Red & Green … NOT Just for Decorations!
But this year in the midst of holiday hustle, bustle and celebrations, think of the many ways you could add holiday colors to your table as well. In addition, let the kids play a role in grocery shopping by allowing them to choose red and green produce for their meals and snacks. If children become involved in purchasing and preparing fruits and veggies for meals and snacks, they’re more likely to eat them! Perhaps you could have a goal of allowing each child to choose one red or green fruit or veggie per shopping trip.
Endless Choices for Seasonal & Colorful Specials
Red Fruits & Veggies …
Apples, Bell Peppers, Cranberries, Grapefruit, Pomegranates, Radicchio
Health & Wellbeing
Aside from being loaded with vitamins and minerals, beneficial plant chemicals and fiber, red and green produce provide specific benefits to promote health and wellbeing as well as reduce risk of disease.
Red fruits & veggies promote heart health, as well as healthy aging. This category also reduces risk for some forms of cancer.
Green fruits & veggies promote vision health and strong bones and teeth. Just like red produce, this category also reduces risk for some forms of cancer.
Unique Ways to Enjoy Red or Green Produce
Mixing fresh cranberries with jalapenos and fresh cilantro makes a truly Texas-style salsa just right for the holidays. The red and green bell pepper boats are a great recipe that kids can help assemble. And acorn squash serves as a bowl for turkey, apples, cranberries and mushrooms – a delicious holiday main dish! These recipes have become favorites of my family, friends and associates. Enjoy!