“What am I going to cook today?” Some days I struggle to think what to make for dinner, especially when I’m short on time. Thinking about what to eat and creating a balanced diet for a family can be stressful. Just to make sure the menu includes proteins, vegetables, carbohydrates, fruits and oils can be time consuming. But, over time we do get better at it.
One method that can simplify the task is to use color. It’s commonly known that the Japanese also “eat with their eyes”. Presentation is an important part of their meal but so is color. That’s why they are particular on the color of their dishes because it can enhance the appearance of the food to make it look more appetizing! But just by trying to include a variety of colors into your menu, can help you put together a rather good, balanced meal.
Imagine a turkey sandwich on brown bread. The colors are brown and a very light pink. Now add some color to this sandwich – a little green lettuce, red tomato, dark green basil leaves and yellow mustard! By simply adding color the nutrition value improves. Isn’t this an easy method to help you create that balanced meal?
A while back my feng shui master send me a TED video by William Li called “Can We Eat To Starve Cancer?”. Here it is:
- dried cranberries
- red grapes
- red peppers
- red cabbage
- red onions