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  • 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! - 12/28/2012 3:20:00 PM
  • Breakfast Parfait:

    .5 c Kashi GoLean twigs/soy grahams/puffs (240 mg potassium, 6.5 g protein, 70 cal) OR .25 c Bear Naked Protein Granola (6 g protein, 140 cal)

    .5 c fresh blueberries (about 40 cal)

    1 3.5-oz (kid size) Chobani Champions Very Berry yogurt (100 cal)

    Layer or just mix it all up.
    210 cal if made with Kashi cereal
    280 cal if made with Bear Naked granola cereal - 12/14/2012 7:27:14 AM
  • Hippie granola (I use honey/maple instead of the sugar), bio-yogurt, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1 tbs chia seeds. So yummy to start the day this way.

    Another breakfast staple
    oats or oatbran with apple, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg

    2 madjool dates
    1 frozen banana
    Organic milk/almond milk
    1 plain bio yogurt
    It is so sweet you don't need to add any other sweetness.
    scrambled egg with either tomatoes and other chopped veg (sort of spanish style) or with freshly squeezed orange juice and a drop of heavy cream.

    Egg muffins
    Favorite veg combo
    milk/cream/almond milk/coconut cream
    1 tbs chia seeds or oat bran
    Mix everything together and bake in muffin tops.
    Give to kids for school snacks.
    I make a batch one day in the week and lave the muffin tops in the fridge for grab and go.

    I aim for 500 cal breakfasts to start my day. - 5/1/2012 5:58:29 AM
  • *I LOVE cooked Oats~steamed & mashed Green Apples~Cinnamon & Skim Milk* - 4/13/2012 1:25:02 AM
  • great ideas from all! Try single serve Okios greek FF yogurt w/ fruit on the bottom, 100% whole wheat toast, 1 tbs smart balance butter, 10-12 almonds. Powerful punch to start the day on the run.
    More power for the day!
    FCARRICH - 11/7/2011 11:18:57 PM
  • I love oatmeal!
    1/2 cup of oldfashion oats
    1 cup of Light Vanilla soy Milk
    1/4 tsp Vanilla
    1 Small Banana

    1/2 cup oldfashion oats
    1 cup of water
    1/4 tsp vanilla
    1/2 tbsp peanut butter
    1 Banana - 10/11/2011 10:54:23 PM
  • I toast a Thomas' English Muffin - 100 calorie kind, spread peanut or almond butter on it, and and slice 1/2 banana, yum!!! - Thanks to everyone for all of the yummy and healthy breakfast ideas!!! - 8/20/2011 11:44:57 AM
  • We enjoy Thomas cinnamon raisin english muffin with one tablespoon of whipped philly cream cheese and small banana. It comes out to 274 calories. Sometimes I replace the banana with a cup of milk. :) - 2/17/2011 11:03:48 AM
  • Quinoa is also a good substitute for oatmeal-- and tons of protein, too! I like to mix in berries, nuts, and give it a splash of soymilk. Sometimes I'll have it with agave nectar and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom), that's good too! - 12/10/2010 6:27:59 PM
  • Oh, I forgot -- beat up one egg with some leftover rice. Add mixed veggies, cook in nonstick skillet. - 11/29/2010 9:27:52 PM
  • 2 eggs, a pinch of real bacon bits, a tablespoon of shred cheese -- beat well, microwave 1 1/2 minutes, stir, microwave 1 minute, done. Eat with toast, bagel, tortilla, whatever.

    I refuse to use any artificial sweeteners (=Frankenfood) of any kind, so I use a SMALL amount of honey, molasses, or brown sugar if I make oatmeal or Malt o Meal--just enough to taste.

    - 11/29/2010 9:26:32 PM
    Should have been an option that said "I grab a healthy breakfast". I eat breakfast every day but don't have time every morning to cook. Sometimes I will cook a breakfast casserole (the night before) and eat on it for several days and other times, I will grab a yogurt and fruit or make a protein smoothie. - 11/9/2010 10:14:53 AM
    Serving size for the Now Whey Protein shake in the afoementioned post from me is the recommended 2 scoops, as suggested on the label. The entire shake or smoothie with everything added is about 370 calories and 2 grams fat with a whopping 54 grams of protein. Now's Whey powder is the best tasting (not overly sweet) plus most nutritious I've found and can be ordered through - 10/11/2010 5:09:30 PM
    I enjoy the following protein smoothie most mornings. Otherwise, if I have time, I'll make a light version of French Toast (sub OJ for milk and add organic vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon to the egg mixture - sometimes I leave out the yolk ,but, the yolk is good for you!) The Whey smoothie keeps hunger at bay longer than most breakfast foods.
    The smoothie recipe is: Now Whey Protein Isolate Powder in Vanilla, add .50 small banana, .25 Tbsp sun-dried goji berries, .25 Tbsp flaxseeds, .50 Tbsp organic vanilla, .50 Tbsp Raw Agave, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp McCormick Roasted Saigon Cinnamon. - 10/11/2010 4:49:04 PM
  • My favorite would be Steel Cut Oats made in a small crockpot overnight with 1 Tbsp. chopped pecans and 1/;2 cup vanilla soymilk.
    (The SP recipe contains milk, little brown sugar, raisins and stick cinnamon.)
    And I do love breakfast! - 10/9/2010 4:47:59 PM

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