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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!

What a fun breakfast idea! So fresh and colorful

This 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:

Oatmeal Bar for super healthy kids

Red {Phytonutrient: lycopene & Anthocyanin}

A variety of options for breakfast- so healthy and delish

Blue/Purple {Phytonutrient Anthocyanin & phenolics}

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Plums
  • Raisins
all your phytonutrients in one place

White/Brown {Phytonutrient Allicin}

Oatmeal Bar for healthy kids breakfast

Green {Phytonutrient Lutein and Indole}

Oatmeal breakfast bar-colorful and delicious

Orange/Yellow {Phytonutrient Beta-carotene}

  • Peaches
  • Cantaloupe
  • Oranges
  • Carrots
  • Mango
  • Pumpkins
  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit
  • Papaya
  • Apricots
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I love letting the kids have healthy options, and an opportunity to eat and taste a variety of foods! Making this oatmeal bar for breakfast is a great way to do it!

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16 Comments

Kari

This is the most adorable thing! I would’ve loved this as a kid. Who am I kidding… I would love this now:) I can’t wait until my 10 month old son is old enough for me to be able to do fun things like this with him. Thanks for the idea!

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dawn

I love this idea and all the colors. They could use this for yogurt sundaes in the morning too. I Jenny’s idea about it being for meals thru the day too. We have tons of muffin pans too, can’t wait to try it.

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What a fun idea!! My son ate plain oatmeal every day for almost a year…poor guy. He’s now a bit tired of it (to say the least!) so perhaps if I make it fun and colorful like this, he’ll try it again.

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Such a cute and nutrition idea! Kids (and adults) like to eat things they choose to eat. So this is awesome!

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Bobbi Schmidt

Hi , just a quick question. Is that actual oatmeal in the muffin tin? What is in the oatmeal to make it pin? My daughter would love this! Thanks:)

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Yes it’s all oatmeal in the muffin tin. It turned pink when I added raspberries (you meant pink when you said “pin”, right?)
Thanks for reading

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Rebecca Williams

Hello, a newbie here! I did this, this morning with my daughter. I think she liked the idea of all the different fruits available even if she didn’t try all of them. I told her she had a rainbow in her bowl and she was happy with that. Thank you.

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Angela

Hi, question if I may. Where can I find those adorably beautiful patterned bowls? I love them!

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