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Tweeting Right with Color: recap of Food Fest chat

Think you could talk about ingredients and recipes for 17 hours straight? This past Wednesday, Our Cook Quest invited foodies on Twitter to take part in a most-of-the-day-and-night chat called Food Fest. Moderators would take an hour-long shift, tweet one ingredient every 10 minutes, and chat participants responded with recipes. It looked like this:

I signed up for the inaugural hour, 8-9 am, and chose Eat Right With Color – the theme for National Nutrition Month (March) – as my ingredient guideline. I tweeted a color with one fruit ingredient and one vegetable ingredient, every ten minutes. Despite the early hour, we had good participation and the chat yielded great ideas for eating the colorful ingredients I tossed out.

Did you miss out? I’ve got your back (or stomach, maybe) after the jump, where I’ve listed the recipes from Food Fest’s Eat Right With Color hour.

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Someweek over the rainbow: National Nutrition Month

We’re already one week into National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme – Eat Right with Color – is a simple way to boost the nutritional value of every meal. A press release from the American Dietetic Association explains: “A rainbow of foods creates a palette of nutrients, each with a different bundle of potential benefits for a healthful eating plan….To maximize the nutritional value of your meal, include healthful choices in a variety of colors.”

I get giddy about anything involving color-coding and spreadsheets, so I tracked how much of the spectrum I scarfed down during this past week:

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