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Eat Right with Color Challenge: Week 3

It's official. You're halfway to your goal! Congratulations on making it through week 3. Here is a summary of this week's daily challenges. Remember to continue this weekend! 

Week 3 - March 14-18, 2011

  1. Veggie Fresh. At the market, make it a point to purchase some fresh vegetables on sale and eat them for a meal within 24 hours.
     
  2. Color your snack with calcium. Try low-fat cheese and apple slices, use blended low-fat cottage cheese as a veggie dip, top canned fruits with low-fat yogurt, or drink a glass of low-fat milk. 
     
  3. Canned on hand? Eat a can of veggies from your pantry. Keep a good supply using Del Monte’s handy pantry list.
     
  4. Be Creative! Combine different fruit and veggie colors and flavors. Strawberries/bananas, tomatoes/peppers, or pineapple salsa.
     
  5. Nature’s Fast Food. Carry home-made fruit snack packs when traveling or on the go! 

Coming up next week are colorful recipe and texture challenges...