comscore-tag
Rainbow Foods For Kids
Are You a Fan of Rainbow Foods?

Some parents will try anything to get their lil ones to try different foods. While there are mamas who hide fruits and veggies in otherwise kid-friendly meals, others use cookie cutters to distract their tots into tasting the grub.

For left-brained moms who are inclined to put their creativity on the baking sheet, there is food coloring. Put a crafty mom in front of an assortment of food dyes and the resulting creations can be breathtaking, such as these cookies. A hefty dose of food colorings and dyes are needed to create such colorful dishes, and some mamas try to steer clear of such artificial ingredients in their kids diets.

Take a look at the rainbow of creations we found and tell us your opinion on colorful foods.

To see more rainbow creations, just

.

Comments
Mme-Hart
Mme-Hart
I think there should have been a third answer...whilst I allow a bit of food colouring from time to time (like at another child's birthday party...how do you stop it?) I would never make cookies and cakes like that. So, I didn't choose the Yes option because I thought that seemed a bit like a free for all. Perhaps there should be two yes answers. The one you have and one that says: Yes, I don't worry about things like food colouring Or something like that.
RoaringSilence
RoaringSilence
Hahaha, how much do you want to bet most people who say they wouldn't put artificial food coloring in their kids' foods make cakes like that out of boxed cake mix (full of preservatives and nastiness)?
MissSushi
MissSushi
I'm going to have to agree with manda2177. I realize the POINT of blogging for a living is to generate as much traffic as possible, but i would assume that you would want to do it in a more honest way since you're supposed to be blog that offers advice and tips to parents. It's pretty crappy that you would link directly to the post about how much (unwarrented and false) crap she's gotten for making the pancakes and post it along with leading remarks about food dyes. You cannot really add a hefty dose of food coloring to anything home made anyway, as too much of it causes changes to the food consistancy, no matter which type of food dye you use. It's really quite true that the majority of America eats food so heavily processed its nearly all chemical and hardly even "food" anymore, like a good portion of things you've endorsed in the past.
Moms
Moms
I am intrigued and a bit scared by colored foods. I love looking at the creations, but probably wouldn't make them by my kids.
Roarman
Roarman
I made the tie dye cake from omnomicon for my sons bday last year and it came out great. The recipe uses boxed cake mix, which is great.
MissSushi
MissSushi
I don't agree with hiding veggies in foods to force kids to eat them. I'm much more interested in education about healthy foods coupled with a moderate no tolerance stance. That being said, colored foods are FUN. I loooove mixing things up and trying new things, and its so much fun for kids. We used to eat scrambled eggs a lot as a kid, and we almost always added a color to them. Grossed my mom out but us kids loved it. If they are eating mostly from scratch non processed foods, i don't mind adding a few food colorings to foods for fun occasions, though there are food dyes that are strictly removed from our diets because of their negative side effects.
miss-leanne
miss-leanne
I used to LOVE the tie dye bread when I was little. I was the coolest girl in school when my mom packed it in my lunch. haha
Join The Conversation