With the ongoing fashion trend of adding a spectrum of colours to one’s hair, have you ever thought of doing the same for your salads? If you don’t think that’s possible, then we’re here to change your mind!
Various foods exist in different colours. By mixing them, you can create colourful dishes that are worthy of a posting on just about any social media platform. More importantly, they’re insanely nutritious and also do much to whet the appetite. Generally, the more colourful a vegetable, the more phytochemicals they contain and the more health benefits they have. Here is how you can add a little (or a lot!) of colour to your salads:
Cauliflowers are commonly white, but did you know that they also exist in purple and orange varieties as well? Purple and orange cauliflowers have the same flavour as the white ones, but they contain more phytochemicals which act as powerful anti-oxidants. Use them in your salads to make them more colourful!
There are both green and purple cabbages; chop both of them up and add them to the mix of salad to make it more vibrant! They are great sources of various minerals and contain high amounts of anti-oxidants, especially the purple ones.
A versatile vegetable that exists in red, green, yellow, orange and even purple varieties, the colour varieties of capsicums can easily help to brighten up your salad. They are rich in minerals and vitamins, and add a crisp and sweet flavour to your bowl of veggie goodness!
The choice food of cartoon rabbits everywhere can be found in both orange and purple varieties. Both are good sources of vitamin A and dietary fibre, although the purple ones do carry more anthocyanins, which is a flavonoid that gives purple carrots their colour and can help to improve insulin sensitivity.
Just because you don’t have a fairy godmother to turn it into magical carriage, doesn’t mean you have to exclude the humble pumpkin from your grocery list! Squash makes for an excellent and sweet-tasting addition to salads and is also delightfully low-carb.
While vegetables do make up the bulk of salads, do remember that you can also add meat to give it a much-needed protein boost. A bowl of rainbow goodness is sure to make people, and even children, do a double-take when it comes to eating vegetables and salads!