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Colorful dishes are the healthiest. The more colorful, the better… and no, I’m not talking about Froot Loops. Vividly colored fruits and vegetables are filled with flavonoids and polyphenols; powerful antioxidants that will support your retina, mitochondria, brain cells, and aid the removal of toxins. You can get your daily dose from vibrant veggies such as beats, carrots, peppers, and red cabbage, as well as brightly colored berries, and fruits like peaches, oranges, etc.
To achieve optimal health, aim for 3 different colors of fruits and veggies everyday!
Not only is this dish the perfect springtime salad filled with flavor, vitamins, minerals, and chewy whole-grains, but it also tallies up to a total of 4 different veggies of 4 different colors! Feed your brain, not just your tummy!
Rainbow Quinoa Salad
¼ cup cooked red quinoa
¼ cup cooked farro
½ cup unshelled edamame beans (chilled)
½ cup diced red pepper
½ cup diced red onion
½ cup shredded carrot
1/8 cup chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/8 tsp ground cumin
Cook quinoa and farro to package instructions and chill in the refrigerator. Combine edamame, pepper, onion, carrot, cilantro, vinegar, and cumin with cooled quinoa and farro. Enjoy your brain food!