I’ve heard many times, “I would love to eat healthily, but I hate kale,” or “salads are so boring,” and I’m here to tell you it really does not have to be the case! Over the years, “Eat your greens” has become a symbol of healthy eating, and for good reasons; green leafy vegetables are, indeed, nutrition powerhouses, but they are not an exception; each color in plant-based foods reflects different beneficial compounds and each with its unique health benefits. So I would love to invite you to focus on eating the rainbow, and yes, that includes greens, but not only! We want to see as many colors on our plates as possible, from an array of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. This way, not only will you get a more complete range of vitamins and antioxidants, but you will naturally include more plant diversity onto your plate, which is a key factor for thriving gut health!
If kale isn’t your thing, let’s start by focusing more on the vegetables that you already love and slowly incorporating new ones to turn your plate into a rainbow. You can choose from any of the delicious and colorful salads below to start your journey toward eating the rainbow!
A vibrant, nourishing Roasted Cauliflower and Avocado Salad that's as delicious as it is healthy. Packed with fiber-rich cauliflower, creamy avocado, and protein-packed chickpeas, this salad is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. Just 10 ingredients!
Indulge in a nutritious, easy-to-make Turmeric Quinoa & Edamame Salad. Packed with 11 unique plants, 31g of protein, 18g of fiber, and healthy fats from nuts and avocado, this salad is a feast for your taste buds and your microbiome. Bonus points for adding a little kimchi or your favorite fermented food for even more gut health benefits.
A vibrant, high-protein pasta salad, perfect for meal-prep thanks to the high-protein content. This satiating dish features wholemeal pasta, black lentils, and a variety of vegetables, all brought together with a pink beetroot and tahini dressing.