Monday, January 18, 2010

Tri-Color Bell Peppers Omelette - rainbow diet or "traffic light'"

If pediatricians recommend a rainbow diet to toddlers and infants, for the wide-ranging colors leading to essential and complete nutrition, adults should look at this with thoughts and action too. Recently, I have been trying to incorporate different colors of nutrition into our diet. Well, vegetables are good. Greens are essential but too boring. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet - colors of the rainbow. I do not have difficulties with the first four colors but can someone give me more options for Blue, Indigo and Violet. Eggplant falls into this category. What else?

If attaining a rainbow diet is too ambitious, why not try the "traffic light" diet as a first step?

The ingredients are pretty basic and colorful as laid out in my "new' kitchen organizer - muffin pan.

Bell Peppers Capsicum Omelette
Ingredients: Bell peppers , rinsed and diced; 1 onion, diced; 2 eggs, whisked; salt to taste; freshly ground black pepper

Directions: Heat some oil in the pan and when pan is hot, add in onions and fry till partially translucent. Then add in peppers, add salt and pepper. And add the whisked egg around the pan. Finish off with more freshly ground black pepper.

And since it is Wholesome Breakfast over at Spice your Life, this tri-color peppers omelette should work well as a sandwich filler for a kid's breakfast or even a packed lunch to school. I know some kids shun away from bell peppers but I hope the colors will entice them and that bell peppers can be incorporated as part of the diet.

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