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3/10/13 4:24 P

i usually eat nestum with milk. You can add in fruits such as sliced bananas

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3/10/13 2:47 P

My favorites are yogurt, fruit, toast with peanut butter,oatmeal and cold cereal.

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3/10/13 2:44 P

You have received lots of good ideas but how about an egg white oatmeal pancake?

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3/10/13 2:42 P

I had porridge with melon and blueberries this morning (I put in whatever fruit I've got.) 250 cal (more if you make it with milk or add sugar.)

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3/9/13 6:48 A

Oatmeal - with fruit, nuts or nut butter, seeds, veggies (carrot, sweet potato, pumpkin), unsweetened applesauce, yogurt, spices, dark chocolate chips, coconut etc.
Plain low fat yogurt (Greek)/fruit/low sugar granola-parfaits.
Whole grain cereal and fruit (no-low sugar)
Egg white or whole egg/veggie omelettes
French toast (egg whites or whole egg) w/fruit or veggies (sweet potato, beets, carrots),
Cottage cheese, fruit and whole grain toast.
Natural peanut butter, fruit on whole grain toast.
Whole grain english muffin with turkey bacon, low fat chedder, egg whites.
Cottage cheese, egg white or whole egg and oat (no flour needed) pancakes w/fruit.
Homemade "healthier" muffins w/whole grains, fruit, veg, nuts/seeds, other added fibre. Low sugar, unsweetened applesauce instead of oil.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 3/9/2013 (06:57)

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3/9/13 5:11 A

Egg whites/beaters microwaved in a mug with some cheese and veggies added to it after. Sometimes I add nutritional yeast instead of cheese and top with a dab of plain greek yogurt.

Oatmeal with plain greek yogurt and fruit and SF strawberry preserves

Cottage cheese with fruit

Plain greek yogurt with a scoop of protein powder

A packet of oatmeal with 1/2-1c. egg whites/beaters mixed together and microwaved. After it sits for a moment, it sorta tastes like pancakes.

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3/9/13 5:00 A

The best bang for your buck so to speak is quick oats oatmeal that you make yourself with water!

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3/8/13 8:30 P

I usually eat Kashi Go Lean cereal w/ a little almond milk or steel cut almonds w/raisins for breakfast.

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3/8/13 6:51 P

Fruit, oat bran, eggs/egg whites

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3/8/13 6:24 P

Would love to have my toast with peanut butter and bacon, but ......

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3/8/13 6:21 P

Check the "Diet and Nutrition" forum. There are hundreds of threads with thousands of ideas there.

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3/8/13 5:45 P

2 serving of Granola, 2 Orange Juice, apple, 4 piece of toast,

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3/8/13 5:29 P

I love fresh ground peanut butter smeared on a banana then ate with a fork with a cup of coffee or two. I have noticed each day that I have that are the days that I do best.

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3/8/13 4:57 P

Egg whites with veggies, maybe a little cheese. Oatmeal is good too. You don't have to have "breakfast" food only for breakfast. You could have some left over chicken from the night before.

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3/8/13 4:49 P

you can make a breakfast sandwich with a bagel or sandwich thin, Canadian bacon, a slice of cheese. Wrap in a paper towel and microwave for a few seconds to melt the cheese (or eat it cold)

oatmeal or steel cut oats with some Greek yogurt (stirred in or on the side)

for me, I need protein & some fiber to make my breakfast last longer

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3/8/13 4:28 P

Oatmeal is a great lo cal breakfast but it also makes you full and keeps you that way until lunchtime.

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3/8/13 4:25 P

Thomas Multi-Grain Light English Muffins are packed with goodness and have a lot fewer calories than white english muffins. I toast them and spread a tablespoon of light whipped cream cheese on each side. Add some fruit, boiled egg, juice or even turkey or chicken luncheon meat (which are naturally low in calories), and you have a satisfying breakfast that will hold you til lunchtime.

I also love hot cereals. If I need sweetners for them, I will use Spenda or a tablespoon of jam or fruit. I only use water to make them, and I cut the butter or margarine in half.

Another favorite breakfast is a small amount of granola topped with plain greek yogurt and dried fruit (raisins, apricots, cranberries, etc.).

Omlettes are very fast in the morning if you have all your veggies diced up the night before as well as your low-cal cheese grated. Just be sure to weigh or measure your cheese, as it can be the calorie buster. I don't use any more than 3/4 oz. of cheese in the omlettes I make, and I cook the eggs in only 1 teaspoon of olive oil. We love fresh spinach and mushroom omlettes, and particularly omlettes that have green chilies included.

For my husband and I, we often split a can of whole potatoes (around 60 or 80 calories for each of us). I slice them and fry them in 2 teaspoons of olive oil, and then I poach an egg for each of us to top the potatoes.

Egg scrambles are very easy. You can saute any veggies or low-cal lunch meats (or leftover chicken, turkey, etc.) in a small amount of olive oil, stir in one or two eggs. Serve with a small amount of low-cal cottage cheese on the side. Egg scrambles are also great over one slice of unbuttered toast.

There are tons of breakfast options. For me, I have better luck if I do all my planning, checking nutritional values, and preparations the night before.

Another suggestion -- as you come across breakfast ideas and meals that you like, make a log listing those meals out with calorie counts, and eventually you will have many things to choose from and there will be no guesswork.

Check out making Groupings on your SparkPeople meal planner -- if you can get a repertoire of say 10 different breakfasts, you can enter them into the Groupings section, and then you can track a whole meal with one punch.

Good luck -- be innovative. Who says breakfast only has to be bacon, hashbrowns and eggs?


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3/7/13 6:50 P

You want something high in nutrition, and that may or may not mean low in calories. Fresh fruit and some low fat cheese is what I had this morning. It was filling and delicious.

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3/7/13 6:31 P

Lately I have been eating a serving of Special K Protein Cereal. It is good, is filling, and not a lot of calories, even with a piece of fruit.

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3/7/13 6:26 P

Granola , Fruit, Milk, eggs and chorizo

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3/7/13 5:44 P

Oatmeal and yogurt. Both go well with berries too.

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3/7/13 4:23 P

I always like to have protein with breakfast.. two favorites:

one fried egg on top of a packet of instant grits with a teaspoon of sharp grated asiago or parmesan.

A coffee cup omelet: 1/2 cup Egg substitute with one - two tablespoons bacon bits, and a small handful of baby spinach leaves. Put all of them in a large coffee mug (or bowl) well coated with nonstick spray. Microwave for 1-2 minutes and enjoy. It puffs up, is tasty throughout. I sometimes add a little cheese, sometimes other veggies.. experiment with it and enjoy.

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3/7/13 4:06 P

I need some ideals for some breakfast foods to eat that's not high in calories. Anyone with ideas please send them to me.

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