Happiness is eating colorful food

Food is at the center of our lives. Most of us eat 3 meals a day and fill up with a few snacks in between! It’s no wonder that diet will play a role in happiness for a few reasons.

So road to happiness trick #1 is to eat all the colors.

And by colors I mean turn your plate into a rainbow.

Dinner! Carrots, peppers, onions, and garlic!
Dinner! Carrots, peppers, peas, onions, and garlic! Chicken was the protein side.

There’s just something about seeing a bunch of colorful fruits and vegetables. Your mouth waters, your stomach grumbles, and you kind of smile. It’s a rainbow that you can eat without hurting your cavities! Your dentist will be so happy.

Spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes
Spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes

Don’t forget about smell too! Food is an all encompassing sensory experience! The crackle of oil, the feel of grinding fresh herbs, the rainbow (how many times will I say that?) of colors, the smell *oooooh the smell *of freshly cooked real food.

Sometimes it's about contrast: deviled eggs with paprika and BACON!
Sometimes it’s about contrast: deviled eggs with paprika and BACON!

It’s not always about the color of rood, but also about contrast and bacon. Bacon is very important to happiness.

Whenever I start to feel a little gloomy, food becomes this little ray of sunshine. It perks up my day. I savor it. When I take my breaks at work, I like to eat my rainbows outside. It’s a nice little break that reminds me to focus on my senses rather.

Hopefully you too can find a little happiness in a rainbow.  🙂

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