A few days ago I made a double batch of Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (made with almond milk & honey), and it is DELICIOUS. A double batch is 4 portions. It takes 20 minutes to make initially, then it as quick as microwaving a portion for a minute each morning. I might eat some fruit or hard-boiled egg whites with it if I'm particularly hungry, but its pretty filling on its own!
Here is the recipe (you can use skim milk or almond milk to make it creamier, and use honey in place of the sugar to make it clean):
I like to cut up a bunch of veggies (asparagus and peppers), cook them in EVOO, then dump in some spinach, when that's almost ready I add 3 eggs (1 whole, 2 white) mixed with 1/2 c. rolled oats (delish even though it sounds gross) and scramble it all together. I add hot sauce or saltless seasoning blends--yummy!
For a slightly quicker option, I mix 6 oz of 0% greek yogurt with a splash of milk and a scoop of vanilla protein powder. I add in berries and FiberOne cereal.
You can also make mini quiches with egg whiltes and fresh veges by baking them in the oven in a muffin pan. Then just microwave them as you want them. You can add cheese also for more protein.These are high in protein and low in calories.
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Well, it depends on the protein powder if you are counting calories and protein (you could enter it into the food log and see what it comes up with), but I do know it's 6 WW points! :-) It's about 320 calories the way I make it.
One of my staple breakfasts is 1/2c steel cut oats, 1 c milk, a banana sliced and a .5 tbsp of peanut butter. I cook the oats and milk in the microwave for 2 miuntes, then I add the banana and peanut butter and cook for another minute or minute and a half. It is so easy and is really filling!
My favorite breakfast is 12/ cup of skim milk,1/2 C of nonfat yogurt, a cup of berries, a scoop of whey protein powder, and a teaspoon of olive oil all blended together in the blender. I add a little cold water, if it seems too thick.
I love to make a couple of days worth of steel-cut oatmeal that actually cooks while I sleep. I add dried fruit and cinnamon to it, then in the morning, all I have to do is have some Greek yogurt (another FAVORITE) or add some egg whites to my oatmeal (I know, it sounds gross, but it's actually quite good) for protein and I'm good to go!
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You can also portion out scrambled eggs and anything you like in an omelet into individual ziploc bags and leave in the fridge. To cook just drop the entire bag into boiling water for a minute or to and you have a quick omelet.
I also like homemade muffins, homemade granola bars, baked oatmeal bars and breakfast tacos (layer hash browns, scrambled eggs, and sausage in a tortilla. Roll up and wrap in aluminum foil and freeze, reheat as needed). Hope that helps!
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Hi, I am new to this team and to SP. Hubby and I are tryign to eat clean and have the cookbook plus the magazines. I love to hear from differnet people on what their recipes and ideas are. So I am looking for quickie breakfast ideas. I work at 6 am most days, so quick and easy is right up my alley! I tend to default to hard boiled egg whites. with one whole hard boiled egg..am getting bored!
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