Roasted Rainbow Orzo Salad
Eating your veggies is not a problem when they taste good.
Am I right, or am I right?
This Roasted Rainbow Orzo Salad includes all the colors of the rainbow in honor of Kia from ‘Today I Ate a Rainbow’. Kia is all about making healthy eating fun for kids and she’s got a whole system that helps us parents help our kids.
I find that when it comes to encouraging Katie (now 18 months) to eat healthy foods, it’s all about ‘repetitive exposure‘.
I pretty much exposure her to everything my husband and I are eating and often a few extra fruits or veggies for good measure. Sometimes she eats it and sometimes she doesn’t but I try not let what she ‘doesn’t’ eat effect what I give her.
In other words, if she doesn’t touch her broccoli on Monday I don’t just assume she won’t eat her broccoli on Tuesday. She can go a week and snub her nose to sauteed kale and then the following week eat an entire bowl.
As for this veggie packed salad, Katie loved it right out of the gate!
It really is scrumptious.
I actually made it twice (because I couldn’t get a decent picture the first round – drives me crazy!) the first time we had friends over and served this salad with grilled flank steak and the second time I just made it and kept in the fridge all week as a head start meal.
But since this recipe was a guest post for Kia, you’re gonna have to pop on over to ‘Today I Ate a Rainbow‘ if you want to see the recipe (I promise, both the recipe and Kia’s site are worth the click).