Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Grapefruit Oatmeal Cup

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I wanted to make something fun this morning.

I NEEDED to make something fun this morning.

I miss my kitchen, cooking and just eating IN! As we adjust to life with this little bean…

Grapefruit Oatmeal Cup - little bean

my sleep schedule isn’t the only thing suffering. My diet has been horrendous. It’s just too easy to say yes to the husband’s donut and pizza offerings. He’s so BAD!

But I’m making progress. This morning I started my day with a bowl of yummy goodness. It was a fun twist on two of my favorite breakfast options–oatmeal and the glorious grapefruit!

Grapefruit Oatmeal Cup - the grapefruit

I used Coach’s Oats as they sent me a sample to try. It has the texture of steel cut but cooks up in only 5 minutes like Old Fashioned. I LOVE it! Click here to check it out.

I used the hollowed out grapefruit skin as a bowl just for fun. It made the serving size look HUGE and added an element of fun with minimal work. It’s the little things that can make a big difference. Grapefruit Oatmeal Cup

  • 1/2 of a large ruby red grapefruit
  • 1 serving of oatmeal prepared according to package (rolled or steel cut is best)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds (8g)
  • pinch of cinnamon

Prepare the oatmeal according to the package. While cooking, cut the grapefruit.

Run your knife along the outer edge of the grapefruit and then cut the triangles of fruit out of the halve following the natural divisions between the pieces. Remove the sections and set aside. Gently squeeze out the remaining juice from the half and add it to the sections.

Using a spoon, scrape out the half hollowing for our grapefruit bowl.

Grapefruit Oatmeal Cup - the grapefruit bowl

Once the oatmeal is done, add the grapefruit sections with juice.

Grapefruit Oatmeal Cup - mix together

Stir to combine and add to the “grapefruit bowl.”

Grapefruit Oatmeal Cup - fill bowl

Drizzle with the honey, top with the sunflower seeds and sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon.

Grapefruit Oatmeal Cup - finished

I enjoyed my bowl of citrus yumminess while the Little Guy had some waffles. I made a bunch to freeze for school days.

Little Bean is still doing well on the breast milk. We are settling in to a nice schedule. The hardest part is over.

It was nice having both my boys in the kitchen. :)

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
200 5g 5g old: 4 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
17g 1g 36g 5g

See other recipes using: grapefruit, oatmeal, sunflower seeds

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    March 26, 2011

    Congrats on your PRECIOUS Little Bean!! What a cutie!


    March 26, 2011

    Congratulations Roni! They sure are cute! I know what its like to have little little babies. My oldest was born at 37 weeks due to some problems in utero and was 4 lbs. 13 oz. My youngest was born 33 wks gestations (7 weeks premature) due to water breaking (guess he really wanted out) and was only 4 lbs. 3 oz. They are easily tired due to such a small weight, but your guy seems to be doing really well! I am soo making this for breakfast tomorrow. My daughter LOVES the quinoa with citrus, minus the kiwi, so she will adore this. Glad you all look like you're doing really well! Have a great day!

    Melissa (@MelGetsFit)

    March 26, 2011

    Awww, love the pic of the boys together! So precious. :) I love Coach's Oats! They are actually located not too far from me, so I tend to always pick some up at local race expos to have on hand.


    March 26, 2011

    Wow, the boys are so cute together! :) I guess I should learn to make oatmeal huh? i know I'm the last person on earth you hasn't had it! I'm not even kidding.


    March 26, 2011

    Your family is just so precious. They take my breath away... Love all the love. Especially because my youngest is now six. :)

    Krista S.

    March 26, 2011

    The look on Ryan's face made me cry happy tears. You can tell how enamored he is by the baby and I bet he's an awesome big brother. Thanks for the peek! ♥ p.s. The grapefruit looks amazing and I can't wait to try the oats one of these days.


    March 27, 2011

    "Ooooooooo! Bay-BEE!" is what Man Cub said, as I scrolled down the page.


    March 27, 2011

    Roni, your son is so adorable!! I love when they are that tiny. Glad you could cook in the kitchen with them!!


    March 28, 2011

    BTW, I had this oatmeal this morning and LOVED it! Thanks for the great recipe! Hope everyone is doing well.


    April 11, 2011

    FYI...the PITH is the most nutritious part of the grapefruit, which you've thrown away. Try eating that, and peeling the grapefruit like an orange, rather than "hollowing it out".


    April 27, 2011

    Not really that relatable to this exact post, but more in the spirit of our love for great breakfast. New York's cheap answer...


    July 8, 2011

    Found Coach's Oats at Costco tonight and picked up a big bag to try.... I love oatmeal, so it should be tasty :):). Thanks for the review!

    Jul ♕

    June 29, 2012

    Hi! I tried this recipe for my oatmeal 30 project and it tasted great! Thanks for the idea! I put a link of your recipe on my blog btw ;)