Easy Healthy Rainbow Snack Recipe – Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

If you’re looking for a colorful and healthy St. Patrick’s Day snack, then look no further! My kids loved helping me create this healthy snack, and they loved eating it even more. This just might be the perfectly sneaky way to get your kids to eat their veggies! What better springtime snack than your very own edible rainbow?

Edible Rainbow Craft: A Healthy St. Patrick's Day Snack! Easy Healthy Rainbow Snack Recipe - Perfect for St. Patrick's Day! By Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make a healthy rainbow snack perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

Let’s make healthy rainbow snack recipe

The first thing to come up with was a rainbow arch.

I wish I would’ve thought to grab a green bell pepper because I think it would’ve made this healthy snack even more colorful. If your kid doesn’t like peppers, then presenting them in a fun and colorful way might just be the key to get them to try them again. 

This recipe is super simple to whip up after school, and the hummus can even be made ahead of time. This recipe makes a lot of hummus, so you might want to have your favorite chips ready for dipping!

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Ingredients to make Edible Rainbow Craft: A Healthy St. Patrick's Day Snack!
These are the things you’ll need to make this easy, healthy rainbow snack.

Healthy Rainbow snack ingredients

  • 16 oz hummus (grab your favorite, or make your own!)
  • 13 oz can of artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 4 bell peppers (red, orange, yellow, and green)
  • 1 head cauliflower
Edible Rainbow Craft: A Healthy St. Patrick's Day Snack! Step by Step guide on how to make Easy Healthy Rainbow Snack
Overview on how to make this easy, healthy rainbow snack

Directions to make a healthy rainbow snack

1st step pictured the hummus, drained artichoke hearts, baby spinach and lemon pepper ready to be blended together in a large bowl.
In a large bowl, blend together the hummus, drained artichoke hearts, baby spinach, and lemon pepper.

Step 1

First, in a large bowl using a stick blender, blend together the hummus, drained artichoke hearts, baby spinach, and lemon pepper.

You can also use a counter top blender for this part–in fact, your children will probably enjoy pushing the buttons and helping you!

healthy st patricks snack. 2nd step pictured bell peppers ready to be sliced into rings and cauliflower be cut into florets.
Slice the bell peppers into rings and chop the cauliflower into florets

Step 2

Next, using a sharp knife, carefully slice the bell peppers into rings and then cut those rings in half.

Step 3

Then chop the cauliflower into florets.

Edible Rainbow Craft: A Healthy St. Patrick's Day Snack! Step 4 pictured small cups filled with humus and has two small cauliflower florets on the side like clouds
Fill small cups with hummus and take two small cauliflower florets.

Step 4

Now it’s time to arrange the rainbows for this healthy St. Patrick’s Day snack!

To arrange, just fill small cups with hummus, then take two small cauliflower florets and place on opposite sides of the top of the hummus inside the cup.

The cauliflower becomes little clouds for the rainbow you’re about to make.

Edible Rainbow Craft: A Healthy St. Patrick's Day Snack! Step 5 pictured a cup with hummus, two cauliflower florets and bell pepper rings like a rainbow
Arrange the bell pepper rings in red, orange, yellow and green to create the rainbow.

Step 5

To create the rainbow, take the halved bell pepper rings and arrange them in this order: red, orange, yellow, green.

healthy st patricks snack. Step 6 pictured the healthy rainbow snacks are ready to be served.
Serve the healthy rainbow snack with spoon or with a bowl of chips to dip into the hummus.

Step 6

Finally, serve this healthy snack all by itself with a spoon, or give kids a bowl of chips to dip into the hummus after they’re done eating their veggies. 

So fun and yummy!

Yield: 3 small cups

Easy Healthy Rainbow Snack Recipe - Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

Easy Healthy Rainbow Snack Recipe - Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

This easy, healthy rainbow snack is perfect to be served during St. Patrick's Day or any day of the year. It's super healthy and fun to do which your kids can even help!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz hummus (grab your favorite, or make your own!)
  • 13 oz can of artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 4 bell peppers (red, orange, yellow, and green)
  • 1 head cauliflower

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl using a stick blender, blend together the hummus, drained artichoke hearts, baby spinach, and lemon pepper.
  2. Next, using a sharp knife, carefully slice the bell peppers into rings and then cut those rings in half.
  3. Then chop the cauliflower into florets.
  4. Fill small cups with hummus, then take two small cauliflower florets and place on opposite sides of the top of the hummus inside the cup. The cauliflower becomes little clouds for the rainbow you’re about to make.
  5. To create the rainbow, take the halved bell pepper rings and arrange them in this order: red, orange, yellow, green.
  6. Finally, serve this healthy snack all by itself with a spoon, or give kids a bowl of chips to dip into the hummus after they’re done eating their veggies. 

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Do your kids love eating this rainbow snack? Let us know in the comments how much they love eating and making one!

26 Comments

  1. I am so hungry by looking at your rainbow! It looks so yummy! I pinned it. It is a great idea!!!!

  2. I am so excited about getting to share this healthy snack with your readers.

  3. I had to stop over from JDAniel4’s Mom to check out this cute hummus treat! Love it and will need to try this, as well as keep it in my files for our first grandbaby, when she starts eating foods like this!

    Blessings & Aloha!

  4. It wasn’t until much later in life that I liked peppers either. He’ll come around eventually. 😉 Very cute idea!

  5. this is wonderful, the kids will not think about the veggies they are eating when they eat these.

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  7. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!! First of all, it’s so darn cute. Second of all, I’ve been struggling to find a homemade hummus that I actually like and was planning on buying spinach artichoke hummus for our green feast this Saturday- I can’t wait to try this recipe (especially hearing that JDaniel licked the spoon- that gives me high hopes!!)

  8. Super cute! I’ve seen a lot of St. Patrick’s Day ideas and rainbow ideas, but this is by far the most creative I’ve come across!

  9. Awesome. A great way to get kids to eat cauliflower.

  10. This is so cute. I don’t think my kiddos would eat it at all, but you know what you always have to keep trying, right? 😉

  11. That looks awesome! LOVE the whole thing. My boys aren’t huge on peppers but I try them once in a while anyway thinking they might eventually like them. I love the cauliflower clouds, that is super inspired.

  12. Are you kidding me!!!???? This is ADORABLE. You should win an award for this. Just too cute!! <3

  13. What a fantastic idea! I’m definitely going to save this recipe! Thank you for sharing!

  14. I love this snack! So clever and original. I think it’s great that you presented the peppers anyway. Every now and then it works around here. Thanks so much for sharing at AfterSchool, so nice to have you!

  15. LOVE THIS! So adorable, I’ll definitely be making it for my kiddos. Have you tried the sweet bells from Costco? They come in a bag, and they average about 2 inches in size. My kids love those, but don’t like regular bell peppers. Perhaps your son would like them as well.

  16. This is HILARIOUS! I love love love it! BRILLIANT!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty! Great to see you there!

    Maggy & Alissa

  17. Joy Gerbode says:

    I love this, and plan to adapt it for the centerpiece for my Shamrock Tea. Instead of individual servings, I’ll make it a little larger, and if people want to they can use the dip for the fresh veggies I’ll also be serving. For kids, this would be very cute served in an ice cream cone, which they could also eat.

  18. My kiddo would live off of hummus if he could! This is adorable and I will definitely be trying this recipe! 🙂

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