Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom

Rainbow Salad

Eating foods in a variety of colors helps fight disease and makes you feel better, too.

Red—May help fight some cancers; helps fight colds; helps keep the heart healthy and helps us see at night.
Orange—May help fight colds; aids in developing a healthy heart; may help prevent cataracts; as as a scrub brush for inside the body (cleans out the digestive system).
Yellow—Aids in scrubbing out the body and may help prevent hypertension.
Green—May help fight some cancers; helps prevent cramps of legs and arms; helps us see at night; acts as a scrub brush for inside the body (cleans out the digestive system).
Purple—May help fight some cancers; helps develop red, strong blood that carries oxygen from the lungs.

 

  • carrots
  • squash
  • broccoli
  • red cabbage
  • green, red and yellow peppers
  • spinach
  • cherry tomatoes
  • corn
  • celery
  • ranch-style dressing
  • cottage cheese
  • large clear glass bowl
  • crusts or ginger snaps
  1. Scrub or peel the vegetables
  2. Cut into bite-size chunks.
  3. Have students sort the vegetables by color.
  4. Place the vegetables in the bowl one color at a time, and talk about the health advantages of each color.
  5. Mix the ranch-style dressing with the cottage cheese.
  6. Toss all the vegetables together with the dressing.
  7. Serve and eat.

Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education

http://www.agclassroom.org/ok

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