Not a literal one, obvs!
The mainstay of a healthy diet is a wide range of vegetables, and some fruit. fitnat’s food pyramid (™) would go, in order of importance:
- Beans and pulses
- Wholegrain carbohydrates
- Fish and shellfish
- Meat and poultry
Meat and protein are side dishes rather than the main attraction. Vegetables provide an enormous range of nutrients, as well as fibre to help with digestion and transit of food through the gut – look after your intestines, they play a crucial role in good health.
It’s easy to get stuck in a vegetable rut, and supermarkets don’t help by promoting a fairly limited range of veg. Most people eat peas, broccoli, carrots, onions, peppers and the usual things, but they eat them week-in-week-out, year-in-year-out.
How to eat a rainbow?
So, try to diversify, choose two or three (or more) different vegetables each week, something you didn’t eat the week before. Follow the seasons more, keep up to date with what’s good in that particular month Try stir frying a good mix of veg rather than boiling a couple of kinds.
Same with salad, add blanched vegetables such as asparagus, broad beans, runner beans, vary your lettuce type, add colourful items.
Our clients can switch between our meat, vegetarian or vegetarian and fish plans any time they like. Trying a week of vegetarian or pescetarians (veg and fish) now and then. All the meals are scrumptious – of course, cos we chose them!
Get gorgeous food plans and eat a rainbow every day with our eatnaturally for everyone plan.