Poll: What Is Your Favorite Healthy Winter Breakfast?


By: , SparkPeople Blogger

Does your breakfast change with the seasons? In the summertime, I'm a cold cereal or a almond butter-and-banana toast kind of gal, but as soon as the temperature drops, I eat oatmeal every morning.

Topped with a handful of chopped nuts (almonds, pecans or walnuts), some dried cranberries or raisins, a bit of ground flax seed and a teaspoon of cinnamon, this hearty breakfast keeps me going until lunch.

What's your favorite healthy breakfast in wintertime?

Are you an oatmeal fan, like I am? Are you partial to pancakes and waffles? What about eggs? What's your go-to breakfast? Share your favorite start-the-day meal.

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  • 392
    I like hot and cold cereals, english muffins, toast, bagels--all year-round. I use natural products as much as possible, lots of fruit, PB, J, margarine, soy milks, etc. - 7/10/2009   2:38:11 PM
  • 391
    Most days, I love a fried egg with runny yolk eaten with a piece of toast lightly-buttered with Light Smart Balance butter spread. I pair these with a cup of jo with sugar-free Coffee Mate and a packet of sugar substitute. - 3/18/2009   1:43:53 PM
  • 390
    I absolutely LOVE oatmeal in the winter months but have it anytime really. :-) - 1/7/2009   11:33:32 PM
    I mix it up a bit with cold cereal (like Raisin Bran and GrapeNuts), toast, and oatmeal. Of those, oatmeal is my ultimate favorite... I usually some unsweetened dried fruit (ex. apples, peaches, cranberries, blueberries) and skim milk in it and use honey to sweeten (.5 tbsp for 1 cup uncooked oats) it. Yum! - 12/23/2008   6:11:08 PM
  • 388
    In the warm months, I eat whole grain Cherrios with 2% milk and in the colder months I eat oatmeal and 1 slice of wheat toast. I don't add sugar to either breakfast........I don't like sweets for breakfast.......Yuck! - 12/14/2008   7:02:35 PM
    I'm kinda' a SEASONAL girl so I prefer HOT breakfasts (oatmeal, cream of wheat, egg on toast, Canadian bacon, or even a scrambled egg with hot sauce on a wheat tortilla... etc.) for autumns and winters. THEN... grapefruits, berries (with low fat whipped topping) yogurts, and COLD cereals call to me in the springs and summers. - 12/11/2008   1:17:17 PM
  • 386
    Most of the time I eat oatmeal with either dried cranberries, cinnamon, flax seed, stevia and vanilla. I add dk. choc. sometimes and use blueberries, strawberries or raisins at other times. I like the variety. - 12/10/2008   11:25:31 PM
  • 385
    I love oatmeal made with milk, flaxseed, a T of peanut butter, cinnamon and fruit (either raisins, apples or banana) yum! In the summer I like a soymilk, mango and coconut smoothie. - 12/10/2008   7:50:05 PM
  • 384
    Flavored oatmeal - 12/10/2008   4:24:41 PM
  • 383
    Reddybrek with cinnamon - yum yum - 12/10/2008   4:21:08 PM
  • 382
    I am a toast and peanut butter girl. LOVE IT. - 12/9/2008   6:03:25 PM
  • 381
    I love nice hot oatmeal with fresh fruit mixed in. Nothing sticks to your ribs like that! - 12/8/2008   8:04:12 PM
  • 380
    I always split my breakfast (part before work, then the other part as a morning snack):

    1 or 2 eggs (depending on whether I'm lifting weights that day) cooked in a nonstick skillet and served on top of toast made with homemade wheat bread.

    Morning snack: 1/4 c. dry oatbran, 2 T milk powder (dry milk), 1 or 2 t brown or maple sugar, dash salt, all cooked in the microwave with a little over 1/2 c. water. Much more volume than regular oatmeal for the same number of calories. At home I make this with 1/2 c. milk and don't bother with the milk powder, but at work, it's easier to just put in the dry milk and cook the whole thing up with water. - 12/8/2008   12:37:47 PM
  • 379
    I love french toast with 40 calorie wheat bread. Mix egg beaters w/a little sweet and low, 1/3 cup milk. sprinkle some cinnamon on after dipping the batter. I cut the bread up in strips cook with pam, then I pour the surgar free syrup into a 1/4 cup and dip. I use less syrup this way instead of pouring directly onto the toast. - 12/8/2008   12:28:37 PM
  • KMARIA187
    cereal and yogurt - 12/8/2008   11:56:54 AM
  • 377
    I like a egg beaters omalet or old fashion oatmeal

    - 12/8/2008   10:12:11 AM
  • 376
    Oatmeal or cream of wheat with a fruit cup, I drain the excess syrup/juice so it's not so sweet - 12/8/2008   9:36:20 AM
  • 375
    Steelcut oatmeal with chopped walnuts, dried cranberries, soy milk and a little maple syrup for sweetener. yummy! - 12/7/2008   11:10:54 PM
    Grapenuts with hot milk and honey - 12/7/2008   7:31:58 PM
  • 373
    definitely oatmeal! - 12/7/2008   7:24:20 PM
  • 372
    Peanut butter and jelly sandwich or oatmeal with stewed apples, sometimes an egg omelet. - 12/7/2008   5:49:34 PM
  • 371
    I just ate this today:
    Kashi Autumn Wheat cereal (like shredded wheat) with Soy milk heated in the microwave for 2 minutes
    Yoplait Light Yogurt - 12/7/2008   5:36:20 PM
  • 370
    Our whole family loves oatmeal, I cook down some peeled and sliced apples til they are soft(no sugar needed), sprinkle with cinnamon...put over hot oatmeal. The kids sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans...voila, crisp for breakfast! - 12/7/2008   12:02:20 PM
    I love Grapenuts! With a little milk- warmed up in the microwave... then cut cold strawberries on top and VOLIA! It's outstanding - 12/7/2008   6:16:04 AM
    I love Grapenuts! With a little milk- warmed up in the microwave... then cut cold strawberries on top and VOLIA! It's outstanding - 12/7/2008   6:16:02 AM
  • 367
    I love oatmeal most mornings...on weekends usually an egg on a whole wheat English muffin toasted. - 12/7/2008   1:23:55 AM
  • 366
    I like oatmeal all year round. - 12/7/2008   1:09:14 AM
  • 365
    In the winter, oatmeal is great. When it's warm I like Fiber One mixed into a Weight Watchers or a Yoplait light yogurt. If I'm feeling decadent I'll add some berries or an apple. - 12/6/2008   4:34:27 PM
    I like oatmeal with apples, walnuts and a little brown sugar. I also like to take a tortilla with two eggs (scrambled without milk) and a little salsa. I eat different things but those are my favorites. - 12/6/2008   4:27:41 PM
  • 363
    Oatmeal or an Egg Beater Omlete - 12/6/2008   2:36:31 PM
    I mix it up. I like oatmeal ("real"/McCann's) and I put a miniature box of raisins in it and use a lot of my Lactaid skim milk with added calcium to both heat it with then add to it afterwards to make it the consistency I like.

    But my husband generally eats eggs everyday so occasionally I let him make me eggs. Today I asked him to make us French toast with the raisin bread I bought that I didn't like as raising bread and then threw out the rest (I don't eat anything I don't like when there's so much I do like!), I'll do a search of other stores' bakeries and try their raisin bread, see if I can find some better I like. But sometimes I just like toast and a piece of fruit with my coffee; I drink only 2/3 cup coffee and 1/3 cup my skim milk so get lots of protein with the milk. What I'm planning for dinner determines what I have for lunch; I am having a salad with dinner this evening so had popcorn for lunch just now :-) - 12/6/2008   2:24:26 PM
  • 361
    i found this great recipe for eggs and lox. instead of using smoked salmon, I pan seared a 4oz piece of fresh salmon, marinated in teriyaki sauce. So good. ;o) - 12/6/2008   1:26:53 PM
  • 360
    Grits with a little bit of butter and pepper. - 12/6/2008   10:56:46 AM
  • 359
    I miss my big bowl of cereal! Now that I am eating lower carb I eat egg muffins most mornings. I have been eating Applesauce Pumpkin & Craisin Muffins lately so that helps. One muffin and a cup of coffee with equal and 2 tbs. fat free half and half gets me from 7 am to about 11 or 12. - 12/6/2008   10:20:55 AM
  • 358
    I love oats with a banana. If I eat the oats alone it does not get me through to lunch but with the added banana it does and I use less sugar too! - 12/6/2008   9:16:56 AM
    In the winter I love eating a bowl of oatmeal and a cup of hot tea for breakfast with some type of fresh fruit - 12/6/2008   8:44:52 AM
  • 356
    oat meal, seasoned asian style with chilie, sesame and soy. or eggs from the girls in the backyard and whole grain bread or brown rice. Or the left overs from last nights dinner.

    I like savory for breakfast and try to eat like a king in the morning, a tradesman at lunch and a pauper in the evening. - 12/6/2008   4:27:51 AM
  • 355
    I love to have a fried egg(Eggland's best for the omega 3) a slice of swiss low fat wrapped in a Mission low carb tortilla, sometimes with a dollop of decadent real mayo and maybe one slice of crisp bacon. boy this will stick with you! - 12/5/2008   11:01:24 PM
  • 354
    oatmeal is my favorite - 12/5/2008   10:30:23 PM
  • 353
    Nothin' like a warm bowl of steel cut oats with cinnamon and golden raisins. And a pinch of brown sugar! - 12/5/2008   10:28:07 PM
    Oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon and a dab of honey, with 2 pieces of toast - 12/5/2008   8:36:12 PM
  • 351
    Oatmeal is my favorite! - 12/5/2008   7:18:50 PM
  • 350
    I love my oatmeal in the morning. I use oat bran and ground flax and make it with almond milk. I add in my fruit of the day. Lately it's the leftover cranberry relish I make. (fresh cranberries with apples, oranges and lemon, sprinkled with a bit of ground clove and cinnamon) mmmm yummy. - 12/5/2008   6:38:00 PM
  • 349
    It is funny but, unlike other people, I never find that oatmeal carries me through to the noon meal. I always end up eating other stuff to make up for the empty feeling I get. Even the full oatmeal (not the instant kind, which is rather high glycemic) doesn't work for me. So I don't use it.

    But what I love is vegetable omelet. That holds me nicely & is very satisfying. I also make vegetable quiche cups to go, eat yogurt with Ezekiel cereal on top, and berries. - 12/5/2008   6:10:15 PM
  • 348
    I must be the only one on here who doesnt like oatmeal! I cant get past the texture. The weather doesnt affect my breakfast, I like 2 Eggo Light Wheat Waffles with splenda and cinnamon and a banana or Fiber 1 cereal w/ 1/2 c ff milk and fruit or Fiber 1 cereal w/ Fiber 1 vanilla yogurt, mixed together and a banana. Sometimes I'll eat a Fiber 1 bar and fruit. Love my Fiber 1, cant ya tell. I guess it just depends on my mood. - 12/5/2008   2:16:44 PM
  • 347
    I love scrambled eggs with salsa wrapped in a tortilla. Also peanut butter with apple slices on whole wheat english muffins. - 12/5/2008   2:10:05 PM
  • 346
    I too like oatmeal in the winter, but cereal in the summer months! - 12/5/2008   12:16:49 PM
  • 345
    Wow they ALL sound great... but I go simple and raw...16oz freshsqueezed from fresh oranges OJ, organic vanilla flavor, a banana, a ripe pear, a free-range egg, fresh grated cinnamon all blended together for a wonderful healthy smoothie I call Florida Sunshine! - 12/5/2008   10:51:49 AM
    2 WW whole grain bread, 2 tsp peanut butter, banana (Peanut butter and banana sandwich) - 12/5/2008   9:37:05 AM
  • 343
    Oatmeal in the winter with berries and flaxseed but now I will have to add some almonds or walnuts cuz that sounds yummy. Cold cereal in the other months with the same toppings. - 12/5/2008   8:24:56 AM

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