Eating foods of many different (and natural) colors is a sure way for your body to get all of the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and strong. Invite your child to help create a Colorful Grocery List before heading to the store. Take dictation for very young children, and let early or independent writers draw pictures of the foods and/or write the list on their own.
Don’t forget to take the list with you on your next trip to the market, and ask your child to help you shop. At home, sort the foods by color and look up some recipes that you can make together with your colorful foods! Be sure to check out our other post, Simple Tools for Cooking with Children, for some of our favorite child-friendly tools for the kitchen and a extremely easy recipe for a colorful fruit salad.
Being aware of the choices we make is a positive step towards building healthy eating habits and developing a positive relationship with food!
Books to Inspire
- Colorful Food by Mindy Brueggemann
- Edible Colors by Jennifer Vogel Bass
- Eat Your Colors by Amanda Miller