Color with food!!

Color with food!!

No artificial colors. No preservatives. Just all-natural fruits & veggies to add color (and nutrition) to your little ones 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. until the water turns 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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