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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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Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

Friday 6th of March 2015

I am seriously in love with all these colorful dishes!! So healthy and incredibly delicious. Thank you so much for including me!

Julia

Tuesday 10th of March 2015

Thanks Faith! Thanks for letting me include your beautiful recipe!

Julia

Wednesday 4th of March 2015

This is by far the best roundup I have ever seen...EVER!! I love all the healthy recipes you put together - and all the gorgeous photos?! Such an inspiration to continually eat clean. Thanks so much for including my detox salad, mydear! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go eat allll dem rainbows!

Julia

Wednesday 4th of March 2015

Thanks Julia! That means a lot. You have so many recipes that could be included in this round-up. Seriously beautiful, delicious recipes including that detox salad!

Beth Blacksin

Wednesday 4th of March 2015

Thanks for posting so we can check out so many choices. I am hooked on Edamame chickpea salad and i'm making a big bowl of it today. I will add tuna or leftover broiled chicken for today's lunch. . yum yum yum.

Julia

Wednesday 4th of March 2015

Glad you liked it Beth! I love the idea of adding the tuna or chicken. I have to try that!

Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015

Now this is one way to brighten up anyone's day! Thank you for including two of my recipes!!

Julia

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015

Agreed! It has been so gloomy here that I needed something and this was my answer. Thanks for letting me include your recipes.

Christie

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015

So many gorgeous and healthy options. Can't wait to try some of them.

Julia

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015

Thanks Christie!

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