Sometimes people think that salads are boring, not filling, or that they’re too hard to make. It’s just not true! Salads are sexy, simple and so satisfying! They can be really easy to pull together and are packed with different colors, textures, flavors, and nutrients that keep you full and satisfied for hours! Get inspired to mix up your favorite colorful fruits and veggies and create your next nutritious and delicious meal!! And use hashtag #ilanassexysalads so I can see your fabulous creations.

Fun tip: Chop up the ingredients beforehand or buy pre-chopped fruits and veggies so you can quickly mix up one SEXY salad at a time!

LETTUCE show you how to create the SEXIEST SALADS! It’s as easy as 1,2,3!

 

1 Choose one food from every color category:

2 Choose your favorite Super Simple Homemade Dressing:

3 Top with your favorite protein:

Let me share some of my SEXIEST FALL SALADS with you:
Why should you eat the rainbow?
Colorful fruits and veggies are abundant in nutrients!

RED in fruits and veggies means that they contain lycopene! These antioxidants have been proven to reduce the risk of prostate cancer, lower blood pressure, improve cardiac health, and support your joints! So… include red fruits and vegetables into your mix to boost the nutrition value of your salad!

Keep those eyes sparkling by filling your salad with ORANGE fruits and veggies. Beta-carotene, abundant in orange produce, is a powerful antioxidant, which can be converted into vitamin A. These orange additions aid in improving eye health, benefiting your immune system, as well as preventing skin damage!!!

YELLOW fruits and veggies are high in antioxidants such as vitamin C! Chop up and mix in those yellows to prevent cancer, improve heart health, enhance your immune system, and promote eye health!

GO GREEN! These fruits and veggies are abundant in vitamins, mineral, phytochemicals, and fiber!!! Greens are especially rich in vitamin K and B vitamins, which act to prevent blood clots, improve heart health, protect bones, and so much more! Consume these low calorie, fiber-rich veggies to keep you nourished from head to toe!

Feeling BLUE?! Anthocyanins, an antioxidant, give these fruits and veggies their color! They are healthy for your heart, lowering your blood pressure, and reducing the risk of cancer. In herbal medicine, these colorful goodies have even been proven to cure urinary tract infections!!

References:

Using Color as a Guide to a Better Diet: 9 Health Benefits of Red Fruits and Vegetables


http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/110308p34.shtml
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/taste-a-rainbow-of-fruits-and-veggies
http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/7H.html
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http://ministryhealth.org/HYMC/News/TheHealthBenefitsofFruitsandVegetables.nws
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https://www.verywell.com/the-scoop-on-anthocyanins-89522