It’s not necessarily easy to get children to eat healthy foods, especially when they want to reach for a bag of chips or candy that are right in the cabinet. Instead of the regular junk food, why not try a little fruit? It’s still sweet but it’s a lot more nutritious. You can even try to make a game out of it! How about eating (even trying!) a different fruit each day of the week, following the colors of the rainbow?
You’ll start with berries and end with berries. Speaking of berries, Wendy’s has a new Berry Almond Chicken Salad with an entire cup of fruit. It’s a quick way to grab a healthy lunch! Click through the jump to see the fruits for each day of the week, as well as the vitamins and minerals that each offer.
Sunday – Strawberries 1 of 7Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, which can promote immunity and eye health.
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Monday – Tangerines 2 of 7Tangerines are a valuable source of flavonoid antioxidants, vitamin A and vitamin C. They also contain natural fiber.
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Tuesday – Bananas 3 of 7Bananas are rich in potassium and natural sugars, providing a lot of energy to kids who love to play! Bananas help the body's circulatory system deliver oxygen to the brain.
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Wednesday – Apples 4 of 7Apples contain antioxidants, fiber and boron - which can strengthen bones.
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Thursday – Blueberries 5 of 7This fruit, the blueberry, has the highest antioxidant capacity of any fresh fruit. They also have copper and iron, which raise immunity.
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Friday – Plums 6 of 7Consumption of plums helps in the production and absorption of iron in the body. This leads to better blood circulation, which further leads to the growth of healthy tissues.
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Saturday – Blackberries 7 of 7The ellagic acid in blackberries protects the skin, and the vitamin K aids in absorption of calcium which strengthens the bones. They are also high in antioxidants and vitamin C.
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