Eat the colours of the rainbow – Add lots of bright different coloured fruit and veggies to your plate.
Always go green!
Green veggies such as broccoli, spinach, kale, courgettes contain so many amazing vitamins, minerals and fibre which can keep our digestive system happy and even help with weight loss.
Replace starchy carbs like potatoes, bread and pasta with a selection of green vegetables and you might find losing weight a whole lot easier!
Say YES to yellow & orange…
Why? This is because carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, yellow peppers, oranges, grapefruit as well as cantaloupe melon contain lots of vitamin C and beta carotene which are brilliant immune boosters plus vital for our eye health.
Top Tip! Mash carrots and butternut squash instead of using white potatoes on top of a homemade meat free cottage pie.
Raving about red
Strawberries, raspberries, cherries and tomatoes are loaded with nutrients like lycopene and anthocyanins — that can help keep our heart healthy and improve blood circulation.
Summer berries are great with plain Greek yogurt or whizzed up together with a banana and milk in a smoothie.
Bursting for blue & purple…
Blueberries, purple grapes, aubergine, red cabbage contain powerful antioxidants such as anthocyanins- health-promoting chemicals that help protect and heal the body’s cells.
Make a healthy coleslaw using grated carrot, thinly sliced red onion, shredded red cabbage and a few raisins – mix with natural yogurt and a little reduced fat mayo to keep the calories down.