Vegetables – The Leaves of The Food Tree

Like the leaves of a tree, vegetables are full of vital life giving energy and health promoting nutrients. Vegetables are packed with minerals, vitamins and an amazing variety of antioxidants.  They supply us with necessary enzymes that help break down foods while providing fiber that promotes beneficial gut bacteria.

Eating both cooked and fresh vegetables are incredibly important, as different vitamins and minerals are available in different states. Plus, eating a diet rich in colorful vegetables engages our senses in taste, texture and sight, adding to the joy of eating.

Daily Serving Suggestion: 5- 9 

1 carrot

1 cup chopped raw vegetables

1 cup of leafy vegetables or lettuce greens

1 medium potato

½ cup cooked vegetables

¾ cup vegetable juice

Learn About Fruits – The Fruit

Learn About Vegetables- The Leaves

Learn About Fats- The Branches

Learn About Whole Grains – The Trunk

Learn About Proteins – The Roots


Root veggies- potatoes, carrots, parsnips, beets, carrots, yams

And everything else- including peppers, green beans, garlic, artichoke, asparagus, squash, pumpkin….

  • Artichoke
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Bok choy
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Chives
  • Celery
  • Collards
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leek
  • Lettuce
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Mustard
  • Peas
  • Peppers, sweet and spicy
  • Potato
  • Pumpkins
  • Salad greens
  • Seaweed
  • Spinach
  • Squash (summer, winter)
  • Tomato
  • Yams /sweet potato