Eat Your Rainbow

All fruits and vegetables contain more or less of some amount of nutrients. To ensure that we get enough of all  nutrients  its important to eat a variety of them. With a little planning eating a variety of fruits and vegetables becomes a cinch!

To do list:

  1. Buy at least one fruit or vegetable of each color:
    • Red: apple, red grapes, red/pink grapefruit, papaya, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon; tomato, low-sodium tomato juice, beets, red pepper
    • Orange: apricot, cantaloupe, mango, orange, peach, pumpkin, tangerine; carrots, acorn squash, butternut squash, sweet potato
    • Yellow: banana, figs, pear, pineapple; cauliflower, corn, garlic, onion, spaghetti squash, summer squash, yellow potatoes
    • Green: green grapes, kiwi, olives, pear; asparagus, avocado, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, edamame, green beans, kale, lettuce, snow peas, zucchini
    • Blue: blueberries, concord grapes
    • Purple: blackberries, purple grapes, plums, prunes, raisins; cabbage, eggplant
    • White: fennel, garlic, jicama, mushrooms, onion, parsnips