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Pink Food Benefits

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Barbie said “You Can Be Anything” but we prefer to be fed and nourished.

Inspired by the newest Barbie movie hitting the big screens and its captivating pink theme, we're celebrating the vibrant and dazzling benefits of pink foods. Just like Barbie, pink foods exude beauty, nourishment, and joy, making them a bold addition to our plates and a celebration of our well-being. So, don your favorite pink outfit and get ready to immerse yourself in Barbie's DreamPlate, where the spotlight shines on the nourishing goodness of beets, salmon, pink grapefruit, and pitaya.

Beyond their beauty, they can offer several nutritional benefits:


Bursting with color, beets are a nutritional powerhouse, loaded with tons of essential nutrients like folate, potassium, and fiber. Their natural nitrates can help improve blood flow and energy, while antioxidants contribute to overall heart health and reduced inflammation.

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This pink-hued fish is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which support brain health and reduce the risk of heart disease. With its protein-rich profile, salmon also aids in muscle repair and provides a dose of vitamin D for strong bones.

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Pink Grapefruit

As delightful to the taste buds as it is to the eyes, pink grapefruit is a tangy citrus fruit packed with immune system-supporting vitamin C and antioxidants. Its high fiber content promotes healthy digestion and can aid in feelings of satiety.

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Pitaya (also known as Dragon Fruit)

Whether you’re enjoying fresh pitaya poolside at Barbie’s Malibu DreamHouse or you’ve blended it into a tropical smoothie, you’ll reap its benefits. Loaded with vitamin C and fiber, this pink dragonfruit supports digestion and boosts skin health, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized.

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Barbie Approved Recipes

Unleash your inner “Bon Appetit Barbie” with these pink recipes:

Transform a classic dish with a touch of pink – Barbie’s Beet Fettuccine Alfredo

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Elevate your seafood game with Pink Salmon Sheet Pan Wonder

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Sip on the refreshing goodness of Barbie’s favorite Grapefruit Paloma Mocktail, a beverage that captures the essence of the iconic Malibu DreamHouse

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“Sparkle and Shine” with this Strawberry Dragonfruit Chia Pudding Parfait

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Charcuterie it up with this bold and bright Creamy Beet Hummus

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Impress with these flawlessly flavored Air-Fryer Hot-Honey Salmon Bites

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Enjoy this rosy twist on a zesty classic – Grapefruit Bars

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From the nutritious powerhouse of beets to the omega-3-rich pink salmon, it turns out pink foods bring both beauty and nourishment to our plates. As Barbie’s new movie reignites our appreciation for the iconic fashion doll and all things pink, let us continue to remind ourselves that with healthy habits and a good attitude, “We Can Be Anything!”

– Julia Skinner, M.S., Dietetic Intern

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