Snack

Naturally Colorful Breakfast Parfait

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It's so easy! Make your kiddos feel special with a healthier, yet fun meal before they head out for school, or enjoy as an after school snack!

Layer colored yogurt (choose your favorite ColorKitchen plant-based colors) with a cereal mix, raisins, yogurt covered raisins and peanuts!

A quick and simple recipe that is sure to make full tummies and smiles to fill their day!

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Colorful Oatmeal

Colorful Oatmeal Healthy Breakfast

Makes 3 Bowls

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Recipe:
3 packets of your favorite instant oatmeal
Hot water
3 ColorKitchen food color packets
Dried cranberries, dried blueberries, bananas, nuts or any topping of your choice

Directions:
1. In three bowls, add packets of oatmeal.
2. Add color packets on top of oatmeal.
3. Pour hot water over oats and color and stir to combine.
4. Finish with your favorite toppings like sliced bananas, dried fruit or nuts.

Blue and Pink packets combined to make purple.

Blue and Pink packets combined to make purple.

 

 

Banana Pops - Kid Friendly No Bake Snack

Your kids will love making these yogurt banana pops rolled in their favorite colors and topped with coconut or sprinkles. This low sugar and no-bake snack is not only fun to make, but healthy too!

No Bake Snack Banana Pops

8-10  servings

INGREDIENTS
½ cup yogurt
1 tsp shredded coconut
1 packet of ColorKitchen Food Coloring (choose your favorite color!)
1 packet of ColorKitchen Rainbow Sprinkles 

4  or more bananas
Popsicle sticks or toothpicks

DIRECTIONS
1. Add powder color into bowl and mix with yogurt until color is blended
2. Cut bananas in half and insert popsicle stick or toothpick (for smaller bite-sized pieces)
3. Roll banana in yogurt and cover on all sides
4. Hold over a plate and sprinkle with coconut or sprinkles
5. Place on a tray and freeze for a couple hours before enjoying

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Back to School Snacks-Colorful Lunchbox Sandwich Surprise!

Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwich

Makes 4 Sandwiches

Recipe:
8 oz. organic cream cheese
1-2 large organic cucumbers, depending on size
ColorKitchen Blue, Pink and Green Dye
1 T. organic dill, finely chopped
1 T. organic lemon juice
1 cloves organic garlic, finely chopped or pressed
organic black pepper
8 slices of organic white bread

Directions:
In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, or with a hand whisk, add the cream cheese, dill, lemon juice and garlic. Whisk on low until combined then speed mixer up to high and whip until light and fluffy.

Divide the cream cheese mixture into three bowls, about ¼- ½ cup each (should weigh about 72 g).

Colorful Cream Cheese Sandwich Back to School

Add colors into each bowl. Add ¼ tsp. ColorKitchen Pink Dye + ¼ tsp. ColorKitchen Blue Dye for purple (or, ½ packet each color), ¼ tsp. ColorKitchen Blue Dye (or, ½ packet color), for blue and ½ tsp. ColorKitchen Green Dye (or, ½ packet color), for green. Stir to combine completely.

Chop cucumbers very thin.

Spread cream cheese onto four slices of bread. On the other slices, add a thick layer of cucumbers and sprinkle with black pepper.

Sandwich the cream cheese bread slices and cucumber bread slices together and cut the crust off.

Wrap and put into your child's lunchbox, for a healthy and fun lunchtime surprise!  Or, serve with organic Sea Salt & Vinegar Chips and Watermelon.

Note: If you don’t want to make four sandwiches, just store the extra cream cheese mixture in an airtight container in the fridge. You can dip veggies in it!

Recipe by Mimi's Cookie Bar

Quick and Easy Naturally Colorful Pasta

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Make naturally colorful pasta and transform your favorite dish into a colorful delight. Whether it be unicorn noodles or unicorn pasta, macaroni and cheese or pasta salad, you’ll have fun making and eating it too!

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Ingredients:
1 bag of your favorite pasta (regular or gluten-free)
1 or more ColorKitchen Food Colors

Directions:
1. Cook and rinse pasta.

2. Use 1 ColorKitchen Food Color packet per 2-3 cups cooked pasta (8 cups per bag) for deep colors, or 1 color packet per entire bag of pasta or a light pastel shade.

3. Put color powder in ziplock bag and add strained pasta. Mixed thoroughly, tossing pasta in bag until all the color is dissolved and pasta is completely covered.

4. Let sit for 10 minutes for color to soak in. Rinse each color separately.

5. Add sauce or topping of your choice and enjoy!

Greek Yogurt Popsicles

Between the artificial coloring and sugars in a variety of frozen treats, it's hard to feel good about feeding  your kids some of the summer treats they crave most.

Try our quick and easy-to-make alternative, Greek yogurt popsicles made with ColorKitchen food coloring, for a protein-packed, real-food choice for the summer months.

Ingredients (per color)
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp chocolate chips
Up to 1 packet ColorKitchen food coloring

Directions
Using your favorite Greek yogurt, add a tablespoon of honey per cup of yogurt. Next, stir in as much ColorKitchen color powder as desired until thoroughly blended. Lastly, mix in a few chocolate chips. 

Thoroughly mix all ingredients together. Scoop into popsicle molds and allow to set in the freezer. 

For multiple colors, scoop in one color layer at a time, then freeze.

If you don't have a nifty popsicle-making container like the one in this post, use an ice cube tray with toothpicks for mini popsicles.