Eat Your Colours Part 2: Yellow and Orange
Yellow and orange fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants and nutrients that protect our nervous system, improve eye health, improve skin health and bone health. They also boost our immune system. They contain such phytonutrients as flavonoids, lycopene, beta-carotene and Potassium. Their colour is determined by beta-carotene, a carotenoid our bodies use to create Vitamin A.
Below is a sample of some meals that are bright with yellow and orange colour.
- Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, cheese, orange and yellow bell peppers
- Snack: Oranges and yellow apples.
- Lunch: Yellow and orange peppers with hummus, Corn with a bit of butter, peach, water with a slice of lemon.
- Dinner: Smoked fish, potatoes, fried yellow zucchini, honeydew and peach tea.
A treat of the day are a couple of persimmons: An orange fruit that looks like a tomato! My absolutely favourite fruit!
What are your menu suggestions? I would love to see how you use these colours!