Using different colours with our foods or drinks can be great fun with the children.
Blue milk with "Cheerio" fish swimming. Green smoothies - monster juice etc.
There is of course method in the madness:
1. Using colour can be fun. Anything that makes food fun gets a tick in my book. Eating should be a great experience.
2. Initial curiosity may be piqued and we're far more likely to eat something if we're interested in it.
3. Changing the colour is presenting a "different" food and is supporting our children to eat something that is not the same as usual.
4. It can prepare the way for introducing new foods eg. if we're comfortable with a green smoothie we are more likely to accept one that contains green veg.
5. Using foods to add colour is adding new nutrients to the diet eg. beetroot juice to make mash potato pink or spinach juice to colour pasta green.
I love ideas that give parents new strategies to try!
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.