Eat to Live Diet: 8 Easy Breakfast Ideas

Eat to Live Diet: 8 Easy Breakfast Ideas

The Eat to Live Diet was created by Dr. Joel Fuhrman to help individuals lose weight. On Dr. Fuhrman’s plan, dieters may lose up to 20 pounds in six weeks. The concept of this diet is based on the belief that to maintain a healthy weight, dieters must eat foods that are nutrient dense while low in calories. The Eat To Live Diet provides two plans, a vegetarian plan that will present the fastest method to lose weight and a moderate option that includes limited amounts of animal proteins. Recommended foods include raw vegetables, beans, tofu and fruits. Refined carbohydrates are to be avoided on this diet. Below is a list of easy Eat To Live Diet breakfast ideas.

Meal Idea #1-Vegetarian Meal Plan: Oatmeal with Nuts

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 oz walnuts
  • 1 oz raisins
  • 1 orange

Cook the oatmeal according to the directions. Once oatmeal is cooked, stir in nuts and raisins. Enjoy with an orange.

Meal Idea #2-Vegetarian Meal Plan: Baked Apple

  • 1 Apple
  • 1 oz raisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Simply core an apple and peel a one-inch strip around the middle of the apple. Place apple upright in an ungreased baking dish. Add raisins and cinnamon to the center of the apple. Pour ¼ inch of water into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until apple is tender when pierced.

Meal Idea #3-Vegetarian Meal Plan: Dried Fruit

  • 5 dried apricots
  • 1 cup soy milk

For this quick and easy meal, simply soak the apricots in soy milk over night. In the morning, enjoy!

Meal Idea #4-Vegetarian Meal Plan: Fruit and Seeds

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 3 pineapple slices
  • 1 oz sunflower seeds

Enjoy this fruit-based breakfast by simply peeling and enjoying the grapefruit with a side of pineapple and seeds.

Meal Idea #5-Non-Vegetarian Meal Plan: Protein Rich Oatmeal with Fruit

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ½ cup soy milk
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • 1 banana
  • 1 oz raisins

This hearty breakfast supplies fiber, protein and a range of nutrients. Cook oats according to the directions with the water and soy milk. Once warmed, mix in flax seed and raisins. You can decide to chop the banana and stir into the oats or simply enjoy it along on the side.

Meal Idea #6-Non-Vegetarian Meal Plan: Fresh and Dried Fruit Blend

  • 1 pear
  • 5 dried apricots or prunes
  • 1 cup soy milk

Soak the dried fruit overnight in skim or regular soy milk. Enjoy the dried fruit with a sliced pear in the morning.

Meal #7-Non-Vegetarian Meal Plan: Oats and Berries

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup light soy milk
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup berries

Cook the oats with soy milk according to directions. After it's warmed, add flax seed, cinnamon and ½ cup of berries to the oatmeal. Select red raspberries, strawberries or blueberries.

Meal #8-Non-Vegetarian Meal Plan: Egg White Omelet

  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup mushrooms, diced
  • ½ medium bell pepper, diced
  • ½ medium onion, diced

For this filling breakfast, sauté the onion, pepper and mushrooms in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until soft. Add the egg whites and cook until the eggs set.

 

  • michelle

    on this diet you are only allowed 1 cup starches in a day..so if you have oatmeal in the morning,well thats it for the whole day. also, the doctor advises you to stay away from dried fruits for the first six weeks…. this sample meal plan is poorly written and boring. there is A LOT more you can do, does the author have an imagination?

    plus, you are allowed unlimited amounts of fruit..so why the measurements? you are ruining the best part of the diet!

  • jen

    This author doesn’t seem well informed on the book nor on vegetarianism… all of these options would be suitable for a vegetarian… only the egg breakfast would be out for a vegan (still ok for a vegetarian who eats eggs).