Daily Challenge Monday Aug. 20, 2012
Eat fruits and vegetables that include at least 3 colors of the rainbow.
How to do it
Think red (peppers, apples, tomato sauce), green (zucchini, broccoli, cucumbers, asparagus), purple (berries, grapes, plums), yellow (citrus fruits), and orange (sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, mangoes). Whether in a salad, a stir fry, a fruit-based dessert, or a soup, try to eat at least three different colored fruits or vegetables today.
Why it matters
Colorful fruits and vegetables not only perk up your plate, they perk you up, too! Produce offers your body the mix of nutrients it needs to stay healthy. And the high fiber content helps you stay full longer than if you ate a processed snack, which can help you manage your weight in the long run.
There is only one fruit in the world that has its seeds on the outside: the strawberry.
Red peppers, Yellow peppers and celery! sounds like a nice veggie dish to take to a party! Enjoy the long weekend!!! :-)
Naartjies, strawberries to start the day, Avo for lunch
Tuesday evening my TOPS group enjoyed a Park picnic on a gorgeous evening. Someone brought a veggie tray that I dove into Green pea pods, Orange carrots, among other things. I followed the meal with Red watermelon :)
Frozen soup vegetable mix in a soup for my son, based on creamy chicken wild rice with some Quinoa.... I am the Sopeiro for the house.
Weekly visit to local farm stand, and picked up tomatoes, peaches, eggplant and corn. Grow my own peppers and green beans.
After working out at the gym for an hour my niece and I made a fruit salad that included watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, grapes, strawberries, pineapples and we split a banana on top of it. It was yummy.
I ate Pears, grapes, bananas yesteday
i went for a cucumber, tomato and eggplant.
On a daily basis, I eat lots of fruits and veggies ;) I love green beans, broccoli, asparagus & making spinach salads. The salads could be with veggies -mushrooms, corn, tomatoes, snap peas, etc. OR fruit -strawberries, blueberries, mangos, nectarines. I think there are days where I eat all of the colors of the rainbow ;)
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