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Eat Right With Color! And, “Complete Bar” Winners

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Can you believe it’s MARCH?! Am I the only one who feels like the years go by faster every year? I swear by the time I’m seventy a year will last one day. Anyway, happy March, and happy NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH! This month’s theme is “Eat Right With Color”, which to me means it’s time to start focusing the importance of coloring your plate with all the varieties of fresh fruits and veggies that our Mother Earth has to offer! Take advantage of all the different colors of produce, such as red (cranberries, red peppers, strawberries), green (spinach, kale, asparagus), purple (eggplants, blueberries), orange (sweet potatoes, pumpkins, carrots) and so many others. They all contain different nutrients, each providing very special and unique powers, which work together to help protect the body (and plant!) from various diseases.Here are some of my favorite colorful and nutrient-packed recipes from this past year;

Drool Worthy Avocado Chicken

Spinach Pesto

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Tempeh Sloppy Joes

Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup

My Favorite Kale Side Dish

Summer Salsa

This year, as the Public Relations Chair of The Columbus Dietetic Association, I had a mission to create a helpful pamphlet that could be used to find in-season produce and uses for those produce. Here is the final product!Inside there a list of the in-season produce for summer, winter, fall and spring, plus a list of ideas for how to use some of the more uncommon produce.And of course each season has two simple and delicious recipes.We are selling these pamphlets to friends and family. All profits will go towards dietetic scholarships and future CDA events. I thought about selling these on my blog, but then decided not to. I may do another giveaway soon and have this and one of my Complete Bars be the prize. It really depends on how well we do at selling these things. I hope people buy them! I worked really, really hard on creating them (and I am not known for my creativity…).

And now it’s time for me to announce the giveaway winners….

CONGRATS to Lauren of Foodtrainers, and Erin of The Healthy Apron!!!

Please e-mail me your address ([email protected]) and I will send your prize asap.

Question: What’s your favorite green, red and orange fruit and/or vegetable?!

Here are mine;

Green: broccoli

Red: Strawberry

Orange: Sweet potato (pumpkin is a very close second!)Nothing beats sweet potato + almond butter (except for maybe.. sweet potato + walnut butter!)

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