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Rainbow Oatmeal Bar
Put a little fun into your kids breakfast by giving them choices of their breakfast fruits! The amazing thing about fruits and vegetables is the color! The amazing Kia from Today I ate a Rainbow said about her own daughter:
We knew that if she ate produce from all the main color groups every day, she would be getting a good variety of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients
Different colors in our fruits and veggies provide different nutrients. So, why not give kids the opportunity to eat a variety of colors of fruits and veggies, all for breakfast!
So, for letter R week, we've made a rainbow bar of oatmeal. The idea was easy. I used a BIG bowl, and cooked 2 1/2 cups of quick oats in the microwave. It took altogether about 6 minutes (in intervals of stirring in between). Then I prepared bowls of fruit using fresh, frozen, or canned (peaches). The kids can scoop out some oatmeal, and then add whichever fruit they are interested in. I thought it would be fun to use the muffin tin idea, to put it altogether. Here are some fruit ideas that go well with oatmeal: