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4/15/08 6:56 P

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I don't have time to sit down and eat cereal in the morning (because I would rather sleep in!) so my breakfasts need to be things that I can take with me to work. Two things I like are: (1) nonfat Greek yogurt with Kashi Summer Berry Granola or (2) 2 Kashi strawberry or blueberry waffles, toasted. The egg dishes people are suggesting sound great - can't wait to try them!

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3/27/08 1:02 P

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During the winter I eat steel cut oats made in the slow cooker with dried/frozen fruit. But as the growing season starts around here, I start moving to smoothies, greek yogurt with fresh fruit, multigrain toast with farm cheese, even the occasional omelette heavy on veggies.

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3/11/08 10:24 A

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No.... I jazz my bran flakes up with blueberries / fresh strawberries and some almonds every morning... YUMMO!!!!



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3/11/08 12:33 A

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strawberries and banana in the blender with some vanilla rice milk and cinnamon.


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2/1/08 11:41 A

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OH YUMMO....basil and tomatoe with the egg. That is what I am having tomorrow for breakfast! Thank you - you all are the greatest!

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2/1/08 7:28 A

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Feta, tomato...excellent for breakfast. I am a feta (use non-fat or flavored most of the time), basil and tomato freak. I use Swedish crackers, the kind that comes in a huge round cracker (Blue & Red packaging). I break it all up and put it in a clear decanter for accessibility, very high fiber. Love the cracker spread with Laughing Cow triangle cheese (35 calories for one wedge which goes a long way), a fresh basil leaf, sometimes spread with green olive spread or hummus instead of the cheese, then tomato slices I have "marinated" in low fat Italian dressing with additional vinegar and lots of fresh garlic for more flavor...sometimes top it with non-fat cottage cheese. My crackers are only about 2-3 inches wide, can spread out three crackers with that amount of cheese...everything is kind of teetering but I love the flavor combo and it is filling, especially if I had some protein or fruit...depending on the meal and my mood. The key for me has been to add lots of flavor, am always looking for ways to use fresh things.
We have a rice cooker which DH uses to fix barley...loaded with nutrients and fiber. He prepares a huge batch, then divides it into smaller packages, some put in freezer, ready to go.
I'll take some from the frig package, zap it in the microwave with cinnamon, walnuts, sometimes raisins. I add blueberries or blackberries AND banana. It is topped with nonfat yogurt or just enough soy milk to cool it down a little. I only use about 1/2 cup of the barley...very chewy and filling breakfast. Plus...it gives you all day to work off the carbs/sugars from the fruit etc.


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1/31/08 10:06 P

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Another low-fat way to cook eggs is to shirr them in a bit of broth, instead of butter or oil. When I do use oil, I spray the pan with olive oil.

Forget the egg - Feta and basil on a sliced tomato make a nice breakfast. yum! Sort of the Greek version of the Italian caprese, eh?

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1/31/08 8:02 P

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"The rest of the week I have omelets with non-fat Feta, lots of fresh basil and pico de gallo"

Wow...totally making that some day soon...

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1/31/08 7:51 P

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I eat two eggs a week...high in Omega 3. Order them from a man at our local Farmer's Market. The rest of the time I use Egg Beaters or Egg Whites. Once a week, DH fixes me breakfast. It includes one whole egg which he does beautifully, one Morning Star sausage patty and one piece of Flax Seed bread (50 calories). Every Sunday I look forward to this breakfast!
The rest of the week I have omelets with non-fat Feta, lots of fresh basil and pico de gallo! Sometimes I use mushrooms I have cooked in EVO and garlic. I also saute a huge load of baby spinach in garlic and EVO to go with my egg whites etc.
The whole other egg I save for one of my salads during the week.


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1/31/08 12:18 P

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I agree with everyone else. Eggs are a very good thing, but if you are watching your cholesterol go for egg whites or an egg substitute. One of my favorite egg dishes is a Greek spinach fritatta. Saute some fresh spinach (in an oven proof pan) with pan spray or 1/2 tbsp olive oil until wilted, add 1/2 cup of egg whites on low-med heat, stir until egg starts to set, add sliced tomato, and reduced fat feta cheese. Then put under broiler until top is set. I'll have this for dinner too.

Also, we make Egg "McMuffins" using scrambled egg whites, whole wheat English muffins and turkey bacon.

I hope this gives you a few more ideas!


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1/31/08 11:46 A

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I agree that you can have your eggs and eat your toast, too.

Choose organic omega-3 eggs. The cholesterol is in the yolk. If you have high cholesterol, go for egg whites or egg substitute. However, eggs are also ranked as the source of the highest quality of protein (which is why my naturopath has me eating eggs, which I otherwise cannot stand) and is the standard for measuring protein in other foods (source: Egg Nutrition Center).

BTW: there is even powdered egg white you can use in baking and for meringues.

Look for sprouted bread. These breads are whole grain made of various sprouts and are delicious toasted. My favorite is sprouted sourdough made by Alvarado St. Bakery. A popular sprouted bread is Ezekiel 4:9 (taken from the Bible).
www.alvaradostreetbakery.com

Hope this helps.

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1/31/08 11:08 A

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You can definitely enjoy eggs and toast! A large egg only has about 70 calories, and if you want some extra substance, add some whites. As for toast, I have Nature's Own whole wheat bread, which is only 50 calories per slice. For my breakfast meats, I have switched to turkey. Louis Rich makes a very tasty turkey bacon (30 calories a slice), and sometimes I'll get turkey sausage, though not as much. Another option might be Morningstar Farms sausage patties or links. I don't know what they are calorie-wise, but they're healthier than pork.

I love breakfast, so I am always looking for ways to make it better but keep it as wonderful. :)

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1/31/08 11:06 A

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Enjoy the eggs without the yolks and you are good to go! I love mine scrambled with turkey sausage, spinach, tomatoes and green peppers!!!! Then I have a slice of Ezekiel toast.

Check out the cottage cheese pancake recipes I posted...think you will love it!


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1/31/08 11:01 A

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A couple of mornings a week I have two poached eggs and a slice of toast. I'm not "dieting", so I shape my eating around my life, and what I want to eat. I don't get to eat eggs and BACON and toast anymore very often, but a couple eggs is only a couple hundred calories!

Maybe you can adjust a snack or lunch or dinner if you want to enjoy an egg in the morning a day a week or two?

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1/31/08 10:59 A

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I have been enjoying my OatBran cereal with strawberries, almonds, sometimes some blueberries but I a totally an egg eating kinda country girl!

Any ideas for a breakfast eats? I am trying to LOSE weight so I can't enjoy the eggs and toast like I use to. ;-(


Thanks for any information and ideas. Summer will be here before you know it.

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