I have something to share with you!
At the end of last year we did 9 weeks of Rainbow Dinner(see below to links for each week). My daughter got to choose three colors from the rainbow each week and I had to make dinner with those three colors. Was it fun? YES. Was it hard? YES. But the goal was accomplished – she tried new foods and actually liked quite a few of them.
So when someone asked me why I stopped doing rainbow dinner, I didn’t have a good answer. But then I realized we still did a rainbow meal – breakfast.
Breakfast is the hardest meal in our house. We have 15 minutes to get breakfast on the table and eaten before we head off to school. And that means frozen pancakes, mini bagels and oatmeal. So imagine my delight when my daughter tried a smoothie sample at Central Market and LOVED IT. Feeding off her excitement, we ran right over to Barnes & Noble, picked out a book of smoothie recipes and ran home to grab the blender.
Smoothies can be pink, blue, yellow, even green(yes, I hide spinach in it) and she loves them all. I add a little honey or agave syrup to make it sweet(but not too sweet) and my daughter is excited about breakfast. Breakfast has become fun and much more healthy – especially for me and my husband. (our breakfast was a cup of coffee and not much else).
So thank you to my fantastic friend who gave me the idea for rainbow dinner in the first place. She has been doing smoothies with her kids for months…..thrilled to know this is another food success in our house!