I have to agree, I struggle to eat breakfast. I have not been a big fan of eatting before 9:30 in the morning ( I just wasnt hungry) Since I started a healthy eating play I find breakfast is doable as long as I eat it first thing in the morning. I do find that when stress levels rise I try to go back to old habits where I skip the meal. The "Hungry Girl" Lisa Lillien has great idea for Egg Cups under 300 caleries and are easy to make, with minimal clean up.
Breakfast is a constant struggle for me. I'm one to dash out the door in the morning and eat at work, so finding something quick, easy, healthy, and can be made in the microwave and eaten between tasks can be a challenge! I love the "egg in a cup" ideas, and just tried one suggestion I loved with putting fruit in a bowl topped with oatmeal and milk for a healthy microwave "fruit cobbler" of sorts. I think I'll play around with different fruit and oatmeal combos. I normally can't stand oatmeal but want so bad to like it! This really helped. I hope to be looking forward to breakfast again! Thanks for all the great ideas!
My go-to breakfast is similar to SWEHNER's, only I use 1/2 cup fat free or low fat cottage cheese, 1/2 banana (or other fruit, but usually banana), topped with Kashi go-lean cereal. I don't know why, but I generally don't enjoy eating cereal with milk, but cottage cheese, or sometimes yogurt, is a great way to help me stay full in the morning!
my favorite thing for breakfast is a 1/2 cup of fat free plain Greek yogurt. I sweeten it with some splenda and add a little vanilla extract for flavor. Then I mix in 1 1/2 cups of whatever fruit I have on hand. Bananas, pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, apples. And I top it off with some Kashi go lean crunch.
I found a tasty recipe for oatmeal pancakes recently, and they are quite healthy (see my blog at http://slimvictory.wordpress.com for the recipe). I figure that three 4-inch pancakes would equal about two bread servings. Since one batch only makes 8-9 pancakes, next time I'm going to make a double-batch to have some to freeze.
2/28/2011 1:03:27 PM
I love The Hungry Girl show, it gives you some many ways to increase your food intake without the fat and calories. The recipes have a lot of flavor and without the fat. Love it!
I love breakfast. And I really don't have a favorite. Somtimes hot cereal, sometimes cold. egg whites and veggies scrambled and wrap in a tortilla. I do like their waffle idea but does any one have a home made waffle recipe. I try to stay away from box mixes. They are usually high in sodium and trans fat.
I have been enjoying Hungry Girl Mug breakfast's. My favorite is Southwest Eggbeaters, 1 Tbsp Reduced Fat Cheddar and 1/4 cup precooked turkey breakfast crumbles. Spray large coffee mug with Pam, add ingredients, microwave for 45 minutes, give it a stir and microwave for another 30 to 45 minutes. If I had a grueling work out the night before I will wrap it in a low carb tortilla for a few carbs. If not I eat it right out of the mug.
I'm a cereal kind of kid, however here are some tips for other breakfast items: Make a huge portion of quick cooking oatmeal, then you have plenty of leftovers to nuke the next few days. Also, to quickly cook an egg, spay a small coffee cup with Pam, scramble egg in cup. Nuke 30 seconds, scramble again, nuke 30 seconds and it should be ready to go! Put on whole wheat bread and you've got a quick breakfast sandwich!
My current favorite is a tuna, corn, spinach and low fat feta quiche cooked in cupcake paper cups in a muffin tin (so no crust needed). 2 of the cups are 190 cals. What's great is that I cook them on Sunday and just pop a couple in my bag each day ( I eat breakfast at work). I pair them with 2 slices of organic sprouted flaxseed bread (50 cals each) and some fruit and coffee and I have a well balanced breakfast.
10/10/2010 4:34:06 PM
I like to chop up a piece on ham cold cut (I like Virginia smoked from the deli counter) and some chopped broccoli and maybe even some sliced mushrooms and saute them in a bit of butter and then add egg whites to make a semi-Mediterranean scramble; I like to it with a slice of wheat toast and sometimes a sliced tomato to make it look pretty and round out the meal. A glass of milk can add a bit more protein too. Holds me until well after lunchtime arrives. Good luck.
Try a frozen egg patty (same calories as a fresh egg) cooked in the microwave. Put it on a whole wheat sandwich flat and add a a slice of fat free cheese product. It is a slimmed down version of a fast food breakvast sandwich. You can have it ready to eat in under two minutes.It stays with me all morning and is about 205 calories. Even if I add a second egg patty it is still a wonderfully healthy meal well under 300 calories!
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