Colorful vegetables contain phytonutrients, compounds that give vegetables their rich colours, as well as their distinctive tastes.
The colourful skins of the vegetables contain the richest sources of the phytonutrients.
Each colour provides various health benefits, and by getting a variety of vegetables in your diet, you’re giving your body an array of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients to benefit your health.
If possible, try to include vegetables of different colours with your meals and snacks.
What’s in my bowl?
-1 cup Romaine lettuce
-1 tomato, sliced
-1/2 small sweet potato, boiled and sliced
-1 orange pepper, sliced and lightly grilled
-1 cup mushrooms, sliced and grilled
-3/4 cup cooked green lentils
-3/4 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
-3 avocado slices
-2 tbsp green onion tips
-dressing made with extra-virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, black pepper, mustard powder, and fresh minced garlic