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Rainbow Oatmeal Bar Recipe

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!

Rainbow Oatmeal Bar Recipe. What a fun breakfast idea! So fresh and colorful

This week, we used our Rainbow Oatmeal Bar Recipe. 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:

Rainbow Oatmeal Bar Recipe. What a fun breakfast idea! So fresh and colorful

Red {Phytonutrient: lycopene & Anthocyanin}

Rainbow Oatmeal Bar Recipe. A variety of options for breakfast- so healthy and delish

Blue/Purple {Phytonutrient Anthocyanin & phenolics}

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Plums
  • Raisins
Rainbow Oatmeal Bar Recipe. What a fun breakfast idea! So fresh and colorful

White/Brown {Phytonutrient Allicin}

Rainbow Oatmeal Bar Recipe. What a fun breakfast idea! So fresh and colorful

Green {Phytonutrient Lutein and Indole}

Rainbow Oatmeal Bar Recipe. What a fun breakfast idea! So fresh and colorful

Orange/Yellow {Phytonutrient Beta-carotene}

  • Peaches
  • Cantaloupe
  • Oranges
  • Carrots
  • Mango
  • Pumpkins
  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit
  • Papaya
  • Apricots
Rainbow Oatmeal Bar Recipe. What a fun breakfast idea! So fresh and colorful

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!

For more ideas on getting your kids to eat fruits and vegetables at every meal, check out our meal plans! With 28 new recipes per week, you’ll always know what to feed your kids.  Check them out here.

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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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