Fruits and Vegetables – Beauty in Simplicity
I recently took a class at Kendall College that included Food Photography. My love for food goes beyond the taste and a 20 year career in the industry. The shapes and colors found in fruits and vegetables are nothing less than amazing but often overlooked. There is beauty in their simplicity. Take the time to examine them. You might notice they are pieces of art on their own.
Make sure not only to admire their beauty but include a colorful variety in your diet. Eating all these different colors of fruits and vegetables can help provide a wide range of healthy nutrients. Aim for 2-1/2 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruits for a 2,000 calorie diet.
Red – strawberries, tomatoes, raspberries
Yellow/orange – cantaloupe, yellow peppers, peaches
Green – artichokes, green beans, kiwi, Brussels sprouts
Blue/purple – blueberries, eggplant, blackberries
White – bananas, cauliflower, white potatoes
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