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08-03-2011, 11:56 AM
Looking for some good breakfast ideas..

08-03-2011, 12:24 PM
VitaTops makes some sugar free/low carb flavors of their product, I eat the regular kind as part of my breakfast because they're only 100 calories. I pair mine with fruit or cereal but you could also try doing a one or two egg scramble with it.

08-03-2011, 12:28 PM
I'm not a diabetic, but I think these would both be good for you:

Eggs - hardboiled if you are on the go. YOu can make up a batch for the week.

Greek yogurt - you can get it paired with honey (or add your own honey or agave nectar), or with some jam/fruit compote (or add your own sugar-free or low sugar jam), or just add a packet of splenda if it is too sour. You could also add some granola.

Cheese - a small block of cheese (babybel is good for portability) or a thing of string cheese - either with an egg or on its own.

And you could pair any of teh above with a piece of fruit.

Good luck finding something you like for breakfast - it is my favorite meal of the day!

08-03-2011, 01:54 PM
My favorites:
Whole wheat english muffin with deli ham, cheddar and a slice of apple
Cinnamon raisin english muffin with deli turkey, avocado and a slice of apple
Oatmeal occasionally, doesn't really stick with me personally through the whole morning.
A scrambled egg with a TON of veggies and a slice of toast
Chicken mushroom crepes with a side veggie
ham and cheese bread strata

The first two are my go-to's -- they stick with me all the way to lunch for some reason... good combo of protein, carb and fat I guess. There are recipes for the last two on my blog = http://bit.ly/jrecipe

08-03-2011, 02:12 PM
Thanks Guys I will have to try some of them they sound soo good..

08-03-2011, 02:16 PM
My usual breakfasts:
-1 piece of whole wheat (or sprouted grain) toast spread with 1/2 oz neufchatel cheese and an egg white cooked with spinach (with or without slices of tomato)
-1 piece of whole wheat toast spread with roasted red pepper spread, a piece of turkey bacon, and an egg white cooked with spinach
-A whole wheat/low carb wrap with a veggie egg white omelette with or without cheese inside
-Homemade turkey sausage patties with eggs or egg whites (or an omelette)
-Cheesy grits
-"Huevos Rancheros" with mixed vegetables cooked with salsa, an egg, on a pan fried sprouted grain tortilla, topped with fresh Parmesan.

08-03-2011, 02:32 PM
And I never thought I'd say this, but I love the maple flavored morningstar veggie sausage patties! 80 cal each. And there are some decent turkey sausages out there too for the same cal!

08-03-2011, 02:37 PM
And I never thought I'd say this, but I love the maple flavored morningstar veggie sausage patties! 80 cal each. And there are some decent turkey sausages out there too for the same cal!

They're easy to make, and pretty easy to add in some maple syrup!
Recipe (http://www.alisacooks.com/2009/05/14/quick-lean-and-flavor-packed-turkey-breakfast-sausage/)

08-03-2011, 10:03 PM
My breakfast for the past month is a big bowl (1 C) of fresh blueberries & either sliced strawberries or a peach topped with light whipped cream, along with 1/2 C plain greek yogurt (I am a purist with my yogurt, so I don't like to mix the fruit with yogurt). Within an hour after breakfast, I embark on my morning workout routine. The fruit really gives me the energy boost. Some days I hold the yogurt until after the workout.

08-03-2011, 10:48 PM
im with the fresh or no sugar added canned fruits, with greek yogurt. I do atkins, so fat is ok, and I like the greek gods yogurt. I add splenda as needed. For some added texture, muesli or all bran or fibre1 makes a nice addition. I break up an atkins soy bar myself for the texture and fibre.
I also do the hard cooked eggs, especially as egg salad with celery and on lettuce, for easy breakfast or lunch. If I am tired of eggs for breakfast, don't hesitate to go with supper leftovers.

08-19-2011, 03:33 PM
LOVE lowfat cottage cheese, and sliced turkey with mustard on the side. Don't ask me why, I like it :)

08-19-2011, 03:55 PM
Fruit and natural yoghurt with sugar. I LOVE IT. It is suprisingly filling aswell!

08-19-2011, 04:01 PM
Fiber one cereal with almond milk (unsweetened)
Oatmeal, oldfashioned with a little honey (or sugar-free sweetener)
Banana with peanut butter

Although I rarely eat breakfast. I eat shortly after I first wake up, but I eat lunch/dinner foods mostly. I'll often eat these breakfast foods as a snack. I don't see anything wrong with this- in many cultures, breakfast is a very calorie heavy meal, preparing one for a long day. By eating 400 calories in the morning and 200 at night (basically switching breakfast and dinner), I eat more of my calories during the time of day during which I'll be burning the most calories (rather than when I'll be sitting on the couch watching TV or reading in the evening).