Naturally Colourful Food
I had a very interesting conversation with a mum in a supermarket last week who was trying desperately to make her meals more colourful to entice her children to eat more home made and healthy food. Like many mums I know, her children really want colourful and sugary foods so we had a mini brain storm on how to make main meals more colourful but without the sugar where possible.
We chatted about food and decided that the key to colourful and attractive food was fruit and vegetables. I love simple suppers like pesto pasta (red or green both work very well), Mexican wraps with lots of fresh colourful veg, adding carrots and peas for health and colour with roasts and meat dinners and my favourite noodle soups with lots of fresh veg and herbs.
We both agreed that with summer nearly here salads were a brilliant way to help add a healthy and colourful twist to main meals. We had a great discussion about fresh and frozen vegetables and fruit too. We are very lucky that many supermarkets do have a large selection of frozen vegetables which helps saves on wasted food but allows us to be healthy.
I am a big fan of the yellow ticket fruit and veg at the end of the day. I love buying fruit and veg and using them straight away or freezing them where I can. I’ve made some weird yet tasty soup flavours this way too.
This conversation has made me think a lot about colours in food and I am now on the look out for bright colours in food and bakes. It’s interesting and I hope to start creating some really colourful dishes soon now I feel so inspired.
What ways do you like to make meals more colourful?
Here are some brilliant examples of gorgeously colourful recipes from brilliant food bloggers.
Warning you will be very hungry!
All delicious and all beautifully colourful.