Weight Loss Support - take-along breakfast ideas?




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iriswhispers
02-10-2009, 02:27 PM
I always take my breakfast with me in the AM because I'm never hungry immediately and I'm a snooze button pro... but the luna bar that I usually toss in my bag is not enough to keep me going till lunch.

Any good ideas of foods (especially including protein) that I could toss in my bag (i walk or bike to work/classes)? Much appreciated! =)


ChefsGirl
02-10-2009, 03:34 PM
Bananas - not protein but they really do fill you up in the am & don't need refridgerated.

String cheese or peanut butter would be a good protein alternative. I make PB toast in the am & don't eat it until I get to work. It's not warm anymore but still crunchy & yummy!

butterflywings34
02-10-2009, 03:40 PM
I take packets of instant oatmeal to work also banana's and I keep a jar of peanut butter there too.

Im lucky enough to have a fridge at work. I take yogurts and fruit and water and stock up the fridge.


Buckeye
02-10-2009, 03:45 PM
Not sure what program you are following but this has always been one of my favorites. 1 WW english muffin with 2 T FF ricotta cheese and a dash of cinnamon. I tell myself it is a cheese danish :D

frieden
02-10-2009, 03:48 PM
I'll second the recommendations for fruit and string cheese. Single portions of yogurt or cottage cheese are good too. You can buy big containers and pack it into small tupperware containers and stir in a serving of seeds/nuts for extra protein and good fats or fruit.

sacha
02-10-2009, 03:49 PM
I toast a whole wheat english muffin, nuke an egg in a small dish (using cook spray and cover it with plastic wrap) for 45 seconds while the muffin is toasting, then throw in a bit of salsa and go...! If you don't want to cook the egg, you could throw in leftover chicken.

I will also eat hummus with crackers.

corazonas
02-10-2009, 03:57 PM
fruit! throw and apple and an orange in your bag and you're good to go! i don't know how long it would STAY in your bag but you could boil a couple eggs the night before... mmm...

iriswhispers
02-10-2009, 07:19 PM
Cool, thanks for the ideas! PB and string cheese sound good. I do take a banana or apple sometimes but that doesn't help as much - I really think it's the protein I need to keep me going! Eggs are perfect but they don't travel very well...

That english muffin w/ cottage cheese and cinnamon sounds REALLY good. Cottage cheese will be ok at room temp for an hour or so, right? Sometimes I kind of throw caution to the wind with that kind of thing... one of these days I'm going to give myself food poisoning, though!

midwife
02-10-2009, 07:21 PM
That sounds AWESOME, buckeye! I am so going to try that!

Iris, I take my cottage cheese to work in a tupperware and I add my frozen blueberries to it. Over the morning, the blueberries defrost a bit and keep the cottage cheese cold. I usually eat it about 3 hrs after packing it and I've lived to tell the tale! You could pack it in an insulated lunch bag for added chill if you wanted.

sm177
02-10-2009, 08:52 PM
I've become so efficient at packing food, campus food is soo expensive so I never bypass taking my lunch. I wake up, and before getting in the shower I put on 2 boiled eggs and put chicken breast on the george foreman. Once out of the shower I quickly slice of veggies and throw everything into containers and finish getting ready! It literally adds less than 5 extra minutes to getting ready in the morning. Sometimes I'll also put jam on some bread and wrap it up.

Eves
02-10-2009, 10:46 PM
Iris, I take my cottage cheese to work in a tupperware and I add my frozen blueberries to it. Over the morning, the blueberries defrost a bit and keep the cottage cheese cold. I usually eat it about 3 hrs after packing it and I've lived to tell the tale! You could pack it in an insulated lunch bag for added chill if you wanted.

I do the same thing! Pineapple was on sale this week, so my CC is with pineapple this week. I'll second hard boiled eggs. They've kept for a couple of hours in the summer for me, and I ate them with dirt on my fingers. I'm still alive!

krock614
02-11-2009, 01:27 AM
For breakfast i do Kashi oatmeal with splenda brown sugar...... most people dont say to do artificial sweeteners but that ones good... i eat a filling salad for lunch with sliced chicken breast. i probably dont get thecalories i should from breakfast and lunch but i get the 1400 i should thoughout the day with mysupper i wish u all the best luck

JulieJ08
02-11-2009, 09:57 AM
I do the same thing! Pineapple was on sale this week, so my CC is with pineapple this week. I'll second hard boiled eggs. They've kept for a couple of hours in the summer for me, and I ate them with dirt on my fingers. I'm still alive!

I haven't been in a car accident in over ten years. But I think I'll keep wearing my seatbelt ;)

mountain mama
02-11-2009, 12:48 PM
Luna bars are my usual breakfast on the go too. I definitly back up the string cheese idea.. and here are some other ideas..

I freeze personal sized yogurts and bring em with em with me. Wrap em n a towel so they dont get your stuff wet in your bag.. and they last a while.. and taste like icecream.. with protien!

How about those baby carrots and cheery tomatoes.. throw em in a tupperware container and have somethingto munch on all morning :)

Shannon in ATL
02-11-2009, 12:52 PM
I make smoothies in the morning and bring them in to work in a big rubbermaid or thermos cup, depending on what is clean. I make then extra thick so after an hour they are still cold and yummy, just a little thinner.

zenor77
02-11-2009, 12:57 PM
Why not invest in one of those small plastic containers with a freezer pack in the lid? I have a lunch box like that made by Fit N Fresh. I believe they make smaller ones and I've seen them at TJ Maxx and Ross lately, so you can pick them up cheap.

If you pack it up the night before, all you need to do is put in the freezer pack and throw it in your bag. The beauty of using a container like that, is that hard boiled eggs and such won't get squashed.

Lori Bell
02-11-2009, 01:24 PM
Eggs are always a good filler for me, and hard boiled they travel well. I will freeze a bottle of water, (with a few drinks out and lid off so it doesn't explode in the freezer)screw the lid back on and stick in my little lunch bag. It keeps everything cold for several hours, and I drink the water after it melts.

janal14
02-11-2009, 02:02 PM
I carry my breakfast to work with me every morning. I take one or a combination of the following: yogurt, berries, smoothies, a slice of turkey and a slice of provolone, cereal bars, and nuts.

ChefsGirl
02-11-2009, 11:47 PM
I do that in the am too SM! I throw the eggs on & get in the shower. I’m lucky to have a fridge at work so I boil 3 & there’s 3 days of breakfast.

I can’t say that I love hard boiled eggs, but the protein is a MUST for me in the am. I alternate w/ PB toast or a WW bacon, egg cheese sandwich to mix things up a bit.

fatmad
02-12-2009, 09:31 PM
I love this thread. You all have me planning on boiling eggs on Sunday night, for the week ahead, and adding all kinds of great things, for breakie and lunch when out. I have been planning on more dyi meals, (I eat out waaaaaaaay too much) so this is great.

ChefsGirl
02-12-2009, 09:43 PM
I hear ya Fatmad. I've been saving so much money since I started dieting & preparing foods at home. I even make my own coffee in the morning & take a thermos to work (I hate the swill they call coffee in my office). I used to stop at Starbux every morning, then hit the cafe at work for lunch & then DF & I would go out for dinner or order in. OUT OF CONTROL!

I've become a total cheapskate. Why would I pay for a salad from our salad bar downstairs when I could bring my own & know it would be fresher & a fraction of the cost.

Healthy for my body & my wallet!

nelie
02-12-2009, 09:54 PM
I'm a big fan of smoothies because I rather just drink my breakfast. I haven't had a smoothie in a while but usually what I'll make is a chai tea with soe soy milk. Then I'll eat something a little more substantial later on.

Sofia
02-15-2009, 01:37 PM
I take packets of instant oatmeal to work also banana's and I keep a jar of peanut butter there too.

Im lucky enough to have a fridge at work. I take yogurts and fruit and water and stock up the fridge.

I feel oatmeal and banana's are the best for the breakfast.:carrot: