March is our favorite rainbow-spotting month! Whether you are planning a special St. Patrick’s Day meal or celebrating the coming of spring, a colorful rainbow-inspired meal is a fun way to cook alongside your kids.

I can never bring myself to use oodles of food coloring in my kids’ meals, so I’m looking to the beautiful colors of fruits and veggies for these rainbow meals. Here are five delicious and healthy ways to eat the rainbow:

5 Healthy Ways to Eat a Rainbow

1. Rainbow Wraps: What a delicious and fun way to eat a rainbow of veggies. I might even grate or finely shred the veggies when I make these for my girls – it seems like the smaller the vegetable pieces are, the more they will eat! {via Super Healthy Kids}

Rainbow Lunch Wrap

2. Rainbow Fruit Cups: Adorable and portable! These colorful fruit cups would be great for a classroom snack or family picnic. I love the idea of some fresh whipped cream or vanilla yogurt on top. Yum! {via My Frugal Adventures}

Rainbow fruit cups

3. Rainbow Sandwich Bar: We love doing a make-your-own sub sandwich bar for dinner – how awesome is this buffet of ingredients in rainbow colors? I know my girls would have such fun brainstorming and shopping for this meal! {via elsie marley}

Rainbow Sandwich Bar

4. Rainbow Soup: It’s still chilly enough to enjoy a delicious bowl of soup. My girls love soup and bread for dinner! This colorful veggie soup looks amazing, especially with those purple potatoes. Purple cauliflower would be a fun addition, too! {via the freckled pie}


5. Alphabet Rainbow Pasta Salad: Pasta salads are great vehicles for eating tons of veggies. I love the idea of using alphabet-shaped pasta! Let your kids help choose a colorful assortment of veggies to add. {via teach. eat. love.}

Alphabet Rainbow Pasta Salad

My girls are already looking over my shoulder at all these colorful meals and talking about which one to make first. Who knows? Maybe they will be inspired to try some new fruits and veggies this month!

Happy rainbow cooking and eating!