Health Living & Healthy Eating
Find activities and tips for a more healthy and active lifestyle.
Eat the Rainbow
Fresh, filling, and healthy, fruits and vegetables are an important part of an overall healthy eating plan. They are high in vitamins, minerals and fiber and low in fat and calories.
Learn some simple tips to increase your vegetable consumption:
Challenge yourself to try fruits and vegetables of different colors. Make it a red/green/orange day or see if you can consume a rainbow of fruits and vegetables during the week.
Add fruit and vegetables to foods you love. Try adding frozen peas to mac’n’cheese, veggies on top of pizza and slices of fruit on top of breakfast cereals or yogurt.
Try roasting vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, onions, carrots, tomatoes, or eggplant. Long exposure to high heat will cause these foods to caramelize, which enhances their natural sweetness and reduces bitterness.
Smoothies are a great way to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables you eat and they’re easy to make.
Examples of Healthy Foods by Color
Yellows and Oranges
acorn or butternut squash, apricots, cantaloupe, carrot, corn, grapefruit, lemons, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, orange juice, orange peppers, papaya, peaches, pineapple, pumpkin, summer squash, sweet potatoes, tangerines, yams, yellow apples, yellow peppers, yellow squashlearn more
bananas, cauliflower, garlic, Jerusalem artichoke, mushrooms, onion, potatoes, parsnips, shallotslearn more
artichokes, asparagus, avocados, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, celery, collard greens, cucumber, green beans, green cabbage, green grapes, green onions, green peppers, kale, kiwi, leeks, limes, mustard greens, okra, pears, peas, romaine lettuce, snow peas, spinach, sugar snap peas, watercress, zucchinilearn more
Blues and Purples
blackberries, blueberries, currants, dates, eggplant, purple grapes, purple grape juice, plums, prunes, purple figs, raisinslearn more
Reds and Pinks
beets, cherries, cranberries, pink grapefruit, pomegranates, radicchio, radishes, raspberries, red apples, red grapes, red peppers, red potatoes, rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato juice, watermelonlearn more
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