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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
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:


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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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PROJECT_SUSAN 10/26/2012 9:23PM

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


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