I love hearty salads in the winter, with some warm element like roasted squash or hot cooked grains. Bright rainbow colors of raw veggies and fruits are a welcome sight on our winter table and help us get all those much needed immune supporting vitamins and minerals in our system during cold and flu season. Roasted spiced chickpea croutons add a nice crunch and along with protein packed hemp seeds (wonderful little things!) make this salad filling enough for a meal in itself, which is how we went about it.
Iley loved the rainbow of colors in this meal and he was so sweet when he said, while I was shooting this recipe, “I love your rainbow food, mom” in his sweet little voice. First, we eat with our eyes, and eating the rainbow is not only beautiful but ensures you are getting all those nutrients and vitamins in your meals.
Handmade board and scoop used in this post by Sweet Gum Co.