Protein for breakfast, but...

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    Nov 07, 2011 2:45 AM GMT
    I eat two eggs every morning. I can't eat dairy. I'd like to find another source of protein for breakfast, but there is a catch. I can't use protein shakes and many other protein supplements because they are fortified with calcium, iron, magnesium, and/or zinc. These minerals conflict with the thyroid medication that I have to take in the morning. I can't have any supplements with these minerals for 4 hours after I take the medication.

    Obviously, leans meats would be another source of protein, but I am getting a little tired of eating turkey and chicken all the time.

    Is there something I'm overlooking?

    I also eat beans for breakfast, which have some protein. The carbohydrates are good before exercising, and I need the salt for my low blood pressure. I don't want to eat more of these though.

    Thanks.
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    Nov 07, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidI eat a can of fish in the morning, but I wonder if the calcium in that would conflict with your meds.


    What kind of fish? I'm not sure that the calcium would be enough to conflict, but the mercury might be a problem.
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    Nov 07, 2011 9:47 AM GMT
    I eat four eggs every morning (sometimes more)..have been for years. Two eggs ain't even enough to taste.
  • mikey_101

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    Nov 07, 2011 4:16 PM GMT
    Lentils..... 24% protein
    boil, drain add to smoothie.

    Porridge oats 10% protein, with
    Nuts and seeds roughly 33% protein, with
    Home made nut milk - maybe 50 or 60 % protein.
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    Nov 10, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    can you eat cheese?. you could eat more eggs as well, how about lean turkey bacon or even lean turkey sausage

  • Timbales

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    Nov 10, 2011 1:32 AM GMT
    Try added 4 egg whites to your 2 eggs.
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    Nov 10, 2011 1:37 AM GMT
    Eggs with some smoked salmon is out of this world. Two of my favorite foods. What about some lean kinds of sausages?
  • chrisjb626

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    Nov 10, 2011 1:42 AM GMT
    The Kashi cereals are very high in protein if you can do soy milk or some other milk substitute.
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    Nov 10, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
    jerseywoof saidcan you eat cheese?. you could eat more eggs as well, how about lean turkey bacon or even lean turkey sausage



    No, I can't handle dairy at all.

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  • Starboard

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    Nov 10, 2011 4:36 AM GMT
    For a quick breakfast I will have apples and sunbutter, or bananas and sunbutter (I don't eat peanuts/peanut butter). Sunbutter is 7 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons.

    If I am organized on Sunday morning, I will make a frittata....this recipe is easy and usually creates 4-5 breakfast servings for me (just refrigerate what you don't eat and warm it up in the microwave the next day)...sometimes I subsititute ground sausage for the bacon (also, I am not a fan of garlic in the AM, so I skip it...):

    Sweet Potato and Zucchini Frittata

    10 eggs, whisked together

    1 small sweet potato, peeled and grated

    2 small zucchinis, grated

    1/2 red onion, diced

    1 garlic clove, minced

    8 bacon strips, diced

    In a large skillet, (I used a 12″ omelet pan) cook the diced bacon until crispy. Pour out almost all of the grease, leaving some behind to cook the veggies in. Add the onion, garlic, and grated sweet potato and cook until the shredded potato is tender. Add the zucchini and saute for another 3-4 minutes. Spread the mixture evenly over the bottom of your pan and pour the eggs evenly over the mixture. Cover and let cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes or until the eggs start to bubble around the edges. Move the frittata into your oven and under the broiler for another 3-4 minutes or until the frittata is not longer runny on top and the frittata is firm. Watch carefully while cooking! Slice like a pizza to serve. Serves 5.
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    Nov 10, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    Hey guys, I'm interested to hear what people eat for protein in the AM also..

    I'm allergic to Milk and Eggs, so the old Stand-byes, Greek Yogurt and scammbies are out of the question unfortunately icon_sad.gif I've also got Coeliac's, (yes I know I got fucked HARD by the allergy fairy), so most grains and all wheat are out of the question..

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    Oh and Soy is also in my personal No-Fly-Zone... The list goes on, but those are the major ones..
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    Nov 10, 2011 4:55 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said
    jerseywoof saidcan you eat cheese?. you could eat more eggs as well, how about lean turkey bacon or even lean turkey sausage



    No, I can't handle dairy at all.

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    How about just eating egg whites, like, more than 2?icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 10, 2011 5:17 AM GMT
    I love me some egg whites, (cause I's a RACIST!) but I can't eat em! Any other ideas? I like the lentils, and actually I sprout them first and they have significantly higher nutrition that way.
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    Nov 10, 2011 5:25 AM GMT
    I've thought about adding egg whites. I may do that. To be honest, I don't really like eggs that much. I just started eating them to get away from the high carb breakfast foods that I was eating before.
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    Nov 10, 2011 5:25 AM GMT
    Jeandeau saidHey guys, I'm interested to hear what people eat for protein in the AM also..

    I'm allergic to Milk and Eggs, so the old Stand-byes, Greek Yogurt and scammbies are out of the question unfortunately icon_sad.gif I've also got Coeliac's, (yes I know I got fucked HARD by the allergy fairy), so most grains and all wheat are out of the question..

    kthanxbai. icon_wink.gificon_wink.gif

    Oh and Soy is also in my personal No-Fly-Zone... The list goes on, but those are the major ones..


    No dairy, eggs, or soy? That's rough! The only things I can think of for you are meats, nuts, and beans.
  • mikey_101

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    Nov 10, 2011 11:50 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said
    Jeandeau saidHey guys, I'm interested to hear what people eat for protein in the AM also..

    I'm allergic to Milk and Eggs, so the old Stand-byes, Greek Yogurt and scammbies are out of the question unfortunately icon_sad.gif I've also got Coeliac's, (yes I know I got fucked HARD by the allergy fairy), so most grains and all wheat are out of the question..

    kthanxbai. icon_wink.gificon_wink.gif

    Oh and Soy is also in my personal No-Fly-Zone... The list goes on, but those are the major ones..


    No dairy, eggs, or soy? That's rough! The only things I can think of for you are meats, nuts, and beans.




    mikey_101 saidLentils..... 24% protein
    boil, drain add to smoothie.

    Porridge oats 10% protein, with
    Nuts and seeds roughly 33% protein, with
    Home made nut milk - maybe 50 or 60 % protein.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Nov 10, 2011 11:59 AM GMT
    I love eggs so I don't see the problem!

    Greek Scrambled Eggs: I keep sauteed onions and peppers in the freezer. I cut off a hunk some morning and add 1 1/2 to 2 cups raw spinach and 3 or 4 mushrooms. Then I stir in 6 to 8 eggs and finish it with some feta cheese. I eat half and save the rest for the next morning.

    Hi Pro French Toast: Whisk one egg per piece of bread with some about 1/8 tspn cinnamon and just a tiny dash of nutmug. Soak high protein seven grain bread in the egg. Cook the soaked bread on griddle or pan. Pour any left over egg over the bread in the pan as you turn it. I add a little stevia to the egg mixture and use no syrup.
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    Dec 08, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI eat two eggs every morning. I can't eat dairy. I'd like to find another source of protein for breakfast, but there is a catch. I can't use protein shakes and many other protein supplements because they are fortified with calcium, iron, magnesium, and/or zinc. These minerals conflict with the thyroid medication that I have to take in the morning. I can't have any supplements with these minerals for 4 hours after I take the medication.

    Obviously, leans meats would be another source of protein, but I am getting a little tired of eating turkey and chicken all the time.

    Is there something I'm overlooking?

    I also eat beans for breakfast, which have some protein. The carbohydrates are good before exercising, and I need the salt for my low blood pressure. I don't want to eat more of these though.

    Thanks.


    I hate eggs. I'm weird; I know.

    My main breakfast protein source (besides milk) is whey. I usually have a quick whey protein shake when I get up, along with my breakfast. I make up for it with plenty of meat later on during the day.
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    Dec 08, 2011 4:39 AM GMT
    I've been adding additional eggs whites to my morning scrambled eggs. It's the most convenient thing to do. I've also been eating a little bit of almond butter.

    This is probably going to end up being a moot point. I've been taken off all of my thyroid medications. I don't have those conflicts anymore.
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    Dec 08, 2011 4:40 AM GMT
    Sausage.
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    Dec 08, 2011 4:56 AM GMT
    If I have time to cook, I eat three or four scrambled eggs, a quarter of a cantaloupe and four slices of bacon for breakfast.
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    Dec 08, 2011 5:06 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI eat two eggs every morning. I can't eat dairy. I'd like to find another source of protein for breakfast, but there is a catch. I can't use protein shakes and many other protein supplements because they are fortified with calcium, iron, magnesium, and/or zinc. These minerals conflict with the thyroid medication that I have to take in the morning. I can't have any supplements with these minerals for 4 hours after I take the medication.

    Obviously, leans meats would be another source of protein, but I am getting a little tired of eating turkey and chicken all the time.

    Is there something I'm overlooking?

    I also eat beans for breakfast, which have some protein. The carbohydrates are good before exercising, and I need the salt for my low blood pressure. I don't want to eat more of these though.

    Thanks.


    ground sirlon @5% fat is just in the "very lean meat" catagory. mix in some parsley, sage, rosmary, tyme, majoram and black pepper maybe some paprika for beef breakfast sausage.

    My butcher also does turkey breakfast sausage, I make patties of this, poach an egg and have it on half an whole wheat english muffin, and viola, low fat, half carb sausage-egg mcmuffin.
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    Dec 08, 2011 5:18 AM GMT
    tk86 saidEggs with some smoked salmon is out of this world. Two of my favorite foods. What about some lean kinds of sausages?



    Too easy ;) icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif
  • cek92

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    Dec 27, 2011 8:57 PM GMT
    Try a Banana and some organic peanut butter on a whole wheat bagle. Also peanut butter spread over a couple whole wheat waffles is pretty good as well.
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    Dec 27, 2011 9:00 PM GMT
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