Atkins - Non-egg Breakfast Ideas?

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05-26-2012, 10:58 AM
I've never really had much of a problem with eggs, but I've never really eaten them all that frequently. I think I might have a slight allergy to eggs. My sister has a moderate egg white allergy, so it's really quite possible. If I have like, cake or something made with eggs, I'm fine. But if I eat an omelet, I have severe stomach pains all day long. So I'm really going to have to avoid eggs for now.

Any non-egg breakfast ideas? On days when I work, sometimes I'll just grab an Atkins shake, or some other low-carb shake to drink in the car because I'm really not a huge breakfast eater. That is plenty for me until I have a snack a couple of hours later. But on weekends, I get up a little later and prefer to eat something a little more substantial. Any ideas??

05-26-2012, 11:16 AM
Whey isolate protein shake powder: They come in chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla, and are much cheaper than the Atkins shakes. You can find some with only 1 net carb.

Cream cheese bagel: (combine 4 tbs flax meal, 2 tbs butter, 1/2 tsp baking powder, an egg, then mic for 1 min). Let it cool, cut it, toast it, and spread your cream cheese on it. 1.4 carbs for the bagel itself.

Sausage patties: Pretty self explanatory. I like fusing them together with cheese. Sometimes I put egg inbetween there too so it's like a sandwich, but you could put lettuce or something else in it.

05-26-2012, 01:01 PM
kurbain, in addition to Ramra's tasty suggestions, there is this thread ( too in Low Carb Frequently Asked Questions :) (Just perusing it myself!)

05-27-2012, 12:05 PM
My problem has always been that I don't like to eat in the morning....and just want coffee. I must have my coffee (or 2 or 3).....but then don't get an appetite for food for a few hours. I've been like that as far back as I can remember.

But to be honest....having been in Atkins mode for several years now (in maintenance for about the past 3 years) MOA is that breakfast does not have to be "breakfast" food. As long as a meal is doesn't matter what meal it is. And if that means chicken salad for problem.:D
If it means broccoli with butter and shredded cheese for be it.

If I'm hungry...and it's Atkins-okay....I don't care what time of day it is or what meal it's what I'm having. Everyone who knows me is quite used to seeing me eat chicken for breakfast. :D

Deena :)

05-27-2012, 12:24 PM
Deena, ha! I sometimes eat lunch or dinner food as breakfast too... As long it has coffee with it, it seems totally normal! ;)

05-27-2012, 12:36 PM
Deena, ha! I sometimes eat lunch or dinner food as breakfast too... As long it has coffee with it, it seems totally normal! ;)

And scrambled eggs with shredded cheese and shredded bacon makes a great dinner too! :D

What to do with left-over chicken? Why, have it for breakfast, of course!

deena :)

05-27-2012, 02:06 PM
Deena, ha! I sometimes eat lunch or dinner food as breakfast too... As long it has coffee with it, it seems totally normal! ;)

weekdays are morning shakes for me but weekends I have like steak and lentals with a veggies mix of onion tomato celery cucumber tossed in oil balsamic vinigar yummm breakfast lol

05-28-2012, 03:34 PM
I just can't do really non-breakfasty foods that early in the morning. I really miss eating cereal!!

05-28-2012, 03:54 PM
I just can't do really non-breakfasty foods that early in the morning. I really miss eating cereal!!

I went to the site and got a recipe for a MIM. Muffin in a minute made in a coffee mug. I have it practically every day with real butter, or Temptee Whipped Cream Cheese:)

Also, Atkins has come out with a Day Break bar and Day Break shake, I wouldn't use them every day, but it is better than going off plan.:) When you get to OWL, you can have some berries and low carb yogurt.

05-28-2012, 03:55 PM
kurbain, I miss stuff like cheese Danishes and croissants... Some people can chow down on that stuff and have no problems, but not me. I have convinced myself that the trade-off for better health is totally worth it :) It's hard at first, but it does get easier!

Now that I am a few weeks into low-carbing, I can walk past eclairs at work (drool!) and only have a tiny twinge of wanting them. Before, it would have been torture for me. I also secretly get a kick out of "winning" another victory against the sweet temptations offered to me directly or indirectly! :lol:

05-28-2012, 09:18 PM
kurbain: I go for the protein... leftovers, cheese, tuna, whatever.. and coffee!

Serenity: Going to check out the "Muffin in a Minute in a Mug", at it sounds very interesting!

06-03-2012, 09:56 PM
I am allergic to eggs so this has been a challenge to me also. I use the atkins choc shakes. They have 2g net carbs and arent full of sugar or sugar alcohols. It fills me up and I dont mind the taste. I do need a snack sooner if thats the only thing I have for breakfast but generally something small like a cheese stick does the trick. I like the almond cranberry atkins bars with my shake in the morning but that does have sugar alcohols and those can make people stall. So far I havent had an issue and figure I will weed them out if I do.

One breakfast I like for the weekends when I have time is a "scramble" with out the egg. So I take everything that I might put into scrambled eggs like bacon or sausage, green peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Saute them and add some cheese "scramble" it all up and man is it good!

06-06-2012, 11:29 AM
I love breakfast experiments and new recipes.

Iced frappucinos:

You can try it with different tea flavors. I love it. there are ones on the site for coffee but I don't drink coffee.

Easy Breakfast Shake:

Creamy and rich. I do it for a breakfast treat sometimes because it is so rich.

Mock Brownie Danish:

You can do it without cocoa for less carbs. Chocolatey and delicious

06-08-2012, 01:42 PM
I like smoked salmon and cream cheese on a lettuce wrap.