a day in the red

show yourself some love and revisit our eat-in-color series with a day of red foods – perfect for #MeatlessMonday! (and here’s a friendly reminder about red foods via equinox):

the color: red
the picks: cranberries*, red 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 winter produce

a day in the red (that’s actually good for you)

breakfast

citrus energy beet* juice  via half baked harvest

lunch

dreamy vegan tomato soup via blissful basil

avocado spinach panini via vegetarian times

snack

red bell peppers with hummus via find the burn

dinner

warm farro salad with dried cranberries* via vegetarian times

see more ways to eat-in-color here

 

 


3 thoughts on “a day in the red

  1. Since aronia berries are usually found dried or frozen in retail stores, I recommend the frozen type as they tend to slightly sweeten up in the process. If the only choice is dried aronia, soak them up in water or in alcohol (like rum) to bring them back to a meatier state that’s more edible.
    …or drink the juice, which you’ll be careful to select upon the country of origin.

    – An Aronia Farmer in Southern Europe.

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