The world is a rainbow of colors! We love to eat our favorite color: RAINBOW! It is not only beautiful and fun, but it is also super nutritious too! Bright colored foods help to keep you from getting sick, make you smarter, improve your memory and make your body strong. Plus, a rainbow is so beautiful that looking at one just makes you happy! And we love to spread happiness! As Maya Angelou said: “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
Recently, we were having some friends over for a playdate, so we decided to use Roy G. Biv to help us make them this platter of deliciousness for snack time.
As you may know, rainbows are one of our favorite things! We love when our plates are full of colorful foods. The pigments that give fruits and veggies their beautiful colors are filled with nutrients that are really good for your body. Red foods, like tomatoes and watermelon, have lycopene in them, which is really good for your heart. Orange foods, like carrots and mangoes, have beta-carotene in them, which is really good for helping your eyes see better. Yellow foods, like pineapple and yellow bell pepper, have carotenoids, vitamin C and enzymes in them. They give you energy and help your belly digest foods.
There are so many great green foods! Broccoli is our favorite vegetable and Talia LOVES kiwis! Green foods contain lots of antioxidants and phytonutrients to protect you from viruses and help keep you from getting sick, as well as lots of vitamins A, C and E, which help to build your bones, blood and skin. Did you know that kiwis have almost twice the amount of vitamin C than that of an orange and has more potassium than a banana?!
Blue and purple foods like blueberries and blackberries are very high in antioxidants. They do so much to keep you really healthy. They help boost your brain, keep your skin healthy, fight toxins, support your digestion, and can even help improve your heart. They truly are superfoods!
We hope that you have fun making (and eating!) this colorful rainbow!
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- 1/2 cup organic plain yogurt
- Lots of colorful chopped fruits and vegetables!
- Lots of Love
- Purples: Blackberries, plums, purple grapes, purple carrots
- Blues: Blueberries
- Greens: Broccoli, green bell peppers, kiwi, cucumber, snap peas, honeydew melon, avocado, green apples, green grapes, green beans, celery
- Yellows: Pineapple, yellow bell pepper, peaches, yellow tomatoes, pear
- Oranges: Carrots, orange bell pepper, oranges, cantaloupe melon, apricots, mango, papaya
- Reds: Strawberries, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, watermelon, red apples, cherries, red grapes, raspberries, pomegranate
- Feel free to add any of your own favorites!
- Put the yogurt in a small bowl in the bottom, center of a large platter.
- Spread the purple fruit around the bowl of yogurt.
- Build a layer of each color up, one of top of another, until you've built a rainbow!
- Share with family and friends and enjoy!
- This is a great way to help kids learn Roy G. Biv and get excited about color!