Quinoa Breakfast Rainbow in a Jar

Sometimes the inner child in me just wants to enjoy a fun breakfast from time to time. This easy quinoa breakfast is packed with protein, whole grains and lot’s of delicious fruit! But I didn’t need to tell myself that. I just liked the pretty colors. Sometimes even little old me needs to get out of a food rut. Eating rainbow fruit in a jar? That helps.

quinoa breakfast rainbow in a jar

The other day on the radio I overheard a conversation on what people have eaten for years. Talk about a food rut! One Maryland man claims he has eaten nothing but cheese pizza for 25 years of his life. Another man claims he has eaten a 940 calorie Big Mac everyday for the past 30 years.  Still others claimed they have eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch everyday for six years. The list went on and on and on. In fact, I even found a TV show dedicated to the crazy things that people have to eat everyday. 

I’ll admit. I am a total cereal and salad girl. I could live on a salad or sandwich for lunch and a bowl of cereal for breakfast. But staying in a rut isn’t something that I can do long term.

Is there something that you have to eat everyday? Do you think you might suffer from this addiction?

Quinoa Breakfast Rainbow in a Jar

Rating: 51

Yield: 1 serving

Eating a rainbow of fruit a day can be fun with this simple and easy quinoa breakfast. A great make ahead meal!


  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • Cinnamon
  • Red: Red apples, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, watermelon, cranberries, pink grapefruit, pomegranates
  • Orange: Oranges, tangerines, clementines, apricot, cantaloupe, nectarines, sweet potatoes, papayas, peaches, persimmons, mangoes
  • Yellow: Bananas, pineapple, golden delicious apples
  • Green: Kiwi, green grapes, granny smith apples, honeydew
  • Blue: Blueberries, elderberries
  • Purple: Blackberries, grapes, currants, plums, prunes, figs, raisins


  1. In a mason jar (or other container) layer approximately 1/4 cup of your desired fruit into the jar starting with purple on the bottom. (See from the ingredients above for rainbow colored fruit ideas). Top with the quinoa and a sprinkling of cinnamon.
  2. To serve: Pour out contents of the jar into a bowl and mix together with the quinoa. Top with a dollop of nonfat greek yogurt or whipped coconut milk if desired.


This is a perfect meal to make ahead the night before and eat for breakfast or take to work for a healthy lunch. Serve it as a St. Patrick's Day breakfast for kids too!


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  1. What a GREAT idea for breakfast – or any time of the day! Stopping by from Making the World Cuter. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

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