orange you lovely…

I’m revisiting my eat-in-color series with a day of orange eats! orange-hued foods like sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, squash, cantaloupe and oranges (just to name a few) are full of antioxidants and can help fight off infection and support healthy skin and hair* – and who doesn’t have time for that.  😀 so here’s a day of orange 🍊 eats for you to try (and everything just happens to be meatless).  tell me which ones you like!

breakfast

create: a monochromatic fruit salad with papaya, slices of oranges, apricots and persimmons

blend: fresh carrot juice for this carrot-ginger-turmeric smoothie via minimalist baker

make: your own pumpkin puree  gluten free vegan pumpkin waffles via jessica in the kitchen

Lunch or Dinner

try: butternut squash in this soup via well plated OR in a creamy linguine via cookie and kate

roast: sweet potato shoestring fries with this roasted root recipe via green kitchen stories

dessert

freeze: fresh cantaloupe into popsicles via elephantastic vegan

it’s a no baker: healthy no bake carrot cake bars via happy healthy momma

What Orange Foods Have to Offer via food network
“What gives most foods their orange hue is the antioxidant beta-carotene, which also helps support healthy skin, hair and vision. Most folks typically fall short when it comes to beta-carotene in their diet, so it’s important to make sure you have some orange on your plate each day. The yellowish color found in citrus fruit doesn’t contain much beta-carotene, but is chock-full of another antioxidant, vitamin C which also helps fight infection.” 

orange food picks via equinox
sweet potatoes, yams, winter squash, carrots, pumpkin, persimmons, apricots, turmeric root (also papaya, oranges, cantaloupe, tangerines)

love the orange eats – see more recipes here


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