EAT a Rainbow!

Color is the fruit of life”. – Guilluame Apollinaire

 

September is Fruits and Veggies-More Matters Month, which makes it a perfect time to EAT a rainbow! Well, not literally, but filling your plate with colorful options that look like all of the beautiful shades of a rainbow is close enough. Fruits and veggies come in so many colors, from bright green apples and yellow bananas to purple cabbage and dark blue-blueberries. With a little imagination, adding these colorful items to your favorite meals has never been more fun.

Explore the health benefits by color

Did you know there is a health benefit for each colorful fruit and vegetable? By looking at the color of your favorite produce, you can tell what health benefits each item offers. Fruits like peaches, grapefruits, and mangoes can help to reduce prostate cancer, promote healthy bones, and can also boost your immune system. Below are all of the health benefits your favorite fruits and vegetables provide.

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This Fruit and Veggie Color List, is the perfect way to discover new fruits and vegetables simply based on color.  Take a look at this list to add more color into your meals by taste testing different colored fruits and vegetables. By clicking on the items that grab your attention, you can learn more about how to select the perfect fruit or vegetable, how to store them, and the nutrition benefits they offer. Give it a try now, by clicking here.

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Where to find fresh fruits and vegetables

 

Besides the grocery store, Orange County Farmers Markets are a great place to find fresh and in-season fruits and vegetables. There is a farmer’s market every day of the week other than Monday in many cities across Orange County.  Onsite farmers offer free samples to visitors and can answer any questions you may have. Farmers Markets are great places to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables, and fresher often tastes better!  Give it a try today by locating a Farmers Market near you! OC Farmers Markets

Let’s Get Cooking!

Sweet & Savory Tilapia Tacos

Fresh strawberries, avocados, and jalapenos highlight these light and flavorful tilapia tacos. Ready in only 40 minutes”. – Fruits and Veggies More Matters

tilapia tacos

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With so many ways to add fruits and vegetables to your meals, recipe options can be almost endless. Finding new and tasty recipes can be super easy, by using this recipe finder from Fruits and Veggies More Matters. Consider main dishes, soups, salads, and desserts as category choices.  Each day can bring about new ways for you to eat a rainbow! Fruit and Vegetable Recipe Finder

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