Festive and healthy Christmas foods


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Work these red and green fruits and vegetables into your Christmas day meals to excite your kids visually and to provide them with healthy vitamins and minerals.

Santa made of vegetables

Green foods

These green foods add excitement to Christmas-themed meals and contain important vitamins and minerals to help purify and detoxify your body.

Green fruits:

  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Green apples
  • Kiwi
  • Zucchini

Green vegetables:

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Green beans
  • Green bell pepper
  • Kale
  • Okra
  • Peas
  • Snow peas
  • Spinach
  • Sugar snap peas

Red foods

These red foods not only make Christmas meals feel more like Christmas, they help protect against various cancers as well as lung and heart disease with their rich antioxidants and immune-building properties.

Red fruits:

  • Blood oranges
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Pink grapefruit
  • Raspberries
  • Red apples
  • Red grapes
  • Pomegranates
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

Red vegetables:

  • Beets
  • Radishes
  • Red bell peppers
  • Red cabbage
  • Red potatoes

White treats

You can't forget the white snow! Kids will love these fun and festive white treats after eating all the healthy red and green foods.

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