Color with food!!

Color with food!!

No artificial colors. No preservatives. Just all-natural fruits & veggies to add color (and nutrition) to your little one's meals!!  Here are five colors/ingredients that work particular well in pancakes!!

Let's get coloring!!

RED (BEETS)

Ingredients:

3 x beets (greens chopped off)

Method:

Cut the raw beet into chunks.  Place in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.  Cook until the beets are tender.  Remove the beets (and add to salad!), the remaining water is your food coloring.  Allow to cool.

YELLOW (TURMERIC)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup water

1/2 tsp ground turmeric

Method:

Boil the turmeric in water for 3-5 minutes.  Then discard the turmeric (or use in dal!).   Allow to cool.

GREEN (SPINACH)

Ingredients:

2 cups x spinach leaves

Water

Method:

Add the spinach to a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes.  Once cooled, strain the liquid into a bowl. Discard the spinach and keep the colored liquid.

PURPLE (BLUEBERRIES)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup x blueberries

1/4 cup x water

Method:

Place blueberries and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.  Then use a fork to mash the blueberries. Continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the berries, reserving the liquid.  Allow to cool.

BLUE (CABBAGE)

Ingredients:

1 x small red cabbage

1/4 tsp x bicarb soda

Method:

Place thinly sliced cabbage in a saucepan and cover with water.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.  The water should turn a deep purple. Strain the cabbage, reserving the liquid. Add bicarb soda and the liquid will turn from purple to blue. Allow to cool.

Pancakes tip:

When making pancakes, divide the batter evenly into 4 small bowls.  Add a little of each of the above coloring to each bowl and enjoy different colored pancakes!!!


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