Find out what you’re missing!
If you’re wondering how to live a long and healthy life, it has been well researched. In addition to whole grains, nuts and seeds, we need plenty of fruits and vegetables. As it turns out, we need a lot more types of vegetables each week, too.
Are you getting your 5 TYPES of vegetables?
We all have heard we need a minimum of five fruits and vegetables per day. But, did you know we also need vegetables from each of these five vegetable subgroups per week! And this is a minimum. Most adults, let alone children, may not eat from each of these groups.
What are the right types of vegetables we need?
You’ll find links below for delicious vegetable recipes from each of the needed five groups. To prevent disease, not to mention create optimal vitality, these are the five vegetable subgroups. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) suggests choosing vegetables from EACH of these 5 subgroups of vegetables per week.
The five types of vegetables:
- Dark-green and leafy vegetables: broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, spinach, romaine, watercress
- Starchy vegetables: white potatoes, corn, green peas, pumpkin, parsnips, dried beans, lentils
- Red and orange vegetables: tomatoes, red bell peppers, carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes
- Beans and peas: edamame, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, black beans, and black eyed peas
- Other vegetables: cucumbers, celery, cauliflower, green bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, zucchini
For links to my vegetable recipes for each subgroup, go to vegetable recipe gallery.