Eating the Rainbow for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. Whole Foods has teamed up with the American Dietetic Association to promote their Eat Right campaign. This is a 28-day challenge to promote lifestyle changes in eating. You can sign up for a 30-day period and they will provide you with a nutritional analysis of your diet, eating plan, recipes, and more!

The Eat Right campaign is promoting “Eat Right With Color.” One of my favorite ways to ensure that I am eating the rainbow- that is filling my plate with a variety of various colors of produce- is to grill up some veggies. My favorites include zucchini, squash, eggplant, red peppers, red onions, and mushrooms. I simply cut them into bite-sized pieces, drizzle with a little olive oil, add some garlic, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. I toss them into my grill basket and place them along side whatever protein I am grilling at that time.  And I always make sure to make extra so I can snack on them the next day.