The Stallman Family Colors Up Their Diet

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After the Truth Tube is the destination to catch up with your favorite Truth Tube participants and see how their progress is going. Read on to cheer them on and try tips from their plans to improve your own health.

Mike and I just got back from an amazing trip to New York City and our second time on The Dr. Oz Show with a new task at hand. Dr. Oz added a new challenge to our journey: Don’t eat as much green. Well, not exactly, because he appreciated us eating green veggies; but he did want us to add more color. So now we are challenged to eat four colors a day. He is right: If we are going to succeed long-term at this, then we need to step outside the color green. The nutrients different veggies bring into our bodies are key to good health as well.

At our next trip to the farmers’ market, my only rules were that the kids had to choose something other than green. The goal was to leave there with four things that were not green-colored veggies. We ended up leaving with lots of unique colors other than our usual green go-tos.

We got home, food prepped and put it all away in the fridge. I love looking at the fridge now because it is so pretty! I feel great that our family is getting healthier with each colorful bite!

Our weekend family breakfasts now start with omelets filled with yellow peppers and onions. At lunch we make sautéed eggplant, which takes me back to my Aunt Santina’s Italian kitchen. Our afternoon snack is red peppers, radishes and carrots that we eat with a creamy tahini dip. Who says eating healthy can’t taste delicious?! For dinner, we make green kale, and I add some red cabbage and eggplant with mushrooms to it. We are all breaking out of our box and enjoying the rainbow of beautiful, healthy vegetable colors. The kids actually enjoyed the change, and we will continue to open up our palettes to more colors through veggies.

Watch below as the Stallman family share their healthy salad favorites.

Get your family healthy! Print out this 10-day family detox shopping list and follow this phase of the Total Family Health Plan by challenging your family to eat four colors a day to keep your taste buds stimulated.

Related: Meet the Stallman Family