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Paleo Kitchen: Taste the Rainbow

This is the third in a series of posts about how I run my dino-chow kitchen to keep Dave and I fed without making me (too) crazy.

For me, the key to making dino-chow work is lots of planning and eating the same food combos a lot. But every once in a while, I feel rebellious. I want to taste something new or something I haven’t eaten in a while. That’s when it’s important to either find new recipes or try new foods. (I’ve had a can of sardines in the cabinet, waiting for me to see if I like them. I LOVED them as a kid on buttered toast, but I don’t remember the last time I ate one as an adult.)

Every week, when the Farmhouse Delivery basket arrives, I’m confronted with surprises and sometimes, veggies I’ve never tried. It was one of those weekly deliveries that introduced me to a new favorite: fennel. (Sliced and sauteed with garlic and olive oil, it’s sublime.)

Falling into a rut that leaves your taste buds uninspired can lead to cravings and resentment and thoughts about foods that are just not going to do anything good for you. Are you in a produce rut? I challenge you to eat at least one new veggie or fruit this week… and try to sample from a few color groups. There’s a whole world of beautiful veggies and fruits out there, just waiting to jump into your tummy.

Dark Green
Kale
Spinach
Collard Greens
Mustard Greens
Turnip Greens
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Bok Choy
Okra
Chard
Bell Pepper
Green Beans

Light Green
Artichokes
Asparagus
Snap Peas
Snow Peas
Avocado
Celery
Zucchini
Cucumbers
Lettuce
Granny Smith Apples
Green Grapes
Pears
Honeydew

White
Fennel
Leeks
Scallions
Garlic
Onions
Turnips
Cauliflower

Yellow
Summer Squash
Spaghetti Squash
Pineapple
Peaches
Nectarines
Papaya
Bananas

Orange
Acorn Squash
Sweet Potato
Butternut Squash
Carrots
Oranges
Tangerines
Mangoes
Apricots
Cantaloupe

Red
Tomatoes
Radishes
Red Grapes
Watermelon
Ruby Grapefruit
Raspberries
Strawberries
Cherries
Apples

Purple
Beets
Red Onion
Eggplant
Grapes
Blueberries
Blackberries
Cranberries

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