Eat the Rainbow

Eat the Rainbow

In the winter months I sometimes find myself eating too much comfort food and not enough variety of brightly colored foods.  My focus this winter has been to try and incorporate more of these colorful, bright foods onto my families plates.  I am a firm  believer of the rule that the more colors on your plate the better because it adds a variety of vitamins and minerals to your diet.When I am creating recipes for my family I try my hardest to have a variety of colors on our plates…from greens, to yellows, to reds. The brighter the better in my kitchen.

I hope today’s round-up from some great food bloggers will inspire you to eat the rainbow!

Rainbow Sabich Salad with Spicy Tahini Dressing // What Jew Wanna Eat

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Roasted Corn, Black Bean, & Mango Salsa // The Kitchen is my Playground

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Chopped Chickpea Salad // A Cedar Spoon

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Cashew Cabbage Crunch Salad // Spabettie

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Mini Fruit Tacos // Sugar Dish Me

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Edamame Chickpea Feta Salad with Tahini Dressing // A Cedar Spoon

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Eggs in Sweet Potato Apple Nests // Tasting Page

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Spicy Roasted Eggplant and Cherry Tomatoes // Very Culinary

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Skillet Zucchini Matchsticks // Very Culinary

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Layered Rainbow Fruit Salad // Mom Endeavors

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Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles // Mom Endeavors

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Black Bean and Feta Cheese Dip // Flavor Mosaic

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Apple Walnut Cranberry Salad // Flavor Mosaic

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Rainbow Hasselback Potatoes // Cupcake Project

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Summer Vegetable Tart // Karen’s Kitchen Stories

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Beet and Carrot Salad with Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seeds // An Edible Mosaic

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Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Chickpeas, Kale, and Pearl Couscous // An Edible Mosaic

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Roasted Beet & Arugula Pizza // Farm Fresh Feasts

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Fruit Pizza // Persnickety Plates

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Steak Fajita Skewers with Cilantro Pesto // The View From Great Island

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Rainbow Fruit Cups // One Sweet Appetite

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Ratatouille // One Sweet Appetite

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One Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta // The View From Great Island

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Rainbow Vegetable Pizza // Like Mother Like Daughter

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Kale, Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata // Aggie’s Kitchen

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Strawberry Cobb with Strawberry Bacon Vinaigrette // Neighborfood

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 Chorizo Chickpea Skillet // Nutmeg Nanny

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Quinoa // Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

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Grilled Ratatouille Quinoa // Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

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The Ultimate Detox Salad // The Roasted Root

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Farro Carrot Pomegranate Salad // Nutmeg Nanny

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Summer Pasta Salad with Boursin // Simply Sated

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Broccoli Salad with Cashew Curry Dressing // Food Faith Fitness

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Cauliflower Rice Fish Taco Bowls // Food Faith Fitness

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Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Burrito Bowls // The Housewife in Training Files

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Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese and Roasted Grapes // The Housewife in Training Files

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Quinoa Vegetable Stir Fry // Lemon Tree Dwelling

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Slow Cooker Rainbow Risotto with Peppers // Super Healthy Kids

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Mini Rainbow Sandwiches // Super Healthy Kids

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Roasted Butternut Squash Fig Pomegranate Whole Grain Salad // Jeanette’s Healthy Living

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Lentil Salad with Kale, Whole Grains, Beets and Pomegranate Seeds // Jeanette’s Healthy Living

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Buffalo Tempeh Tacos with Vegan Crema // Steph in Thyme

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Shrimp and Israeli Pepper Salad with Pita Bread // Know Your Produce

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Tropical Kale Salad with Pineapple Honey Lime Dressing // Life Made Sweeter

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Quinoa Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Wasabi Citrus Dressing // Life Made Sweeter

Fall Quinoa Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Wasabi Lime Dressing by @lifemadesweeter

Citrus Cabbage Salad with Cumin and Coriander // Simply Recipes

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Quick and Easy Chicken Fajitas // Yummy Healthy Easy

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Southwest Chopped Salad with Salsa Vinaigrette // Taste Love and Nourish

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Do you want to learn more about eating the rainbow? Check out these articles:

Eat the Rainbow for Good Nutrition // Everyday Health

Eat the Rainbow. Colorful Fruits and Veggies List. // Happy Healthy Life

Benefits of Eating a Rainbow // Today I ate a Rainbow!

5 Reasons to Eat the Rainbow Everyday // The Lemon Bowl

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Lemon Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Garlic Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts are crispy and packed full of flavor from the garlic and lemon juice.  This delicious side dish is even better with a little freshly grated parmesan cheese. Lemon Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts are a game changer. Probably not for the every day person that likes brussels sprouts, but for Will they are. We had a break through two weeks ago at dinner.  If you have a picky eater at home you know the fe … [Continue reading...]

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins are an adult and child favorite made with greek yogurt to help moisten the muffins.  These make a great snack or treat! One of my favorite substitutes to use when baking is yogurt.  Sometimes I use greek yogurt and sometimes I use plain yogurt depending on what I am making. In these Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins I like how the greek yogurt moistens the muffins and adds additional nutritional b … [Continue reading...]

One Pot Cheesy Chicken Red Pepper Pasta

One Pot Cheesy Chicken Red Pepper Pasta

One Pot Cheesy Chicken Red Pepper Pasta: ready in 30 minutes this cheesy chicken pasta dish has red peppers, spinach, creamy greek yogurt, spices and topped with freshly chopped parsley.  Cheese is my weakness and with a husband from Wisconsin I am not the only one in my household that feels this way. If you open up my refrigerator you might just see a whole drawer dedicated to every kind of cheese imaginable. When I was given the o … [Continue reading...]

Chopped Chickpea Salad

Chopped Chickpea Salad

Chopped Chickpea Salad makes the perfect light lunch for those busy days. This salad has chickpeas, chopped vegetables, fresh parsley and a light lemony dressing with za'atar {or the seasoning of your choice}.  You could even try this salad with grilled chicken on top, in a pita sandwich or over hummus.  Chickpeas in salads are my thing. When Sunday rolls around and I start meal planning for the week ahead, salads are top of my list.  Lu … [Continue reading...]

Simple Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

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Mix up the weekly side dish routine with these Simple Garlic Parmesan Green Beans.  This 10 minute side dish is a great addition to your weekly dinners or a holiday meal. {An adult and kid favorite in my house.}  I try to make a vegetable side dish with every lunch and dinner I put on the table.  These can vary from cooked vegetables to cut up peppers, carrots and other raw vegetables.  I grew up always having a vegetable with every meal and th … [Continue reading...]

15 Minute Shrimp Linguine With Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

15 Minute Shrimp Linguine With Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

15 Minute Shrimp Linguine With Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce is a light pasta dish mixing shrimp, fresh parsley and a lemon garlic butter sauce. This dish is a great for a romantic date night, a dinner party or a light weeknight meal. Pair with a good bottle of white wine, crusty bread and a salad.  Valentine's Day is tomorrow and if you are like me and kind of last minute, today's 15 Minute Shrimp Linguine With Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce might … [Continue reading...]

One Pot Cheesy Sausage Pasta

One Pot Cheesy Sausage Pasta

One Pot Cheesy Sausage Pasta is an easy to make one pot meal that is creamy and full of flavor. This dish comes together in under 30 minutes and is sure to be a hit with your family. Andrew turned one last week! I can't believe a whole year has gone by. I keep looking at my little one year old toddler and thinking, "where did the time go?" It feels like yesterday I was up 5 times a night with him, rocking and cuddling him back to sleep. … [Continue reading...]

Lentil Spinach Soup

Lentil Spinach Soup

Lentil Spinach Soup is a hearty vegetarian soup that packs a lot of protein and iron. Lentils are simmered in a vegetable broth with spices, vegetables and spinach to create a classic lentil soup.   Two of A Cedar Spoon's most popular recipes happen to involve lentils.  One is this Moroccan Red Lentil Soup and the other is this Carrot Red Lentil Soup. In my house we enjoy a lot of lentils whether it is soup or lentils over rice and it seems lik … [Continue reading...]

No Bake Coconut Cranberry Energy Bites

No Bake Coconut Cranberry Energy Bites

No Bake Coconut Cranberry Energy Bites are loaded with nutritious ingredients in a small bite size snack.  Peanut butter, oatmeal, coconut, dried cranberries, flax seed, chia seeds and honey give these a sweet, nutty flavor. These make a great toddler snack,  or you can pop these in your mouth post workout, when you are running errands, or freeze a batch for later.   In my house energy bites are all the rage. And with good reason. We ar … [Continue reading...]

Cheesy Corn Bean and Bacon Dip

Cheesy Corn Bean and Bacon Dip

Cheesy Corn Bean Bacon Dip is warm, creamy and full of flavor mixing corn, cheese, refried beans and diced green chilies and topped with crispy bacon. This dip makes a great appetizer for the Super Bowl or a party served with tortilla chips.  Are you watching the Super Bowl on Sunday? Or maybe you plan to just eat while everyone else watches? I am guilty of the second one. Either way you NEED this Cheesy Corn Bean and Bacon Dip at your p … [Continue reading...]

Creamy Herb Vegetable Dip

Creamy Herb Vegetable Dip

Creamy Herb Vegetable Dip is made with cottage cheese, fresh dill, parsley and green onions and a splash of lemon juice.  This is a good option for people that like to dip their vegetables in something without all the calories or guilt of some of the salad dressings out there.  I am a dipper. Are you? My son Will is not and sometimes that makes me sad because I feel like he is missing out on things like hummus with pita, ketchup with f … [Continue reading...]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Prune Dark Chocolate Bites

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Prune Dark Chocolate Bites

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Prune Dark Chocolate Bites satisfies your sweet tooth without the guilt.  These make a good post workout snack, treat for the kids and adults and provide fiber, Vitamin K and potassium.   I am excited to share today's recipe for Peanut Butter Oatmeal Prune Dark Chocolate Bites with you guys. Last year I shared my Peanut Butter Oatmeal Coconut Bites that are a huge hit in my house.  Will and I make them a few times a month an … [Continue reading...]

Chicken Quinoa Soup

Chicken Quinoa Soup

Chicken Quinoa Soup is a hearty and refreshing soup mixing vegetables, chicken, diced tomatoes, lemon and quinoa and topped with fresh Italian parsley.  Are you sick of my soups yet? You are probably thinking I am slightly obsessed. Well, you are right! Soups are the bulk of what we eat for dinner during the winter months and this Chicken Quinoa Soup is part of the rotation.  In the winter months soups are warming, hearty and packed w … [Continue reading...]

Peach Banana Orange Smoothie

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This conversation is sponsored by Silk. As always the opinions and text are 100% all mine. Thanks for supporting brands that make A Cedar Spoon possible. Peach Banana Orange Smoothie makes you feel like you are sipping a smoothie in a tropical place.  Fresh, sweet flavors mix perfectly with protein packed almond milk and creates the perfect afternoon pick me up or smoothie for breakfast.   In January I have been talking a lot about hitting t … [Continue reading...]

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