Pre-prepared protein packed breakfasts?

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    Jun 15, 2013 7:26 AM GMT
    I'm struggling to keep up the protein intake in the morning. I get up at 6 and go straight to the gym, so I don't really want to get up any earlier to cook eggs and pancakes. Are there any quick protein-packed meals (apart from boiled eggs) that I can prepare the night before and eat after my workout?

    How long can you keep protein pancakes for? Any other good ideas?

    Thanks!
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    Jun 15, 2013 7:40 AM GMT
    Don't know if this is a thing in the UK. But we have breakfast sandwiches here in the US. Also known as an Egg McMuffin at McDonalds. As you can see below, it's basically bread, poached egg, cheese, and a meat (sausage) patty.

    pmoNY3V.jpg

    You can poach eggs in bulk by using a muffin tin, and cooking them in the oven. And instead of a sausage patty, you can use chopped ham or chicken. Mix it with the egg. Cook a few or cook a dozen. Assemble the pieces and freeze/refrigerate them in sandwich bags.

    Then the following morning, just grab one on your way out, put it in an cooler. Then after your workout, find a microwave, reheat, and enjoy. icon_smile.gif

    http://imgur.com/gallery/wLMH0
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    Jun 15, 2013 9:12 AM GMT
    xrichx saidDon't know if this is a thing in the UK. But we have breakfast sandwiches here in the US. Also known as an Egg McMuffin at McDonalds. As you can see below, it's basically bread, poached egg, cheese, and a meat (sausage) patty.

    You can poach eggs in bulk by using a muffin tin, and cooking them in the oven. And instead of a sausage patty, you can use chopped ham or chicken. Mix it with the egg. Cook a few or cook a dozen. Assemble the pieces and freeze/refrigerate them in sandwich bags.

    Then the following morning, just grab one on your way out, put it in an cooler. Then after your workout, find a microwave, reheat, and enjoy. icon_smile.gif

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    Jun 15, 2013 12:04 PM GMT
    How about an MRD (meal replacement drink)?
  • CincyBOJ

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    Jun 15, 2013 12:12 PM GMT
    If you desire pancakes, make them ahead of time and freeze them. Just pop them into the toaster as needed.
  • hrdcoach

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    Jun 15, 2013 12:40 PM GMT
    Well there is alway yogurt or cheese. I put what ever kind of fresh fruit I have on hand and some rolled oat in plain yoghurt. It quick and easy and give you a good start to your day.
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    Jun 15, 2013 12:50 PM GMT
    I hear you. I want to get up and shove some food down and go. I cook up several days worth of scrambled eggs ahead of time. Throw the eggs in a micro save bowl, blend. I use the microwave. Cook and stir,cook and stir, and remove them while still just a tad under cooked.They will still cook for several minutes after you take them out so keep this in mind. Stir them when out of the micro and let them cool and divide into containers and refrigerate. I can do the same for some bacon, cook and freeze it. Just pull out what you need micro in the morning and your good to go. Believe me it tastes just as good as you just made it if you do it right. A little protein powder is good too. You can freeze the bacon and place on a paper towel to reheat, just don't freeze the eggs.
  • iHavok

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    Jun 15, 2013 1:49 PM GMT
    What about baking something?
    Stays good for days, and isn't a huge consistency change...and you can pack on protein as you want/need...

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/high-fiber-high-protein-breakfast-bars/
  • Markguy

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    Jun 15, 2013 1:57 PM GMT
    I often pack leftovers from last night's dinner for breakfast the next day. Chili, stew, roast and vegetables, a chicken breast and some fruit.Things like that.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Jun 15, 2013 2:06 PM GMT
    I'll look for a peanut butter protein ball recipe I have. I call them shit balls because they look like shit, but they taste good.
  • MikeW

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    Jun 15, 2013 2:23 PM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidI'll look for a peanut butter protein ball recipe I have. I call them shit balls because they look like shit, but they taste good.

    You don't even need a recipe, really. You can mix protein powder with just about anything. 2 tbs peanut butter, dump in 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder and sort of 'chop it up' with a fork then *slowly* stir in a little water until it gets to the consistency you want. You can add a few drops of stevia if you want to sweeten it (or not). Yeah, you can roll it up into Tootsy roll like things and refrigerate. Or, you can spread it out on a piece of wax paper and let it dehydrate, so it is kind-of like a chocolate bar.

    My way of doing it is to take a very ripe banana (the riper it is, the more the fructose has become glucose, which is what you want), smush it up with a tlbs of peanut or almond butter and then stir in a tlbs of BCAAs and two scoops of unflavored protein powder. I eat half of this 30 minutes before I hit the gym and the other half immediately after my workout. I haven't tried dehydrating this 'glop' but I don't see why that wouldn't work if one wanted.
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    Jun 15, 2013 2:29 PM GMT
    xrichx saidDon't know if this is a thing in the UK. But we have breakfast sandwiches here in the US. Also known as an Egg McMuffin at McDonalds. As you can see below, it's basically bread, poached egg, cheese, and a meat (sausage) patty.

    pmoNY3V.jpg

    You can poach eggs in bulk by using a muffin tin, and cooking them in the oven. And instead of a sausage patty, you can use chopped ham or chicken. Mix it with the egg. Cook a few or cook a dozen. Assemble the pieces and freeze/refrigerate them in sandwich bags.

    Then the following morning, just grab one on your way out, put it in an cooler. Then after your workout, find a microwave, reheat, and enjoy. icon_smile.gif

    http://imgur.com/gallery/wLMH0


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    Jun 15, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    xrichx saidDon't know if this is a thing in the UK. But we have breakfast sandwiches here in the US. Also known as an Egg McMuffin at McDonalds. As you can see below, it's basically bread, poached egg, cheese, and a meat (sausage) patty.

    pmoNY3V.jpg

    You can poach eggs in bulk by using a muffin tin, and cooking them in the oven. And instead of a sausage patty, you can use chopped ham or chicken. Mix it with the egg. Cook a few or cook a dozen. Assemble the pieces and freeze/refrigerate them in sandwich bags.

    Then the following morning, just grab one on your way out, put it in an cooler. Then after your workout, find a microwave, reheat, and enjoy. icon_smile.gif

    http://imgur.com/gallery/wLMH0



    I would warn anybody that would be making this their breakfast on a fairly regular cycle to have their cholesterol tested at least once a year, especially if you are in your 30s or beyond.
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    Jun 15, 2013 4:27 PM GMT
    I would hope that the xrichx was suggesting a homemade version of the Egg McMuffin, not going to McD's and eating them on a regular basis. The sausage could be replaced with chicken, turkey or tuna.
  • LJay

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    Jun 15, 2013 4:40 PM GMT
    Cottage cheese mixed with fruit and maybe a handful of nuts on the side

    You can mix this up and put it in the fridge the night before and be all set to go.
  • mikeeugene

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    Jun 16, 2013 6:16 AM GMT
    I have a cup of raisin bran with milk, and about a cup of cottage cheese with that. It's light enough that I can do heavy lifting without wondering if it might come back up.
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    Jun 16, 2013 7:13 AM GMT
    xrichx saidDon't know if this is a thing in the UK. But we have breakfast sandwiches here in the US. Also known as an Egg McMuffin at McDonalds. As you can see below, it's basically bread, poached egg, cheese, and a meat (sausage) patty.

    pmoNY3V.jpg

    You can poach eggs in bulk by using a muffin tin, and cooking them in the oven. And instead of a sausage patty, you can use chopped ham or chicken. Mix it with the egg. Cook a few or cook a dozen. Assemble the pieces and freeze/refrigerate them in sandwich bags.

    Then the following morning, just grab one on your way out, put it in an cooler. Then after your workout, find a microwave, reheat, and enjoy. icon_smile.gif

    http://imgur.com/gallery/wLMH0


    Did you come up with the muffin tin idea? Because it's ingenious.