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Make Nutrition Fun (And Colorful!)

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Make Nutrition Fun (And Colorful!)

Incorporate fruit and veggies into your kids’ diets in ways they will love

To get kids (and adults) to eat more fruits and veggies, Welch’s and Produce for Better Health Foundation suggests pack lunches with a different color theme every day of the week, using produce from the designated shade. A few ideas:

Monday
Color: Purple
Fruit: Toss a handful of blueberries into vanilla yogurt.
Veggie: Layer eggplant slices into slightly defrosted lasagna.

Tuesday
Color:
White
Fruit: Wrap peeled pear slices in ham or turkey slices.
Veggie: Saute chopped cauliflower, then fold into mac ‘n’ cheese.

Wednesday
Color:
Red
Fruit: Add unpeeled apple slices to a peanut butter sandwich.
Veggie: Spear cherry tomatoes on toothpicks with cubes of cheese.

Thursday
Color:
Orange/Yellow
Fruit: Top cottage cheese with fresh apricot slices.
Veggie: Sweeten up cooked carrots with butter and brown sugar.

Friday
Color:
Green
Fruit: Top an English muffin with low-fat cream cheese and kiwi slices.
Veggie: Toss broccoli florets or spinach into a quesadilla.