I Want To Eat Your Breakfast & WTF Template 10/5-10/10

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

FYI - My breakfasts are becoming quite boring. Plus, this small breakfast thing is fine, but I need a little BOOST of calories when I get into work to keep me from having to chow down all afternoon, seriously! (I'm trying to HIT my calorie goals this week, the SP designed ones, not my lower goals.) What's that mean? It means I'm out of ideas and ---


So leave me a note here. Tell me what you eat for breakfast. Include brands or recipes, if necessary. I'm also going to need the calorie/carb/fat/protein breakdown please, unless you have your breakfast on your tracker and have shared it.

I'm going to start trying these breakfasts out and see if I find a new thing to love in the morning! So - GIVE ME YOUR EGGO...or whatever it is you eat! NOM NOM NOM!

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~*~ WTF??? Template 10/5 - 10/10 ~*~
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I forgive myself for [[not meeting every single one of my fitness goals]] last week.

Forgiving doesn't mean forgetting, so this week I will [[set more reasonable goals that I know I can reach]] to make sure it doesn't happen again.


For my last template, I was able to accomplish [[2 Zumba classes, 1 rowing session, 2 elliptical session, 2 ST sessions including a double session, lots of new ST with the cable machine, my SIBCCT, time on the stationary bike, 3 planks getting up to 45-seconds, 2 racquetball sessions, and 2 tennis sessions]]. (PHEW! I'm tired just listing that!)

I also did [[500+ fitness minutes!]] So this week, I will attempt to achieve [[much of the same! Tennis, racquetball, and fun things that make the exercise seem less like a chore!]].

emoticon Three things I will restrain myself from indulging in are:
1. Chips
2. Candy Bars
3. French Fries
(It's time for a road trip so these can KILL me!)

My power food/go-to meal/snack this week will be [[Crustless Spinach, Onion and Feta Quiche or Almonds with Fruit!]].

My main goal this week is to [[eat IN my SP calorie ranges]] and I wont let [[my fear of not progressing]] keep me from doing it.

Last week, I was [[super serious]], this week I will be [[reflective, but fun!]].


For my specially set-aside me time this week, I am going to [[spend some much-needed quality time with my Momma and, hopefully, Becks!]].

I'm going to keep the negative voices in my head at bay by [[reminding myself that it will work, if I work it, in it's own time and eventually]].

And I will STOP PROCRASTINATING when it comes to [[cleaning out my van! *lol* and talking to my Doctor about questions I've been having]].

[[I have earned this weekend away! I will not go crazy because I will be surrounded by people who not only know and believe in my goals, but who share them. We will work to keep each other on task and will enjoy our time together. I will race on Sunday full of the knowledge that fitness does not always have to be such serious business, it can be a fun activity that can bring the entire family together. I will not stress about PRs or even the time, but will simply walk for the joy of being one in a healthier place with my family.]]

[[I will focus my time until then on figuring out more about balance and finding the right balance for my life, and will spend some much needed time with the 2 boys I must leave behind on Friday.]]

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    I love to have once peice of toast and I put 1 tablespoon of whipped cream cheese on the toast, top with a slice of ham and then an egg that I have cooked w/ cooking spray. I leave my yolks a little runny but you can cook the egg to your preference. It's an open faced egg, ham and cream cheese sammy. YUM YUM YUM. You can also use with the 100 bagel thins (I like to use the everything bagel thins by Thomas)

    The nutritional info is in my tracker. It usually rings in at about 220 calories.

    60 calories for my slice of bread, or 100 for the bagel thin
    70 calories for my whole egg
    60 calories for my ham
    30 calories for my Tablespoon of whipped cream cheese.

    Good Luck
    3901 days ago
    Cream Cheese, chock full of diced bell peppers (every color the store has), spinach, and any other fresh veggie you have that you need to use...I put a few cherry peppers in mine, but some don't like a spicy breakfast. Spread this on whatever bread you have that you like (I use low-cal whole grain English muffins or bagels). My daughter calls this 'Confetti Cheese' because of all of the colors!

    I also eat 2 hard boiled eggs in the morning...if I don't it seems like I'm ravenous all day. I boil them on Sunday night and shell them before I go to bed. I also package them in snack baggies before putting them in the fridge. I keep the confetti cheese and English muffins at work...I have managed to entice everyone to eat their veggies at breakfast with this best friend comes over Sunday mornings for breakfast and insists I serve the confetti cheese :-P
    3905 days ago
    I take 1 slice of Ezekial Bread (I like the sesame seed kind) and toast it. Spread it with 1 wedge of Laughing Cow light cheese, and top with 1 whole egg with 1 egg white scrambled together. I'll add 1 cup oj and I have a delicious, nutritious breakfast for about 300 cals. YUM!
    3906 days ago
    One of my favorite breakfasts:
    1/3 cup part skim ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, thawed, something crunchy - ususally a sprinkling of flaxseeds or walnuts, and a drizzle of honey for a bit of sweetness.
    3906 days ago
    multigrain eggo (2)
    1 tbsp of crunchy peanut butter
    12 oz 2% milk
    10 big strawberries
    3906 days ago
  • MAGPIE17
    Don't have the nutritional info on me, but my breakfast is a mixed berry smoothie, with about 1 cup of frozen mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries), a "puck" of frozen spinach (about 1/3 of a cup - can't taste it, don't worry!), 1/2 a banana, about 1/2 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt, a tbsp of Udo's Oil (all your Essential Fatty Acids mixed together - not necessary), and a few cups of water. I do know it's about 20g of protein, a few of fibre, low fat, and reasonable carbs. It's also really tasty!
    3907 days ago
    1) Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger on an Arnold Sandwich Thin (multigrain usually) with a splash of salsa verde

    2) Cottage cheese (I'm weird, I like it plain)

    3) Smoothie made with fruit-du-jour (fresh or frozen), ice, Chobani Greek yogurt and a splash of fat-free milk, sometimes with protein powder or flax or something

    4) Breakfast "muffins" - crumble & cook a sausage meat product (can be pork, veggie, whatever), drain. Scramble together some proportion of eggs and eggwhites. Mix in cheese and assorted chopped veggies (onion, mushroom, spinach etc.) Pour into muffin tins sprayed with baking spray and bake for about 30 mins at 350. Approximate proportions are 1 pound of meat to 16 egg-units (and experimentation says about 2/3 real eggs is nice, much closer to half and they get watery), and about 2 c of cheese makes 24 muffins. Make ahead, freeze in a zip lock bag, grab 2 & nuke gently wrapped in a paper towel. (Nutrition depends on choices!)

    5) Breakfast burritos - cooked breakfast meat, scrambled eggs, salsa, cheese, (beans if you like, rice if you like). Roll up in a whole wheat tortilla and freeze on a cookie sheet. When frozen, wrap individually and put in a ziplock. They nuke in about 90 secs depending on size. I make a big batch every few weeks and toss them in the freezer, grab on the way out.

    I'm another one for whom oatmeal or cereal means a midmorning snack very soon. And I like a high-protein breakfast.
    3907 days ago
    I make homemade breakfast wraps (like Dunkin Donuts sells, not sure if DD is in your area). But anyway, homemade is healthier and I just list the items individually when I track it because there isn't much in it.

    Whole wheat tortilla + scambled egg, add a small bit of cheddar cheese (or any type of cheese or omit the cheese), fold the tortilla over (to make a half moon shape) + eat.

    I make a huge batch and then wrap them individually in plastic wrap and freeze them. I grab one out of the freezer on my way out the door and nuke it (removing the plastic wrap first) at work. This can be mixed up anyway you like it, add breakfast meat, salsa, veggies in the scrambled eggs, etc. I have made breakfast burritos too and frozen them in batches. Grab and go, those are the kinds of breakfasts I like. Hope this helps! Good luck.
    3909 days ago
    I make blueberry bran muffins which are high fiber and actually have 3g of protein for only 98 calories! I share my tracker so feel free to browse. I've also shared the recipe. I find they stick to the ribs and I can add an egg or a piece of fruit and it's just enough food to see me to lunch.
    3909 days ago
    my standard breakfast: 1/2 of a Thomas Everything bagel with 1 oz of real cream cheese, coffee, and either a banana or a V8 Strawberry/Banana Fusion 8oz . I track all of my food. With the V8 it = 300 cal., 51 carbs, 7 fat, 6 protein; with the banana it = 288 cal., 51 carbs, 8 fat, 7 protein
    3909 days ago
    Almost every work day I have two hard boiled egg whites (I don't like the yolks), 1/2 cup of fibre one cereal mixed with a small container of yogurt and coffee of course. I boil a big pot of eggs every Sunday and then I just have to nuke my egg whites in the mornings.

    On the weekends I usually have a nice big omelet (usually one whole egg and two egg whites) with peppers, onions, low fat cheese, spinach and some leftover veggies. Sometimes if I am really hungry I will wrap a whole wheat tortilla around this bad boy, maybe a dab of salsa mmmmmm....and coffee of course.
    3909 days ago
    Oatmeal leaves me hungry too! :P Here's my fave...

    3 Egg whites, 1 whole egg, scrambled with two slices of precooked bacon and a serving of 2% cheese. It's less than 300 calories, VERY satisfying...I mean, it has BACON lol, and it's my fave :) Good luck!
    3909 days ago
    Want to eat my breakfast? Please do! My favorite one: steel cut oats (1/4 C dry cooked in a pan on the stove with 1 C water) with 1/4 C granola on top, a sliced up pear and a bit of almond milk. That's my heavenly breakfast!

    On mornings when I zoom off to the gym, I eat a kashi granola bar on the way, and then after the gym, at my desk, I have some oatheads oatmeal and a chobani greek yogurt with a 1/2 scoop of designer whey protein powder. Not the greatest, but still yummy. I recently found the oatheads brand and like it over other instant/quick oats that I can have at the office.
    3909 days ago
    Lemon Zest Luna Bar (it is on the nutrition tracker) has 180 calories and has good protein. The blueberry are good and so are the macadamia coconut. My 2nd fav is reduced cal wheat toast with peanut butter. The thomas's bagel thins are good for breakfast sandwiches too. You can make them ahead then microwave it when you are ready to eat. If you use eggbeaters and a little bit of cheese, also under 200 calories...
    3909 days ago
    I eat leftovers for breakfast. Today was lasagna and broccoli. Tomorrow will be potato soup. Other choices have included beef enchiladas and green beans, buffalo chicken and steak. I realize that leftovers are not for everyone, but it might work for you. Good luck!
    3909 days ago
  • SOCKS117
    I love a breakfast sandwich. I am not including a breakdown only because it varies and YOU can vary. Some suggestions:

    I prefer: 2 eggs, whisked and then cooked flat, then folded to fit. If you had a metal round cookie cutter you could make more of a patty. A light thomas' high fiber english muffin. 1/2 slice american cheese, 1 small sausage patty or 2 slices bacon.

    You could also: Use a bagel, egg beaters, low-fat cheese, and turkey bacon.
    3909 days ago
    Oatmeal (rolled oats cooked three minutes in the microwave in a REALLY big bowl so they don explode) with brown sugar and berries or, lately, walnuts and bananas.
    Or egg and cheese on whole wheat english muffin. Microwave egg (one whole + one white scrambled) in a ceramic bowl for a minute and a half. Small bowl will makes them turn out exactly english muffin sized. Sometimes add a little smart balance, 1/2 to 3/4 slice of reduced fat cheddar and a banana. Lately I've been adding a scoop of pico to the eggs for some spice. And always a latte! I'm really into rooibos and chai teas. Steep in hot water, pour into a large cup, add half cup of skim milk and desired sweetener. YUM!
    3909 days ago
    Oatmeal doesn't work for me. I'm still hungry.

    I have greek yogurt and fruit such as berries or an apple with a latte. I keep the apple in the fridge and then slice it. Oh, and sometimes I have cottage cheese with a granola and berries. It's a weird combo, but delicious with the right granola.
    3909 days ago
  • M0PPET
    I'm allergic to eggs, so i try to find different breakfast protein sources.
    My favorites are:

    1. Whole wheat slice of toast with 1.5 tbs organic peanut butter and banana slices with honey drizzled on top

    2. Quick (not instant) oatmeal cooked on the stove with 1.5 tbs organic peanut butter stirred in and fresh blueberries on top.

    3. Greek yogurt with splenda, vanilla extract and chopped up apples.
    3909 days ago
  • SYK1012
    my go-to is steel cut oatmeal. I like McCann's Irish Steel Cut. It keeps me satisfied for a good 4 hours. theres the instant kind but I prefer the regular. takes 30 min to cook but i make a double batch on sundays and then separate into 1 cup servings in Tupperware. that way its fast in the mornings before work and all prepared. i sometimes eat it at home before work, others bring it with me. you just add a little water, pop in the microwave, and i add a scoop of vanilla protein powder and cinnamon. sometimes berries or peanut butter or ground flaxseed. It's on my tracker most days!
    3909 days ago
    Sorry resend - I must really love breakfast :)
    3909 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/5/2010 8:22:11 PM
    I make my own muesli which has enough fat (healthy) and wholegrains (fiber) to keep me full until lunchtime (essential for me) - I usually eat a handful of muesli, 2 weetbix (NZ wholegrain wheat biscuit), 1/2 cup non-fat milk and fruit. This has been my biggest weight loss strategy by far!!! Oh and a couple of coffees with (another 1/2 cup of non-fat milk (extra calcium and protein).

    On the weekends we sometimes eat 2 poached eggs on wholegrain toast and the requisite coffee of course.

    I think making my muesli (and I am extremely time strapped ALL the time) makes me feel good - and possibly gives me a sense of control over what I eat.

    Hope this helps - I LOVE BREAKFAST!!!
    3909 days ago
    I love a protein filled breakfast. I like stuffing eggs, chicken, hummus, and some leafy greens in a whole wheat tortilla shell. it's very filling and yummy!
    3909 days ago
    The I-Have-A-Lot-Of-Time Breakfast: Eggs-n-oats
    - 1 whole egg, 2 egg whites, mixed with 1/3 c. dry rolled oats, then scrambled. Can serve with sauteed spinach (which I put in the skillet while I crack the eggs) or asparagus (ditto), seasoned with salt and pepper. Depending on how long it'll be before I have lunch, I'll sometimes add a piece of toast and jam or almond butter.

    The I'm-Running-Out-The-Door Breakfast: whey protein/water, then oats at work
    - While still at the house, I mix 1 scoop protein powder with water and chug it. That kick starts my metabolism. I prepare oats (1/2 c. dry rolled oats, 1 T almond butter, cinnamon, Truvia) and bring them in a little tupperware to work; I add boiling water from the coffee machine (or you can get a cup of hot water from Starbucks for next to nothing) and eat the oats at work.

    The I-Have-A-Little-Bit-Of-Time-But-Sti
    ll-Need-To-Get-To-Work Breakfast: yummy protein shake, then oats at work.
    - I pack my oats to bring to work and put them in my purse. Then, I make a protein shake. Usually 1 scoop whey protein powder, a couple ice cubes, sometimes a few cups of fresh spinach (trust me, you can't taste it in the shake, it just turns it green), and frozen berries. Or I'll leave out the frozen berries and add 1 T unprocessed, unsweetened cocoa powder. Or both. :)
    3909 days ago
    Go check out my "Weekly Food Plan" blogs. While they don't list the nutrition info, you will hopefully get some yummy ideas. I'm all about mixin' it up and keepin' it fun with my food. And if you do go check 'em out, just let me know if you have any questions.
    Good Luck and Happy Eating (breakfast)!
    3909 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6254520
    Four egg white whipped and made into an omelet with garlic, onions, tomatoes and mushrooms, fried in No-Cal PAM.

    (Be sure you have some breath mints handy)
    3909 days ago
    oatmeal and protein powder...

    rinse and repeat!
    3909 days ago
  • MAIA2011
    I want to eat your breakfast sounds a tad confrontational like I eat guys like you for breakfast! LOL

    Mine is on my tracker, too. I have two main ones. Bite-sized shredded wheat with a ton of blueberries and soy milk. (Nonfat regular milk has less fat than soy but I like soy milk better.) Also, I like cream of wheat with a bit of butter or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter melted in and then add milk (again I use soy) on top--cools it down.

    I agree with the poster who said there is no reason not to eat nontraditional breakfasts as well. (Also, I read on the RealAge website that it is actually good to eat the same thing everyday for at least one meal to help lose weight. I also read that in a book by a woman who lost 200 pounds eating right and exercising. In my own experience I got down to my lowest 5-year weight of 217 when I was eating the same turkey sandwich everyday at school BUT I thought I was going to lose my mind!)

    That was a long-winded comment. Hope it helps!
    3909 days ago
    Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Muffins really fill me up. One of them is enough!
    Also oatmeal but I like the oldfashioned kind - with a tsp. of flaxseed meal, a dollop of Splenda brown sugar mix, & maybe 1/8 c. toasted chopped walnuts. Sounds complicated but doesn't take long actually. 5 min. to cook & you get out the other stuff while it's cooking.
    Cereal is not enough for me - although if I am pressured for time I will have Kashi cereal with super skim and a banana or some berries.
    OR this AM I had 2 medium-boiled eggs (whites cooked, yellows a bit soft) with a whole wheat bagel thin with molasses on it. LOVE Molasses & it is good for you.
    If you have time - spinach/feta cheese omelet! emoticon
    OR smoked nova lox, light cream cheese, on bagel thin.
    I loves me some breakfast... emoticon
    3909 days ago
  • BECKYB73
    I make a smoothie with a banana, some frozen berries and almond milk in my bullet. Sometime soon I'm going to try a pumpkin spice smoothie...probably after I go to the grocery and get some canned pumpkin.
    3909 days ago
    i do a serving of quick oats and a tablespoon of low sodium peanut butter and a dash of splenda/truvia/sugar/honey...and for when i'm starvationing later i grab a mini-whole wheat bagel (thomas') and a shmear of low sodium pb...
    dannon light & fit yogurt (80 cals vs yoplait's 100) and 1/4c of bear naked +protein granola and a banana...
    i have an AMAZE-bots recipe for raisin bran flake muffins and i'll eat one with a dannon light & fit...(here's the recipe...http://recipes.sparkpeople
    156276) and i've done the muffins in mini-cups as well for fun and just to see, but the calculation may change...i guess its 3:1 for little:normal-sized. AND it really does keep in the fridge for 6 weeks...DON'T MIX UPON SCOOPING OUT! but yumm!
    3909 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7133412
    My breakfasts normally consist of a Chobani Greek Yogurt. My tracker is shared and you can see the details there. I'll also add in a scoop of chia seeds to beef it up just a little bit.

    I'm normally hungry a couple hours later so I'll have a banana or apple then.

    Not too exciting, but some of the egg sandwich recipes here sure sound tasty!
    3909 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8180433
    My go-to breakfasts are
    1. Special K with 2% milk
    2. Total cereal with 2% milk
    3. Peanut butter sandwich on wheat bread

    I also add a yogurt for a snack, or an apple, sometime after I get to work.

    Of course I have to save some calories for coffee too. :-)
    3909 days ago
    I have a whole wheat tortilla with egg whites, cheese and pico de gallo. It is on my tracker. Very filling because I have 3 servings of egg whites.
    3909 days ago
    I am all about breakfast sandwiches. I do get the Starbucks variety of ham & cheddar which are 360 calories (37 carbs, 15 fat, 20 protein) and unfortunately a whole lot of sodium. But I make room for them cause they're so darn good.

    If I'm making my own variety I get low sodium ham and American cheese and a fresh egg. I pop 2 Eggo Whole Wheat Low Fat Waffles in the toaster (or Aunt Jemima has a similar variety for the same calorie counts). While they're toasting I crack an egg into a small round zip-lock container sprayed with Pam and scramble it. Nuke it in the microwave for 30 seconds. When the waffles are done, I top them with 1oz of the ham and a slice of the cheese and put them back in the toaster oven to melt the cheese. Take out the egg and shake it a bit to remove it from the sides of the bowl then nuke it for another 20 seconds. Once the waffles are done, dump the egg on top, sandwich it together and go! So filling and yummy!

    Breakdown is 324 calories (28 carbs, 10 fat, 18 protein) and a whole lot less sodium!
    3910 days ago
    How about a nice egg omelet ? Eggs are not evil ! It is okay to eat eggs for breakfast. If you don't want an omelet, you could have a hard boiled egg or two. I do like a nice hard boiled egg.

    What are other things you could do ? How about an Amy's Breakfast Burrito ? Amy's Burritos are wonderful as well as organic. Reasonably priced, you should be able to find them at your local supermarket.

    Also, you don't have to have traditional breakfast foods for breakfast i.e. like cereal. There are many cultures that have a soup or salad for breakfast. How about a nice leafy green salad with some goat cheese ? I've done that before too. You can have dinner for breakfast. nothing wrong with that. The key is just making sure your meal is balanced.

    3910 days ago
  • KARVY09
    Sees my tracker....

    I make overnight oats a lot (1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup greek yogurt, 1/3 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp flaxseed: mix, cover and leave in fridge overnight) served with fresh fruit or nuts.

    Kashi cereal (honey almond flax is my fave) with almond milk and fruit.

    Egg white omelet (or egg) on a flaxseed pita (Joseph's brand)

    PBJ on flaxseed pita
    3910 days ago
  • MENACE79
    My go-to breakfasts:

    Fiber One Cereal w/ almond milk and fresh strawberries (or any fresh fruit that you have on hand)

    Egg Whites prepared in microwave with Cabot 50% light cheddar, a Thomas' whole wheat english muffin, and sometimes a Morningstar Farms sausage patty (as a sandwich - yum)

    I find the egg white sandwich keeps me going for longer, but the Fiber One works pretty good too.

    Now I am hungry, lol.
    3910 days ago
    1c. Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds, 3/4 c. skim milk and about 1/4 c. fresh blueberries or other in-season fruit. If I don't feel like having my fruit in my cereal, sometimes I'll save it for my mid-morning snack. I like grab-and-go fruit such as apples and bananas, oranges and grapes.
    3910 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/5/2010 2:38:33 PM
    well um, an activia yogurt loaded with flax seed. Really appetizing huh?
    3910 days ago
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