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Eat a Rainbow

Updated on November 16, 2016

Eat a Rainbow of Foods Every Day for Health


Eating a variety of foods is one of the best ways to ensure that you are getting the fullest range of nutrients in your diet. A fun way to help you and your family choose the right foods is to Eat a Rainbow - choose fresh fruits and vegetables from each color of a rainbow.

Eat a Rainbow

I Can Eat A Rainbow

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I Can Eat A Rainbow

From nutrition expert Annabel Karmel comes a series of books on healthy eating for the very youngest readers. By instilling children with good attitudes toward food and nutrition at a young age, these books pave the way for a lifetime of healthy eating habits.

I Can Eat a Rainbow teaches kids how to eat healthy by enjoying a "rainbow" of food, from purple plums to red apples to greens like spinach and celery. Each two-page spread focuses on food of a different color.

 

Eat A Colorful Variety Every Day

Think Variety Think Color

Dazzle your kids with color! Eating fruits and veggies in a variety of colors - red, dark green, yellow, blue, purple, white and orange - not only provides eye candy for your kids but mixing things up also gives them a broad range of nutrients. So "think variety, think color" and everybody wins! And they can have a little fun filling up that shopping cart with a spectrum of colorful fruits and vegetables that'll create a rainbow on their plates!

How to Create a Rainbow on Your Plate

  • Make a tropical rainbow fruit salad with fruits of each color: oranges, pink grapefruit, mango, papaya, kiwifruit, bananas, and purple grapes.
  • Sauté your own medley of mixed vegetables using each color: red onions, carrots, corn, jicama, broccoli and black beans.
  • Try a spinach salad with dried cranberries, canned mandarin oranges and red onion with your favorite vinaigrette.
  • Make fruit-sicles: Puree your favorite fruit such as melon, peaches, banana, and/or berries with 100% fruit juice. Freeze in ice cube trays or paper cups or popsicle molds for a refreshing treat. Use fresh, frozen or canned.
  • Make a refreshing summer beverage using 100% juice and iced tea.
  • Roast a whole head of garlic to make a delicious spread for an appetizer or on sandwiches.
  • Steam edamame for a fun snack. Kids love it!
  • Make a Greek-inspired salad: romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, chick peas, black olives and artichoke hearts.
  • Make confetti coleslaw: shredded green and red cabbage, grated carrots, julienned kohlrabi and finely chopped red and yellow peppers.
  • Make a Mexican pizza with tortillas, refried beans, salsa and grated low fat jalapeno cheese. Bake.
  • On a busy night, check out the unique combinations of veggies in the frozen section to build a meal - a quick stir-fry, vegetable soup or stew, or a frittata.
  • Make a dried fruit and nut mix for snacks. They make great gifts too. Include dried apples, apricots, cranberries, peaches, pears, cherries and mixed nuts.
  • Pizza for breakfast? Sure! Top a toasted English muffin with tomato sauce, a scrambled egg and fresh spinach. Add grated Mozzarella and melt.
  • Try some different veggie toppings on your pizza:
  • eggplant and black olive
  • pineapple and onion
  • red and green peppers and mushrooms
  • fresh tomato and spinach
  • broccoli and green olives
  • or get the whole shebang

See Our Fruit & Veggie Color List

[via Fruits & Veggies More Matters]

Color Wheel of Fruits and Vegetables

What Color is Your Food?

Taste a rainbow of fruits and vegetables for better health

North Dakota State University Agriculture and University Extension educational publication written by Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., L.R.D., Food and Nutrition Specialist.

Taste a rainbow of fruits and vegetables for better health

I love strawberries, carrots, bananas, avocados, blueberries.

What are your favorite rainbow foods?

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      enslavedbyfaeries 7 years ago

      What a beautiful way to encourage healthy choices! Fortunately, both of my girls will eat almost any vegetable or fruit, but our favorites are avocados, artichokes, bananas, onions and peppers. I LOVE this lens!

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      thepartyanimal2 7 years ago

      This is a wonderful lens - I love it!!!

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      jolou 7 years ago

      This is one of my favorite subjects, healthy eating. I love oranges, strawberries, mango, broccoli, cauliflower and beets the most, but I do eat all of them.

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      LadyFlashman 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Lovely lens! I try to eat a rainbow everyday, but I have a tendency towards red food - strawberries, raspberries, red onions! 5*

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      Wow! I love this lens! BLessing it and lesnrolling to my Healthy Breakfast lens!

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      Laraine Sims 7 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Yummy lens! I love red and orange foods. It is so wonderful that we can get these foods all year around! 5*s, fav. and lensrolled.

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      Jeanette 7 years ago from Australia

      What a beautiful, colourful lens with some great health tips.

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      What a great lens and so well done. Blessed and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      love this lens! I'm always telling the kids they'll be healthy if they eat a rainbow...as long as the colors are naturally derived! (of course they try to say blue-frosted bday treats at school count, ugh!) lensrolling to squidoo.com/uncookedpastasauce

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      Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

      The more color the better as that is where the most phyto nutrients are! I love avocados, blueberries, cherries, squash and carrots!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congrats! This great lens was selected for LOTD by guest author Burgessvillian!

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      Woo hoo, LOTD indeed ... love my color bursting veggies especially when they're locally grown organics! Congrats, great lens and topic.

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      Congratulations on LotD!! Mmmm, Rainbows are yummy! :)

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      LadyFlashman 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      You very kindly visited my rainbow lens when it was LOTD, so I am delighted that yours is now in the spotlight! This is such a great lens, and people should eat a rainbow everyday!

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      wellingtonboot 7 years ago from U.K.

      What a healthy, happy thead! I only eat red, orange and green, so I need to broaden my range a bit :-)

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      southshoretees 7 years ago

      Great ideas, these are all excellent suggestions. My personal favorites are strawberries, butternut squash, mango, asparagus, and blueberries.

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      Delia 7 years ago

      great LOTD, Congratulations! I was just thinking today about my eating habits...although I eat veggies and fruit, I'm starting to wonder about my lack of protein...once in a while I eat chicken and meat...no fish for me! I love eating the colors and have done that for a while now.

      a ~"Squid Angel Blessing"~

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      Congrats on LotD - what a great lens topic! My rainbow foods are bell peppers, cauliflower, chocolate and red wine :-/ Angel blessed :-)

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      charity7 7 years ago

      I liked this lens very much. Who knew that picturing a rainbow would make choosing veggies so much easier. Thanks for sharing this!

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      modz 7 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD!!! I like your lens

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      stacy mcdaniel 7 years ago

      Congratulations on lens of the day. I love all the fruits. The hardest part for me is finding vegetables that I like.

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      hayleylou lm 7 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD :)

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      bigjoe2121 7 years ago

      mmmm, skittles.

      ha ha! just kidding! actually I prefer m and ms :)

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      I have always loved foods just the way God made them, with all their beautiful colors, a wonderful lens! Congrats on LOTD:-) ~claudia

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      Joan Hall 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Watermelon, sweet potatoes, corn, collards, prunes.

      Yummy lens!

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Fantastic - strawberries, pumpkin, lemon, kiwi fruit, blueberries.

      Congrats on well deserved lens of the day!

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      semas 7 years ago

      Congratulations on lens of the day.A great lens on rainbow foods and I am definitely lensrolling it to my lens on 'A colorful diet to defy aging'

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congratulations for presenting such an interesting lens.I love mangoes,carrots,banana,and lots of vegetables..Colorful diet is healthy and nutritious.

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      aparana 7 years ago

      I never thought of vegetables or fruits in terms of colors. Its nice yo read this lens...its something unique and interesting too.

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      Ann 7 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      great lens...and congratulations on lens of the day.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      BeaUtiful lens!! Congratulations on LOTD ~ well deserved!

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Congrats on LotD!

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      June Campbell 7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      This is an amazing lens. Beautifully done and so deserving of LOTD

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      heidishome 7 years ago

      Awesome and congratulations! I am going to feature this on my healthy meals for kids lens!

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      Airinka 7 years ago

      Well done!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I love this and have lensrolled to my lens Who Is Roy G. Biv. Congrats on a well deserved LOTD.

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      JenOfChicago LM 7 years ago

      Great lens! This makes me what some red peppers for lunch! Blessed by a squidangel

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      eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

      Congratulations on your LOTD!!! This lens couldn't have come at a better time for me. I am in the process of trying to totally revamp what my family eats. This is one of the things I would like to add to our diet. I'm going to check out some of those resources that you provided!!! Thank you. Great lens.

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Love this lens...my favorites cranberries, orange peppers,squash, spinach, blueberrrie!

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      I love artichokes, courgettes (zucchini in America), green beans, peas, avocados, oh... didn't think about it before reading this page but they're all green, lol. We also have some campaigns in favour of healthy eating here although we don't really need them as we mostly eat healthy naturally. But those campaigns have the benefit to bring the fun in an otherwise serious matter. I saw a TV doc on American schools and wish that your schools are soon going to offer rainbow foods to the kids at noon - as as regards to parents, I'm pretty sure most already provide health aliments to their children ;)

      Congratulations on your LOTD!

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Congrats on LOTD! well done and beautiful lens!

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      DianaWalker 7 years ago

      What a wonderful lens on healthy eating - making it fun and colorful and delicious-looking!! Congratulations on Lens of the Day!! Diana Walker

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      Lakota429 7 years ago

      Excellent lens with a wealth of information! I'll be sending people your way to see this one. Great job! Thumbs up and congrats on LOTD!!!! Annie~

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Wonderful ideas and lens. Congratulations on LOTD!

      Thumbs-up and feave,

      Susie

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD. This lens is now featured on Lenses That Shine. Great stuff.

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      VSP 7 years ago

      Currently my favorite rainbow foods would be cherries & apricots. Great encouragement and so colorful too.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 7 years ago from Templeton, CA

      We like strawberries, cherries, tomatoes, broccoli, carrots, oranges, blueberries, eggplant, onions, cabbage, plums, peaches, butternut squash, summer squash, apples and bananas. Congrats on LOTD!

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      Kimmida123 7 years ago

      Great Lens, I am working on getting my kids to eat healthier. This will be a good article for them to read. My favorites are blueberries, strawberries, broccoli, and bananas.

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Wonderful concept to get the kiddies to try things they might not like...although this big girl wouldn't mind eating a rainbow either :) Love the lens, congrats on LOTD.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My favorite? Hmmmm. Black cherries. But also blueberries, brussels sprouts, cabbage, grapes. I'm going to stop now. I'm hungry. I enjoyed your lens very much!

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      Sherry Venegas 7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Rainbow balloons and confetti for this LotD. Very good idea to make it fun for the little ones.

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      Rose4u 7 years ago

      My favorite are strawberries and bananas :)

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      squid-janices7 7 years ago

      Now that summer is here, it is much easier to eat a rainbow. Fortunately, my parents made me eat lots of fruits and veggies as a kid so I grew accustom to eating a rainbow of foods. I'll pretty much eat any fruit and veggie except brussel sprouts, avocados, and beets. My favs are fresh green beans, watermelon, and strawberries. Congrats on LOTD!!

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      BooJeeBeads 7 years ago

      As a kid I was picky but now I enjoy creating dishes that not only taste good but are colorful to look at as well. Sadly I struggle with getting my step kids to eat this way since all they want it chicken nuggets and pepperoni pizza.

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      Laura Hofman 7 years ago from Naperville, IL

      My husband and I love to make stirfrys at least once a week with a bounty of colorful veggies: red, yellow, orange & green peppers, carrots, red cabbage, peapods, celery, onions, baby corn...etc. Tasty and each one tastes different depending on how we spice it. Sometimes we add chicken, pork or shrimp - or just have a veggie version over rice. Delicious and healthy! Love this lens!

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      I love eating fruits and vegetables. My favorites include eggplant, banana, mango, carrots, orange, avocado, grapes, Chinese cabbage, and tomato.

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      parkmouse 7 years ago

      mmm goat cheese balls! yum yum! What a great resource to eating a healthy vegetarian meals, thanks so much!

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      Rose Jones 7 years ago

      Beautiful lens in a lot of ways. As I regain my health from a little bout with cancer, I am trying to use nature's pharmacy as my main health resource. You can get so much value just from eating a vegetable salad, and another fruit salad a day! Sometimes we make it too complicated; your lens helps point us the right direction.

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      lumpy22 7 years ago

      Awesome lens love all the colors.

      thanks

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love the idea of eating a rainbow - Very pleasing to the eye and to health - and filling me up! I love fruit and veggies and combining more of them at one time is a great idea!

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      Obscure_Treasures 7 years ago

      These all sound so good,I really like your lens. It gives me a lot idea

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      Sara Duggan 6 years ago from California

      Avocado-Green, Watermelon-Red Oranges-Orange Bananas and Pineapple-Yellow Blackberries - dark blue/purple YUM now I want a fruit salad

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      Leanne Chesser 6 years ago

      I love this lens, the "Today I Ate a Rainbow" site and the concept. I think it's a fantastic way to encourage kids to eat fruits & veggies and it's an engaging and fun way to teach them. Awesome. Awesome.

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      BooJeeBeads 6 years ago

      During this time of year eating a rainbow is a lot easier than it is in the wintertime.

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      Have I said it already? I really love this lens and I love the concept. thanks for sharing it. x

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I read a book about how eating fresh foods of different colors is very important because each food color contains different vitamins and minerals. I'm glad I found your lens to learn more about it. Bookmarking for future reference. :)

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      Deb Kingsbury 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I'll lensroll this to mine about the Jazzercise "Know More" diet program, which is based in part on this concept. I'm basically doing this myself right now. It's pretty easy to fill my shopping cart with a rainbow when I shop the outer walls of the market, especially the produce section.

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      Utsahan 6 years ago

      B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! Nicely presented. Favorite of mine!

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      Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

      This is a beautiful lens! Not only is it making my mouth water for my fruit and veg, it is very inspiring to me as a lensmaster as well - what gorgeous use of colour! Bravo!

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      Rita-K 6 years ago

      What a yummy lens! I wish I had had this information when I raised my boys, they would have eaten so much better without all the fussing. You have made teaching children (and adults too) that eating veggies and fruits is exciting. Thanks!

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      seegreen 6 years ago

      Wonderful. Eating a rainbow makes it so much easier to eat well.

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      monarch13 6 years ago

      i love avocados, and blueberries too.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a colourful lens! I pretty much all veggies and fruit, they add so much colour and flavour to the entire meal! - Kathy

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      RebeccaE 6 years ago

      guess I am going to go and eat my rainbow today, love this lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I've never thought of food in terms of a rainbow but it does make a lot of sense. A terrific guide for teaching children healthy eating.

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      Nathalie Roy 6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Beautiful presentation! I love all fruits and veggies except avocados because I am allergic to them sadly.

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      Sensitive Fern 6 years ago

      I love rainbows and I love food..what a great way to organize what to eat each day. :) It really appeals to my artistic side.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      red apples, green cucumber, black eggplant and orange carrots!

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      Tiffany3 6 years ago

      VERY good advice. It is also good for teaching kids.. the rainbow concept.

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      jdwheeler 6 years ago

      My daughter and I always grow blueberries in the backyard. It's something we can do together and enjoy our work when we eat them up!

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Rhode Island

      wonderful Idea and information love it and i love rainbows what child can resist when you place a rainbow on a plate for them to choose from wonderful beautiful photos and Information.

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      jgelien 6 years ago

      Colors make any meal more appetizing. I love sugar snap peas, carrots, concord grapes, broccoli, mangoes and watermelon to name a few. I love your lens.

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      compugraphd 6 years ago

      I love just about anything purple, I LOVE LOVE LOVE purple potatoes -- I also love purple cauliflower, blueberries and, in other colors, strawberries, papaya, mango, acai (I have an herbal tea), bilberry (again, in a tea), Kale (I LOVE kale -- I process in my food processor and keep it in bags in the freezer), spinach, zucchini -- I could go on and on -- as you can tell, I love fruits and veggies!

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      manndtp 6 years ago

      Excellent lens. Variety is the spice of life (or so I hear)

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Lovely, lovely, lovely lens! But I don't get something. We know that color in food makes it healthier, or at least signifies health. AND we know that it is a lot more appealing and appetizing. So....why have they suddenly started selling white asperagus? I mean WHY?

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      thehiplady lm 6 years ago

      Love it

      I know this is something I should think about more - I tend to go for green orange and red as my main sources.

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      Gilberto Galea 6 years ago from Willemstad

      Wow!, it's an amazing lens. Well done, and very informative. With a clear about vegetables!.

      Thanks by share,

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      Yourshowman LM 6 years ago

      I Liked This Concept. add spice to life.

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      arditjandra 6 years ago

      Anything with rainbow, I'm in. :p This lens is honestly quite lovely. Just wanted to add, back home in Indonesia, there's a place who sold so-called 'rainbow noodles'. Apparently they are made from beets, carrots, etc. They really are quite pretty to look at, and, more importantly, even more flavorful (and I suspect, healthier) than normal noodles!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love this lens -very artistic and pretty.

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      C A Chancellor 6 years ago from US/TN

      Nice lens! Blessed.

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      TWOnline2 6 years ago

      anything that does not have pesticides and was grown in healthy soil

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      BrickHouseFabrics 6 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      GiveInKind 6 years ago

      Like the lens especially the color chart. I was struggling to get some yellows. One thing I am worried is the genetical modification of all my favorite foods. Soy, Corn , beets and even potatoes are genetically modified. Hopefully they would save chick peas and lentils.

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      Just returned to lensroll this colorful lens to my food pyramid coloring pages lens. What about a purple plum?

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      surgimesh lm 6 years ago

      colorful lens

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      PlannerPat 6 years ago

      I love strawberries, grapes and mango. Yum Yum!

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      CoolFoto 6 years ago

      congrats on LOD! Some great food ideas here. My family and I have always enjoyed all fruits and veggies.

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      Jennie Hennesay 6 years ago from Lubbock TX

      I love carrots, strawberries, apples, sweet potatoes Oh the list goes on and on. With such a wide variety in the produce section eating a rainbow is easy. Thanks for such a wonderful lens, so simply presented even children can understand it.

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      Positivevibestechnician 6 years ago

      food is the 2nd best medicine after laughter thank you for posting this

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      charity7 6 years ago

      Great Lens!!!! I love your fruit recipes. I love bananas, grapes, oranges, apples and blueberries. That's my rainbow food. I also like avocados and carrots. Congratulations on LOD.

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      Lisa_Maria 6 years ago

      I love all fruits and veg! Great lens and really great title as well!

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      VSP 6 years ago

      Featured your lens in my newsletter http://www.aweber.com/b/1MG1M and on my ByGProductions facebook page. My favorites are G - Avocado, Asparagus, Sno Peas, W, garlic, onion, white corn, white nectarines, R - Cherries, Strawberries, Y/O - Apricots, Mangos, Pineapples, Pumpkin, B - Blueberies & Plums

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      tobejim 6 years ago

      Loving the colour - big fan of blueberries and raspberries!

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      GrahamCurwen 6 years ago

      This is a great idea. Our little girl does like eating fruit and veg but this idea can make it a bit more fun. I might try it when we have our next Kleeneze meeting, it should make a good talking point !

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      i love to mix it up with a delicious fruit juice! cheers

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I love this lens! I nominated it for a purple star! The title makes me smile!

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      Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Love simple. Eating a rainbow is a great idea! Blessed.

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      Wedding Mom 6 years ago

      What a great way to teach people about eating correctly! I love the rainbow idea.

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      Angela F 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Super lens! Makes me want to go fix a rainbow snack tray ;)

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      @ZenandChic: thank you kindly!

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      @VSP: thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      a great idea! I love it

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      Stardust67 6 years ago

      strawberries, blueberries and bananas

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      pheonix76 6 years ago from WNY

      Tomatoes, tangerines, pineapples, snap peas, plums. Love your lens!!! So colorful and yummy looking. :D Have lensrolled it to my veg page.

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      beckwong 6 years ago

      watermelon,bananas, honeydew, sweet corns, grapes

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      watermelon, squash, lemon, kiwi, eggplant, blackbnerries

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      writercb1 6 years ago from United States

      I love strawberries, oranges, um...lemons?, avocados, and...purple grapes are good, too.

      Great lens on healthy eating! So colorful. ;D How do you color your words like that? I'm still learning things on Squidoo...

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      promotional-coupons-codes 6 years ago

      Awesome lens. Yesterday I made salad in rainbow style everyone was so impressed. Thanks

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      OrganicMom247 6 years ago

      I had found a gold in your rainbow lens. very nice.

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      AllisonLindsay 6 years ago

      Fantastic lens! I always remind my boys to 'eat the rainbow'...and I don't mean skittles :)

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      lilyofthevalley1 6 years ago

      What a unique take on vegetarianism. I like it! Also, cute bento.

      My rainbow is: raspberries, clementines, golden apples, spinach, and blueberries.

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      Squidoo_Queen 6 years ago

      Love it! Fantastic lens and a great idea too :)

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      MissBuffySpears 6 years ago

      Thank you for making this great lens! I love Tomatoes, Blueberries, Broccoli.... Yum!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      This is truly lovely

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      that blonde is so sexy

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      I love the idea of eating a rainbow! - great lens

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      This is so colorful. It makes it easy to eat a rainbow.

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      peetred lm 6 years ago

      I love strawberries, carrots, bananas, blueberries, kiwi, cantelope, cucumbers, and watermelon! I also love meat. It's brown, that's in the rainbow right? ;)

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      sushilkin lm 6 years ago

      I am vegggie food lover.. Thanks for sharing nice Stuff here!!

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      anansigirls lm 6 years ago

      Needed that lens as proof for my daughter! Thank you.

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      AppleCiderVinegarWeightLoss 6 years ago

      Summertime is a great time to add more fruits and veggies to your diet.

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      CarynJSwift56889 6 years ago

      bananas is also my love

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      elsiehui 6 years ago

      Great Lens! Guess what? Watermelons are in season now!

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      Seeking Pearls 6 years ago from Pueblo West

      Really lovely lens and what a great idea for children and adults!

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      phoenix arizona f 6 years ago

      Great idea for getting people to eat the nutrition they need.

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      Donnette Davis 6 years ago from South Africa

      what a stunning lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      wow, all the colors, made me hungry!

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      FrankqWalsh 6 years ago

      wow Great lens

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      MichaelTJones 5 years ago

      You just gave me some great ideas with this lens! Thank you miss!

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      trendoptions 5 years ago

      love love the rainbow bento! :)

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      AQuintinSmith 5 years ago from Paradise on Earth

      Fun lens and healthy too.

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      cr00059n 5 years ago

      What a great lens.

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      David Stone 5 years ago from New York City

      brocolli, organic tomatoes, bananas, oranges, mango and roughly a million more.

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      Brilliant idea and children love colors! Blessed by a squidangel grandma - who is thankful her grands eat such healthy foods!

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      dexter yarbroug1 5 years ago

      Great lens for helping take care of health. Thanks.

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      Alina_St 5 years ago

      What a great, healthy and colorful lens! :)

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      Echo Phoenix 5 years ago

      I am a believer! nice colorful and playful lens, thanks;)

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      howdoyouspellst 5 years ago

      Yummy!! How inspiring! I want to eat all kinds of healthy foods now!!

      I like colorful juices, too, for when I don't have quite enough time for fresh fruit.

      Blessed by a Squid Angel!! :)

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      kimmanleyort 5 years ago

      I do appreciate a colorful plate! This lens is outstanding in every way.

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      plrsource 5 years ago

      Looks Tasty.....Great Lens...............

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      love veg foods. colorful eating is a great idea. it is really tempting.

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      squidoolover76 5 years ago

      A perfect food idea for my daughter,thanks

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      Nicely done lens & great resource. ***Angel blessed*** :)

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      PattiHale 5 years ago

      Good idea! Thanks for this.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was so entrigued with the name of your lens I just had to read it! Thank you. If you like to browse lens too, mine has a great educational topic with poll questions for my readers to do.

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      mermaidlife 5 years ago

      Now I get it. I was wondering what was meant by eat a rainbow! Very informative and beautiful lens.

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      A wonderful way to remember to eat and stay healty. Eat a rainbow. Blessed by a Squidangel.

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      lucyvivian 5 years ago

      The rainbow foods are pretty beautifel and hearthy~

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      wilfredpadilla 5 years ago

      My baby cousins will like this!

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      You know, over 20 years ago my Biology teacher told me that the colors of the rainbow were a way to teach people in underdeveloped nations how to ensure they had a balanced diet. This is absolutely terrific. I will add this to the right sidebar of my vegan dishes within the next day or so. Thank you so very much. Take good care, Rose

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      wow, that's a very good idea!!

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      APackageAtTheDoor 5 years ago

      Beautiful! Thanks for the great ideas and recipe links!

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      EMangl 5 years ago

      Never thought about it before but will try to make a rainbow salad when my daughter comes on weekend :-)

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      peppervel 5 years ago

      Very interesting way to motivate my kids to eat their fruits and veggies. "Eat a rainbow!" very catchy phrase. thanks for the lens.

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      I think my favorite colored foods are red - like strawberries, cherries, raspberries, apples, etc. This is a fun way to remember to vary up veggies and fruits though! Well done!

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      GirlLovesNature1 5 years ago

      I love making stir-fry with red peppers, green broccoli and orange carrots, and serve it with turmeric-yellow rice! Rainbow-colored food makes me happy :)

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      timelapselove 5 years ago

      awesome lens. I'll take a rainbow over a pyramid any day!

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      carcamping lm 5 years ago

      My favorites are strawberries or pomogranate, bananas, pineapple, asparagus and blackberries!

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      food monkey 5 years ago

      i love all of them! nice lens!

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      Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      What an absolutely Fabulous idea!! I'm definitely going to add this to our meal times - I do already make sure we're eating as wide a variety as possible, of different foods, but I love the idea of going by colour - and creating a rainbow on the plate is a brilliant and fun idea! :)

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Adding this to the right sidebar of my 100th lens about pumpkin pies. Hope it helps!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      GREAT lens. I love the images you used and when I first heard about eating the right amount of all the colors, I loved it! Really cool idea for forming good eating habits.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Featuring this on my upcoming lens, hope it helps!

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      @sousababy: Just added this excellent lens to my new one: https://hubpages.com/food/gluten-free-vegan-pot-pi

      and thank you so much for educating me about hidden animal ingredients.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

      Sincerely,

      Rose

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      Elhamstero 5 years ago

      I love lots of different coloured foods. Some good ideas here for me to include. Carrots are my favourite

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So glad I found this great lens. Two thumbs up. Squid-liked!

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      green beans... I am stuck on them lately.

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      rangiiria 5 years ago

      My favs are: raspberries and oranges. I have some in the fridge - I think I'll go for a mini snack :)

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      tedcdelivers 5 years ago

      This is a beautiful lens. Thanks for the great content and links to other useful sites.

      My favorite rainbow foods are raspberries and blueberries.

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      TopToysForKids 5 years ago

      Love this lens! Avocados are the best on top of Nachos, although I'm sure that takes away some nutritional benefits! :) I love the little oranges, and tangerines....I'm gunna go eat some! :)

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      I shall be featuring this wonderful lens soon on my newest one (will let you know on your Bio page asap). Sincerely, Rose

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      mannasugar 5 years ago

      Excellent Lens, one of the best. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is the best way to get Healthy along with exercise and limiting the intake of bad ingredients...

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      Vallygems1 5 years ago

      I am not a vegetarian but loved your lens. Maybe I can convert myself still

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a great concept - maybe this will inspire my daughter to eat more coloured foods.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Dear hlkljgk,

      I just added this excellent lens of yours to my newest one at: https://hubpages.com/food/fast-easy-healthy-homema...

      Hope it helps!

      Sincerely,

      Rose

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi great lens,I try to eat healthy most of the time .I just have to eat sweets sometime.I also love strawberries ,carrots,bananas and blueberries.

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      healthandsick 5 years ago

      sure, I can eat rainbow..

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      ViJuvenate 5 years ago

      I love them all. When I first came across the concept of eating by color, a couple of decades ago, it really helped me in food choices. Realizing that the different colors offer different vitamins made adding produce into our diet so much easier, and kind of fun as well.

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      Holysheepskin LM 5 years ago

      Love them all! Just starting adding avocados into my morning shakes and it's fabulous! I posted the recipe on my hockey mom central lens

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      oxfordian 5 years ago

      I love it! So much better than the old food pyramid. This lens is terrific and so comprehensive with so many great suggestions. Here's an angel blessing for you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love your lens, great information!

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      kateclough lm 5 years ago

      anything except turnip! Love this lens! Great guidelines for a society suffering from morbid obesity. Very informative.

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      dannystaple 5 years ago

      Oh I love this. What is wrong with turnip - smashing roasted with other root veg or in a big winter stew! I love aubergine, strawberries, corn, carrots, bananas, cucumber, beetroot. Peppers - but not the green ones.

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      hankmolini 5 years ago

      mushrooms,tomato,corn,broccoli,blueberries is my rainbow food! Awesome lens!

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      iijuan12 5 years ago from Florida

      I love any type of berry. Great lens! Thank you!

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      vincente lm 5 years ago

      What a fun an healthy lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      my mom always says "more colorfull more healthy" thanks for sharing great lens

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      opheliakeith lm 5 years ago

      Super helpful lens! I'm printing that chart off for my fridge :)

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      Mamaboo LM 5 years ago

      My nickname for many years has been Rainbow. I thank you for sharing your version of a rainbow in such a healthy way. Be blessed this day!

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      All of the above. :)

      *blessed*

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      vkumar05 5 years ago

      Very interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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      WiscBear 5 years ago

      really like the color wheel of fruits and veggies. very good info.

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      whimsey 5 years ago

      Love the emphasis on color! It's a great way to think about what food you're eating. :)

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      What a wonderful idea and so beautifully laid out. Fabulous article even if I did have to look up what a Jicama was! We don't get these in the UK, but I am sure there are substitutes, I will delve into Google's machinations and find out! With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

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      Petetheprophet 5 years ago

      Great work; Keep watering the crops!!!!

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      peachplanet 5 years ago

      Let me see..... I had blueberries for breakfast - green lettuce, red peppers and white onions for lunch - packed an orange for an afternoon snack....i think i'm doing pretty good :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very colorful lens. Great job. I like it. We are what we eat. Hopefully I won't turn rainbow after eating all the rainbow foods. :)

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      What a beautiful lens! I love all vegetables and fruit and I like the suggestions you gave to make a plate of these more interesting. No beige plate here. :D

      Angel blessings.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Wouldn't the world be a different place if we all ate rainbows every day? Blessed! And included in my tribute lens - Colossal Squid Stars!

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      Kathleen Hiler 5 years ago from Mountain Home

      stawberries,banas,avocados,blueberries,raspberries,blackberries

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      Kathleen Hiler 5 years ago from Mountain Home

      I LOVE this lens! I had so much fun with this and applaud you for having this kind of info out there..I am a nutrional therapist and think this is great :)

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      RCGraphicsDesign 5 years ago

      Great lens - what a great to put it - eat a rainbow. I love it. Thanks.

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      Alex Graham 5 years ago

      Very Cool lens!

      I vote for strawberries!

      Alex

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      VERY nice lens! Love that it puts the veggies and fruits in a total new light ~ much better! Thank you! B : )

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love home you have done your angels blessing

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      jholland 5 years ago

      Red cabbage, carrots, yellow peppers, green onions, cilantro and poppy seed dressing.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 5 years ago

      Great idea!

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      FashionMommy 5 years ago

      I learned new things from this lens. Let's make eating colorful!

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Awesome!

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      myamya 5 years ago

      Very nice lens! Thumbs up!

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Nicely done! Thumbs up!

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      Nice lens! I adore cherries, but all fruits and berries, and veggies, too.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very nica lens.

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      Edwinrocks 5 years ago

      nice lense....

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      Caromite 5 years ago

      Nice lens, the salad looks tasty!

      My favourite rainbow food are cherries, melons, grapefruit, bananas, leek, spinach and blueberries.

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      sunny saib 5 years ago

      wonderful lens..really

      mine are: apple, orange, banana, guava, melon, watermelon (outside! :P) and grapes

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      KandH 5 years ago

      Wow, this is fantastic, I love the rainbow bento, it's the perfect idea for lunchtime :)

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      texan203 lm 5 years ago

      Wonderful informational lens. I love strawberries, bananas, oranges,grapes, and kiwi.

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      henrygdance 4 years ago

      good lens

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      CristianStan 4 years ago

      We all need the widest variety of fruit and vegetable colors in our diets. Thanks for the great fruit ideas!

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      Beautiful lens!

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      lovetolink 4 years ago

      Excellent resource for healthy eating!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Returning to sprinile angel dust over your rainbow.

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      Sabasti 4 years ago

      This is one of those times when several things fall into line and become something meaningful. I am an avid squidoo enthusiast. Recently I got an email with a picture of eating colors. This is something I have looked into for many years. I decided to look up more info using good ole google. This lens was the third one down. Congrats!!! Aside from that, this is a great article with awesome information. Thank you for sharing.

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      Sabasti 4 years ago

      @Sabasti: Trying to find a better chart thru google, your lens came up again, this time #2.

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      ideashine 4 years ago

      nice concept.. love your lens so much :)

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      jc91583 4 years ago

      I definitely love strawberries, oranges, grapes, blueberries, bananas, etc, etc, etc!! I have nieces and nephews and I've noticed that if you put fruits and vegetables in front of them they'll eat them just as quick as they'll eat anything with chocolate or sugar. I've also noticed that the healthier I eat, the better I feel. This is such great advice to give to someone. Thank you very much. I love the list of food on the color chart. What a great reference. Thank you very much!!

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      Mamabyrd 4 years ago

      I love Red!! apples, strawberries and watermelon

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      MintySea 4 years ago

      I want a rainbow salad looks yum

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      nice reinbow

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      casquid 4 years ago

      Excellent ideas!

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      puerdycat lm 4 years ago

      Brilliant food for brilliant minds ... and they look delicious!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thanks for sharing

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      Riesling 4 years ago

      I will show this lens to my children :-)

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      victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

      Raspberries, satsuma, corn on the cob, spinach, figs

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is a great lens with loads of helpful and fun information. I love cucumbers, mushrooms, papaya, apricots and blueberries.

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      Margot_C 4 years ago

      Today I had purple cabbage, red tomatoes, yellow banana, blue blueberries, and orange carrots. Yep, I did it!

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      Auriel 4 years ago

      interesting post.

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      Nilakantha 4 years ago

      Avocados and cherries

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I like strawberries the most

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      rattie lm 4 years ago

      All of the above!

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      sweetstickyrainbo 4 years ago

      nicely done

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      mattwebber 4 years ago

      Interesting idea. Thank you.

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      Leila 4 years ago from Belgium

      I love all regular fruits and rainbow salads :-)

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      Nice lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      apple, sweet potato, corn. broccoli, blueberries

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Very cleverly and "colorfully" way to introduce us to the foods we should be eating every day. Well done.

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      Michelllle 4 years ago

      What a beautiful lens. Wonderful subject too. Neat.

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      Rodaussie 4 years ago

      Great Lens, Great way to make kids love it

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      suepogson 3 years ago

      I think colour is really important in food - especially (as rodaussie says below) in encouraging children to eat more veg. Great lens.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      I always look at the color of the food we eat. I'm a teacher and I notice that the food they serve the kids at lunchtime is always brown! Never anything else. We're in the UK BTW! They have a bar called the healthy option but only the teachers eat food form there. I have complained but people think I'm crazy I think. Great lens.

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      OrnitA 3 years ago

      Awesome Lens!

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      TerriCarr 3 years ago

      Great way to inspire kids to eat fruits and veggies!

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