I usually have two eggs (scrambled, soft-boiled, or even microwaved), one slice of toast (butter is optional and doesn't always happen), and a banana or some other fresh fruit, and a cup of black coffee. That tides me over until lunch very nicely.
Wow, SASSAH001, if I weren't deathly afraid of chickens I would try that - fresh eggs in the morning sounds delicious! Guess I'll have to keep buying cage free and farmer's market eggs though.
I'm a big breakfast supporter - if I don't eat in the morning I start getting woozy and nauseated around 10. Usually I'll have a bowl of cereal with some blueberries and 1% milk, or if I'm really on the run, a Fiber One bar and some hot tea. I also like a whole wheat bagel or english muffin with peanut butter or jam. Lately I've been trying to cut wheat out of my breakfasts and eat a lot more fruit, maybe with cottage cheese, or high fiber oatmeal.
And of course, carry a small snack like a piece of fruit or granola bar in case you start getting hungry before lunch!
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26 3/23/10 9:21 A
Since I work out in the morning, I'm always starving for my breakfast. About 30 minutes before my workout, I usually have 1 slice of whole wheat toast with a little peanut butter. About 2 hours later (around 8am), I make a power smoothie:
-2 cups cold water -2 bananas -1 cup frozen fruit, like blueberries or cherries -1 scoop whey protein powder
In my blender, this makes about a 32-oz smoothie. That's a lot! :D
That usually keeps me going until about 12-12:30 when I have lunch. I also drink 2 cups of green tea around 10am.
If i have a lot of tme for breakfast i usually go with a cup of light yogurt, a half a cup of strawberries, a half a cup of blueberries, two tablespoons of granola for crunch, and some honey drizzled on top...SO good and so good for you. But if im on the go (or late as usual) A half of grapefruit with a piece of whole wheat toast with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and green tea is really filling and really healthy!
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972 3/23/10 9:14 A
I personally find that just eating a big peice of fruit(big apple cut in thin slices or half a cantelope) gives me a nice blood sugar spike to get me through the morning. I like it a lot and normally do it when I'm on the run.
The other thing I will do when my eyes are feeling bigger than my stomach. I will take my fresh chicken eggs and take two whole eggs(I normally opt for small ones) and crack them into a bowl and then you crack 3-4 more eggs as well, but I will leave out the yolks for the last few eggs. This means I still get a nice creamy texture to the eggs(the whole reason to buy fresh) as well as a nice healthy fat. Put about .5 oz of cheese on top and call it good! I eat breakfast at about 4:30 AM and the eggs hold me over till probably about noon most days.
I love my chickens and suggest that all get a couple of your own as most cities allow 3 hens but no rooster even in your backyard! They are the easiest pet I have to take care of. Our coop is set up so I don't even have to go in to get the eggs(the nest is built so I can access it from the outside), we built a 40 lb feeder and have a 7 gallon waterer so we only have to go out with them twice a week. Anything more than that is just because they are fun little creatures! At the very least find someone in your area who sells FRESH eggs, even the ones in the store that say fresh have been sitting a couple weeks before they ever hit the shelf, thats lost flavor and nutritional Value! As well, most people who can't stand eggs, cooked or otherwise, it is because of the sulfur smell that storebought eggs have. That has to do with the way mass producers medicate the birds to keep them producing. Less than 3% of Chickens have happy homes, the rest are roasting birds or live in tiny cages their whole lives being tricked by lights to think the days are 18 hours long and being fed drugs to make them produce more. Happy birds lay tasty healthy eggs!
I usually mix some kind of high fibre muesli out of flax seed, oats, bran and sometimes Toppas (Kellogs). I usually make it the night before and let it sit in water, soy milk or whey and add milk or fresh juice the next morning. Depending on what's in the fridge, freezer and fruit-bowl I have some kind of fruit with it, at the moment mainly tropical fruits like pineapple, mango and bananas. Of course no breakfast is complete with out 1-2 cups of coffee or black tea. I try for a lot of fibre at breakfast because I usually don't get to eat lunch before 1:30; flaxseed is a great source for fibre but also protein and a number of fatty acids and other goodies, so I think it's a great start for the day.
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331 3/23/10 8:43 A
45grams porridge oats (low GI) made with 340ml of milk (kick start calcium intake for the day) with 50grams mixed berries (1 of my 5 a day)!
several things work for me, but I always have to make sure that I have a fairly even amt of protein and carb. Some of my standard breakfasts:
-Old fashioned oatmeal with natural peanut butter mixed in -kashi cereal and fat-free milk -egg white omelet with tons of veggies (I'm down to making this in less than 5 minutes now!) -"PBJ"- whole wheat bread, natural peanut butter, and sliced strawberries -piece of plain whole wheat toast with a fried egg and wilted fresh spinach under it- takes me about 2 minutes to make- after i fry my egg with Pam, I throw in a big handful of fresh spinach, cover the pan for a couple of minutes , then put it all on the toast- one of my fav breakfasts!!! - greek yogurt with fresh fruit and toast
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462 3/23/10 8:40 A
I absolutely LOVE the Atkins shakes for breakfast. Low carb, high protein, very filling and actually taste great. My faves are the strawberry and dark chocolate. One of those and a cup of tea really fill me up and are great for someone like me who has no time in the morning to do anything. I wake up with just enough time to shower, dress, throw on some makeup, grab a shake and run out the door! I make tea once I'm at work. :) And if I do get hungry, the Atkins Double Chocolate Caramel bars are delicious and filling. I'm not doing low-carb though, I just enjoy the Atkins shakes and bars.
I try to rotate my breakfast so I dont get bored of eating the same thing. I go to the gym first (5:15am) a drink water while I am there. Once I get home, I either make an one egg omlette on and light multi grain english muffin; or quaker oats weight control made with nonfat milk w/ flax seed or a tsp of peanut butter; 1/2 cup of cottage cheese on a slice of multi grain bread with a tsp of sugar free jelly....I usually wash my breakfast down with water then I have my hot coffee on my way to work or once i get to the office. usually have a piece of fruit mid morning then lunch around noon time.
I usually eat when I get to work, but breakfast is usually my biggest meal.
I'll have some sort of grain-Fiber one cereal, or a light whole wheat english muffin, 2 egg whites for protein, and about a cup and a half of fresh fruit (strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew, and pineapple). I'll take my fish oil pill after I eat, and then it's pretty much water or tea until lunch, but I never feel starved!
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3,407 3/23/10 8:35 A
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442 3/23/10 8:34 A
I have 2 cups of fiber one cereal, skim milk and a mini babybel light (it's a cheese).
3/23/10 8:31 A
I start work at 6:15 a.m., so I don't have a lot of time for breakfast. My go-to is one cup of Kashi GoLean original cereal and one cup of Hiland Skim Extra Milk. It's around 220 cals, 41 carbs, 1 fat, 21 protein, and 10 fiber. Also, I'm really bad at drinking water, so I drink 8 oz. per hour once I get to work. It usually keeps me very full until lunch. I also bring a piece of fruit or a 100-calorie pack of almonds in case I get a mid-morning craving, but it hasn't happened yet.
plain oatmeal with a sliced banana, 1T chopped pecans and 1T mini chocolate chips and a glass of milk. If I eat a big breakfast like this, I'm not as hungry at lunch and dinner.
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1,228 3/23/10 8:28 A
I eat either Quaker Quick Cook Oatmeal with raisins and cinnamon, or Aunt Millie's 35 Cal. wheat bread with Simply Jiff peanut butter. I drink 2 cups of coffee and then drink water the rest of the morning. This keeps my energy up, and I don't splurge at lunch.
8 oz water upon waking, 8 oz water while making breakfast, hard boiled egg or 2 oz low fat hard cheese, 50 cal whole wheat bread, clementine or 1/2 grapefruit or small orange, protein shake with skim milk, another bottle of cold water on way to work.
When I'm in a hurry: 2 scoops protein powder, powdered skim milk, 1/4 cup quick oats, 100% grape juice and blend until smooth. I still have the water before and after.
Sometimes I make "souffle" - scramble egg in microwave bowl and nuke for 30 sec, still then 15 sec until not runny, or "custard" (add 1/2 t stevia, shake cinnamon, nutmeg and nuke as above.
I eat either cold cereal with 2 slices of whole wheat toast, a bowl of instant oatmeal and the toast, or a soft boiled egg with two pieces of toast and one serving of Oscar Mayer Ready to use bacon. Bacon is better than sausage since one serving of the Oscar Mayer is only 70 calories and 1 patty of Jimmy Dean Ready to us Sausage is 120 calories. But that with green tea and on rare occasions a 1/2 tablespoon of local honey or fruit spread will keep me going till about 1030. I usually grab a banana, small apple, some frozen fruit for a mid-morning snack. It must work. I was down to 272 at the doctor's office yesterday from 305 in October.
I'll have an omlet w/1 egg white 1 whole egg, and I sauté 1/4 cup onion, 1/4 cup green bell pepper, in 1 tbs of better butter, it only has 50 ca and 6 grams of fat then add eggs(scrambled w/ little water) to pan then add 1 slice sargento low fat swiss, it's delicious, and only 226 calories, sometimes I'll have an apple or some type of fruit, plus I've already had at least 2 glasses of water by then and I usually can't finish the eggs. If I have trouble finishing the eggs I wait about an hour or so before having the fruit.
Oatmeal with heaps of cinnamon, hard boiled egg whites (I throw out the yolks), and either an apple or an orange if there's space left. Which there usually isn't. I drink a full glass of water right after I eat and this usually holds me for a while.
I make the time for breakfast it set the pace for my day. I choose whole wheat, low cal, low carb breads. with puffed wheat,rice or corn cereal. Skim milk and a 100% fruit spread. With these cereals you get the most food bang of your calories. They have no added sugar and average about 60 cals a cup. I have looked at all types of breads and found several types that are great. I have found bagels, english muffins and sliced breads. I use low cal margarine with no trans fat, move over butter is the one I use because its 1st ingredient is oil and your toast won't get soggy and it is only 50 cals a tablespoon.
I usually eat Quaker Instant Oatmeal with 2T of flax and a cup of coffee. As soon as I enjoy my one cup of coffee, I switch to water and usually drink about 4 glasses by lunch time. That keeps me pretty satisfied until then:)
I have one piece of double fiber brownberry toast with one tbsp peanut butter and one tbsp jelly and 12 ounces of skim milk. The milk is a single serve from the dairy section so it is a "Grab'n Go". Runs around 345cals.
I also tend to have 4 glasses of water by the time lunch hits (12:30pm).
I really like to make breakfast burritos (a low carb-tortilla, egg-beaters + any veggies that I have in my fridge), with tea, water, and a glass of milk. Depending on what I plan to eat during the day, I may also include some cheese or salsa in the burrito.
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9,552 3/23/10 7:54 A
My breakfasts change...today I am gonna have two Silhoutte yogurts (70 cals.)...Kashi granola bar...banana...and Tim Horton's coffee...my day just isn't the same without my Timmie's!!! My breakfasts usually run at 400 calories!!!
Enjoy your day!
Edited by: CHELLESDOINGR8 at: 3/23/2010 (07:55)
3/23/10 7:26 A
My breakfast this morning: Nonfat Milk Protein Shake Mix Whole Grain Bread 3/4 Cup Egg Whites Tbsp of Peanut Butter Multi-Vitamin Two Cups of Water
total 500cal. If I have less then that I have a hard time making my daily goals. Breakfast is the MOST important meal of the day and your body should receive the most amount of calories from it!!!
3/23/10 7:25 A
Oatmeal with frozen fruit... the fruit is sweet enough that I don't need sugar. 1 cup of plain dried oatmeal plus water is 300 calories - perfect and I'm not hungry until lunch!
Either Quaker high fiber oatmeal or old fashioned oatmeal with a cup of frozen raspberries or strawberries mixed in and maybe a teaspoon of brown sugar. I use almond milk instead of milk on it which is very low fat and tastes just like milk (I think). This usually adds up to around 250 to 300 calories or so.
oatmeal (plain, maybe witha bit of brown sugar) with an 1/8 cup of walnuts, a glass of milk, and a small piece of fruit (small)
3/23/10 5:22 A
A breakfast that fills me up until lunch:
1 small container plain low-fat yogurt 1/4 cup rolled oats (plain and raw!) 5-10 grams (about a tablespoon) chopped nuts 5-10 grams (about a tablespoon) raisins Fresh fruit (I like bananas and strawberries)
It's more time-consuming than grabbing a bar, but it's really delicious and filling. Depending on how much nuts or fruit I include, it comes out to 300-400 calories.
As you can see, I'm pretty new but figured I'd share anyway. I opt for a whole wheat english muffin with peanut butter, half a bagel with cream cheese, or the fabulous Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins from SparkRecipes, with a yogurt or fruit. Hope this helps!
So I just entered phase 2 of the spark! yay. but now instead of just tracking my foods, I am trying to plan out what I eat. From the last two weeks, I notice that I tend to just eat whatever happens to be in the fridge, or grab a nutrigrain bar on the way out the door or when there is no time for any of that I stop at the gas station on the way to work... bad me.
So to help me plan and buy for meals, I am posing the question: What do you eat for breakfast that keeps you full until lunch? I don't have time for snacks at work, so by the time I get to take a few minutes to eat lunch I am starving and make a rash decision to eat something terribly unhealthy just to fill me up fast.
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