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JerseyMadchen
05-07-2007, 12:15 PM
Hello All,

I am new to this forum, but am getting desperate with breakfasts. I am sick of the half bagel and yogurt for breakfast. Any suggestions? The faster and the least prep time, the better. I am able to prep the night before, just no time in the morning to prepare a full breakfast.

Thanks in advance!
Amy


eevey
05-07-2007, 12:44 PM
WHEN I DO DIET I LOVE TO DRINK SLIMFAST VANNILA SHAKES. OR EGGS BUT NOT FRIED.:o

bizlawchik
05-07-2007, 01:09 PM
Amy, I moved your post to the main area where it is more likely to be seen and get responses.


Snactuary
05-07-2007, 01:14 PM
This might not fit your criteria for 'fast'... I eat oatmeal for breakfast a lot. And - inspired by making my daughter's baby food - I often take 1/2 of a banana, and mash it with a fork until it's nice and liquidy, and I reduce the amount of water a tiny bit in the oatmeal, and then mix in the mashed banana - and sometimes a dash of nutmeg. It tastes like banana-nut bread oatmeal, without all the sugar. I plan to try this idea with other pureed fruits, since I have lots leftover in the freezer that my daughter no longer wants!

JerseyMadchen
05-07-2007, 01:21 PM
Thanks Cassi! These threads, forums, posts, etc. get a little confusing!

bizlawchik
05-07-2007, 01:28 PM
You'll figure your way around here in no time. Welcome, by the way.

hdsqrl
05-07-2007, 01:31 PM
Hi Amy,

Here are a few of my usuals:

3/4 c Kashi cereal with skim milk, sometimes with fruit added
Apple with one wedge of original lite Laughing Cow cheese
One of those little individual containers of cottage cheese with some fruit
JetStart drink (for those not in the plan, it's an LAWL thing )
Banana with peanut butter

Hope this helps!

emmysmom
05-07-2007, 02:00 PM
I like to have a slice of toast with cream cheese and strawberry jelly, along with some sort of fruit - usually raisins or grapefruit juice.

curlmama
05-07-2007, 03:14 PM
I like Vanilla Slim Fast with Coffee or Tea Ice Cubes (I freeze them the night before in ice cube trays)

JerseyMadchen
05-07-2007, 03:26 PM
What do you count it as? Dairy?

LittleBlueCat
05-07-2007, 03:30 PM
Slim Fast, like LA Slim Down, counts as 1P and 1S

Angie
05-07-2007, 03:57 PM
I like to have a starch in the morning...so I might have something like 1 four inch pita (1 Starch) with 1 tbsp regular cream cheese (1 Fat) or if you want to get a protein in there too...put peanut butter, and if you want fruit, a pita with PB and 1/2 banana is yummy and super filling. Which colour plan are you on?

stitchinchick
05-07-2007, 03:57 PM
My favorite breakfast is 1 sheet of Reduced Fat Graham Crackers (Honey Maid - Honey); 2 T. Raisins; 3 T. Reduced Fat Peanut Butter and 8 oz. skim milk - Not only does it fill me up...but it knocks out a lot of my things I don't like very much (dairy & starches) -
Hope this helps!
Rebecca

JerseyMadchen
05-07-2007, 03:59 PM
Thank you to all! I am currently on the Gold plan but am seriously considering returning to the Blue Plan, where I lost the majority of my weight the first time...

hdsqrl
05-07-2007, 04:00 PM
Ooh, Becca, that sounds good! I might try that tomorrow morning! :)

bizlawchik
05-07-2007, 04:06 PM
Since I've been on blue, I've been having an LA biscotti and a string cheese in the morning. But that's 'cause now I have to eat in the car, or on a break from school.

When not on the run (and I can eat breakfast at work), some Kashi, 1c Almond Breeze unsweetened, 3/4c frozen blueberries and 1pkt splenda. (S,1/2D,Fr)

Or 1 container Stonyfield Farm plain fat free yogurt (there is a difference when you're having it plan) and 3/4c frozen blueberries or 1c frozen rasperries (partially defrosted) and 1pkt splenda (D,Fr)

Alternative Bagel, toasted, w/1 wedge laughing cow cheese and some fruit (S,1/2D,Fr)

KrispieD
05-07-2007, 04:17 PM
I'm the smoothie queen.. I use either milk or soy and count dairy or protein depending on the rest of the day I have planned food wise.. I add two fruit usually, I buy them flash freeze them and bag them in portion sizes.. favorites are blueberry and banana, strawberry and ojuice, or blackberry and strawberry.. I also use a 1/2 bagel with cream cheese, Kashi with milk or oatmeal.. I'm not a huge egg fan so find these all good options.. I'm on gold as well :)

marzbe
05-07-2007, 05:00 PM
I'm the queen of the quick breakfasts. When you go into work at 5:30 am, eating in the car is a must.

I personally need a starch to get up in the morning, otherwise I could go all day without eating any. I typically aim to do a half-protien or dairy and a fruit. My latest favorite has been triscuits or wheat thins with half a dairy's worth of cheese and an apple. It's easy food that I can munch on as I speed to work. I've also done a Special K waffle toasted with peanut butter on a regular basis. If it can be eaten with one hand, I've done it for breakfast over the last six months. :dizzy:

I did find that by 8 a I was starving most mornings. So now, I plan a fruit-starch exchage for that timeframe. Granted I'm at the point where I have 4 fruits a day, so squeezing in 2 before most of the normal world wakes up gives me two for later on in the day. :hun:

JerseyMadchen
05-07-2007, 05:38 PM
OK, I was going to start a new thread for these, but Kristen, what are some great recipes for smoothies? YOu just use milk and fruit? Do you add honey? I have bee using their smoothies and am getting a little sick of them... Thanks!
Amy

bizlawchik
05-07-2007, 05:42 PM
Try the LA vanilla shake w/ 1/2c crushed canned pineapple and 1pkt splenda. I use 4oz water and 4 ice cubes. I actually bring my Magic Bullet blender to work and make it there. Yummy! Can do the same thing w/any kind of fruit. Counts as a lite and a fruit and is pretty filling.

Mama Nicole
05-07-2007, 08:45 PM
You know, I often use a CC cereal option for breakfast.......but I half it......so it counts as 1/2 protein.......and then I also have an orange. It is quick, and yummy. It is also nice cuz it feels like a real well rounded breakfast. However, I do find I lose quicker if I eat hard boiled eggs for breakfast. I know......not super tasty.....but 1 1/2 eggs and an orange really tides you over.......and you can even add a slice of toast for a total of 1/2P, 1F, 1S. It always seems if I eat a real nutrient packed breakfast, I do better all day long :) It is worth taking the time for :)

Debbie367
05-07-2007, 08:52 PM
I have never been a big breakfast eater so most days I eat light....Apple and String cheese or sometimes just a fruit. On days that I am really hungry I like to eat oatmeal or an alternative bagel. They really fill me up and I usually am to full to eat my snack before lunch.

MM07
05-08-2007, 02:02 AM
So tell me about these alternative bagels. What are they and where do you find them? I've never heard of them before.........

KrispieD
05-08-2007, 08:48 AM
Amy I make my own smoothies.. I never liked the LA ones. tasted too off for me. I'm on gold so I'll use 1 cup or skim or 1 cup soy and count towards either my dairy or my protein for the exchanges. I add a few ice cubes as well with some of them and have a few combos but really it's all up to you as to what you put in depending on what you like. I've also done half milk and half yogurt and use a flavored yogurt like raspberry or orange. And then add the follow fruit combos:

1 cup raspberry + 1/2 mango
1/2 cup Ojuice + 1/2 banana or 12 strawberries
3/4 cup blueberries + 1/2 banana
Vanilla yogurt with some cold brewed coffee and ice for a mocha
Vanilla yogurt or plain yogurt with 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp SF chocolate syrup and Peanut Butter depending on your exchanges for me 2 tbsp is 1 P so I often use one tbsp as a half and use the other half at lunch or dinner.
You can add sweetener, honey, maple syrup just remember to count them in your condiments :)

fan4u2
05-08-2007, 09:30 AM
I eat 1/2 cup of kasi go lean cereal with 1/2 cup of milk and a fruit

COD said the cereal is high in protein and to count it as 1/2 p, 1/2 D ,1 fruit

The protein keeps me full till noon which I like because I don't have time for mis morning snack

bizlawchik
05-08-2007, 01:37 PM
Danette - My COD told me not to have the Kashi Go Lean unless I'm doing a carb craver because it's only listed in the carb craver section in the book. (Of course that's after I finished the entire box .) I like your COD better! I LOVE my Kashi Go Lean.

JerseyMadchen
05-08-2007, 02:15 PM
Of course they said that! It's the only one that remotely doesn't taste like cardboard!!!

MomOfThreeTeens
05-08-2007, 03:14 PM
Can you have a whole alternative bagel for a starch? AND more importantly where can I find these yummy sounding things? LOL

JerseyMadchen
05-08-2007, 03:15 PM
Yes... what are alternative bagels??

bizlawchik
05-08-2007, 03:38 PM
Alternative Bagel is by Western Bagel Company. They are 110 calories and (I think) 7g fiber. They are a little smaller than a big bagel, but they are still a nice size. I get them at Publix (my grocery store). You can go to their website (westernbagel) and see if they sell them in your area, or you can order them, but you have to pay shipping.

JerseyMadchen
05-08-2007, 09:22 PM
Hmm...only seem to be on the West coast! Thanks for all the suggestions!

bizlawchik
05-09-2007, 12:30 PM
Jersey - I'm on the east coast and I get them. You can also give the information to your store manager and see if they'll order them.

saranacbnl
05-09-2007, 02:28 PM
Thanks for posting that question Amy. Great ideas. I think I will try to make the smoothies tomorrow.

JerseyMadchen
05-09-2007, 04:03 PM
I am thinking of posting one just for smoothies, as summer is approaching! I did the Mango and orange one from the cookbook, VERY good. I like drinking it on the way to work.

Today I had a Special K waffle with cream cheese and jelly on it. It is without a doubt the BEST tasting thing I have had in a LONG time! I highly recommend!

JennAPeach
05-10-2007, 04:15 PM
My favorites:

- One slice WW light bread, toasted, 1.5T peanut butter, half sliced banana and usually a piece of fruit on the side: 1S, 1/2P, 2Fr

- Alternative bagel, 1.5T peanut butter, piece of fruit, 8oz 1% milk: (1S, 1/2P, 1Fr, 1D)

- Smoothie
8oz milk
4oz OJ
banana
1 cup (+ or -) of FROZEN smoothie-mix fruit (strawberries, mango, pineapple)
1 scoop of whey protein powder (I can't do soy)

This makes a YOOGE smoothie, so I just drink one large glassfull and save the rest for my hubby and daughter. They share the other half of the recipe.

I count it as 1D, 3Fr, 1/2P. I like doing this b/c I make sure I get my fruit in early AND I don't have to use a starch. Plus, it keeps me pretty full.

marzbe
05-10-2007, 07:54 PM
Today I had a Special K waffle with cream cheese and jelly on it. It is without a doubt the BEST tasting thing I have had in a LONG time! I highly recommend!


Amy, I would be lost without the Special K waffles. I haven't had bread for breakfast in months. Plus, peanut butter seeps through the bread, it doen't seep through the waffle. ;)

tosha
05-13-2007, 03:36 PM
I had the best breakfast today. When I went to weigh in yesterday they had a recipe for Pumpkin Cake. It counts as 1 veggie and 1 starch. I didn't have a bundt pan so I made mufins out of it and they are YUMMY! Plus I have breakfast for the week:carrot: !

Pumpkin Cake
1 box vanilla cake mix
1 can pumpkin
2 tbs cinnamon

Mix only these ingredients put in bundt pan-I used muffin tins

Bake 45-60 minutes @ 350 degrees

1 large wedge of cake= 1 veggie and 1 starch

thinny
05-13-2007, 04:34 PM
Hello LAWL people, I'm still looking for the best weight loss program for me. Can anyone tell me about the new 8 week weight loss plan?
Thanks

Thinny

stitchinchick
05-13-2007, 05:45 PM
This morning, I had the Broccoli Omelet Bake that they had on the Breakfast in Bed for Mother's Day sheet and it was AWESOME! Just my 2-cents! Hope everyone had a good day!

BTW, "Thinny" - there is actually a thread someone put up a while back that details the whole "8 week makeover" thing for LAWL. If you search, you should find it - it was only a short while ago, and they did a really good job detailing it (I think it was TN Dreamer) -

stitchinchick
05-13-2007, 05:47 PM
Here's the link to that thread (hope I did this right -have not done it before!)

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=110668

Jillibean1
05-29-2007, 01:29 PM
Tosha, When you made the pumpkin cake, did you only use the three listed ingredients (dry cake mix, pumpkin, spice)? Also, did you use the 15 oz. pumpkin or the bigger can? How many pieces/serving? Sorry to be a pain, but I got the ingredients and wanted to make this correctly. It sounds good! Thanks, Jill

momerath
05-29-2007, 01:56 PM
Alternative Bagel is by Western Bagel Company. They are 110 calories and (I think) 7g fiber. They are a little smaller than a big bagel, but they are still a nice size. I get them at Publix (my grocery store). You can go to their website (westernbagel) and see if they sell them in your area, or you can order them, but you have to pay shipping.

I hate to be the bringer of bad news, but after looking through my maintenance book, I noticed that bagels (which are one of my favourite starches!) count for more on maintenance! 1/2 a regular bagel counts as TWO starches, and a full mini bagel or half a small Lenders type (whatever that is) count as a full starch instead of half! But on the other hand, reduced fat bread counts for less on maintenance for some reason; two slices count as a starch! Crazy dieticians, I'll never understand the reasoning behind some things.

bizlawchik
05-29-2007, 02:47 PM
Sarah - My COD e-mailed the LA Dietician for me (before I had access to LA Online) and confirmed that the Western Bagel brand is indeed one starch, athough limited like other bulleted items in your program book. They also weigh 1 1/2 oz., and in your book, 1/2 bagel, or 2oz bagel counts as 1S. So enjoy!

momerath
05-29-2007, 03:09 PM
We must have different books, because nothing is bulleted in mine.

Also, I was referring to the maintenance booklet, called Free to Live: Maintaining for Life Food Guide. So for now, I'm still following my regular blue plan, which says 1 starch per 1/2 bagel. But some serving sizes and exchanges change when you go on maintenance, so you get more of some things and less of others. Like most things on LAWL, I'm sure maintenance is done differently at different CODs, and the corporate vs. franchise thing probably comes into play as well. Just figured I'd give everybody a heads up though, just in case... I know I was sad and shocked to find out about the bagels :(

canibthin
05-29-2007, 03:10 PM
Cassi,
How do you have access online? I looked at the website and I do not see that option. I think this might be something I would be interested in.

bizlawchik
05-29-2007, 07:40 PM
I think the link is laathome.com. It's not available in all areas, though, and I think there may be a difference in corporate vs. franchise. You can check with your COD too. It's $99/year, but when they do the open houses, etc. you can get it on sale. I got mine during a 30% discount sale.

Sarah - No bullets? Really? All of my books have had bulleted items. Are you corporate or franchise? Oh yeah, maybe the Canadian books are different?

momerath
05-29-2007, 08:07 PM
I think the link is laathome.com. It's not available in all areas, though, and I think there may be a difference in corporate vs. franchise. You can check with your COD too. It's $99/year, but when they do the open houses, etc. you can get it on sale. I got mine during a 30% discount sale.

Sarah - No bullets? Really? All of my books have had bulleted items. Are you corporate or franchise? Oh yeah, maybe the Canadian books are different?

My COD is franchise, and yeah, I still don't know exactly how the franchise vs. corporate and US vs. Canada thing factors into everything. Not even the manager at my COD seems to have a complete grasp on what the different centres offer, as evidenced by her complete confusion when I mentioned the name change :p

bizlawchik
05-29-2007, 08:15 PM
If it makes you feel better, the Alternative Bagels aren't available in Canada anyway. (Care packages have been smuggled across the border though, right, Kristen?)