Eat the Rainbow with These Toddler-Friendly Healthy Recipes

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An easy way to give your child a balanced, nutritious diet is to serve a rainbow of healthy fruits and veggies. The fun mix of colors will grab baby’s attentionand supply a range of vitamins and minerals. We’ve gathered up 12 kid-friendly recipes that feature every color in the rainbow. Keep reading for ways to brighten up your meals.

White Blank Space

Red: Tomato-y Chicken

Try out this tot-approved take on chicken nuggets from White Blank Space, inspired by Korean seasoned chicken. The spices are toned down for a young palate (the sauce is similar to ketchup, and is made with tomato paste), and the cornflake coating makes the nuggets extra crispy.

Tara’s Multicultural Table

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

Smoothies tend to be a hit with the little ones, and this strawberry watermelon version from Tara’s Multicultural Table is no exception. It’s super refreshing and perfect for warm days.

Frugal Mom Eh!

Orange: Green Bean Fries with Sweet Potato Dip

We love the vibrant orange color of this delish dip from Frugal Mom Eh!—and it pairs perfectly with green bean “fries.” You can also dip tortilla chips or pieces of bread in the sweet potato-based dip.

Where Is My Spoon

Carrot, Potato and Sausage Soup

Next time you’re stumped on what to make for dinner, try this soup from Where Is My Spoon. It’s easy to make (most of the work is chopping veggies), and the flavor is a guaranteed kid-pleaser.

The Seasoned Mom

Yellow: Egg and Cheese Mini Muffins

Keep it simple with these 3-ingredient mini muffins from The Seasoned Mom. They’re the perfect size for tiny hands and an awesome way to sneak more protein into baby’s diet. Paired with some fruit and toast, you’ve got the perfect breakfast.

Family Food on the Table

Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Bites

Sneak veggies and protein into your baby’s diet with these tasty bites from Family Food on the Table. Adjust them to your family’s taste by adding a different type of cheese or vegetable. They also freeze well so you can always have some at the ready.


Green: Green Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese is always a winner with kids, and this green mac and cheese from Weelicious wins over parents with the addition of spinach, broccoli and peas. Great for St. Patrick's Day and all year long.

The Natural Nurturer

Green Smoothies

Your littlest ones can get their veggie fix with this tasty smoothie from The Natural Nurturer. Adding mango, pineapple and banana to the mix covers the spinach flavor, and avocado adds creaminess plus healthy fats. 

Also the Crumbs Please

Blue: Blueberry Peanut Butter Pancakes

Your Sunday breakfast inspiration is here, thanks to Also the Crumbs Please. These blueberry pancakes are kicked up a notch with the kid-approved addition of peanut butter.

Peanut Butter & Peppers

Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries

Make snack time a little healthier with this clever recipe from Peanut Butter & Peppers. The blueberry bites come together in no time using just two ingredients: Greek yogurt and blueberries.

Cantillon Kitchen

Purple: Cherry Ice Pops

Get inspired by Cantillon Kitchen to whip up a batch of healthy ice pops. These are made with cherries, bananas, orange and coconut cream for a juicy, creamy flavor your child will love.

A Mind “Full” Mom

Fruit Roll-Ups

You'll never buy fruit roll-ups again once you've tried this healthy, easy version from A Mind “Full” Mom. You can experiment with different fruit combinations based on what’s in season. 

What colorful foods do you like to feed your baby? Let us know in the comments below!

—Susie Foresman


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