That being said, the holiday sugar bug has bitten all of us and as a result almost all my kids are sick.
We already eat a diet high in produce and we try to abstain from sugar, dairy, most meat, and processed foods but I got to thinking..... I spend almost all my time explaining and reminding my kids why we should try to refrain from those things instead of focusing on what we SHOULD be eating and why!
Why not focus on the positive instead of the negative right?!
So I tinkered in Photoshop until I came up with a way to encourage my children to eat more fruits and veggies and this is what I came up with:
The punch card is 7 days worth of eating the entire rainbow every day. (I've included a list of suggested produce below)
I combined blue and purple for 2 reasons: 1- There is a fine line between what produce is blue and what produce is purple. And 2- this is the hardest color to shop for (in my experience). Regardless- the Phytonutrients that come from either color are nearly identical regardless.
Brown could also include white produce such as onions and cauliflower OR you could have that be their healthy grains if you eat them such as oats, barley, rye, rice, etc.
Eating the Rainbow every day is the best way to ensure you are getting all the various vitamins and minerals Mother Nature has to offer as each color has different phytonutrients. - which in turn keeps your body healthy and capable of fighting off all the winter bugs that float around.
What kind of foods make up a rainbow diet?
The punch cards are $3 in my Etsy shop. 4 cards per page- print as many as you like:)
if you don't want to/can't purchase the punch cards I've included a free printable chart you can laminate and hang on a fridge or wall. (OR put in the Responsibility/Chore Binders I made!)
This chart would be great for adults or older children!