There’s no end to the worry that us moms have to face. From the second we fall pregnant, there’s always something to worry about, right?
And now that you’ve had your little one, I’m sure you’re finding it hard to take care of yourself too—especially food-wise. If you’re anything like 99 percent of my subscribers, you’re lucky if you’re managing to fit in one healthy meal each day!
So to help you out, here’s a little trick that I teach my clients so they can get the most from their food—aim for COLOR. The color of your food is a fantastic indicator of its nutritional value.
Check in—looking back at your dinner last night, what color was your plate? Did it have any green or orange? Or was it mainly white and brown, like so many people’s dinners out there?
While you definitely should load up on those dark leafy green vegetables, it’s an even better idea to create a rainbow of colors on your plate—this way, you’ll be more likely to meet your nutritional quota (which is especially important if you’re breastfeeding!). So when you’re planning your meals, go for green, orange, red, and yellow—and the darker the color, the better!
Aim for an assortment of lettuce, carrots, beats, sprouts, broccoli, spinach, yams, sweet potatoes, radishes, green beans, peas and so on. In terms of fruit, there are lots of great colors in berries, oranges, apples, melons, apricots, and peaches.
Stick to eating a variety of food colors at every meal and take your vitamins—that way, you’ll not only add beauty to your plate, you’ll also be guaranteed to be taking much better care of both you and your baby!
Helping you “Look Good and Feel Great” during pregnancy and beyond!