Plant a full color spectrum of a variety of vegetables to help you get your 5 servings a day. Everyone likes variety and your diet can be more pleasing and enjoyable with a rainbow of colors to eat. The normal colors are great and they have wonderful nutrition but when you add more color it can boost our meal enhancement.
Green is an easy color to grow and it is what most people expect from a vegetable. Beans, lettuce, spinach, broccoli and cabbage are all nice green in color and full of essential vitamins and minerals. Celery, kale and peas are all green as well. When you think of vegetables you think green.
Red can be found in tomatoes, red peppers, strawberries, raspberries and radishes. These crops are full of vitamins and minerals and they are heart healthy. Add them to green salad makings for a red and green combo.
Purple vegetables are harder to find but not impossible. You can find purple beets, eggplants, purple carrots and potatoes, purple beans and purple kale. Purple is has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties in them plus they taste good. Purple vegetables can add a lot of color to a meal. Add them to green and red and you have a colorful meal.
Orange vegetables are healthy to eat and you can find them in squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, carrots, cantaloupes and peppers. Orange vegetables have carotene in them for strong healthy eyes. The deeper the orange color the better for you.
Yellow vegetables are healthy and hearty to eat. You can grow yellow squash, carrots, beans and peppers. Yellow vegetables are tasty and add color to a garden rainbow. There are so many yellow vegetables that you can take your pick.
You can even grow white vegetables for added color. White carrots and turnips along with cauliflower and onions are all a white color.
If you want black you can even find some black vegetables like a black tomato. It is more of a reddish black.
Grow a rainbow of vegetables to add variety and color to your meals. You will be proud and amazed when you grow different colored vegetables for your own healthy home grown and home cooked meals.
When you are planning your garden think color so you can add a variety of flavors, minerals and color to your home cooked meals. You can find many different colored vegetables in heirloom varieties of seeds.