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Q is for Quinoa

A is for Avocado, the creamy, green nutritious fat.
B is for Berries, the fruit that keeps your tummy flat.
C is for Chia, most nutrient-dense of all the seeds.
D is for Dandelion - it's more than just a pesky weed!
E is for Eggs, the perfect snack to keep you lean.
F is for Flax - to sprinkle lightly on your greens. 
G is for Ginger, the spice that fights off germs and soothes.
H is for Honey, nature's cure for the sweetest tooth.
I is for Iodine - from salt, it keeps your thyroid sound.
J is for Jalapeno, the red-hot kick to melt those pounds. 
K is for Kale - to be lightly steamed without the stem.
L is for Lettuce, its popular and crunchy friend.
M is for Milk, for sparkling teeth and sturdy bones. 
N is for Nuts - a handful and your tum won't groan.
O is for Oats, fiber-filled and gluten-free.
P is for Pistachios, sly cholesterol's enemy.
Q is for Quinoa, the complete protein that fills you up.
R is for Raisins - a ton of iron in a quarter cup.
S is for Salmon, the oily fish with omega-3.
T is for Tomatoes, nature's very own sunscreen!
U is for Udon, the pasta you can eat guilt-free
V is for Vinegar - it makes dressings low in calories.
W is for Water, which hydrates to de-bloat your gut.
X is for Xylocarp, a fancy term for coconut.
Y is for Yogurt, the probiotic masterpiece.
Z is for Zucchini, which lowers risk of heart disease.

Your body is a temple, I'm sure you've all been told,
So fill it up with healthy foods, and you'll grow young - not old!

(P.S. In case anyone doesn't know, "Quinoa" is pronounced "keen-wah")

For Cyndi's "Z is for Zaria" contest

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  1. Date: 7/26/2013 11:17:00 PM
    Just remembering this awesome one you did a long time ago, and you know what? I never congratulated you.Congrats!!

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 9:41:00 AM
    Congrats on the well deserved win. I liked this one from the first. My computer likes it too. It must be reading your poem because every time I do it pops up a bunch of dumb weight loss ads. !!!

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 1:05:00 AM
    Excellent tool for teaching as well as a wonderful creative poem. Congratulations on your wonderful deserving win!

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 7:19:00 PM
    Heather, Congratulations with your awesome poem in one of the best contest I've seen this year. It has been an honor in viewing all of Cyndi's ABC Couplet winners. I would have never pulled off this form or idea.... * xox-PD

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 3:56:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 1:52:00 PM
    Just saw your win here...Congrats! I still say B is for Bacon!...haha

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 7:13:00 PM
    How cool Dee loves to have Verity eat right! a great lesson verse! Congrad's on Your win, Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 5:26:00 PM
    Heather, lovely poem but you make me hungry with such taste treats, congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 9:17:00 AM
    a wonderful poem, well-deserving of a win! congratulations!

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 3:07:00 AM
    Congrats, Heather, it's a useful write..Jag

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 10:41:00 PM
    Lovely write. Many congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 12:21:00 PM
    I am amazed at the form used here. It is so limiting, yet the words have such quality. It looks like this could be a good memorisation tool. Once when we had a huge crop of dandelions on our lawn I made some dandelion tea and coffee.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 2:43:00 PM
    Heather, this is one of the best of them. What I like most is the USEFULNESS of it. It could be printed out and used as a reference for health food nuts! Just wonderful how you thought of this way to do the ABC contest. Mine is ready to post, as soon as my last poem gets more "reads" haha. But mine does not come close to the usefulness of this one.

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 8:51:00 PM
    wow...Love the way you pulled off the contest... avocado water, and raisins... and yogurt... sound like a nice abc diet for me. good luck in the contest..LINDA

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 8:30:00 AM
    Very healthy and clever. Unfortunately, I'm not growing any younger. Good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 8:35:00 PM
    Sounds to healthy for me. Well done though.

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 5:34:00 PM
    This is totally a winner.....!! Good luck

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 12:46:00 PM
    Ha...true and well is NOT for bacon and C is NOT for it

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 3/4/2013 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Haha! Life without the occasional cheeseburger would be so drab! So let's revise to say all in moderation ;)