Use Bright Food to Brighten Your Day: What’s your meal’s color profile?

I have the fortunate opportunity to spend this week in Seattle, Washington. It’s raining here and sunny back in California. I lived here for 5 years, and struggled with the grey that plagued the sky. Having only been here for 18 hours now, I realize how quickly this weather can take effect.

I posed the question; what is the grey missing, that’s causing me to feel so lethargic? It’s BRIGHT VIBRANT COLORS! I was walking around the market deciding what to have for lunch, keeping in mind what was going on outside, it’s cold, raining, and grey… I want to eat something that’s warm, and colorful. What did I end up eating?

Steamed Kale
Baked Yam
Chili Verde Chicken

Color profile – Dark green, subdued orange, pale green

It hit the spot… However, next time to add some major color to my day, I’ll do the following:

Steamed Kale topped with
Bell peppers of varying colors (drizzle of extra virgin olive and balsamic vinegar)
Beats
Brown rice
Salmon sashimi

Color profile – Dark green, bright red, bright orange, bright yellow, deep dark red, some brown, and glistening vibrant orange.

I suggest taking the time to enjoy the color of your food, and ask yourself: Is it beautiful and appealing to all the senses?

Good Eats!

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