It's also very EASY. It would be even easier to quickly chop up the pear, but grating didn't take that much more effort.
Oatmeal always makes a great CHEAP breakfast. Adding a little fruit doesn't cost much but adds a lot of flavor.
It's very HEALTHY, also. Oatmeal is a great source of fiber, which is good for your heart and your cholesterol levels, among other things. Steel-cut oats or other less processed oats would be even better, but quick-cooking is what I happened to have on hand. Adding fruit and ginger increases the health value by adding nutrients and more fiber. To make a complete breakfast, though, you'll need to add at least a protein like yogurt, cheese, or a breakfast meat. I ate mine with a hard-boiled egg and a whole wheat English muffin to bring my calorie count closer to 600.