Sunday, July 13, 2008

Blue and Purple Week

So, BYU has a wellness program that Greg and I are participating in-the Summer Olympic Challenge. This particular challenge runs from July 7-Aug 30 and has an exercise portion and a dietary portion. We're walking- shooting for at least 8,000 steps a day 5 days a week. That earns a bronze medal. Gold is something like 16,000 steps a day, so we'll see how that goes. This week the fruit and veggie challenge is to eat at least 3 servings of blue and purple veggies. Erica suggested grapes, blueberries, and blackberries. I'm thinking I want to try at least one new one-maybe even a veggie. There were a lot more than I thought and decided to share the list for anyone interested. Happy eating!

Black currants
Black salsify (anyone ever heard of this?)
Dried plums
Prunes (aren't these dried plums?)
Purple Belgian endive
Purple potatoes
Purple asparagus
Purple cabbage
Purple carrots
Purple figs
Purple grapes
Purple peppers


Kelly said...

Hey Shan! Welcome to blogging. I love the almost daily record it's become for me -- never good at journaling before.

Good luck with the purple/blue fruit and veggie challenge. Do blue corn chips count? :)

cabesh said...

Yum! We like the ones Erica suggested, but we also really like eggplant, plums and purple cabbage!

Doreen said...

Purple potatoes are fun, especially if you put a few in a potato salad!