have a purple/blue food at every meal throughout the day, eventually leading up to eating a rainbow of foods all in one day.  have you been following our series? (please see our previous eat-in-color posts on orange and red foods)

so here’s our purple/blue food recipes and meal options, and best part – they are all eligible for #MeatlessMonday.  😉  what are your favorites?

food facts via equinox:

the color: purple/blue
the picks: eggplant, purple cabbage, purple kale, purple cauliflower, purple potatoes, purple carrots, prunes, raisins (also blackberries, blueberries, concord grapes, figs*, purple onions)
the payoff: these deep, dark choices protect cells from damage and stave off cancer, heart disease, and have anti-aging, brain-boosting properties.

*in season fall produce

purple/blue – meal options


blueberry quinoa breakfast cereal OR avocado blackberry smoothie

lunch or dinner

over the rainbow cabbage salad with lemon tahini dressing

nourish bowl with purple sweet potatoes

purple potato gnocchi 

vegan eggplant parmesan

grilled eggplant panini 


simple blueberry and blackberry salad OR quinoa, nut and dried fruit bars


concord grape granita OR goat cheese mouse with roasted blueberries

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

One thought on “eat in color: purple/blue

  1. I’m crazy about eggplant parmesan or even simpler, eggplant sautéed, topped with a tomato slice and mozzarella and broiled until the cheese melts. Anything with blueberries is going to work for me.

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