A hot cereal is great for winter. Oatmeal certainly wins in ease and health properties. Use steel-cut oats if you have the time, if not – whole rolled oats will do. High in fiber and a good complex carbohydrate, means you can get a good start on the day. Add some cinnamon and seeds (pumpkin and sunflower) or nuts and you have a powerful fast and easy breakfast.
If you want to make more of a weekend brunch out of it you can add a soft-boiled egg. That is how we have done it in Europe for ages. Easy does it. Yummy with a slice of rye bread. Do choose eggs from free-range chickens, please! And preferably from a local farmer, but only organic and free-range eggs if you shop in a supermarket. This is both for your health and for the health of the chickens, that you can thank for this perfect and whole food. Indeed, eggs are a whole and complete food, if you leave them that way. By that I mean, eat the whole egg and not just the egg whites. Research has shown that eggs do not cause high cholesterol as previously believed. They are high in omega 3 fatty acids, choline (for cardiovascular, brain and nervous system health) plus it has naturally occurring vitamin D, as well as being a complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids.
You can of course use some of those last heirloom tomatoes on that rye bread and dash some freshly chopped raw asparagus and scallions on there and you are all set for a nice breakfast mix or brunch treat. I like to toast the rye bread and add some flax-oil instead of butter. All health and very yum yum.