Naturally Colourful Food

April 14, 2015Sew White

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.

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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.

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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!

Shocking Pink Pasta by Knead Whine

Knead and Whine pink pasta

Orange and Beetroot Cupcakes by Tin and Thyme

Tin and thyme Shocking pink Cupcakes

Portobello mushroom with roasted pumpkin mash and caramelized walnuts by The Petite Cook

Petitecook portobello mushroom

Boozy Bramble Cake by Jen’s Food

Jen's food

 Beetroot butter bean hummus by Rough Measures


Foragers Fancy – A Gin Cocktail by Farmersgirl Kitchen

farmersgirl kitchen

Natural Red Velvet Cupcakes by Little Sunny Kitchen

little sunny kitchen

Froothie Passion Fruit and Lime Curd by The Crafty Larder

crafty larder

Puy Lentil, Beet and Mozzarella Salad by Tinned Tomatoes


Roast Tomato, Red Pepper and Chorizo Soup by Fab Food 4 All

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Spring Roast of Scotch Beef with a Wild Garlic Pesto Crust by Foodie Quine

Foofie Quine

Vegan Apple and Pomegranate Jelly by Family Friends Food

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Carrot and Cucumber Ribboned Salad by Simply Sensational Food


Green Mango and Spinach Smoothie by Tinned Tomatoes


Rainbow Food Processor Salad by Supper in the Suburbs

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Crunchy Autumn Slaw by Family Friends Food

family friends food

Rocket and Walnut Pesto by Knead Whine

Knead and whine pesto

 All delicious and all beautifully colourful.


  • Helen

    April 14, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    These look gorgeous and so vibrant. What a brilliant idea!
    Thanks so much for including some of my recipes 🙂

    1. Sew White

      April 20, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Your recipe looks so good. I’ve got it saved to make soon x

  • Choclette

    April 14, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Gosh plenty of colour inspiration there Sisley. Although right now, I could do with a Forager’s Fancy! Thanks for including my recipe 🙂

    1. Sew White

      April 20, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Your cupcakes look amazing. I want one now 🙂 x

  • Laura @ KneadWhine

    April 14, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    What a great round up – thanks so much for including my recipes!

    1. Sew White

      April 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

      Your recipe looks soooo good x

  • Jacqueline Meldrum

    April 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks for including my smoothie and salad. A few I shall be checking out later.

    1. Sew White

      April 20, 2015 at 8:50 am

      My pleasure. Thank you for letting me include it x

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