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These days I am eating 1 square of those tofu desserts mixed with chopped fruit and granola. Totally yummy and filling.

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I usually make spicy cheezy hash browns with a potato and a carrot. Sometimes I have just fruit, and sometimes fruit soup (I made blueberry soup the other day and have been eating it).

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I've been having a small bowl of a quick oats with 1T peanut butter, cocoa and spices -and- a smoothie with banana, tons of berries, spinach, hemp protein powder, chia seeds and almond milk. YUM. It's sort of a lot of calories, but I've been struggling to eat -enough- calories so I'm not too worried about it.



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My current favorite is steel-cut oats with fruit (berries, bananas, or peaches) or pumpkin on top. Yummy, filling, and healthy!




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I always have a smoothie! Usually frozen strawberries (they are so cheap right now that I freeze them myself), a banana, and original soymilk. Filling and easy for a busy mom :)

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Today, I had my regular 2 veg dogs in a sprouted tortilla, but also had a small baked potato with Smart Balance Light, nutritional yeast flakes, and steamed spinach. I was hungry! It definitely has me feeling full but not lethargic.

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During the week, I've been eating 2 of Yves Veggie Dogs (the one called "The Meatless Hotdog") in a 6 inch sprouted Ezekiel Tortilla with spicy mustard and sometimes pickle relish. The dogs are 50 cals each, with 10g protein and the tortilla has other nutrients in addition to fiber and protein. I drink water and coffee in the am. So the whole meal is under 200cals with roughly 25g protein. Little to no fat, which I sometimes fix with adding Vegenaise to the tortilla.

Then I follow up with a midday snack/meal of berries or apples with soy yogurt and walnuts.

During the weekends, I have a variety of things: soy yogurt with fruit and walnuts, scrambled tofu with potatoes & veggies, whole wheat toast with 'butter' and nutritional yeast, whole wheat toast with peanut butter, etc.

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For the past couple of mornings, I had cold cereal flakes (wheat/flax/oats), soy milk and half of a banana. It really keeps me full for a long time!

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My breakfast is very much like everyone's, I had
steel cut oats with flax, raisins, cinnamon and almond milk. I have my morning coffee with silk soy creamer. I try to drink more green tea during the day and after meals.



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I eat organic berry crunch cereal with soy milk.
I also make smoothies with apple, banana, frozen berries and soy milk. Good way to get several fruits in.

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Green smoothies or, if I don't have time, fruit. Today it was bananas and blueberries. My green smoothie is usually water or coconut water, I stuff the blender with greens, frozen fruit including a banana, and flax, hemp, or chia seeds, plus some vegan DHA and spirulina.

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When freezing fresh vegetables (green beans, green leafy vegetables, etc.), you need to "blanch" them first (put them into a pot of boiling water for about 30 seconds and then quickly into a bowl of ice water). Drain and then freeze.

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2/21/10 6:32 P

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Hi,
I have just went vegan and am looking for various ways to add more veg to my meals...the frozen spinach...we don't have it here..only fresh...can I just buy it fresh and freeze it?

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I think that pescatarian is a word used for people who are trying to live without meat but are still eating seafood -- primarily for health reasons.

Lacto-ovo vegetarians (primarily referred to simply as "vegetarians") are those who don't eat flesh of any kind but who do eat dairy and egg products.

Some people call themselves "semi-vegetarians" because they mostly eat vegetarian meals but occasionally will eat meat.

Vegans are those who don't eat anything at all that comes from an animal.

I am a vegan.


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I have been eating a 1/2 whole wheat bagel and orange juice lately for breakfast but have recently gotten back into my morning smoothie drink. It tends to cause quite some discussion at work. I usually throw whatever fruit I have in the fridge in with some frozen spinach (banana really masks the taste!) and some almond milk. I do not add any extra sweetner because the fruit is sweet enough.

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My favorite breakfast is peanut butter toast and dip it in my coffee...simple and tasty!

I read a Time magazine article about the different terms for vegetarians and it gave a name for the vegetarians that eat fish....it said that they aren't vegetarians..I had to laugh, this is one of my big pet peeves. Technically, the term I've heard used is Pescetarianism...my husband and I would call it fishetarian..we felt this term needed less explanation.

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I believe there are names for the different vegetarians, but I'm not sure what they all are. I just know what I don't want to eat and am trying to be strict about that. I went to a Christmas dinner and the lady beside me had fish while everyone else had steak. She said she was a vegetarian who eats seafood, milk and eggs. I think she called it lacto/ovo and something else. I have so much to learn...

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I would guess strict vegetarian is one who never strays from her or his definition of vegetarian. Others might say it is one who eats no animal flesh but will eat animal-derived foods such as dairy and eggs.

I had to laugh a month or two ago when President Obama hosted a "vegetarian" dinner for some Indian dignitaries and the menu included shrimp. Different definitions...

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Hahaha sorry I guess I didn't articulate myself there - I know what Veganism is, as I am Vegan - I am unsure of what "strict vegetarian" entails.

Not that it really matters - labels are labels.

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Thanks for the congrats! A Vegan diet includes no animal products whatsoever. No milk, cheese or eggs. I thought it would be an impossibility for me but it really isn't and I'm learning about new food every day. This group and other websites have been very helpful. I love to cook so this has been a real adventure for me and my family who are willing to try anything I put in front of them!!

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Congrats on such a change!

What is a Strict Veg vs normal veg? I had the impression strict veg was synonymous with vegan - I guess I am wrong.

Have a great week!

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I usually have oatmeal but today I made French Toast:
1/4 cup quick cooking oatmeal, 1 cup Vanilla Soy Silk, 1 banana in the blender for 1 - 2 minutes. Dip whole wheat bread in it till soft - not soggy and the place on griddle sprayed with PAM until cooked on both sides. Served with a little Maple Syrup. Delicious even without the syrup though. I think I got this one for the 21-Day kick start.

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Today (my first official vegan day! Although I've been a strict vegetarian for about 2 years) I had oatmeal with a dash of soymilk and cinnamon, and coffee with a bit of french vanilla soymilk creamer.

I'm so happy that I've decided to make the swith from vegetarian to vegan. =)

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Kashi GoLean crunch and yogurt

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I also tend to have smoothies. They generally consist of:

Banana
Blueberries
Strawberries
Maple Syrup (just a touch for added sweetness)
And Spinach

Yes, I add a handful of spinach. You can't taste it and I like to think it adds to the nutrients!

Best of luck. Jasmin xo

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CSHELLER Posts: 4
10/15/09 2:14 P

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Yum! I do a similar tofu marinade from vegweb:
vegweb.com/index.php?topic=15131.0

Delicious on an Arnold's Sandwich Thin w/ tempeh bacon + and Toffuti cream cheese...MMM!

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Not *my* daily breakfast, but I make "Vegan McMuffins" for my boyfriend once a week and wrap them individually in the fridge:

I assembly-line layer:

- English muffin
- Baked tofu marinated in a puree of Srambled Tofu ingredients from Vegan with a Vengeance (with a little adjustment)
- Homemade chipotle 'sausage' from Vegan Brunch
- Galaxy Vegan Rice Slice
- Canola Veganaise mixed up with a little smoked salt, crushed red pepper flakes, and lemon juice

They're delicious but about 450 calories each, from my calculations.

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for a protein heavy breakfast, I eat sliced plain seitan, sauted in olive oil and then dip it in sugar free maple syrup.

I also LOVE LOVE LOVE scrambled tofu with LOTS of veggies.

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I make a smoothie with half of a frozen banana, one tablespoon of hemp seeds, a handful of spinach, one tablespoon of rice protein, a half cup of hemp milk and 3/4 cups of almond milk.
It's really delicious and it has like 20g of protein in it.

Or I eat Red Mills 10 grain cereal, or a piece of ezekiel toast with a little more than a half tablespoon of flax seed oil and a squirt of hemp oil.

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I make a smoothie with Amazing Grass berry superfood mix. I put in a banana, frozen goji berries, frozen mango, and other berries/fruit, chia seeds, and So Delicious coconut milk. Sometimes I'll use WholeSoy yogurt too. It's totally addictive and I feel great since starting to do this!

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Oatmeal with blueberries....every day during the week anyway!

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I've been enjoying oatmeal with cinnamon and about 75g fresh blueberries. If I'm really hungry, I'll also have a toasted whole wheat mini bagel with a tad of vegan margarine.

When I have some in the freezer, I also like a homemade vegan (of course) zucchini muffin with fresh peaches or blueberries.

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I've tried to do breakfast but I just can't I do have Green Lemonade about two hours after waking and that's quite yummy. I call it my morning snack but it's probably my late breakfast. Kale, apple, lemons, ginger and a bit of flax on top for fun.

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I just made french toast and it was pretty good...super easy and it actually tasted like french toast that I used to make:)

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Oh my gosh.. we made Ani Phyo's raw pancakes yesterday (and luckily the recipe made enough for two days in a row.) WOW! You've gotta try them!

I think I've found my regular weekend treat. Easy AND healthy!

Ingredients:
3 c ground flax
2 T olive oil
1/2 t sea salt
1/2 c agave nectar or maple syrup
1/4 c water

Hand mix and form into patties. You can mix in fresh or dried fruit as well. YUM!

I covered mine with fresh strawberries, blackberries and blueberries!


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radish soup, brown rice, soy and/or walnuts, green grapes, and broccoli. I'm on a macrobiotic diet, so that is why it seems like I'm eating "lunch" foods.

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This morning: fresh raspberries, strawberries, dates and a glass of lemon water. Yum!

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fruits and cereal dates, almonds, bananas and a bowl of cereal yum


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If I am short on time, I usually have box cereal with soya milk and sliced banana or berries. If I have more time then pan fried potatoes, onions, and vegan sausage. French toast done in mashed banana and soya milk is good for Sunday mornings!

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I am on day 3 of my vegan diet and I am having Oatmeal with soy milk. Thrown in to that I have 10g of walnuts, 10g of goji berries and 10g of dried cranberries with 4 dried apricots :).

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Almost always, I make an all fruit smoothie.

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Almost always, I make an all fruit smoothie.

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Im not a big breakfast eater, it's usually something quick. This morning i had dry roasted edamame.. delicious. But i love having sundried tomatoe bagels with soy cream cheese. emoticon

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Usually raisin bran. On the weekends, I sometimes make peanut butter French toast. Either way, I always have some fortified orange juice and my B-complex vitamin, too.

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I usually have oatmeal with either fresh peaches or fresh blueberries. This morning, however, I tried baking vegan blueberry oatmeal muffins. They tasted pretty good, but I should have sprayed the muffin pan because the muffins stuck to the paper liners I used.

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- an overflowing cup of organic blueberries and...

- 1/2 c irish style oatmeal w/ 1 c nonfat organic soy milk
- added 1/4 c organic cranberries
- 1 tbsp organic ground flax
- cinnamon
- 1/3 c organic pumpkin
YUM!!! so satisfying, energizing & nutritiously balanced!

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I always love a fresh orange in the morning. I also try to get some fiber and protein in-- spoonful of peanut butter with a banana, and maybe both of those on a piece of wheat bread.
Sometimes I'll have a small bowl of cereal, like raisin bran, with some soy milk.
Cup of coffee is good, too. :)

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A great fast meal at any time of the day:

1/2 c canned rinsed beans
2-3 corn tortillas
1-2 T salsa
Several handfulls of arugula

Microwave beans. Mash with spoon and stir in salsa. Steam tortillas in the microwave to soften, spread with beans, add arugula, roll up and enjoy!

YUM!

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Hot Weet-Bix with 99% fat free soy milk or fruit. :)

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I often enjoy a green juice and a 1/4 cup of nuts for breakfast, oatmeal with flax seeds or a tofu scramble for breakfast. Today I had a quarter serving of Vega with light soy milk and half a pita with a tablespoon of organic peanut butter

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I usually have several servings of fruit and handful of walnuts in the morning. Using this is enough for me until lunch time.

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Svorcher, your breakfast sounds a lot like mine, adapted from Rip's Big Bowl of the E2 Diet. Take yours, add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed and a couple tablespoons of raisins and that's what I eat everyday. I try to divide that 1 cup of cereal into 1/2 good healthy cereal and 1/2 very high fiber like Smartbran or Uncle Sam. It definitely is easy, very healthy and holds me until 1 or 2 when I have a low-calorie Vega Smoothie Infusision shake.

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The fastest, easiest breakfast for me is a bowl (about 1 cup) of cereal with walnut pieces (a tablespoon or so), sliced fresh fruit (usually an apple) on top and soy milk (again, about a cup) added. I find it actually takes longer to eat than to prepare! I used to have a smoothie every day but found it was taking my carb count through the roof.

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That tofu scramble sounds good! I've never tried making it and reading your description makes it sound so yummy.

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I had a good protein and veggie filled breakfast this morning:
1/4 block of tofu
1 cup of raw spinach leaves (packed)
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
lots of fresh chopped onion and garlic
all scrambled in a skillet with a tiny bit of earth balance.

I'll be making that again tomorrow.

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Same thing every day -

I go to boot camp at 5.30am every morning, so I have 1/4 cup of Kashi Autumn Wheat half an hour before that. When I get home, I drink a Vegan Protein Shake with original fat free soymilk.

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I eat 3 fruits and change it up ALL the time. :)
SOO many great fruits out there this time of year and what a great boost to the day!
I do have 1 cup of black coffee every morning too.

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Usually a cereal with soy milk right before I work out, and then immediately after exercising I have a yummmy smoothie.

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I had some ground flaxseed on top of dairy-free ice cream today.
Sometimes, you just need ice cream for breakfast.

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typically I eat a bowl of cereal with rice milk but lately I've been having oatmeal with pb&j mixed in.

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Breakfast for me usually ends up being left-overs from another night's lunch/supper. I got bored with years of eating oatmeal and cereal and just rebelled, I suppose.

It's for the better, though - I've noticed that if I don't start my day off with sweet stuff (even if it is fruit) then I don't crave sugar incessantly and I eat less.

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Potentially boring, but I generally stick to three different breakfasts.

For the savory days, I have some tofu scramble with tomatoes and kale. Usually some fruit or toast on the side. If I'm really hungry I'll add lightlife bacon.

For the sweet days, I make oatmeal with bananas and peanut butter. I tend to still be full around lunchtime if I eat this

For the light days, it's just some Whole Soy yogurt with flax and granola for me. Possibly some fresh fruit on the side.

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Breakfast for me using consists of a few options.

- Soy yogurt with granola and fresh fruits
- simply fruit (banana, berries, and mango)
- rolled oats, flax meal, cinnamon, & agave nectar
- puffed wheat with cane sugar and vanilla soy milk

For special occasions I make one of these three:
- vegan crepes with berry sauce
- banana bread with Earth Balance and GoLean sausage
- biscuits with GoLean sausage, SmartBacon, and homemade applesauce.

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What I eat for breakfast determines how much leeway I'll have later on in the day. When I'm working, I usually have Rip's Big Bowl which is around 450 cals, as I vary the ingredients. That's fine because for lunch I have a Vega Smoothie Infusion shaken with Goji or Acai juice. Dinner is usually late on work days, 8:30 or 9pm and I eat pretty light. My husband makes the salad, veg and bread, if we have it, and I either bring home a serving of veggie turkey from the deli across the street from my office or use a vegan "burger" from the freezer.

Planning ahead is so important to me. My other half said he was okay eating lunch in but not dinner, so I'm having the protein shake for breakfast, and for lunch a sandwich made with Yves deli "turkey" and a schmear of Vegenaise and mustard on whole grain bread.

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My breakfasts are fairly simple....a slice of whole grain wheat toast w/a tsp of Smart Balance Light and either a half an orange or 4 oz Northland Cranberry Juice. Some days I have oatmeal instead of toast. I'd like to have more fruit, but I'm watching my sugar intake to get my triglycerides down.

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Happy Saturday, all! I had my Rip's Big Bowl this morning (see my Food Tracker on my SparkPage) and added a tsp of sugar to the frozen raspberries because they are so tart.

Yesterday, knowing I was eating dinner out in a restaurant (Boca burger and fries at Red Robin) I had a shake with Rice Protein powder, fruit and soymilk.

Breakfast is a very important meal!

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I always have fresh fruit or a fresh fruit smoothie. Currently, I have been eating half of a watermelon for breakfast most days.

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Hi all from a new team member. I just read through a few of the other vegan/vegetarian sites and really like the vibe here.

My breakfasts most days are Rip's Big Bowl (from Rip Esselstyn's Engine 5 Diet). His book was the thing I needed to finally go vegan at last. Rip's Big Bowl consists of 1 cup of healthy cereals (like Uncle Sam), about a cup of fresh fruit, 2 TBS raisins or other dried fruits, about 1 TBS nuts, 1 TBS flaxseed meal, and 3/4 to 1 cup soymilk. Feel free to check my nutrition tracker to see how I do it day to day. This is really filling and enjoyable. Rip suggests sectioning a whole grapefruit and putting in the sections, plus squeezing all the juice into the bowl. I haven't done it. It sounds icky to me.

On other days I'll have McCann's steel cut oats topped with dried fruit and fresh fruit with soymilk. I have fantasies of making vegan French toast and pancakes, and tofu scrambles, but since going vegan in March I haven't done so yet.

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I like having an awesome fruit smoothie made up of lots of nice frozen fruits like berries, mango, banana, and my new fave, cranberries (if you like tart) with some flax seed for Omega 3's and a little bit of 100% juice and water. Sometimes I add greens like chard or spinach. My new discovery is McCann's original oatmeal, it's 100 calories per pack, full of vitamins and fiber so it's filling, and tastes great with cinnamon.

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I like the Uncle Sam cereal, those flax seeds rock (be careful they get stuck between your teeth though :))
I also juice every morning and drink a big glass of mostly vegetables and some fruit juice.
My hubby makes pancakes and bakes break (all vegan). But my favorite breakfast are those with baked potatoes.... maybe once or twice a month.

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I usually eat fresh fruits and veggies, and sometimes a (small) bowl of oatmeal or other grain. This week I tried something different and baked a healthy fruit crisp. I mixed four or five different berries together (bought frozen), and covered them with a topping of granola, oats, and agave nectar, and then baked it until the insides were bubbling. I left it in a little longer, then took it out and let it cool a bit. It made four scrumptious, healthy breakfasts for me, and I will deffinately be making it again.

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Hey,
Well for breakfast I used to eat a ton of high carb stuff, but now I stick to low carb vegetables and get my other higher carbs from fruit.

You may want to check out this book that REALLY helped me called: "the right stuff diet"

That book has helped me plan my meals faster, easier, and get better results.

Here is my breakfast though:

spinach, apple slices (1/2 apple), vegan cold cut turkey slices (3), 1 cup light soy milk, and grapes.

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vegan pancakes

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Today I had an Exekiel sprouted grain bagel with hummus, tomatoes, sprouts and cucumbers. Larger meal than typical but it was nice.

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I almost always eat a Luna Bar. They're packed with protein and have 100% of your daily requirement for B-12. It doesn't get much better than that!

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This morning, I had tofu scrambled and Gimme Lean veggie protein sausage.



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I ususally have either cereal with silk or toast/bagel with peanut butter. Something banana bread I make... it's really good!

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I try to mix it up for breakfast. Often I have a smoothie with fruit, kale, soy milk and flax. I vary the fruit to keep it interesting.Sometimes scrambled tofu. This morning I had a banana and oatmeal w/ ground flax, soymilk and a bit of agave nectar...mmmmmmmm

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I drink coffee with almond milk for breakfast. Not the healthiest. I do have a substantial mid-morning snack that is generally fruit & greens but sometimes oats. Most often it is a green lemonade that is blended rather than juiced.

I made the concession to coffee (once again) a year or so ago. It's my morning ritual and I enjoy it so I just move my meals back a couple of hours.

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98% of the time I eat all fresh fruit for breakfast. Grapes are very frequent, clementines, berries, apples, bananas, pineapple. Basically whatever looked good at the market that week. Occasionally if I feel like something hot or a bit heavier I'll have steel cut oats cooked in apple juice with a little cinnamon. I know it sounds weird but sometimes I eat salad for breakfast.
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Some days it may be oatmeal with an assortment of berries and crushed pecans and other days it might be an apple and a spoonful of natural peanut butter, it just depends on whether I want a heavy or light breakfast.

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My breakfasts change...I LOVE Bumblebars, and could have those with a banana, soymilk, and coffee. A good way to get flax. Sometimes I'll have oatmeal, and it's a goal to start eating oatmeal daily. Many days, it's 2 luna bars. On a weekend, I'll often have a smoothie with spirutein tri-protein (pea, rice, soy) and lots of great fruits. Other options include "hippy hash", a bed of oil-free hashbrowns with sauteed broccoli, onions, other veggies on top and some fat-free cheeze sauce. THAT is for weekend brunches. And yes, I love scrambled tofu and vegan sausage sometimes as well. MANY options! Cereal and soymilk are standbys as well. Hope this helps with ideas!

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Silk live soy yogurt and a banana.

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lovebeam, here is the link for Ravon's brown rice bake:
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I use frozen spinach in my smoothies, works just fine. you could pop it in the microwave for a few seconds if you felt it needed it.
I have really been out of the loop on this thread, wow, time flies!

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Normally I eat oatmeal with blackberries and raspberries or a Vega smoothie.

Today I made a smoothie with Vega chocolate powder, coffee, omega 3 enriched soy milk, an avocado, a kiwi, a blood orange, cashews and cayenne pepper... I'm all tingley inside now!

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My fav. quick breakfast is a boca original vegan patty on half a bagel with hummus and sprouts. For laid back mornings I love banana walnut pancakes with blackberries.

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