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Kansas City Wonder Dietitian Wonders

Wonder Dietitian wonders:

If an orange is orange, why isn’t a lime called a green or a lemon called a yellow?

Quick Quiz:  What are the 4 food color groups?

If you are new to this blog you may not know the answer. But, never fear Wonder Dietitian is here to teach you. 

BROG! 

B:  blue, purple– blackberries, blueberries, grapes, onions, beets, etc.

R:  red– tomatoes, raspberries, peppers, strawberries, watermelon, etc.

O:  orange– an orange, peach, carrots, sweet potatoes, etc.

G:  green– lettuces, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, etc.

The plant chemicals that give these foods their color are important nutrients.  You must have at least something from each of these color groups everyday. 

Rule 1:  Choose the food with the deepest color.  Deeper color means more nutrients.  Example: Spinach is darker than iceberg lettuce so it has more nutrients.

Rule 2:  Choose veggies over fruits.  Veggies are lower in calories and sugars.  Limit your fruit to 3 servings each day. 

A serving of fruit is 1 small or 1 cup cut up fresh or ½ cup cooked or canned.

Knock Knock!

(Oh no, not more knock knock jokes!) 

Who’s there?

Gorilla.

Gorilla who?

Gorilla some colorful veggies tonight!

Don’t you just love Wonder Dietitian’s sense of humor?  Don’t answer that!