Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Add color to your plate!

http://www.eatright.org/nnm/
The foods you eat on a daily basis should not be colorless or dark and dreary.  Turn your plate into a rainbow by adding plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables to your diet.  I just found out that March is National Nutrition Month.  The American Dietetic Association sponsors this nutritional campaign every March, and this month is “Eat Right with Color,” (ADA, 2011, para. 1).

http://www.qualitativelife.com/rawfood/2011/01/30/raw-food-delicious/colorful-vegetables-and-fruits/?lang=it
It can be very easy to add plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables to your diet, and it is very beneficial to your health.  Colorful foods are packed with minerals, nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants that are necessary for a healthy body, mind, and lifestyle!

http://mysweetyroom.onsugar.com/Fruits-good-Skin-1636120
These fruits and vegetables can be added to your day by eating them as snacks, dessert, side dishes, or main meals.  Look for the opportunity to add an extra fruit or vegetable to your diet, and when you are shopping, always add one fruit or vegetable to your basket that you have never tried before!

RED
Apples
Bell Peppers
Guava
Potatoes
Rhubarb
Strawberries
Tomato
Watermelon

ORANGE
Apricots
Carrots
Cantaloupe
Oranges
Peaches
Pumpkin
Squash
Tangerines

YELLOW
Bananas
Corn
Honeydew Melon
Lemon
Pineapple
Squash

GREEN
Apples
Avocado
Broccoli
Kiwi
Lettuce
Peas
Spinach

BLUE / PURPLE
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cabbage
Eggplant
Grapes
Pomegranates

References
American Dietetic Association (ADA). (2011). National Nutrition Month 2011. Retrieved from http://www.eatright.org/nnm/

2 comments:

Jessica said...

Hey girl! You made my mouth start watering with that fruit tray picture! :0) YUM!

Love the new blog design!

Kayla said...

I know it looks delicious! :) Thanks!