Colorful Dinners

Pick a meal from this rainbow of kid-approved dinners. 

Photo By: Johnny Miller

Photo By: Johnny Miller

Photo By: Johnny Miller

Photo By: Johnny Miller

Photo By: Johnny Miller

Photo By: Johnny Miller

Photo By: Johnny Miller

Photo By: Johnny Miller

Photo By: Johnny Miller

Red

For a fun and vibrant twist on meatballs and marinara, try pepperoni meatballs with roasted red pepper sauce. 

Get the Recipe: Fire Engine Meatballs

Red

Garlic bread is the tastiest vehicle for soaking up any remaining red sauce on your dinner plate. Top with sliced tomatoes for an extra pop of color and flavor. 

Get the Recipe: Tomato-Garlic Bread

Orange

Carrots and turmeric help give this mac and cheese its extra-bright color. Don't worry — kids won't detect the added nutrition behind the American and cheddar cheeses.

Get the Recipe: Crunch-Topped Mac and Cheese

Yellow

To introduce new flavors to picky eaters, start with subtle changes to familiar foods, like mango glaze with chicken wings. 

Get the Recipe: Mango Wings

Yellow    

The sweetness from the pineapple balances out the warm and spicy flavors of curry powder and ginger in this reinvented fried rice. Baby corn makes the dish more sunny and bright. 

Get the Recipe: Pineapple-Corn Fried Rice

Green

Give grocery store items a homemade touch. Unroll a tube of refrigerated dinner rolls and fill with mixed herbs and a drizzle of olive oil before baking. 

Get the Recipe: Herbed Rolls

Green

Bacon and cheese are obvious ways to make broccoli more appealing, but the real star in this soup is the edamame. 

Get the Recipe: Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

Purple

Combine cranberry and red currant jelly to make a beautiful glaze for pork tenderloin. With everything ready in less than an hour, you'll want this recipe in your weekly roundup.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Purple    

Red-skinned potatoes and red cabbage alone give this side dish its lovely hue. 

Get the Recipe: Mashed Potatoes and Cabbage

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