Eating Right

There are lots of ways to eat wrong, but what about eating right. In my nutrition class I learned to "eat a rainbow" every day. But what does that mean? Well it's something I made up to remember the best way to get my fruits and veggies. It’s good to eat a variety of fresh things. If you remember to vary the color of fruits and veggies you eat, you increase your variety. For example, if you eat something green with a meal, next time eat something of another color, perhaps red or orange. So I told myself, if I “eat a rainbow” every day, I will get my variety.

One thing to keep in mind is that you go by the color of the flesh of a fruit. For example, bananas count as white not yellow and apples as white, not red.  Here is something things we do as a family:

  • Eat a rainbow everyday
  • Read your labels – This is extremely important!!! Not just the nutrition facts, but also the ingredients
  • Stay away from high fructose corn syrup – You will be surprised how many things contain high fructose corn syrup. If you follow this rule, you will have already made leaps and bounds in premade food choices!! Even my boys at age 14 and 11 read labels
  • Less packaged foods – The more you make meals and snacks from scratch, the better you’ll eat. Even if you don’t time have a lot of time, you will spend your time somewhere else, like at the doctor’s and sick at home. And if you go to the doctor, you just spent money


We also include meal replacements in our diets, such as Nature’s Harvest. Nature’s Harvest drink mix packs powerful nutrition. It contains whole foods, greens, vegetables protein and many other nutrients. You can find it here

Good Health To You !