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JENAE954 Posts: 7,020
12/31/12 9:06 A

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My time saver is to prepare a fritatta with tons of fresh vegetables, more egg whites than yolks and just heat the prepared servings as needed.

Also I like steel cut oats. They take a long time to cook. I make a large amount, portion out (Ziplocks work well for this), and they are ready every morning. This is a real time saver as well as a money saver.

After all, we need to put away some money for our smaller size clothes.
It works for me.
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12/31/12 1:13 A

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I would suggest using a crockpot or slow cooker with your work schedule. It works geat for us and we are able to eat healthy meals

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12/23/12 9:28 P

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In 5-7 minutes, I can have a sausage egg burrito. I take the turkey sausage crumbles (pre-cooked from Jimmy Dean) & heat them up in a non stick skillet, then add 1 whole egg (beaten with a small bit of cold water added). Scramble the mixture over medium low heat until cooked to your desired consistency. While cooking the egg, heat a low carb burrito in the microwave for a 10-20 seconds. You can add a low fat cheese if you like. It's really yummy! Personally I enjoy hot sauce on mine. Another option is to take some english muffins & toast them instead of using the burrito.

This was a good question & I've loved reading the replies! Thanks!

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JENAE954 Posts: 7,020
12/23/12 3:34 P

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I love steel cut oats for breakfast.
They take a long time to cook in the morning.
I cook up a batch weekly and just heat up a portion in the morning.
Another thing I do that is different is to toast the oats in a dry pan before adding the boiling water.
Makes a huge difference.

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12/23/12 2:54 P

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There are all sorts of recipes here for free. There are many things you can cook up in just a few minutes for breakfast. Omelets for one and if you like chopped veggies in your eggs, just chop some ahead and store in the refrigerator, then you can just take out what you want and sprinkle on the eggs while they are cooking. Toast w/ peanut butter and a banana is good and sticks with you. Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, any hot cereal. Protein sticks with you longer than carbs.

Just check out the recipes here.

Good luck!

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12/23/12 2:49 P

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Protein is your friend. So is a slow cooker. Think beef stew, chicken soup, etc. started the night before.

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12/23/12 9:21 A

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i eat fruit for breakfast. i lost 44 pounds staying away from grain products.

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12/23/12 9:17 A

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I am an oatmeal person. I like rolled oats which take a little less than 5 minutes to cook. I also eat a hard boiled (therefore cold) egg. It holds me well. My husband likes steel cut oats, which cook overnight in a slow cooker. I'm with you on the hot breakfast.

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12/23/12 9:04 A

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Hi there. I work currently at a hospital where I start my shift at seven in the morning. Since I have noticed that it is easier for me to lose or maintain my weight if I eat warm meals for breakfast, cold meals for lunch and only a yoghurt or something like that around six PM, I often cook in the morning (which means I usually get up at four).

Since we don't have a recipe book at home, my breakfast is rather monotonous consisting of either mashed potatoes or polenta.

Do any of you know any other warm meals that don't take too long?

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