logo

Welcome to Get Fit Great Falls!

Get Fit Great Falls is a coalition of like-minded people who encourage neighbors, family, and friends to get active and make healthy choices when selecting foods for their dinner table.

1-406-454-6950

115 4th St S, Great Falls, Montana

Top
 

Nutrition

How to Build a Healthy and Balanced Diet

Nutrition should be fun and easy. Get Fit Great Falls is here to empower you with the resources you need to make healthy choices!

Eating a variety of foods makes our meals flavorful and fun! It’s also the key to a healthy and balanced diet. Each food has a unique mix of nutrients — both mac­ronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). The Color Your Plate initiative provides a simple blueprint to help us make better meal choices by coloring your plate!

Newsletter

Let us bring healthy living advice directly to you. Sign up for our newsletters.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

[recaptcha]

Color Your Plate

Eating healthy should be fun! The Color Your Plate initiative gives you fun ideas and simple recipes based on color to help diversify your eating habits.

RED

Fruits: red apples, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, pomegranates, watermelon

Vegetables: tomatoes, red bell peppers, radish, beets, rhubarb, red beans, red onion, kidney beans

ORANGE

Fruits: peaches, oranges, cantaloupe, apricot

Vegetables: sweet potato, pumpkin, carrots, squash

YELLOW

Fruits: mango, pineapple, lemon

Vegetables: squash, yellow bell pepper, corn

GREEN

Fruits: green grapes, green apples, kiwi, honeydew melon, limes

Vegetables: asparagus, green beans, peas, green pepper, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, celery, avocado, kale

BLUE

Fruits: blueberries, blackberries

Vegetables: blue potato, black radish, blue pumpkins

PURPLE

Fruits: purple grapes, plums, figs

Vegetables: eggplant, kidney beans, purple cabbage

WHITE

Fruits: pears, bananas

Vegetables: cucumber, potatoes, white beans, mushrooms, onions, cauliflower