This New Year my desire to set lofty goals didn’t last past January 2nd. “Meh,” I shrugged, “I don’t feel like it.” Then I noticed what was bringing me joy in the kitchen and I came up with a resolution I can get excited about: I resolve to eat colorfully this winter. (Yes, I said winter, not year. Realism is key when setting goals, right? One season at a time.)
When outside it’s white as snow or dull brown dreary, it cheers me up to cook and eat colorful things. I first noticed it when I came across cold-pressed organic canola oil. I wasn’t so excited about the organic part as I was about the color: bright yellow, just like the rapeseed flowers it’s made from. Every time I pull it out of the cabinet, it makes me smile. It’s beautiful. It’s that same feeling that made me want to eat Playdoh as a kid.
I got excited the first time my Mom showed me purple cauliflower (she was excited too). When I found purple and pink potatoes, it made chopping feel more fun. Orange or yellow tomatoes make a salad seem exotic. The list goes on! There are more colorful foods to discover, so it’s a good thing I eat every day.
Studies show that colorful foods have important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in them. It’s good for me and it makes me happy? Now that’s a resolution I can keep.
We write this to make our joy complete. 1 John 1:4