Rainbow Nutrition

Eat from the Rainbow

Eating a variety of food with all the colours of the rainbow represented ensures your little one is getting a complete range of nutrients.

What does it mean to eat a rainbow?

  • Choosing a variety of different-coloured whole foods throughout the day and week.
  • The more naturally occurring colours on your little one’s plate at each meal or snack, the better.
  • It does not mean making a rainbow with artificially coloured foods (gummy snacks, soda, sweets, etc.)!

Rainbow nutrition:

Phytonutrients are natural chemical compounds found in all plants. They protect against diseases and promote health. The phytonutrients in fruits and vegetables give them their different colours with each colour group providing a unique set of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Using the rainbow as a guide is a great way to ensure your little one is eating the widest range of phytonutrients.

Mila's Meals Rainbow Ice Lolly

Rainbow nutrition for a friend of mine who was in hospital with post-op septicemia and cancer.

Glossary of Ingredients

I am busy adding a glossary of all the ingredients used in my book Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & the Basics’ below.
(The glossary appears in the book too).

 

This glossary serves as a useful reminder of the incredible variety of foods that are available. It is a great idea to introduce a wide variety of flavours to your little one as early as possible to encourage him/her to be an adventurous eater later on.

  • All
  • Fruit
  • Herbs
  • Nutrient Enhancers
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Superfoods
  • Sweeteners
  • Vegetables
Nori
Nutrient Enhancers, Rainbow Nutrition, Vegetables
Kombu
Nutrient Enhancers, Rainbow Nutrition, Vegetables
Spirulina
Nutrient Enhancers, Rainbow Nutrition, Vegetables
Kale
Rainbow Nutrition, Vegetables
Wakame
Rainbow Nutrition, Vegetables
Sage
Herbs, Rainbow Nutrition
Chlorella
Nutrient Enhancers, Rainbow Nutrition, Superfoods, Vegetables
Mila's Meals Rainbow Nutrition Dill
Dill
Herbs, Rainbow Nutrition
peas
Peas
Rainbow Nutrition, Vegetables
Celery
Celery
Rainbow Nutrition, Vegetables
Thyme
Thyme
Herbs, Rainbow Nutrition
Basil
Herbs, Rainbow Nutrition
Spinach
Rainbow Nutrition, Vegetables
Apple Nutrition Info Milas Meals Ingredient Glossary
Apple
Fruit, Rainbow Nutrition
Cabbage
Cabbage
Rainbow Nutrition, Vegetables
Moringa
Rainbow Nutrition, Superfoods
Grapes
Fruit, Rainbow Nutrition
Pear nutrition info Milas MEals Glossary
Pear
Fruit, Rainbow Nutrition
stevia
Stevia
Rainbow Nutrition, Sweeteners
Corn
Rainbow Nutrition, Vegetables
Whey
Nutrient Enhancers, Rainbow Nutrition

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