Count colors, not calories.

Updated: Mar 24, 2019

National Nutrition Month Tip #16

Count colors, not calories.

Shoot for at least three different colors on your plate per meal. In the case of beans and whole grains, browns and tans count ... as do reds (tomato, strawberries, peppers, radish), purples (beets, red onion, cabbage, potato, grapes) , greens (arugula, broccoli, spinach, kale, kiwi, avocado, apple), oranges (pepper, citrus, sweet potato, squash) and yellows (banana, lemons, pepper, zucchini).

This arugula salad started with just arugula but lentils, avocado and strawberries made it perfectly nutrient dense and delicious.

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