“People always say it’s so hard to eat healthy,” Mabi shares. “One of the easiest ways to make sure we get our nutrients daily is to ‘eat the rainbow’. Plant compounds that make malunggay green, or carrots orange, or tomatoes red are compounds that have nutritional benefits, so that a plate with different colors — not just brown — tends to be balanced and nutrient-dense.”
She wrote the book precisely to spread this message to children.
“Eating healthier is a great habit to start as early as possible,”she says.
“I wanted the book to tap into the creativity and imagination of kids. How do colors taste? How do they smell? Does this taste happy or sad? I used to do this with my nephew when he was very young and he had amazing and funny answers.”