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RED, Eating the Rainbow – Meatloaf & Red Potatoes

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Are you looking for a fun new way to get your kids to eat better? Eat, Drink, Play by color: Red. Check out my Rainbow Dinner Project where we ate a meal featuring every color of the rainbow.

Red meal food ideas perfect for getting your kid to try new foods. Great for learning colors. Part of the Rainbow Dinner Project.

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Eat, Drink and Play by Color: Red

This post is all about the color RED.

This meal was my husbands favorite. The Meatloaf and Red Smashed Potatoes were perfect for my meat and potato loving husband.

I tried to have around 5 things for each color including a meat, starch, fruit, veggie and dairy item (we are dairy farmers you know!). For this post the dairy came in the potatoes that were perfect with lots of butter!

Red Meal Ideas

We used red raspberries to spell out “red” so we could work on our letters. We rounded out the plate with our veggies, red peppers and tomatoes.

Our oldest son (3 years old) isn’t a big potato fan, believe it or not, but he did take a bite. Eating the raspberries was fun because they are the ultimate finger foods! He liked the meatloaf but was the most excited to grow red peppers in his garden this year!

Red Meal Ideas

Red Plate:

Smashed Red Potatoes
Red Raspberries
Red Peppers

 Other red foods you could use: 

Red Grapes
Red Onion
Slow Cooker Cheesy Ravioli Casserole
Salisbury Steak and Gravy Meatballs
Sticky Chicken Wings
Easy Baked Ziti


Looking for a red drink for your meal? My friend Leah at Farmwife Drinks has you covered with this Frozen Strawberry Lemonade!

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade


Need a red dessert to complete dinner? Jent from Farmwife Feeds has the perfect Easy Cherry Dessert!

Easy Cherry Dessert


Sarah from Farmwife Crafts has the perfect red craft to make after dinner a Handprint Red Cardinal.  I am a sucker for handprint crafts!



Here are quick links to the other colors/dinner ideas, RED, ORANGE, YELLOW , GREEN, BLUE and PURPLE.


The Ultimate Guide to celebrating the color red! Eat, Drink and Play by color. Easy red meal ideas and fun craft to help kids try new foods and learn their colors!

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