You will often hear the fruits and vegetables promoted for all the color they offer. It is one of the "fun" features of fruits and vegetables, the fact that they do come in so many colors. Just like kids use crayons to make fun pictures, fruits and vegetables can be used to make fun meal plates.
And as a bonus, usually the more color, the more nutrients!!
But, I was thinking, wouldn't it be nice to have a quick reference of those colors? So if you are going to have your child liven up that meal plate and you need the color blue or red etc, you could quickly know what food item to get.
Well here you have it: here is a quick reference:
Reds: tomato, watermelon, pink grapefruit, raspberry, guava, red bell peppers
Orange: canteloupe, oranges, winter squash, sweet potato, carrots, mango, papaya, pumpkins
Yellow: banana, pineapple, corn, yellow bell pepper, yellow squash
Green: green grapes, zucchini, brussel sprouts, avocado, asparagus, broccoli, romaine lettuce, kale, spinach, green peas
Blue/Purple: beets, radishes, purple grapes, plums, blueberry, blackberry, eggplant
Please feel free to add your favorites to this list! Now, get to coloring!
source: Eat this, Not that by David Zinczenko, pg 12- 18