June is Pride Month! Pride Month has been an opportunity to celebrate members of the United States who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ). These celebrations may spotlight triumphs overcome, social justice advocacy, family relationships, community inclusion and love. It also gives everyone the chance to learn about disparities that many LGBTQ individuals face.
If you have ever seen or partaken in any Pride events, you are likely to see rainbows-and lots of them! The variety of colors represents the diversity and power of the LGBTQ community. And if you plan on celebrating any Pride events, why not make your foods match the rainbow theme? A great place to start is with having a range of brightly colored fruits and vegetables at your gatherings. Below is a list of vegetables and fruits by color to help inspire you to eat well and show your Pride support. Not only does having a variety of colorful produce help you celebrate Pride month, it also helps you get lots of nutrients from different foods You can use them on the grill, in salads, on skewers, and even fresh with a dip or dressing! Make your table beautiful and tasty all month long!
Red/Pink: rhubarb, tomato, pepper, radishes, radicchio, chili pepper
Orange: sweet potato, carrots, butternut squash, pepper, oca, pumpkin
Yellow: spaghetti squash, yellow squash, corn, pepper, yellow beets
Green: spinach, zucchini, avocado, tomatillo, asparagus, lettuce, broccoli, bok choy (leaves), broccoflower, alfalfa sprouts, Brussel sprouts, green beans, cucumbers, pepper, peas, fiddlehead, okra, celery, snap peas
Blue/Purple: beet greens stalks, ube, purple cabbage, beets, onions, eggplant, carrots, endive, asparagus
White: parsnips, carrots, cauliflower, daikon, garlic, radishes, kohlrabi, corn, shallots, asparagus, ghost pepper
Brown: potatoes, mushrooms, onions, ginger
Black: black radish
Red/Pink: apples, pears, watermelon, cherries, pomegranate, strawberries, raspberries, grapefruit, red grapes, cranberries, prickly pear
Orange: oranges, kumquats, mangos, apricots, papaya, cantaloupe, persimmon, peach, nectarine, Buddha hand, goose berries, salmonberry
Yellow: lemons, golden kiwi, starfruit, pears, ugli fruit, pineapples, donut peach, grapefruit, lucuma, quince, pomelo, banana, jackfruit
Green: limes, honeydew, kiwi, apples, grapes, chayote, horned melon, pears, cukamelon
Blue/Purple: blueberries, grapes, plums, figs, passion fruit, safou, crowberry, elderberries
White: dragonfruit, coconut, lychee, atemoya, rambutan (flesh), pepino melon, longans
Brown: dates, brown pears
Black: raisins, blackberries
Happy & Healthy Pride Month!