Instead of green beer, green cookies, chocolate coins and other not so figure friendly foods, why not try to eat a rainbow for this fun holiday? A rainbow of fruits and vegetables, of course. I plan on doing this with my kids, and making it fun. For breakfast, try rainbow fruit kabobs. Get wooden skewers, and add red (a cut strawberry), orange (maybe a clementine), yellow (banana), green (kiwi), blue (a blueberry) and purple (a grape). Arrange the kabobs on a large serving platter in the shape of a rainbow, and serve with low fat yogurt for dipping.
At lunch time, try turning your regular salad into a rainbow as well. Start with the green leafys, add tomatoes, carrots, yellow bell peppers, eggplant and a few beans. Serve with the dressing of your choice. I’m thinking of adding in some reduced fat feta as “little clouds.” Sound cheesy? Wink, wink.
At dinner, serve chicken or fish topped with a colorful fruit or vegetable salsa and a salad.
All of these foods are naturally colorful, not laden with unwanted chemicals and green food coloring. Here’s to finding a healthy pot of gold! Erin go braugh!