Sunday, December 13, 2009

Color Code

My son is 6 months old already! Time is speeding by at record pace. One of the milestones of his newly acquired age is the introduction of solid foods. The little man has greeted these new tastes with everything from absolute delight to utter disgust. He will eagerly ingest sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and banana mixed with rice cereal, but has downright refused carrots after flashing a priceless series of faces clearly reflecting his feelings on the matter. This new stage in his life has me once again focusing more time on the topic of healthy eating. Nourishing my son with the healthiest foods available, as well as, taking care of my own body has me searching for inspiration. Recently, I came across a book called The Color Code that I had stashed away in the back of my closet. It's just what I need at the moment. The concept is simple: eat your fruits and veggies! Every serving of fruit or vegetable eaten per day is worth 10 points. Bonus points are also designated for produce on the "super-foods" list, getting servings from all four color groups, and trying a fruit or veggie you haven't eaten in awhile. The goal is to get as many points as possible per day, 100 being optimal. I've already put together some color packed meals for tomorrow. In this season of cookies, candy, and nog I think we all could use some more fruits and vegetables.

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