It was 12 degrees this morning as I headed in to see my first client. Twelve degrees on the scooter! That’s fresh, baby! (That’s also just over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and the sun was shining. I am definitely spoiled.)
I made sure I had a warm breakfast to get me through the morning though. I love this as a winter breakfast option, especially since it’s an easy, make-ahead-and-assemble-as-needed breakfast AND full of vegetables, my favorite thing. By pre-roasting your veggies, you can just scoop what you want into a bowl, throw it into the microwave, cook up an egg or two, and you’re good to go!
Warm Winter Breakfast Bowl
This will make several breakfasts’ worth, perfect for a fast weekday breakfast with loads of veggies. And you can’t go wrong with the goodness of a runny egg yolk.
- 1 medium butternut squash
- 2-3 red capsicum (bell pepper)
- 1-2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 4-6 cups loosely packed fresh spinach
- 1 block (appx 400g) Danish feta cheese
- Eggs (as many as you like)
- Fresh black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400°F / 200°C. Chop butternut squash and capsicum/pepper into two cm/one inch pieces, and halve the cherry tomatoes. Combine these in a large bowl with olive oil, salt, and garlic. Mix well. Add vegetable mixture to roasting pan, and roast 25-30 minutes, until vegetables are soft and have delicious brown spots. While vegetables are roasting, heat spinach in a frying pan with a sprinkle of water until just wilted.
Mix the roasted vegetables and spinach together gently. If you’re making ahead, all veggies can be stored in the refrigerator for several days (if they last that long!).
When you’re ready to eat, scoop 1-2 cups of the veggie mix into a bowl and reheat if needed. Fry an egg or two (or whatever your protein needs require). Flake off approximately ¼ cup of feta onto the veggies, and slide eggs on top. Finish with a grind or two of black pepper, and enjoy!
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