Why & How to Get your Family to Eat the Rainbow

Want your family to eat more vegan food?

Having written two books designed to inspire you and your young ones to eat more plants, I get it; the more help you have the better!

Why and how to get your family to eat the rainbow

Well, we eat with our eyes first, and the rainbow of colours of plant-based ingredients are a vibrant signal for what’s on the plate; fully flavoured and wonderfully healthy food for all the family.

The stunning natural pigments in plant-based foods are more than a pretty sight, they indicate a cornucopia of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are essential for our well-being, and are a powerful recipe on our journey towards optimal health.

From heart-healthy reds, to eye-protecting oranges and yellows, from bone-building greens to brain-boosting purples and blues, each colour group will help nourish your family, and delight their taste buds!

For exactly this reason, my website is jam-packed with the vibrant colours of plant-based foods.

Across global cuisines, stews and soups, pastas, pizzas and risottos, stir-fry’s and curries, burgers and buns, salads and slaws, desserts and cakes, there’s a wonderful spectrum of super-colourful recipes that make it easy, and delicious, for you and your family to eat your way across the rainbow.

To help you explore the colour wheel, I’ve picked out just a few of my favourites in colour themes that align with particular aspects of health, and included them below.

I hope you enjoy them, and for a daily splash of healthy colours and delicious recipes, I’d love you to follow me on Instagram here.

Red & Heart Healthy

A stunner of a summer tomato tart! Bursting with flavour and makes the perfect centrepiece for any spread. With a nutty gluten-free base.

A celebration of beautiful seasonal tomatoes in the delicious risotto. Topped with vibrant basil pesto, it’s an incredible combination of taste and texture.

This incredibly delicious white bean, coconut and roast pepper stew is light enough to be enjoyed in the summer but also comforting and warming for colder months.

Orange & Yellow, Eye See You

This delicious and wholesome baked squash with chestnut nut toast stuffing is a perfect seasonal dish which can be cooked for festive dinners or Sunday lunches.

Beautifully baked butternut squash topped with a homemade pesto that is nutty and zingy, making it a delicious treat for the whole family.

A delicious combination of earthy lentils and sweet roasted carrots in the delicious dal - carrots inside and on top. Served with a creamy raita - Yum!

Green for Good Bones

These green and gorgeous spinach crepes are absolutely delicious - filled with juicy oyster mushrooms and a classic rich basil pesto. You’ll love them.

A beautifully green pizza topped with purple sprouting broccoli and has a layer of sautéed kale pesto made with toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds - delicious!

A lovely creamy and green curry topped with crispy tofu and charred broccoli–seriously delicious - creamy, mild and totally more- ish.

Purple & Blue for Brilliant Brains

Tasty banana, date and blueberry flapjacks are super easy to make, healthy, sweet & delicious. They make a brilliant breakfast or nutritious snack.

Banana flapjacks are super easy to make, really healthy, juicy & delicious. With added beetroot and berries here, which turn them an amazing purple.

A simple dessert which celebrates the abundance and juicy goodness of berries with a gorgeous crispy topping.