8 Colorful Recipes to Taste the Rainbow

8 Colorful Recipes to Taste the Rainbow

Healthy and good-looking—what’s not to like?

Friend or foe, you either like or loathe the rainbow food craze that has swept the World Wide Web, our social media channels, and many bakeries, cafes, and grocery stores around the globe. They may be jaw-dropping, but many consider the sprinkle-covered, artificially color-enhanced snacks and drinks edible garbage. 

We are fans of technicolor, and think that multi-colored doesn’t have to mean “bad for you.” Here is a selection of our favorite colorful recipes that are eye-catching, mouth-watering, and not at all poisonous.

Italian power bowl

Italian power bowl

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Blood orange, pistachios, and radicchio give this meal its inviting look. The combination of orange and egg may appeal to breakfast and brunch lovers, but the pearl barley also makes this a filling dinner option.

Grilled vegetable platter

Grilled vegetable platter

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The BBQ season has just begun. This grilled vegetable platter is not just great for vegetarians. It is also perfect as a side dish, and provides a colorful balance to all the meat that comes off the grill.

Spanish sangria

Spanish sangria

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Summer without sangria? Unimaginable! The bright red drink, garnished with lemons, oranges, and peaches, will be a real crowd-pleaser at your next BBQ or dinner party. If you want to color up the drinks selection, offer it alongside our Asian-inspired lemonade, sparkling cucumber with ginger, or blueberry smoothie

Colorful acai breakfast bowl

Colorful acai breakfast bowl

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Instead of a boring bread-bun, a dull cereal, or croissant for breakfast, enjoy this colorful breakfast bowl and your day will get off to an extra good start. If you cannot find açai purée, get creative and try Greek yogurt mixed with puréed seasonal fruit. All is possible, as long as it remains multi-colored.

Salad in a jar

Salad in a jar

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You will be the envy of the office with this healthy and beautiful salad in a jar. Lush green lettuce meets fresh herbs, an array of vegetables, and a homemade dressing. Simply give it a shake and tip it onto a plate, or eat out of the jar. A prep-ahead miracle!

Baked sweet potatoes with spinach and pine nuts

Baked sweet potatoes with spinach and pine nuts

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Bright orange sweet potatoes, paired with deep green spinach and ruby red pomegranate, make for an attractive dinner option—not just because of their look! With this meal, good fats meet complex carbs, plus some protein along the way.

Millet maki

Millet maki

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Because of its combination of fruits and vegetables, this vegan take on sushi is both healthy and pleasing to the eye. Although the preparation can be time-consuming and a bit fussy, you will find the maki fun to make with friends or on a special dinner date.

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Nachos

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Nachos

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With this creative take on the fruit salad, you can make your own sweet nachos in just 10 minutes, and serve them alongside a homemade fruits salsa. The fruit can be chosen according to the season. Add blueberries, for example, and the salsa will cover even more colors of the rainbow. A must-have for kids’ parties that will prove just as popular with adults!

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