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Rainbow of Freggies


Friday, October 26, 2012

Sticking to this week's theme of Wizard of Oz, the weekend challenge is to eat a "rainbow" of freggies. Get it? Rainbow. Wizard of Oz. Those BLC leaders are such a clever bunch.

I am lucky to live 5 minutes from a multitude of great grocery stores. Whole Foods and New Seasons to the east, and to the west Trader Joes & Joe's Farm (seriously a working farm in the center of our city). Directly north of me is Winco and south of me is a Safeway. In the next block over is Chuck's Produce, a giant independently owned store that specializes in produce.

A quick walk through Chuck's this afternoon and I came home with a bag full of this


I already had the celery hearts, frozen edamame and cherries, cauliflower, V8 juice and olives (which seems like a stretch to count as a vegetable but it's on the list).
After purchasing a giant apple, red grapes, tomatoes and watermelon, I've got my red.
Kiwi gives me three green because, honestly, I'm not going to eat a lime, the juice goes on the watermelon.
Mango smoothie, an orange, papaya, sweet pepper, yam and a package of matchstick carrots makes my yellow/orange quota.
White is a little short with only bananas (obviously from the looks of them they'll become banana pancakes), sweet onion and cauliflower. Maybe I'll go back for a jicama.
Blue/Purple is real shaky with only purple potatoes. It would be easy enough to finish it out with blueberries, prunes and some purple grapes. We'll see how that shakes out.
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WINDYCITYCYNDEE 10/10/2014 11:35AM

    Nice! I have strawberries, onions, banana, and mushrooms (I was counting them as brown but there no brown in the rainbow). Green will be spinach or lettuce. I need to find some blueberries and I forgot to buy them! Grapes are purple...I'll probably stretch and count those. emoticon

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AEHEGE 10/28/2012 8:53PM

    Thanks for all the good suggestions. I do count potatoes as a white vegetable. They are quite good for you -- just have been misrepresented. Of course, living in the largest potato producing county in the U.S. (probably the world), I am partial.

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RICKISMOM1 10/28/2012 7:33PM

    try purple cabage!

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BKWERM 10/27/2012 4:51PM

    Looks like you've met most of the colours. I went grocery shopping today as well and bought some red and yellow peppers, tomatoes, mandarins, mushrooms, green pears, red grapes and sweet potatoes. I already had red onions, turnips, rutabagas and apples here.

One of our team members posted a link to a chart of coloured veggies and fruit. White also includes onions, potatoes, brown pears, garlic, ginger, mushrooms and turnips. I like that it includes onions and garlic since I add both of these to many dishes.

Here's a link in case you're interested:

http://www.disab
led-world.com/artman/publish/fr
uits-vegetables.shtml



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SRITHI97 10/27/2012 9:01AM

    emoticon you have all your freggies ready! way to a great start have fun with the weekend Challenge! emoticon

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TACONES 10/27/2012 7:30AM

    Great ideas of colors. Thanks for sharing.

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 10/27/2012 2:19AM

    Good plans! Try some gummy plums (prunes) or grapes or blueberry applesauce if needed. :)

I like this part of the challenge this weekend.

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EATVEGAN 10/27/2012 12:27AM

    WooHoo! Love those freggies!

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ELSAT137 10/26/2012 11:40PM

    YUM = Looks good!!!

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COURAGETOMOVE 10/26/2012 11:12PM

    Everything looks so good. Good luck with the weekend challenge.

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JO88BAKO 10/26/2012 10:58PM

    Aren't all these freggies awesome, love 'em. They are putting a Trader Joe's in our town. I wondered what they sold. Good luck with the weekend challenge!

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BUSYMOM911 10/26/2012 10:47PM

    Good job planning! You could also have raisins for your blue. Good luck on your weekend challenge.
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LUV4CHOCOLATE 10/26/2012 9:26PM

    Yummy! emoticon

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IMSOOZEEQ 10/26/2012 9:23PM

    Looks like you have the emoticon covered! Good luck with the challenge!

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