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Go Eat a Friggin’ Rainbow! Alie & Georgia’s Guide to Colorful, Healthy Eating

Turns out, an apple a day does not keep the doctor away. But seven might.

The University College London studied the eating habits and health of more than 65,000 people, and recently published the finding that seven servings of fruits and veggies a day cut death risk by 42 percent compared with eating less than one serving a day — as opposed to a 29 percent reduction in five-a-day eaters.

What does this mean? Grub some plant-y things As if your life depended on it!

But stay on track and keep things colorful using the simple trick of eating a rainbow a day. This does not mean chasing water vapor to the end of a horizon; just look for the color fruit or veggie you haven’t eaten yet and gobble it up like you’re in a video game. The more you chomp, the longer you’ll be around. Pretty delicious strategy, if you arm yourself with these handy recipe suggestions:

Red
Strawberries – Strawberries & Cream
Tomatoes – Caprese Salad
Red peppers – Stuffed Red Peppers
Radishes – Glazed Radishes
Red apples – Apple Carpaccio & Goat Cheese Salad

Orange
Oranges (duh) – Honey Cinnamon Oranges
Sweet potato – Spicy Sweet Potato Chips
Carrots – Carrot Soup

Yellow
Mango – Mango Lassi
Pineapple – Grilled Pineapple
Yellow peppers – Roasted Peppers with Endive and Provatura
Lemon – Green Smoothie (with Lemon)
Pears – Pear and Polenta

Green
Asparagus – Shaved Asparagus Salad
Spinach – Power Packed Spinach Salad
Kale – Kale Recipes So You Don’t Die  (we called the “not dying” part months ago)
Brussels sprouts – Tons o’ Brussels sprouts recipes for your mouth
Green beans – Green Beans AND Broccoli, together at last
Cucumber – Greek Feta and Cucumber Salad
Avocado – Chocolate Avocado Pudding (OK, and here’s an Avocado Edamame Salad)

Blue
Blueberries – Blueberry Peanut Smoothie
Blue corn – Blue Corn Enchiladas

Purple
Red cabbage – Red Cabbage and Green Apple Slaw with Buttermilk Dressing
Eggplant – Alton Brown’s Eggplant Steaks

White
Cauliflower – Cauliflower Gratin
Jicama – Crunchy Jicama and Mango Salad with Chile and Lime
Mushrooms – Stuffed Mushrooms

OK, who’s starving right now? For fruits and vegetables? We thought so.

Long live vegetable eaters,

Alie & Georgia

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