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Healthy Eating Week

During healthy eating week, make it a point to eat your colors by choosing a variety of fruits and vegetables! Each color produce has specific nutritional benefits that will help give your body what it needs to be at its healthiest. Here’s a breakdown:

Eat Your Colors Infographic

Center of the Plate

Center your produce as the main attraction of your plate. Let your fruits and vegetables be the star of your meal. This type of meal arrangement has been gaining popularity in the past few years. The center-plate trend began in foodservice as, ““An entirely new vegetable-centric menu that holds vegetables to the same high regard once solely reserved for meat, fish and poultry is becoming increasingly popular in commercial kitchens around the country,” says Gerry Ludwig, consulting chef at Gordon Foodservice, a Markon member company.” With the more recent trends featuring meal bowls, it’s easy to incorporate a variety of fruits and vegetables and even make healthier ingredient swaps, like the famous Caulirice (rice made from cauliflower).

Eat the Rainbow

Fruit and Vegetables in Rainbow Colors

Now more than ever, there is easy access to a multitude of healthy recipe ideas. The best part is that you can modify the ingredients any way that you want! Add more color to your plate to help get your 5 a day. Take advantage of all of the fresh produce that the summer season has to offer! Here are a few inspiring meals that feature produce as center-plate stars.

Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice Bowl (my new favorite obsession)

Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice Bowl

Photo and recipe courtesy of JessicaGavin.com

One Pot Zucchini Pasta (zoodles!)

One pot zucchini pasta

Photo and recipe courtesy of Making Thyme for Health

Want more awesome recipe inspiration? Visit NatureSeal's Pinterest page for more healthy recipe ideas.

Do you have any recipes obsessions that feature produce as center-plate? Please share with us in the comment section below!