Health Tip: Add Color to Your Food

And make meals more interesting

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(HealthDay News) -- Adding more color to your foods makes meals more interesting and may add nutrients to your diet.

The American Heart Association suggests how to add color to your plate:

  • Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables to add variety to your meals.
  • Roast, grill or saute fruits and veggies.
  • Add fresh veggies to mac and cheese, or some fruit to a meal that looks plain.
  • Replace meat with veggies, such as mushrooms or eggplant.
  • Stay on budget by buying produce in bulk, and freezing extras.
  • Read labels to make sure that canned or frozen produce does not contain added sugar or salt.

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