March is National Nutrition Month! There is no better way to put your best fork forward than to strive to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables! Research shows time and time again that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables has many health benefits. Eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables gives your body a variety of nutrients that it needs. This Fruity Rainbow Toast is a fun way to get you or your kids to eat a rainbow of fruit for breakfast or a delicious afternoon snack.
- 6 pieces of 100% whole wheat bread
- 2 strawberries, sliced
- 4 fresh peach slices
- 5-6 slices of banana
- 3-4 sliced green apples
- 15 blueberries
- 4 purple grapes
- Natural creamy peanut butter
- Greek yogurt cream cheese
- Chocolate Hazelnut spread
- Toast bread in a toaster.
- Place chocolate hazelnut spread on 1 piece of toast.
- Add sliced strawberries.
- Place Greek yogurt cream cheese on 3 pieces of toast.
- Add peach slices to one, blueberries to another, and grapes to the last piece of toast.
- Spread peanut butter on remaining pieces of toast.
- Add bananas to one and apple slices to the other.
- Arrange toast in the colors of the rainbow: (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple).
Strawberries filled with Vitamin C and fiber are paired with chocolate hazelnut spread on 100% whole wheat toast.
Peaches have Vitamin, Potassium, and Fiber that are delicious on a cloud of Greek yogurt cream cheese.
Potassium, fiber, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C in bananas are the perfect pair to creamy protein packed peanut butter.
Green apples are rich in Vitamin C and fiber. They are also rich in a phytochemical called quercetin that shows potential protective effects against cancer and heart disease. These crisp apples complement the peanut butter that provide protein for satiety.
Plump and juicy blueberries and Greek yogurt cream cheese are a power couple on toast. Blueberries are filled with manganese, Vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. They are perfect for little hands.
While you may be used to have grapes in the form of jelly, there is no reason it can’t make it on your toast in it’s original form. Purple grapes are filled with antioxidants and Vitamin K, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
Author: Betsy Ramirez
Betsy is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, homeschool mom, & fairy tale junkie, who loves getting crafty. Being on my bike and lifting weights are my therapy. Thinking outside the box is my jam!