I make a breakfast sandwich that I am addicted to and it's only 234 calories! I put two egg whites in a small bowl, cover and microwave for 1 minute. put it on top of a 100 calorie English muffin. Add two microwaveable Jimmy Dean turkey sausage patties which are 100 calories. That's it. Doesn't need cheese. But you could do a low fat slice if you needed it. More filling and, in my opinion, better tasting than an Egg McMuffin.
I've always enjoyed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for breakfast with 2% milk and it's a wrap! It reminds me so much of home! I've also included veggies in my breakfast as well. Maybe a veggie quiche and fresh or stewed tomatoes. Who woudl have thunk it!
I make oatmeal with cinnamon and truvia, add 1 Tablespoon of wheat germ, and a dollop of low fat vanilla yogurt on top. I have 1/2 of a banana and either hot green tea or coffee. I t keeps me full until lunch time
Breakfast for me is usually an egg cooked in Pam, either scrambled (with cheese) or fried, a slice of whole-wheat toast, and either juice or some fruit. It's quick, not much clean-up, and gets me through the morning.
Smoothies take longer to make than some people suggest, since cleaning up the blender is part of the process. So instead of having a smoothie made with milk and a banana, why not just have a banana and a glass of milk? Usually I have a banana for breakfast without the milk, along with a handful of vitamins and supplements (ginko, turmeric, palmetto, ginseng, etc.). And an energy drink, which I know is non-kosher, but I enjoy it and it wakes me up. As long as I'm busy, I don't feel hungry, until I stop being busy.
Over time I have developed my favorite: I start with 1/4 cup of a dry mix of quick oats, milled flax seed, and cinnamon and then add a banana and a half cup of water. Zap it for 2 minutes in the microwave and it's done. I love it. It is sweet enough and does not need milk, butter or sugar. Lots of Fiber and Omega 3's.
I too, enjoy the plain greek yogurt, however I use honey and Kashi granola cereal. I eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for breakfast or for dinner with milk, a childhood memory. I've recently discovered the breakfast veggie quiche and will again try the BLT with turkey bacon! I had been looking for a breakfast to sustain me as my worst snacking period is between breakfast and lunch! Yeah and thanx!
crustless quiche. 6 serving recipe does me 4 servings, 4 days. Alternatively better breakfast casserole. Occasionally soup, e.g. borscht or 5 ingredient soup, with 3 or 4 meatballs to up the protein. These heat up while I'm drinking my coffee and reading. Reading probably stops me getting hungry, as it makes me eat my meals slowly!!
I enjoy my homemade muesli (rolled oats, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, wheat germ, flax seeds, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and from time to time I add fresh berries or some other dried fruit with cold, unsweetened almond milk). The unsweetened version is enough for me with all the fruit. I add a tiny bit of brown sugar for my little one.
My other fave is the quick crustless quiche i make. I use egg beaters with 2% cheese, veges, 1-2 tbsp of flour, pepper and just a little salt. I eat a couple slices with some chunky pasta sauce or salsa.
I love breakfast ... except a lot of the breakfast ideas on SparkPeople are like 200 - 300 calories max. The thing with me ... I need a whole lot more calories to stay full till lunch time. I need almost 600 calories for breakfast. Breakfast: Steel Cut Oatmeal w/ Agave and 1/2 c blue berries/Chobani Greek Yogurt Vanilla 6oz-8oz/ 1/2 Grapefruit/ 1oz of Almonds (24 almonds). Of course ... I need to alot almost an hour to eating it, so on days when I wake up late ... my whole meal schedule is messed up and I don't get in the needed calories :(
But I'm thinking of switching to Cardio in the morning because exercising in the evening is killing my mornings. So starting Monday ... we will see if this new plan works!
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