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10/17/11 8:11 A

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my latest breakfast favorite is "breakfast couscous"--1/2c cooked whole wheat couscous, about a quarter cup of milk (any kind), a tablespoon of raisins and a little butter. paired with a piece of fresh fruit, it's tasty and filling. you can add ground flax or pretty much whatever you like.

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10/10/11 10:12 A

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I LOVE a nice crunchy organic apple and organic peanut butter!!!

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10/8/11 12:49 P

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I went ahead and purchased ezekiel tortillas. They're kinda hard, but they do fill me up and I like the taste. I made a breakfast burrito with fingerling potatoes (100g), red pell peppers(1/2 med.), egg whites(5 tbs), shallots(1tbs), and earth balance coconut spread(1tsp).
All for 330 calories.

I'm trying this thing about splitting meals up in half so I can eat smaller meals throughout the day to stave off hunger so I split the burrito in half and ate the other half with 1/4c black beans and 1/2c simply orange juice. Yummy :) Will probably eat the other half soon.

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10/4/11 9:40 P

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i usually have fruit salad oatmeal egg whites protein shake or fruit smoothie

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10/4/11 8:02 P

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Thanks Sabroh, I just asked about ezekiels lol

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10/4/11 8:00 P

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That sounds awesome, but may I point out that zapping veggies in the microwave also zapps most of the nutrients. I believe with broccoli it zaps around 95% of the nutrients... Better to saute like you said :) I've seen Ezekial at Henry's (now Sprouts..), is it low carb?

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10/3/11 8:24 P

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Thanks for sharing the Waldorf Salad recipe! I can't wait to try it! emoticon

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Great ideas here! I need the recipe for the banana soft serve!

My favorite filling meal is a Waldorf salad. You could make it ahead of time (but add the raisins just before you eat it or they soak up the juices in the salad and become a funky texture - trying to be grapes again, but not quite...lol)

My Waldorf salad recipe is:

1 apple chopped
1 stalk celery chopped
8 grams mayonnaise (about 2 teaspoons)
.5 ounce plain nonfat greek yogurt (about 3 teaspoons)
20 grams raisins (about 2-3 tablespoons)
23 grams walnuts (chopped or broken into pieces) (about 3 tablespoons)

You could up the protein by adding more greek yogurt. This keeps me full for a while. It must be the walnuts...


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I cook original oats and they cook in less than 5 minutes. They are very filling and economical. emoticon I like to add bananas to them and the oatmeal is yummy.

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6/3/11 1:40 A

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I make my own muesli: 2 cups quick oats, 1/4 c. sunflower seeds, 1/2 cup almonds,
1/2 c. walnuts, 1/2 cup dates. Mix all ingredients up in a big bowl. In the morning put 1/2 cup of mixture in a bowl and add hot water. Let it soak for about 10-15 minutes.
It makes a total of about 1 cup when it's soaked. 6g protein, 6 g carbs, 165 calories.

You can add a little milk (I use almond or coconut milk) and some fruit. You can also add flax seeds, shredded coconut, anything else that you like.

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6/2/11 9:45 A

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1 serving multi-grain waffles + 1/2 c natural plain yogurt (I use Brown Cow) with 1 tbsp agave + 1/2 cup blackberries or other fruit. 393 cal/7 g fiber

Super quick smoothie: 1 cup refrigerated coconut milk (Silk or So Delicious) + 1/2 frozen berries + 1 medium banana - blend - 240 calories/6 g fiber

1/2 c Grape Nuts + 1/2 c natural plain yogurt + 1 medium mashed banana. 394 cal/10 g fiber

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fruit green smoothie

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It seems like every one eats oatmeal or eggs for breakfast.
What other healthy ideas do you have?

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5/21/11 4:28 P

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My go-to breakfast--almost every day at the office is 1 c blueberries, 1/2 c non-fat greek yogurt and 1/3 c bran buds cereal.
I buy unsweetened frozen blueberries (grown at a local farm) and defrost them in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, then add in the yogurt (local brand: Greek Gods) and the bran.

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My weekend project will be to bake those delicious egg cups. I have no idea what it was I was going to share, started reading everyones' post and WOW YOU ALL HAVE INSPIRED ME!! Healthy stuff, great ideas, bless you.. hugs, deb

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5/10/11 5:59 P

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Ezekiel - organic sprouted whole grain products. Breads, english muffins, tortillas. The process of sprouting changes the grain for the better, like aiding in mineral absorption and breaking down phytic acid, a mineral blocker which also can neutralize digestive enzymes. It also breaks down the complex sugars making the grain easier to digest.

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sliced tomatoes, raw or quickly seared with a small dash of olive oil.

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What are ezekial tortillas?

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I keep a bag of frozen, pre-chopped mutli-colored peppers ready, along with a bowl of pre-chopped and sauteed, drained kale in the refrigerator.

In the morning, put both in the microwave briefly, drain off, then add to your egg "cups." Or,
put peppers and kale in saute pan, quickly warm up and add a couple of eggs. Wrap in an ezekial tortilla for a breakfast "burrito."

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Try ezekial tortillas, spread entire tortilla lightly with almond butter, add thinly sliced bananas and drizzle with agave nectar. Slice into "pizza wedges."

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4/19/11 7:05 P

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I'm going to have to try the Egg Cups! What a great idea!

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Here's my recipe for baked banana oat bars over at my new blog...
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Your egg cups sound delicious. You could use Canadian bacon instead of ham and for spring add asparagus to the egg mixture.

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One of my favorite quick breakfasts is baked egg cups (you can bake them on sunday and reheat them through the week). Grease your muffin tins and preheat your oven to 350*.You take a thin cut slice of ham (I use a meat slicer to get it thin) and lay it inside the muffin tin so that it makes a ham "cup". In a separate bowl, crack in aprox 8 eggs and beat with a little milk or cream and add whatever spices you like (my favorites are a little dill and lemon pepper). Pour egg mixture into ham 'cups' and top with a little shredded cheese and a sprinkling of chives. Bake for aprox 15 - 20 mins until egg is set. Obviously the varieties are endless with this recipe. You can change the meat, the spices or even add vegetables into the egg mixture. You can eat them cold or heat them in the microwave for 1 min. emoticon

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I love oatmeal and so does my 8 year old.... we add some brown sugar and cinnamon. Oatmeal time as also the best time to get some flax too. Of course... we add banana.

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I have to admit I have never thought of oatmeal as a warm weather food but so many of you swear by it, I'm going to have to try it!! Thanks!

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I had 1/3 cup oatmeal with almond milk 1 tsp unsweetened coconut flakes, 1 tsp unslated sunflower seeds, 1 tbs flax seed and 1/2 banana. Yum!

I love tomake overnight oatmeal!

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I eat it like that in the summer when hot oatmeal is not very appealing. I make it with one cup each of rolled oats, milk and yogurt with a little cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Overnight oatmeal is the best, especially when you don't have time to make anything in the morning, as it's all there ready in the fridge! I've got a few recipes on my blog (link should be in my signature) but my favourite at the moment is mashed banana + 1/4 cup rolled oats + 1/2 cup soya milk + 1 tbsp flaxseed + cinnamon and blueberries! Put it all in a bowl and let it soak up overnight - so yummy! I don't even heat mine up as it's so good how it is.

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The original post questioned weather greek yogurt had enough protein, I have a variety in the fridge and it is all 11-13 grams /serving.
Another on the go idea I like is a homemade bran muffin (I use a toaster oven out on my porch if I have to bake in the summer) with either a string cheese or cottage cheese.
Or leftover quiche, since you love eggs. Again, put a toaster oven outside (If you are buying one, make sure it has a time to shut itself off in case you get busy).

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Mini peanut butter sandwiches with orange julius.

I buy a whole grain baguette - thin sliced - and make 2 mini sandwiches with chunky peanut butter.

For "orange julius" I use a Magic Bullet and blend 3/4c milk, 3/4 c orange juice, 2 tsp Splenda, and 1/2 tsp vanilla with 4 ice cubes. It is frothy and yummy.

Especially good if I have to eat on the go b/c I've spent time in my gardens before work!! emoticon

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Baked oatmeal is delcicious! I obviously enjoy oatmeal in a variety of ways -- oatmeal breakfast bars/cookies are also a favorite. The combinations of ingredients are almost endless, depending on my taste preference that particular day.

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I too am a big oatmeal in the crockpot fan. Yesterday for our big family breakfast before church, I made a baked oatmeal that you put in the oven for 30 minutes. It has apples and raisins in it. The kids loved it and said they would reheat the leftovers throughout the week.

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This morning I am making a batch of oatmeal in my crockpot. I made my oatmeal with water, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and chopped dried fruit. By making a large batch today, I will be able to enjoy the benefits of a warm healthy breakfast all week--just portion out the size serving I want and heat in the microwave.

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Dear Nanasamm:

Can you share some ideas on how to use quinoa? I'm new to using it and looking for some recipe ideas.

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DORSVENABILI ~ I am going to have to try that recipe out, thanks!

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Looks good. I will try it. I will also pass it on to a friend just discovered quinoa and just loves it. It seems like a very versatile grain.



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I tend to eat steel cut oatmeal every day, with a mashed banana, some chopped nuts, and chia seeds. In the past I've made breakfast quinoa and that's also very good. Here's one example:
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You can make a big pot of quinoa ahead of time and then heat it up for a few minutes on the stove (or in the microwave). I added a banana and nuts and a little almond milk.

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Steel cut oatmeal. You can make a big batch then divide into portions and freeze. Just pop in the microwave.





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MMMM....all great suggestions.
I just made a sparkrecipe....sorry I can't get back there without loosing this post but it is Big Batch Red River cereal (available in all grocery stores in Canada and some in America now)
It is all whole grains and crused and whole flax.

1 cup RRCeral
3 cups H2O
1 Tbs. cinnamon powder
1 smashed banana


Put in large glass bowl and micorwave on high for 11 minutes.....makes 5 servings of 3/4 cup (which is a HUGE amount of this filling stuff). Comes in at under 150 calories so you can add a bit of honey or berries to change it up each day. Just store covered in fridge and take out 3/4 cup each morning, sprinke with about 1 Tbs of water, add your fixings if needed, and microwave for about 45 seconds.

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hmm... usually, Zoom hot cereal with a few slices of banana and walnut pieces with coconut milk on a cold day or Nature's Gate flax cereal. This morning though I had a couple hard-boiled brown eggs with Ezekiel toast covered by a thin spread of natural sour cream (60 cal for 2 tbsp), accompanied with a tangelo... pretty good.

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We add flax to our fruit smoothie and cannot taste the difference one bit! My husband was surprised when I shared that he had been drinking it that way for over 1 month. Another great suggestion, add fresh spinach to berry smoothies. Great way to add another vegetable and you cannot recognize the spinach flavor.

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thisyearsmodel, Yeah I was wondering if you ground your wheat and how coursely you ground it for the cream of wheat. I will have to play around with it and see what I can come up with. I like your addivtive ideas too. I will have to try some of them


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NANCYOO3, Not sure what you mean, but if you mean do I grind my own, no. It's Cream of Wheat Whole Grain and is a 2 1/2 minute cooktime variety that you cook in a pan. It's exactly like the stuff we ate as kids but is made with whole grain wheat. So while technically it is a processed food, it's better than the regular kind, and it's an easy way for me to get iron, which I'm always lacking. I prepare mine with milk to get in some extra dairy and add cinnamon & a drizzle of agave syrup. Sometimes I throw in some dried cranberries, cherries, or raisins as it's coming off the stove, too. If I need extra protein, I add a tablespoon of slivered almonds or walnuts. I eat it on alternate days when I'm not having Irish oatmeal.

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Thisyearsmodel,

I saw you make whole grain cream of wheat. I use to love cream of wheat. How do you make your whole grain cream of wheat?

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Yes, we use rolled oats to make what we call oatmeal and you call porridge. There is another type of oats called quick oats which are similar to rolled oats, just further processed.

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Whatever time of year I just have to have my porridge made with rice milk and a little honey - delicious! I also add a sprinkling of ground nuts/seeds for extra nutrition. I always have a piece of fruit too, usually melon. The porridge takes just 2 mins 10 seconds in the microwave.
By the way, when you mention 'oatmeal' to make porridge is it the same as the 'rolled oats' we nearly always use here in the UK to make our porridge? Rolled oats are little flat round flakes, oatmeal as we understand it is in grades - fine, coarse etc and resembles fine breadcrumbs.

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An egg with some vegetable or mushroom. Sometimes with half a grapefruit. I need to start off with protein.

On really cold mornings, oatmeal is good.

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My fav, less than five minutes

juice;
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and a side of walnuts one half to one ounce

I stay full and feel amazing!

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I know what you mean! When it's cold I make oatmeal or wholegrain cream of wheat ahead. When it's hot, I'm not hungry for breakfast but must eat. Some of my go-to's: 1. fruit salad (keeps 3 days without bananas, so I make it ahead) and a slice of whole grain toast. 2. wholegrain toast with almond butter, or even an almond butter sandwich on untoasted whole grain bread. 3. Lowfat yogurt with 1 tablespoon slivered almonds and a few walnut halves. 4. Grapefruit cut into wedges (easier to eat on the go) with a slice of wholegrain toast. 5. Apple slices with almond butter. 6. A big handful of strawberries with a cup of yogurt or a piece of toast. 7. A small handful of whole raw almonds & walnuts with a piece of fruit or big handful of strawberries.

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steel-cut oats and blueberries, greek yogurt and blueberries (gotta have 'em!) or eggs and diced zucchini. Yum! These are the breakfasts that keep me full longer.

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activia yogurt, a peice of friut normally apple and a glass of cranberry jiuce or freshly squeezed grape friut,,tangerine and bannana mmm!!!


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orange, green juice

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I like 55Walker's idea. I eat oatmeal every day, and could be adding some new and interesting whole foods to it. I just found out about blackstrap molasses, and so far have only tried it on chocolate peanut butter ice cream. Next I will try it in my oats.

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added the oatmeal to my smoothie and it was great! Now I am going to try to add some flax seed and see how that goes.

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I like the overnight oatmeal. 1 cup oatmeal, 1 cup plain yogurt (not greek), one cup milk and a little honey and cinnamon. This becomes a mush by morning and keeps in the frig for several days. I take about 1 cup out and add fruit to it for a yummy breakfast.

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I really like a fruit smoothie and a friend just suggested adding uncooked oatmeal to it, I will do that tomorrow. I have dropped the protein powder because although I have trouble getting enough protein in my diet on a normal day, it just sort of falls within my definition of processed food.

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I like fish for breakfast, its quite an old fashioned thing I think, but mackeral, pilchards, sardines, kippers... all great breakfast foods!

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Lately, I have been eating cherry tomatoes with hummus for breakfast. Great if you don't mind garlic breath.

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I love this group!! This is my style of eating. How did the Bear Naked work out? I bought some when it was on sale at Whole Foods but the calorie count is so high for a small volume I haven't opened it yet. Did it hold you til lunch? I have been eating GoLean Kashi ( keep a box in my desk at work ) with almond milk for breakfast. Still find that I get hungry by 11:30 am so sometimes supplement with a hard boiled egg or two.

Fannetasticfoods.com has some great recipes! One of my favorites so far is the Banana Breakfast Bread. Little heavy on calories but sooo satisfying. all good ingredients. Anne, who writes the blog has some recipes in Spark recipes. Her carrot soup is delicious and low cal even with coconut milk.

Another great find through her blog is Chobani nonfat yogurt. My favorite is pomegranate and pineapple. Pricey at Whole Foods but amazing and satisfying. I am not a non fat girl in general ( 2% is fine) but love greek yogurt and Chobani is yummy.

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greek yogurt and fresh fruit

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Whole wheat, reduced carb tortilla - spread with one serv. peanut butter, sprinkle with flax seed, roll and eat! Yummy!

Or sometimes I mix a banana with the peanut butter and that makes enough for two. Love me some peanut butter. I'm a Georgia girl.


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Cherry smoothie! :)

1 c frozen cherries
1 c or so almond milk

Blend!



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It's made by Jarrow and sold in 12oz and 24oz bottles in health/whole foods type stores. Very strong stuff- a 4x concentrate, so using a tablespoon is a serving of fruit, which makes the $14 for the small size and $25 for the large one sound not quite so bad. And of course it is mess-free. If your store doesn't carry it they can probably order it from Jarrow for you.

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Where can you buy pomegranate juice concentrate? I've never seen that in my stores. But I'm looking forward to the pomegranates showing up in a few more weeks!

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1/3 cup overnight oatmeal with 1/4 c unsweetened soy milk and 1 tsp blackstrap molasses added when I reheat it

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smoothie of 1/2 c soy milk, two large handsful of spinach leaves, 1 tbsp pure pomegranate juice concentrate, 1/4 c frozen banana, 1/3 cup frozen blueberries, 1 tbsp ground flax seeds

I prep food ahead so I just toss it in and blend it in the morning.
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My two go-to breakfasts are:
Oatmeal w/blueberries, ground flaxseed, honey, topped with almond milk.
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I've actually used the omelet for lunch alot of times too.




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Love greek yogurt with fruit and nuts, or oats or granola. I generally buy plain, and then maybe add just a drizzle of honey if it needs some sweetness. Right now I have raspberries from the CSA - delicious!

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I'm in Australia so it's the middle of winter here. I've been eating oatmeal. I make a batch of steel cut oats with rice milk and refrigerate for a few days. It reheats well with frozen blueberries added.

If I want a non sweet breakfast I sometimes I eat brown rice with a little margarine, or some pickles or olives or even soy sauce. Or add a poached egg (microwaved) on top. If you cook rice with some extra water and put it in the refrigerator still wettish, it keeps for a few days.

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my recent favorite is greek yogurt topped with a banana, spread natural peanut butter (1 tbsp) on it, sprinkle 1tbsp of flax seed on it and voila you have a protein filled breakfast for about 350 calories.

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Don't worry about fat, I mean don't eat fat excessively but the good fats are important for your heart and they actually help satiety. So don't cut out your fat!

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Yum! You guys are making me hungry for breakfast! Mostly for breakfast I each plain cheerios, fruit, and 2% organic milk. I don't drink soy mild because am taking thyroid meds and have heard soy will reduce it's effectiveness. On occasion I eat an egg on whole wheat bread with a slice of cheese. I realized last week while reading the cheerios label that it has the bran portion of the wheat but not the germ so after this box I will be looking for a new cereal.
As far as staying satisfied till lunch I find the combination of my water and the food I eat at breakfast helps. I try to drink 2 cups of water first thing in the morning to make up for the overnight fast and then a couple more cups by lunchtime.

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I've never had tomatoes cut into cottage cheese - I'm going to try that.

My go-to cold breakfast is berries and yogurt with toasted nuts and oatmeal on top, but if you're worried about low protein high carb, you could just put on the nuts.

The other thing that occurred to me, since you seem to like eggs but not the heat, is a quiche or souffle or strata. If you pre-bake in the evening when it's not oppressively hot (maybe it is where you live) and then chill it in the fridge, you could have a cold slice in the morning.

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oh my gosh I am actually cold from my chilly breakfast this morning!

I put this in the fridge overnight:
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup water
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1 tbsp cocoa powder

Then in the morning I made banana soft serve (use a food processer to blend up however much you want) and layered them both in an almost empty peanut butter jar.

Yum!

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I've been thinking about cottage cheese for these hot mornings. I can't wait for tomatoes to start coming in. I love tomatoes cut up into cottage cheese. Yum!

The yogurt, fruit, granola breakfast was good. I've had it the past couple of days. It didn't hold me until lunch, but I'm lucky enough to have access to a refrigerator at work. So I grabbed a piece of turkey I have to make sandwiches with. I think I had just about an ounce, but that was enough to hold me over for lunch.

Thanks for all of the suggestions.

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In addition to some of the other suggestions, I eat half an avocado and some cottage cheese.

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I often eat Bran cereal with walnuts and newly ground flaxseed. I add either 1% milk or low-fat yogurt. I find it fills me and holds well until lunch.

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Overnight oatmeal sounds pretty good.

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I have never tried cold oatmeal that has sat overnight. It doesn't sound very appetizing, but .... maybe I'll try it.

This morning I had vanilla yogurt, bare naked granola, raspberries, and blackberries. I like it a lot. Now, let's see how far it gets me through the day.

Thanks for all of the suggestions. I'm keeping notes of them for other things to try.

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I have tried and like overnight oats. I just soak the oats overnight and in the morning I put one banana, a bunch of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, lots of cinnamon, some applesauce, some peanut butter, some flax seed meal, little vanilla and a little fat free butter, and sometimes some mixed nuts.

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Have you ever tried eating the oats cold? I love overnight oats made with greek yogurt. Or you could try Angela's easy vegan overnight oats. If you don't like the chia seeds you could always leave them out.

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Whole wheat bread with peanut butter and banana can be filling too.

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I always have a bowl of hard boiled eggs in frig to grap. But my favorite is the Kashi Crunch Protien bar. It still has some ingredance i can't pronouce but not near as bad as some of the protien bars out there. Look for them at Sam's Club. There are always in the diet section at were the usual granola type bars ares.

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I like fresh veggies sauteed with an egg.

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You can always opt for Natural peanut butter, which has a lot less sugar. And use whole grain bread. There are some light jellies on the market as well. If I am in a hurry, pb & jelly toast is fast and easy. As is cinnamon toast. Combine it with a piece of fruit. A slice or string of cheese and fruit works great for those morning when you need to rush out. If I have extra time in the morning, I like to make a spinach, mushroom, cheese omlette or scrambled eggs. If you have a blender, you could always make a fruit smoothie as another option. My kids love the fruit smoothies. I use soy or almond milk, strawberries, banana, almonds, and some honey for sweetness.

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I like the idea of adding nuts or granola to the yogurt. If I use walnuts, it will also up my Omega-3 intake. I don't think I'd take the time to make my own granola, but maybe I can find a good alternative that is still "whole."

Peanut butter and jelly doesn't sound like a "diet" option, but I guess if I got really good "whole" stuff, it probably wouldn't be as "bad" as I think it is.

Fruit and cheese also sounds like something I could do.

All of these options have a lot of fat. In most cases, they are the good fats, but I'll probably have to watch my calorie/fat intake more closely. Maybe they aren't as high fat as the protein bars I've been eating. I don't like the taste of low fat yogurt or low fat cottage cheese. I've found some low fat cheeses I like, though they probably aren't as "whole".

Thanks for all of the suggestions! This gives me something to look for at the grocery store for this coming week.

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I have the same problem. Fell completely off the breakfast wagon for a while - which has been horrible for my metabolism - but what worked for me (and I'm going back to) is greek yogurt with blueberries. Easy to pack & take to work (if you are like me and too busy with kids to eat anything until at your desk!). A good cereal with soy or almond milk sounds good too - as do all of W82GOWHEE's suggestions. Good Luck!

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What about adding nuts (like pecans or walnuts) to your yogurt? Or making granola to eat with almond milk or yogurt? Or a cold boiled egg? Or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Or raw oatmeal combined the day before with soy milk, nuts and dried fruits and a sweetener if you like, and refrigerated? Or fruit and cheese?


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Breakfast is my biggest challenge. Over the winter I had a great, hot cereal with lots of protein and fiber and very few calories. It kept me full till lunch. Now that it is warm, all I want to do is grab a protein bar. I know it is loaded with chemicals, so I'd like an alternative, even if I have to make it myself.

I've thought of having eggs -- zapped in the microwave -- but even that feels too "warm" right now (and, my microwave isn't working). I don't have central A/C, so the deeper we get into summer, the more warm and muggy the house will be and I'll be less and less interested in hanging around to eat breakfast.

I'm thinking of trying Greek yogurt mixed with berries, but I don't know if that will provide enough protein. Not too keen about adding flax (or other) seeds to it. I don't think I'd enjoy it being that gritty. Also, I don't like yogurt that isn't sweet, so I know the carb count is going to be high.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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