It's Day 2 in the Eat Your Colors Challenge. Yesterday we happily ate through RED day. The sproutlets' favorite RED food of the day was their old favorite - sweet red snack peppers. Sometimes the simplest, most basic presentation is all that they need to enjoy a healthy snack. They loved it just as the Earth gave it to them.
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Today we are enjoying all that ORANGE has to offer us! Why eat ORANGE? In my opinion, ORANGE offers some of the most interesting variety of sweetnesses, textures, smells and flavors. ORANGE foods are common and, for the most part, easy to find. Put out a few different ORANGE foods, have the sproutlets explore them while blind folded.
Other than just naming it, what does it feel like? How does it compare to the one you just tasted? Be sure to add at least one they have never tried, or perhaps have never even heard of!
According to Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Tere Jones, RN, from the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the fruits and vegetables in the orange group have powerful antioxidants, provide vitamin A to the body and can help boost the immune system. (This is just a very small sampling of ORANGE foods. Share with us others!!)