|by Carolyn Burris
March is National Nutrition Month!
This year for National Nutrition Month the American Dietetic Association is promoting “Eat Right With Color”. Scientists have discovered major health benefits packed in the color of fruits and vegetables. The powerhouse chemicals responsible for this are called phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are what put the brightness in tomatoes and strawberries and the brilliant color in oranges, carrots and kiwi. Because of the amount of phytonutrients in colorful food, consumers can enjoy health benefits such as:
So remember when you are at the grocery store, the more color, the better!
Fresh Tomato Salsa
Prepare salsa as listed below. Heat oil in skillet. Lightly sauté onion and green and red peppers. Cut avocado into 12 slices. Warm tortillas in oven and fill with peppers, onions, avocado slices and salsa. Fold tortillas and serve.
Fresh Tomato Salsa: Mix together all ingredients and refrigerate in advance.
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