June 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of LGBTQ+ Pride traditions. The first Pride march was held on June 28, 1970 in New York City on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Over 3,000 protesters rioted for six days fighting for LGBT+ people to be given the freedom to be open about their sexual orientation in public without fear of arrest. Fifty years later, The New York Pride Parade is one of the largest and most well-known parades to take place in the world with over 2 million people estimated to have taken part in 2019 — not to mention thousands of other events across the country.
Sadly, with mandated social distancing and quarantining, many of the public pride month celebrations have been cancelled this year. The events may not be taking place, but we are still celebrating this important time in history. To start, we are filling our plates with extra color in solidarity and support of LGBTQ+ 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.
While we know the idea of eating a colorful plate is not necessarily a novel idea in the nutrition world, try one of these five colorful recipes today to start eating with extra pride this month.
Chipotle Lime Shrimp Tacos
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.
Rainbow Veggie Flatbread Pizza
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.
Rainbow Roasted Vegetables
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.
Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
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.
Rainbow Spring Rolls
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.