Let’s add color to each meal, either with a fruit or vegetable. The goal is to create the most colorful week or if you want to challenge yourself- the most colorful day. Try to eat a different color every day or at every meal! Breakfast: oatmeal with strawberries and blueberries. Have a peach, banana, plum, or an apple for a snack. Lunch: salad with colorful veggies. Dinner: change your vegetable each night- be adventurous and try something new! Desert: yogurt parfait or hop over to sweet frog and load up on fruits on your fro-yo!
**Eating three colors each night at dinner will add up to over 500 servings of vegetables over 6 months**
Eat Colorful Foods for Better Health
Different colored foods play different roles in the body. Aim for at least three colors at every meal and two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables over the course of the day.
Every meal should include colorful fruits and vegetables because of their fiber and nutrient densities. Proteins and carbs will most likely be brown, beige, or white. Add veggies like red and green peppers, carrots, and green beans to get your color quotient up.
For more information about which color provides which nutrients, click the link –>Eat Colorful Foods for Better Health