It’s no secret that I love bright rainbow colours, and if we’re talking about edible rainbows, then all the better! I’ve created a list of my top 10 healthy rainbow food ideas, all of which are free from food colourings, using the natural rainbow colours found in fruit and vegetables, just as nature intended. I frequently think that we are so lucky to have access to such an amazing range of fruit and vegetables, it has never been so easy to eat a rainbow!
Eating a variety of colours of foods is really important because you find different nutrients in different coloured foods, so eating a diet with a great balance of different colours can help your body to get everything that it needs to keep you as healthy as possible. Not to mention the fact that eating a rainbow is just so much fun, check out all of these yummy rainbow recipes – truly a feast for the eyes!
Rainbow Fruit Skewers – these are so simple to make and perfect for many different occaions, from lunch boxes and after school snacks to breakfast, dessert and even party food, these lovely rainbow fruit skewers are sure to be a hit whatever the occasion.
Rainbow Fruit Ice Cubes – another super simple idea, these rainbow fruit ice cubes are perfect for special occasions all year round. Pop them in plain or fizzy water for a fun healthy drink for kids, or add them to lemonade or even cocktails for a special occasion.
Rainbow Wrap – Add some rainbow colour to your lunch with this gorgeous healthy rainbow wrap idea (check out the rainbow wrap recipe here). For more tortilla wrap fillings, check out this post too: Five easy tortilla roll-up recipes.
Rainbow Muffin Tin Meal – tempt a picky eater with a rainbow tasting platter of delicious rainbow fruits and vegetables! Mix in some new foods with old favourites, add some cute bento picks and you’ve got a good chance they’ll give them all a go!
Rainbow Omelette Cakes – Hide your veggies in plain sight with these yummy rainbow mini omelettes. Packed with a rainbow of vegetables, they’re perfect for picnics and school lunches too.
Rainbow Smoothie – I just had to include these beautiful rainbow smoothies from Sweet and Savory by Shinee that I recently stumbled across whilst browsing my beloved Pinterest. I’ll be trying this recipe as soon as possible and I know my kids will be blown away by the amazing rainbow colours (actually, never mind the kids, I can’t wait to try it myself!).
Rainbow Fruit & Veg Snack Platter – This was fun and easy to throw together and was thoroughly enjoyed by my older son when I made it in celebration of St Patrick’s Day a few years ago. To make it, I arranged red grapes, little circles of raw candy striped beetroot, strips of red pepper, carrot flowers (cut out with mini bento cutters), strips of yellow pepper, cucumber stars (also cut out with mini bento cutters) and a few raw sugar snap peas to form rainbow on a large blue plate. I peeled and thinly sliced a mini Babybel cheese and arranged it to form a cloud, then finished the snack plate off with some yummy chocolate coins as a treat.
Rainbow Fruit Sundae – Last but not least, my kids always love a rainbow fruit salad, and it looks extra lovely arranged in a tall sundae glass like this one. We also love keeping a bowl of our simple rainbow fruit salad in the fridge ready to grab and go for breakasts, snacks and desserts, yum!
If you’ve enjoyed this top ten healthy Rainbow food ideas post, you might also like these other Top 10 Rainbow ideas for kids – between us we’ve got over 240 fantastic Rainbow themed ideas for crafts, recipes, games, books, play ideas and many more to share with you – check out the links below for endless rainbow fun!
Top 10 Rainbow Art Activities from Sugar, Spice & Glitter
Top 10 Rainbow Play Recipes from Craftulate
Top 10 Rainbow Cupcakes from Our Good Life
Top 10 Edible Rainbow Activities from Adventures of Adam
Top 10 Rainbow Drinks from Witty Hoots
Top 10 Rainbow Books for Kids from Sunny Day Family
Top 10 Making Rainbows STEM Activities for Kids from Little Bins for Little Hands
Top 10 Colorful Rainbow Games from Our Whimsical Days
Top 10 DIY Rainbow Accessories from Nemcsok Farms
Top 10 Ways to Paint a Rainbow from Still Playing School
Top 10 Color Matching Activities for Toddlers by Playground Parkbench
Top 10 Rainbow Crafts for Kids from The Resourceful Mama
Top 10 Rainbow Suncatchers from Rhythms of Play
Top 10 Fine Motor Skill Ideas Featuring Rainbows from Powerful Mothering
Top 10 Pot O’ Gold Activities from Crafty Kids at Home
DIY Rainbow Puzzles from Teach Me Mommy
Top Ten Rainbow Loom Bracelet Tutorials from Words ‘n’ Needles
Top 10 Rainbow Fish Activities by Play & Learn Every Day
Top 10 Rainbow Preschool Songs from Preschool Powol Packets
Top 10 Rainbow Learning Activities from Living Life and Learning
Top 10 Rainbow Busy Bags from Happy Brown House
Top 10 Color Theory Experiments for Kids from Lemon Lime Adventures
I hope you’ve enjoyed all these beautiful rainbow recipes, which is your favourite?