Fitness Minutes: (0)
516 6/29/12 6:50 A
Oatmeal is a good breakfast for me. Trader Joe's has a frozen, pop in the microwave yummy oatmeal that's so good - I usually throw some blueberries on top!
Scrambled eggs & turkey bacon or Jimmy Dean turkey crumbles & some veggies tosse in is usually on the weekend menu.
IF all else fails, I grab a yogurt & a piece of fruit!
Fitness Minutes: (15,153)
1,164 6/29/12 6:15 A
Oatmeal (not instant) with skim milk, 4 walnut halves and a little Truvia (stevia) OR Vegetable Mini Quiches that I make and freeze ahead for the microwave, served with toast. http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de tail.asp?recipe=584979
I find oatmeal to be the best breakfast for keeping me full until lunch.
Fitness Minutes: (455)
162 6/28/12 10:34 P
I used to never eat breakfast... then be continuously hungry... Now, I like to eat between 400-500 of my daily calories at breakfast. Most of the time it's a huge fruit smoothie. All types of frozen berries, cherries, fresh pineapple, 1 lemon with 2 table spoons ground flax seeds, Raw Veg. Protein Powder or Pure Green Protein (vanilla) mixed with just enough water to process it into a thick smoothie, I just got a Ninja Blender. I take the pitcher with me. Sip during the morning. Plus a serving of raw almonds (about 24 almonds) and a 1/4 c. raisins as a midmorning snack, with a serving of Chia seeds in water (weird, but, I really like it!) Days when I have lots of time breakfast is: 2 scrambled eggs with all kinds of lightly steamed vegetables and mushrooms. Multi-grain toast or: oatmeal with raisins, wheat bran, ground flax seed, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, and a finely diced Macintosh apple.
When I eat a large breakfast, I am satisfied with a medium lunch, with a huge salad of all kinds of greens, and vegetables. Dinner is smaller.. boiled chicken (shrimp or tuna some times)... usually with a huge salad or sauted zucchini with lemon and bread crumbs.
Fitness Minutes: (4,120)
70 6/28/12 10:15 P
Oatmeal with frozen berries. Irish oats are my favorite because of the texture!
Fitness Minutes: (1,573)
16 6/28/12 8:58 P
Vanilla Greek Yogurt + Berries = Crazy Delicious Breakfast! It's summer, have fun mixing in different in-season berries or kiwi (Blackberries are my fav!)
I usually follow this up with Banana/Apple + Peanut Butter
Fitness Minutes: (34,944)
2,353 6/28/12 6:59 P
1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 1/2 cups of skim milk, 1tbsp maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon does the trick for me.
Fitness Minutes: (6,123)
24 6/28/12 6:12 P
Oatmeal all the way. I soak steel-cut Irish oats in almond milk the night before (they cook up way faster in the microwave), then add fruit or honey. When I have the time I throw a frozen banana in the food processor to make "yogurt" (I have a dairy allergy).
If I'm really, really busy, I'll do a high-fiber cereal like All Bran with some almond milk. It keeps me going surprisingly well.
I gave up on finding a filling breakfast. No matter what I eat, I'm still hungry a couple of hours later. So I have a fairly small breakfast (about 250 calories), then a mid-morning snack (about 100 calories), and lunch around noon. I seem to last better after lunch and end up without needing a snack until around 4 pm or so.
Every morning I have diet hot chocolate (25 calories) with chia seeds mixed in along with some whole grain bread & lean protein & some fruit. Keeps me full. Alternatively I mix the chia seeds in oatmeal with fruit for a change of pace.
Fitness Minutes: (5,442)
320 6/28/12 1:14 P
Oatmeal is the best for me. Pretty low in calories and filling. I almost always put fruit in it and often I put a couple tablespoons of greek yogurt on top. I throw an egg in it once in a while and zap it in the microwave to get a different kind of taste and consistency, and a little more protein.
Fitness Minutes: (1,081)
8 6/28/12 12:32 P
Greek yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt, so you're right, it will make you feel full longer.
Fitness Minutes: (24,153)
1,187 6/28/12 12:14 P
Fitness Minutes: (120)
5 6/28/12 11:59 A
One of my favorite breakfasts, that fills me up, I my breakfast wrap:
1 Medium banana 1 tortilla wrap 1 serving of peanut butter
spread peanut butter on tortilla, roll banana inside and enjoy.
I agree with most everyone else. Give me some oatmeal with fruit like blueberries or nonfat Greek yogurt with grapes and I'm good to go for hours! I personally think the Greek yogurt makes me feel fuller than regular, but it could just be all in my head. Something about how thick it is makes me feel fuller.
Fitness Minutes: (7,805)
310 6/28/12 9:53 A
Oat bran is so filling , even a couple tablespoons can fill me "up" for a long time and very few calories..Love it so much ---and sometimes when I have no calories left for the day, I will have a couple tablespoons of the oatbran and I can make it thru...
Fitness Minutes: (977)
1 6/28/12 9:53 A
This morning for me was a bowl of cream of wheat and a cup of cantaloupe. Can't forget my coffee. My breakfast always is different. I like variety so I don't get bored. I try to keep my breakfast between 300-350 calories and I eat fruit with every meal.
Fitness Minutes: (1,765)
34 6/28/12 9:27 A
For me, as long as I keep my breakfast almost pure protein, I can make it til lunch easy. Almost standard for the weekdays (when I'm in a rush) is 3oz homemade turkey/pork sausage and scrambled eggs (1 egg & 1/4 cup egg whites) with a piece of fruit. This actually keeps me fuller for much longer than sausage with oatmeal, for about 100 less calories.
If I have extra time in the morning, I make a simple omelette with 2 whole eggs, 5 egg whites, seasonings, salsa, and two tablespoons of 2% cheese- I split it with my hubby and it keeps me going! He has his with a piece of bread sometimes.
Just this morning I tried some summer oatmeal- 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup yogurt (nonfat), 1/2 cup berries/fruit (I used blueberries), 1/4 cup milk (I used vanilla almond milk). I also added 1 T honey and 1 t cinnamon. Mix it up the night before and it's ready to go! I was a bit concerned it would be gross but it's quite lovely! Has 12 grams protein, 4 g fat, and 65 g carbs for 323 cals with my additions. Definitely a good balance to keep you going!
6.4-oz 0% Chobani Greek Yogurt 1/4 cup of rolled oats 120 blueberries 7 strawberries = 298 calories and a full tummy until about 10:30 (I usually dont even eat the strawberries until I start getting hungry again around 10:30-11:00)
I buy one 32-ounce container of 0% Chobani Plain Yogurt to split between the 5 days of the week, that's how I get the 6.4-oz.
I normally have some cooked spelt flakes (I'm allergic against oats, so my family have oats) with a soya-joghurt (family will have there oats cooked in milk) and a LOT of fruits (hubby got some nuts as well)
I'm full until lunch. I hardly have a snack in between.
A couple of days ago I had 2 eggwhite and 1 egg, with tomatoes, chillies and spring onions. I WAS FULL (and it was very tasty!)
Fitness Minutes: (40,295)
404 6/28/12 2:33 A
peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole grain bread, toasted, with a glass of fat free milk! Great blend of protein and complex carbs.
Fitness Minutes: (14,961)
200 6/27/12 11:03 P
I try to get about 20 grams of protein into my breakfast, and then I'm usually pretty good until lunch time. I have something with eggs, maybe a breakfast taco with some cheese and potatoes, and then an iced coffee with milk. That's usually enough to carry me through, but I have a jar of peanut butter and a spoon for emergencies. 1 tablespoon of peanut butter is about 100 calories, and it keeps me full. Also, the Greek yogurt I get has about 10 grams of protein, and it will keep my stomach full for quite a while.
I agree with you on the full fat/fat free. It seems like the fat free (as well as sugar free) doesn't work for me. For most items, I choose the full fat much more often. Like you suggested, I just watch the portions.
Fitness Minutes: (947)
8 6/27/12 4:31 P
I have the same problems with the sweet stuff. Anytime of day. If I eat my fruits with salad or meat its not as bad, but with bread or cereal ....trouble everytime. Dinner for brkfst, leftovers.
Edited by: VENAL69 at: 6/27/2012 (16:32)
Fitness Minutes: (27,878)
72 6/27/12 4:26 P
A good summer alternative to oatmeal is Swiss-style muesli: mix your muesli or rolled oats with greek yogurt the night before and leave to chill in the fridge. You can do this with really coarse grains - like steel-cut oats - which are really tasty and a lot more filling than bread. Add fruit in the morning. Thawed frozen berries - especially blueberries and currants - are weirdly filling, considering how few calories they contain. And I always add some nuts or tahini.
This may be heresy, but I find full-fat dairy products (and eggs with their yolks) fill me up a lot more than the fat-free/fat-reduced stuff. The calorie difference between a cup of full fat plain yogurt and fat free is negible. You just need to watch your portions.
i added a teaspoon of peanut butter to plain instant oatmeal this morning. got the idea from the cheap, quick snack thread. It was really good. And filling. I also added a banana-but those can be high in calories. I am sure other fruits would work too.
Fitness Minutes: (200)
19 6/27/12 3:15 P
Oatmeal really sticks to your ribs and helps me stay full.
Fitness Minutes: (12,803)
251 6/27/12 2:48 P
My summer breakfast consists of 1/2 a multi-grain bagel with a 1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese, a 1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce, and a serving of hint of salt Triscuit crackers. If I know I will be extra active (swimming, etc.), I will add a Glorious Morning muffin.
I avoid anything sugary in the morning- even fruit. For some reason, as soon as I eat something sugary it feels like nothing stays with me. I also avoid carbs... Those also tend to make me hungrier.
I eat lots of veggies in the morning. Try an egg white scramble with 1/2 cup chopped broccoli, 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms, 1 cup chopped spinach, 1/4-1/2 cup of turkey sausage crumbles, and 1/4 cup of cheese... I do a quick spray of oil on the bottom, but add a few tablespoons of water or skim milk to keep it moist without adding calories from the oil.
You'll end up with a huge meal (with a lot more "extras" than eggs) but it should keep you full for a while!
Fitness Minutes: (20,789)
1,483 6/27/12 1:52 P
Many mornings it is 1-2 eggs, multigrain toast (1 slice), 60 grams cottage cheese, a piece of fruit. Filling, tastes great, and stays with you!
Every once in awhile I have a banana wrapped in a tortilla with a tbsp of peanut better (approx 275 calories)....quick healthy breakfast on the run !
On weekend I enjoy 1 scrambled egg in a tortilla with 2 Jimmy Dean Sausages ( these are 110 cals for 2 and tasty) and some salsa.
During week usually eat fruit and yogurt or oatmeal.
Edited by: HEALTHYLISA at: 6/27/2012 (13:33)
Fitness Minutes: (25,260)
1,237 6/27/12 1:09 P
I like the weight control oatmeal with fruit in it. (made with FF milk for added protein). Try a veggie omelett. Those always fill me up for quite a while!!!
Fitness Minutes: (23,806)
1,053 6/27/12 1:06 P
Agreed, protein is the best hunger fighter out there. My favorite breakfast is 4 hard boiled eggs, I eat 1 whole and on three just the whites, along with a glass of skim milk. That keeps me plenty full until lunch time. This morning I couldn't peel two of the eggs for some reason so I grabbed a couple slices of ham lunch meat to supplement the two missing eggs. Worked great as well, wasn't hungry at all.
When I'm in a big rush I'll go for a bowl of Kashi Go Lean! cereal. I know, bad me with evil cereal, but this stuff has 10g fiber and 13g protein per 1 cup bowl so that keeps me pretty good through the day.
Any other suggestions for high protein breakfasts? Just please don't say whole wheat toast with peanut butter. That just gets too high of calorie for me. And the greek yogurt is a little sugary and I get hungry again at about 10 with that. Its an awesome pick-me-up in the afternoon tho!
It also depends on how strong/when you work out. I find when I work out in the morning (and push hard) I am always ravenous about two hours after breakfast. Usually it goes away after a week but sometimes I have a small balanced snack (a piece of fruit and some nuts). I would add it to my breakfast but usually I feel so full that I can't eat anything else (though I know I'll be hungry in a few hours.)
One snack that works well for me is a medium sliced apple with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. It's salty & sweet and stays with me.
Fitness Minutes: (4,967)
230 6/27/12 12:10 P
breakfast sounds pretty good, whole grain, fiber and protein. maybe try adding some protein to the snack. Make the dill dip with fat free greek yogurt, lot more protein and that might hold you longer. For me, protein is always the trick to staying off hunger
Fitness Minutes: (15)
4 6/27/12 11:28 A
I'm finding that my breakfast and morning snacks are not staying with me as long as I'd like. By 11am I'm starving, which leads to bad choices (for me). This morning I had a whole wheat english muffin with eggs whites, cheese and canadian bacon, as well as a nectarine and green tea. For my snack I have slices of cucumber and baby carrots with dill dip.
Any suggestions that keep my calories down but keep my full would be much appreciated!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.