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5 Healthy Recipes to Make With Pride


June marks the anniversary of LGBTQI+ Pride traditions. The first Pride march was held in 1970 in New York City on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising when protesters rioted for six days fighting for the freedom to be open about sexual orientation in public without fear of arrest.  Today, the White House says, “This month, we remind the LGBTQI+ community that they are loved and cherished.  My Administration sees you for who you are — deserving of dignity, respect, and support.” With that sentiment in mind, we are celebrating the diversity and vibrancy that Pride Month stands for.

To start, we are filling our plates with extra color in solidarity and support of LGBTQI+ rights and community. We want you to Eat Empowered. Filling your plate with a vibrant, diverse array of fresh fruits and vegetables has countless, healthy body benefits. A diet stacked with antioxidant-rich foods has been found to lower your risk of certain cancers, while also boosting your heart, brain and skin health.

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While we know the idea of eating a colorful plate is not novel in the nutrition world, try one of these five colorful recipes today to start eating with extra pride this month.

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  • Chipotle Lime Shrimp Tacos

    Recipes to Celebrate Pride Month1

    Photo: Marisa Moore

    Between the avocado, tomato, red onion, lime, chipotle pepper, and cilantro — these tacos are a perfectly bright addition to your weeknight dinner plans. Aside from being super colorful, they exceed in the flavor department, too.

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  • Rainbow Veggie Flatbread Pizza

    Recipes to Celebrate Pride Month2

    Photo: Gimme Some Oven

    The trick is putting the cheese underneath your colorful array of veggie toppings for a nourishing, healthy dinner in 20 minutes flat.

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  • Rainbow Roasted Vegetables

    Recipes to Celebrate Pride Month3

    Photo: Hello, Wonderful

    Every culinist will agree — plating is everything when it comes making a simple dish taste even better. A dish of simple roasted veggies is promised to appeal to everyone (even your picky eaters) when arranged with flair.

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  • Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

    Recipes to Celebrate Pride Month5

    Photo: Compete Nutrition

    How does protein, healthy fat, vegetables, antioxidants, and tons of color sound for starting your day off right? These stuffed peppers are also super customizable and perfect for meeting any dietary needs and taste preferences.

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  • Rainbow Spring Rolls

    Recipes to Celebrate Pride Month4

    Photo: Cocoon Cooks

    Spring rolls are just as fun to make as they are to eat. With a rice wrapper that you can fill with almost anything, why not fill them with a rainbow of micronutrient packed veggies? The ginger and sesame dipping sauce completes the super flavorful, colorful meal.

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