Breakfast Ideas

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    Nov 25, 2012 9:32 PM GMT
    I'm on the hunt for some new healthily breakfast ideas that aren't too time consuming. Usually i just have an apple, oatmeal with a bit of all natural peanut butter drizzled in and a protein shake mixed with almond milk. Starting to get bored with it.

    What do you guys normally eat in the morning?
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    Nov 26, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    Had a pretty amazing brunch on Saturday. They do these potato waffles - which are basically mashed potatoes with chives in a waffle maker so I have been obsessing a bit this weekend over trying to make something similar but using sweet potatoes.

    Found this:
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/sweet-potato-waffles-recipe/index.html

    One of the notes said they've tried with whole wheat flour and points out you can freeze them for future use. Something I hope to try soon enough since you can make them in advance and they look pretty healthy for you.

    I wake up at 5 am for 530 am crossfit sessions and was told by a nutritionist that I should have nuts or some protein and no carbs as I wake up as it would help with performance (and you don't have your stomach acids eating away at your innards). An alternative could be boiled eggs that you refrigerate.

    Another possibility - baked eggs of some type: http://www.gourmetproject.ca/?p=232
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    Nov 26, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    omelets. Simple, effective, delicious and full of protein. I go for cage free organic eggs and put some chopped almonds, spinach and onions and I am raring to go for the rest of the day!
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    Nov 26, 2012 1:15 AM GMT
    I just tried a banana pancake that was pretty good.

    2 eggs
    1 banana

    Mash the banana and mix well with the beaten eggs. Fry 'em up! I put fruit and/or raisins plus cinnamon on the top and that works pretty well.
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    Nov 26, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    Ricotta cheese mixed with fruit and nut trail mix . About 2 cups of that stuff. Black coffee. Liberally.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Nov 26, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    Jumbo orange and a protein shake. I haven't had a cold since I switched from orange juice to a real orange. What was all that drizzling and stuff? That wasn't complicated? Yikes.
  • LJay

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    Nov 26, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    On good wheat bread:

    Peanut butter sandwich with lettuce and/or banana
    or
    BLT
    or
    Toasted cheese

    add a piece of fruit if you like, and/or a handful of nuts

    Coffee, tea, or a glass of milk

    For variety, a couple of boiled eggs, cold cereal of the high fiber sort and fruit,
    smoothie, cottage cheese with fruit or veggies, gazpacho and good toasted bread.

    Toasted English muffin with melted ricotta and a slice of mozzarella liberally covered with black pepper and run under the broiler. Add good fruit and coffee.

    Look around for a bakery that has whole fiber bread worth eating and learn to shop for fruits in season.

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    Nov 26, 2012 4:59 AM GMT
    Simple. 4 eggs. 2 cups of oatmeal. 1 syntha-6. Yummy.
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    Nov 26, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    I usually skip breakfast, bad habit but Im too tired first thing to do anything
    maybe a quick water powder protein shake and a handful of crakers or almonds or whatever is in the fridge if I do eat and run off to work

    Ive had mornings where I have woken up, rolled over and cracked open a redbull or coke ..... Im not sure how it got beside my bed but it usually seems too perfect to turn down.

    Ill die for that I know
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    Nov 26, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
    Made the Banana and egg one this morning, dam it was good! I just added some peanut butter to the top there. I'll have to give the rest a try.

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    Nov 26, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    i usually eat a couple hard boiled eggs and some fruit like strawberries, cantaloupe or grapefruit. you can prepare everything the night before and have it ready to go when you are.

    if you're looking for something good to make when you have more time, try avocado baked eggs. i mix in some crab meat with the egg. it's pretty darn good.

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    Nov 27, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    squash1212 saidMade the Banana and egg one this morning, dam it was good! I just added some peanut butter to the top there. I'll have to give the rest a try.

    Glad you liked it squash! Those egg recipes up above me look pretty good. icon_twisted.gif

    Good thread!
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    Nov 27, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
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    This I absolutely love and so easy to make in a toaster oven. Tuck a thick slice of ham into an ovenware ramekin and crack an egg in it. Sprinkle with seasonings and put it in the toaster oven at 375*F for about 7 minutes. Talk about heaven!!!

    Another favorite of mine I created is call Gumbo Grits. Take 2 packet of grits and crack an egg in it. Add water to desired consistency. Add bits of sausage, shrimp, garlic and onion powder, a little of Tonys Cashere seasoning and green onions. Stir. Cover with paper towel and put in microwave for 2 minutes. Stir again. I love this!!
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    Nov 27, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    Try making your own European muesli. I usually make mine in big batches and I refrigerate them for later use (I prefer the cold variety). Muesli is extremely tasty and nutritious. Here's a link to several muesli recipes: http://www.answerfitness.com/198/muesli-recipes-homemade-muesli/
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    Nov 27, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    I love this post icon_biggrin.gif

    I had an omelette today

    eggs
    Mushrooms
    Bell pepper (green,red)
    Broccoli
    onion
    1 Turkey Bacon
    Avocado on top

    2 tomatoes with pinch salt as a side

    #dead

    I don't wanna go back to oatmeal unless someone has a bomb ass oatmeal breakfast.
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    Dec 02, 2012 6:02 AM GMT
    I eat quinoa as a breakfast cereal with ground chia, nuts and fruit.
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    Dec 09, 2012 7:22 AM GMT
    imasrxd saidi usually eat a couple hard boiled eggs and some fruit like strawberries, cantaloupe or grapefruit. you can prepare everything the night before and have it ready to go when you are.

    if you're looking for something good to make when you have more time, try avocado baked eggs. i mix in some crab meat with the egg. it's pretty darn good.

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    this looks like sex on a plate.
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    Dec 17, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    If you can find buckwheat (grechka) in a local store, this is one of my favorite breakfasts that I have been turned on to here in Russia:

    http://natashaskitchen.com/2012/06/21/buckwheat-with-mushrooms-3-giveaways/

    Omit the butter and it tastes the same, and just add as many hard-boiled eggs as you would like. Great amount of protein and carbs to start the day.
  • Breeman

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    Dec 17, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    there was a book that came out years ago called 'Fit For LIfe. It was about eating only fruit in the morning until noon. Nothing else until noon.

    The idea was that body has the most energy in the morning and that if you eat anything other than fruit which takes no energy to digest, then you will reduce your energy in the morning if your body is working to digest carbs or proteins.

    The book also mentioned staying away from dairy by any means.



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    Dec 17, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
    Easiest thing is to sautee some spinach until wilted, as some beaten eggs, a little sausage or ham if you want some meat and some good salsa. Quick and easy to fix, generally pretty healthy. Takes like 5 minutes. Takes longer to beat the eggs than fix the scrambled eggs.
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    Dec 17, 2012 2:08 AM GMT
    Ideally, I'd have French Toast every morning for breakfast but it's usually only oatmeal and yogurt with granola and a cup of coffee icon_razz.gif
  • monet

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    Dec 17, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    Black coffee and a cigarette and I'm good to go.
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    Dec 17, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    My breakfast is pretty similar to yours. At the risk of boring you:

    Half cup of steel cut oatmeal with a half dozen hard boiled egg whites, almonds, blueberries, a couple tablespoons of flaxseed or flax meal and/or chia seeds.

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    With a green protein smoothie with 40g whey protein and typically kale, spinach, collard greens, cacoa nibs, ginger, fresh cranberries and an apple or frozen banana.

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    Dec 24, 2012 7:13 AM GMT
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    bam.