Fitness Minutes: (30,873)
1,873 10/16/13 1:42 A
I'm also not a breakfast person and eat after I have been up for a while. I have a protein shake that I made the night before and grab from my fridge. Then I have a yogurt. Then I have some nuts or a home made protein/fiber bar. then it's lunch time!
I prefer to eat after I've been up for about two hours. I keep a carton of eggbeaters in the fridge at work, veggie sausage and a Laughing Cow cheese wedge. Takes about two minutes to make in the microwave. Roughly 150 calories and keeps me full til lunch.
Here is what I bring most weeks for breakfast at work (none of it is stinky and all of it is made ahead of time):
homemade granola with whole milk - my version of cereal and its high in protein due to the amount of nuts & seeds I put in the granola and I use whole milk because that is what my daughter drinks (and I am not afraid of the fat) http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2010/04 /04/recipe-granola-bars-cereal/
breakfast quiche with whole wheat crust - make at the beginning of the week and bring a piece to work every day, I have added broccoli and other vegetables to this recipe and it comes out great http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2010/04 /26/quiche-with-a-super-easy-whole-whe at-crust/
breakfast taco - scrambled eggs (premade for the week), pico de gallo, cheese or bacon (depending on the week and my mood), and a whole wheat tortilla
homemade chai tea - I have this almost every morning. I prefer the homemade because I control the ingredients and it is a lot cheaper than stopping at Starbucks! Again, I use whole milk and honey to make it so there is some fat and sugar but nothing like the stuff you get at a store. http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de tail.asp?recipe=2336957
plain greek yogurt with pureed fruit - no added sugar and very filling
Fitness Minutes: (39,094)
2,274 10/15/13 2:04 P
I always eat breakfast at work, too. I drink a large coffee on my way to work and it fills me up until about 9:30 or 10:00 when I'm ready to eat. Lately I've been on an oatmeal kick. I like the Kashi GoLean oatmeal, it has good protein and good fiber and whole grains, and fills me up for quite some time. I will have a greek yogurt in conjuction with it. This all together is only 270 calories.
Another favorite of mine is to buy a carton of 100% egg whites. I then bring an egg from home, mix some of the egg whites with the egg and microwave it in a bowl, and I also cut up a zucchini and microwave-steam it (cut up, put on paper plate, cover with paper plate, nuke for 1 minute). The microwaved egg is not stinky. This breakfast is only 150 to 170 calories but I usually will eat a snack before lunch time. Or have a greek yogurt with it.
Fitness Minutes: (5,009)
44 10/15/13 1:08 P
I can never eat in the morning. My stomach wakes up about an hour after I do. I have a part-time job that starts at 9:00 am, so I end up bringing my breakfast with me every time I go in.
My office doesn't have a microwave, so I bring things that are good either cold or at room temperatures. What kind of stuff?
Fruit and protein-powder smoothies, using either almond milk, skim milk or keffir as a base Nuts and dried fruit Yogurt with fresh fruit and granola Protein bars if I'm really tired and don't want to bother with anything else. They're sugar bombs, though, so I try to avoid them. Nut butter and jam sandwiches on whole-grain bread Whatever fruit is in season Hard-boiled eggs. I don't do this frequently because they can give me heartburn, but once in a while they're okay Whole grain crackers Small amounts of cheese
I make an egg cup in a cupcake pan. I mix eggs, spinach a little cheese and whatever meat I have around, bacon sausage, even corned beef this week. I bake it and I make five at a time one for each day. When I get to work I microwave it. Depending on what goes into it using a large muffin tin it is between 250 and 300 calories. If you need less calories you could use a smaller tin
You could always do a lunch meat and cheese wrap, with maybe some lettuce. I also like unsweetened yogurt with fruit and nuts. Do you have a blender? Smoothies are always an options. You can boost protein with whey powder, tofu, yogurt, or nut butters. I have also been known to eat dinner leftovers for breakfast.
Fitness Minutes: (1,141)
6 10/15/13 6:52 A
Trying to start the day off with more protein and less carbs - it fills me up and significantly reduces my need for morning snacks. I love stuff like over-easy eggs and turkey bacon, but I usually am not hungry till I get to work and those things are hard and stinky to make in a microwave! Any ideas for stuff I could eat that is high in protein and doesn't stink up the break room? :)
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