Green Fruits and Veggies

Red/Orange Fruits and Veggies

Yellow Fruits and Veggies

How to Eat More

Yellow Fruits and Vegetables

Yellow fruits and vegetables are usually colored by natural plant pigments called "carotenoids." Beta-carotene in sweet potatoes, pumpkins and carrots is converted to vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy mucous membranes and healthy eyes. Scientists have also reported that carotenoid-rich foods can help reduce risk of cancer, heart disease and can improve immune system function.

Bananas are also considered "white" fruits. Bananas are a perfect part of your diet and they are the most popular fruit in America. Bananas are available all year and they are a great source of instant energy whether you are watching your diet or just trying to eat healthy. Like other fruits and vegetables, bananas contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol.

Corn and squash are rich sources of a phytochemical that can help prevent blindness and may also protect against some cancers. This phytochemical is what gives these vegetables their yellow color!

Yellow Fruits and Vegetables can help maintain:

Good Vision

A Healthy Immune System

Healthy Skin

*Source: www.5aday.org

Below are a few recipes that include YELLOW foods:

Yellow Squash Casserole

*8 yellow summer squash, cut into 1/2-inch slices
*1/2 cup white wine
*2 eggs
*1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
*salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x9 inch baking dish.
2. In a saucepan, boil sliced squash in enough water to cover for 10 minutes. Remove squash to paper towels. Dab off excess moisture.
3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs together with wine. Add squash and cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Then pour mixture into a baking dish. Bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour.

Icy Banana Milkshake

* 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
*6 ice cubes
*5 cups milk
*1/2 cup sugar

1. In a blender, combine the bananas, ice cubes, milk and sugar. Cover, and blend for 2 minutes, or until ice is finely crushed.