Tuesday, 20 January 2009

All about... colours!

It's usual to read that a healthy and balanced diet can be noticed by the colours in a plate. We always try to cook different vegetables here to make our meal full of colours. Try to consume, every day, at least one dish with these different colours: red, yellow and orange, purple and dark blue, green and brown. It's not that easy but you can get better day after day.


Here some example of food by colours:


Red: tomato, red pepper, watermelon, cherry, raspberry, blackberry, papaya, guava.

Yellow and orange: carrot, mango, orange, pumpkin, peach, corn, apricot, banana.

Purple and dark blue: grapes, plum, figs, beets, eggplant, cabbage.

Green: leafy vegetables, broccoli, green pepper, spinach, parsley, herbs, asparagus.

Brown: Nuts, oats, whole grains.

To me the hardest food colours are purple and dark blue because I really don't like some of them. I like grapes, but my husband hates them. The only one I learnt to like in the last years is eggplant. But I can't eat figs or beets. I remember that in Brazil I used to eat beets cooked with beans, but it's not good anyway...

And about you, how many colours has your plate?

13 comments:

_Gabriel said...

It's so weird the love/hate thing about beets in Brazil. Can't understand some one who hates it. It's not veeeery good, but it's ok, so I don't get it, haha XD

Anyway, I was very proud of my plate today. Was veeery colourfull. Except from green, actually, I got sick of it cuz I've eaten too much green staff yesterday and today I wanted something more happy and hot - yes, pasta! (and with nuts and tomato and mushrooms and carrots) :D

xfilypex said...

About me? RAINBOW!!!

=D

Glauce Lucas said...

ahahahahahah filype, rainbow is PERFECT!

Zucchini Breath said...

I think I did pretty well with the colors at lunch today...

Thanks for your comment and well wishes. It's all I can do to keep him from running amok. I mostly didn't want to infect the other snowflakes with a cold.

Bruno said...

meu deus, vou parar de olhar foto de rango ai que to ficando deprimido!
olha soh que coisa: bati o olho numa foto do seu blog e pensei "ja fui nesse lugar!". quando fui ver onde era, vi que realmente ja tinha ido la com a camila. eh o restaurante de praga =) la era realmente muito bom! legal voce ter colocado ai tambem!

Clarissa said...

Gotta be colourful! ;)

Andréa N. said...

Hehe... I love ALL colors!! :)

JennShaggy said...

Thank you! I'm definitely going to tag yours on my reader as well :)

DESESTRESSA MANO said...

hahah hi i am brazilian hahaah.

gija said...

que legal, não conhecia o seu blog! adorei!
um bjaooo vou linkar ele lá!

guitarrero said...

that beautiful and popular...
hehehe em inglês hhhee
beijos
ta chiki de mais seu blogger

Maria said...

I gosto de comida da cor de comida do san ro! hahahahahahaha

Lúbia said...

Quanta comida bonitaaa! Da gosto de ver!

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