Nutrition Notes: Colorful nutrition to brighten your health

by Jenna Olson RD, Nutrition & Wellness Educator

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What does a nutritional day look like? Think color! The more colors on a plate, the greater the daily nutritional intake. Fruits and vegetables come in all different colors: red, orange, purple and green. They each consist of specific nutrients that, when mixed together, better cover the daily needs of vitamins and minerals for a healthy body. When putting together a salad, be sure to mix dark leafy greens with bright yellow and orange bell peppers, red tomatoes, and dried cranberries. Top it off with some sliced chicken breast and then sprinkle some feta chees to enjoy a full nutritious meal! Follow the links below to some MyPlate friendly recipes!

Avocado Breakfast Bruschetta
Apple Corn Chili
Turkey and Cucumber Sandwich
Easy Oven Fish