Planning your holiday meal. Give the gift of color to your family and your guests in your Christmas meal.


All the colors of the rainbow in food.  A feast for the eyes, and a nutrient feast for the body.

I talk and write all the time about eating local, and eating all of the colors of the rainbow.  Each color has a gift to our body.

This week I received an incredible article about each color and that the nutrients are that it has to share with us and I want to share it with you.  The article came from Ocean Robbins, a vegan, who I follow, and who often shares wonderful information that is valuable for all of us. (He is the grandson of the Baskin Robbins family.  He and his father are part of the movement to teach us that what goes into our bodies matters.)

Eating The Rainbow: Why Eating a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Is Important for Optimal Health

It’s Christmas in a week.  Plan your meal to include at least one dish that “gifts” your family and guests with all of the benefits of color.  Its the gift that will keep on giving.

This is a feast for the eyes and will be remembered.  Make color part of your holiday tradition.

A feast for the eyes 2

Photo from The Conscious Craft, fellow Health Coaches


This is another fantastic photo with color.

This photo was borrowed from a restaurant called Plant food and wine, Venice CA  

And one more from  Plant Food and Wine

You can be creative and reproduce the feeling of these plates.  What a way to wow your dinner guests.

You don’t have to do something complicated.  These are three simpler uses of colored vegetable dishes that also would work.

Finally before the meal, for munchy time instead of your usual appetizer, how about this.

I plan to serve my veggie plate with the wonderful dip recipe I posted last week from Tana Amen (Dr. Daniel Amens wife)

Good Food Should Start with the Eyes, then Feed the Soul, and finally present the Body With Wonderful Nutrients.

Enjoy planning your holiday meals with love.

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Merry Merry everyone. Big hugs Cheryl

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