What about Greek yogurt with some sliced almonds and berries? Or you could have some canadian bacon with fruit?
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1/3/11 9:42 P
Keep in mind that you don't have to eat breakfast foods for breakfast! There are many days where I really want a grilled cheese sandwich, soup, or rice and beans when I wake up... so I have it! As long as it's well-rounded and meeting your nutrition needs, it doesn't matter!
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354 1/3/11 9:21 P
Thanks for the great tips, everyone. I'm definitely going to try the smoothie recipes. And I do need to think outside the box and try some things that aren't typical breakfast foods.
My doctor suggested that I only have 1 serving of grains a day because she thinks my diet is too high in bread and sugar. I'm also having hormone issues, I'm estrogen-dominant with low progesterone. My doctor thinks that lowering my carb intake and also losing weight will help also lower my estrogen.
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131 1/3/11 9:23 A
I do a variation on the protein smoothie recommended by Jackie Warner:
3/4 to 1 cup frozen berries/fruit a handful of organic greens (i.e. spinach) 1 scoop protein powder 1/2 scoop SuperFoods or SuperGreens powder 1/4 tsp glutamine powder 1 tsp Omega-3 fish oil enough water to get it to the right consistency (my blender objects if there is not enough water)
This usually makes a very large, hearty smoothie for between 215-275 calories, depending on what kind of fruit (& how much). That's a bit low for AM calories, but generally I work out afterward and have a pretty good snack. If you want more calories, you could add more fruit or more protein powder, or you could mix it with milk instead of water.
may i ask why she suggested only 1 serving of grains? not having eggs because you have a problem with them sounds like very sound medical advice to me, but not having grains because you have a problem with eggs sounds a little shaky and unfounded or at least out of left field.
if you really like eggy things for breakfast, perhaps use a tofu recipe replacement. beyond that soups and stews make great breakfasts, as do last night's dinner leftovers.
1/3/11 3:36 A
A smoothie made with your favorite fruits..you can add some flax for added boost
1/2/11 11:41 P
also remember that you don't have to limit yourself to breakfast foods. Leftover dinner could become breakfast.
other ideas -peanut butter with celery or carrot sticks -lean lunch meat rolled up with a slice of cheese or two - My mom used to like a rice cake spread with neufchatel cheese(less fat cream cheese) and a little strawberry jam.... or a rice cake with peanut butter on it - fruit -Rice cereals with milk(rice krispies, rice chex, etc)
Hey there. I have made Dr Oz's shake before, and it is actually pretty tasty. But I wouldn't try it without the banana, it really needs the consistency. Or I have tried a bunch of varieties of Naked juice. There are no preservatives or additives. They are a little high in calories, but it is all from fruit. Hope this helps!
I usually use the whole banana, and then skip the honey.
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29 1/2/11 9:43 P
The smoothies are a good idea. You could also try eating fruit, something like grape fruit with a little bit of sugar is really good.
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354 1/2/11 9:36 P
Recent bloodwork showed that I have a high food sensitivity to eggs, so my doctor wants me off eggs for several months. She also suggested that I only have 1 serving of grains per day! I don't like cottage cheese or yogurt, but I could make smoothies with skim milk and add in protein. Does anyone have other ideas for a healthy breakfast with those restrictions? Thanks!
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