The Meal Plan for the Week of April 4, 2022

Eat the Rainbow!

Eating a diversity of colorful foods can be an easy way to get a complete range of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to thrive. The more colors that you eat when it comes to fruits and vegetables, the more anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, healing compounds you’ll consume.


Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry

Red fruits and vegetables help reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. They can also lower the risk of certain cancers and improve brain function. Examples include tomatoes, red cabbage, bell peppers, beets, apples, strawberries, watermelon, and grapes. Lean into the power of red with this recipe that uses bell peppers and a healthy protein that are a sure way to boost heart health.


Sweet Potato Curry with Brown Rice

Yellow and orange fruits and vegetables promote eye and skin health, help build strong bones, and boost the immune system. Examples include carrots, sweet potato, bell pepper, pumpkin, apricots, oranges, peaches, mango, and pineapple. This curry recipe is full of orange-goodness to boost your nutrients and swapping low-fat coconut milk for full-fat will reduce your intake of saturated fat!


Spicy Pork Brussels Sprouts Bowl

Who says eggs are only for breakfast? This frittata is so easy to put together and adding fresh, seasonal vegetables makes it a well-rounded meal. Add a slice of crusty, whole-wheat bread for optimal yum!

Blue& Purple

Baked Eggplant Sticks

Blue and purple fruits and vegetables help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. They also play an important role in memory, healthy aging, and digestion. Examples include eggplant, purple cabbage, blackberries, blueberries, plums, and figs. Eggplant may not be a common vegetable, but this recipe sure makes them delicious! You can make these in the oven or air fryer for even more crunch.


Cauliflower Leek Soup

White fruits and vegetables can help lower LDL cholesterol and high blood pressure, boost the immune system, and reduce the risk of certain cancers. Examples include potatoes, onions, mushrooms, cauliflower, garlic, bananas, and pears. Put these white vegetables to work with this creamy, but light soup that is quick and easy to make during the week. Pair with a turkey panini to make it a well-rounded meal

About the dietitian

Lizzie, one of EHG's Client Success Managers, completed her Dietetic Certificate and Internship at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. Her interest in nutrition and exercise field comes from a passion for helping people meet their goals. Being a part of someone’s health journey by listening, providing them with accountability, and encouraging them every step of the way has been the source of her coaching success.

Lizzie Waldo

Engagement Health Group