100 lb. Club - Eggs for breakfast
06-09-2006, 07:53 AM
I've been reading that we have been duped into thinking eggs are bad for us. It turns out that an egg a day is not going to harm your cholesterol. Don't you hate how they are always coming out with something different that's going to kill you. I guess that is why I stick to my motto everything in moderation.
The reason I bring this up is because I read an article in Men's Health that said if you eat an egg for breakfast it will stick with you a lot longer and keep you satisfied. Well sure enough. I traded in my bowl of Kashi which is expensive anyway, and started eating an egg sandwich in the morning. I stay full much longer. So now instead of spending 2.42 a day on breakfast for both of us we now spend 1.14 and that is a little higher because I choose to buy organic cage free eggs.
06-09-2006, 07:56 AM
How do you make the egg sandwich Howie, it sounds good.
06-09-2006, 08:01 AM
I agree with you Howie. I find that eggs are the only thing that keep me full in the morning, I think due to the high protein.
06-09-2006, 08:05 AM
Yes it is the high protein. I just fry my egg in a non stick skillet with a little cooking spray. Then put it on toast with about a 1/2 ounce cheese.
06-09-2006, 08:12 AM
06-09-2006, 08:37 AM
You are totaly right. I found that I am able to get to lunch without feeling "starved" before hand when I eat eggs.
I love to make myself a kind of sandwich like we can get at :mcd:. I found this little container that can be microwaved that is the perfect size for an english muffin and I just "fill" it up with lettuce, tomatoes and a low fat (or fat free) slice of cheese. It's quick, easy and can be done at work if , like me, you have to eat at the office.
06-09-2006, 08:50 AM
Every morning I have either two pieces of toast or an english muffin with a boiled egg. I use spray butter on my bread and sometimes a little jam. I have found that this protien and carb is the only thing that keeps me from getting hungry between breakfast and lunch.
06-09-2006, 09:05 AM
We do the egg McMuffin thing sometimes too. I get the canadian bacon and english muffins. Fry my egg as I said above along with the bacon and then add the cheese. It comes in at 20 calories less than McDonalds which is 290 calories.
06-09-2006, 09:17 AM
Protein keeps you fuller longer, but so does fiber. One thing that has helped me is to drink fiber in the morning (sugar free metamucil or plain psyllium husk powder) disolved in a glass of water. Lately though, I've been making protein shakes (protein powder, water, some fruit) and adding my fiber to them. It is a lifesaver.
06-09-2006, 10:11 AM
I love having a fried egg sandwich in the morning...and have noticed that I'm not hungry at the time I'd normally get hungry if I eat something else.I use "Move over butter" though(half of a serving),so I feel like I'm getting an extra treat,lol.
06-09-2006, 11:46 AM
Those sound yummy maybe I should buy some eggs!
06-09-2006, 12:45 PM
I love egg frittatas.
I use a muffin pan. Spray with non-stick spray. Fill each cup with veggies, lowfat cheeses, herbs, etc. Fill about 1/2 with egg beaters. Cook at 350 for about 20 minutes. They make great individual servings for the whole week. Just reheat in the microwave.
06-09-2006, 12:56 PM
I too love eggs and they do tide me over. I like to make an egg/egg white omelet. I will take one whole egg and 3 eggwhites (i just dump the other yolks) and then add sometimes just cheese and other times load it up with some deli ham and cut up veggies. This is probably the most filling breakfast I can have.
Now that I have gestational diabetes cereal and milk is out for me totally. It sends my blood sugar levels way too high and I try to have eggs and toast or the above-mentioned omelet when I'm home. If I'm out and about I'll get a meat, egg, and cheese biscuit and only eat half the biscuit.
06-09-2006, 02:56 PM
I am always on the lookout for alternate breakfasts because cereal and milk just doesn't cut it with me. I try to alternate egg beaters with real eggs just so that if there is any "damage" to be done it will be reduced at least a bit.
One of my fave breakfasts is yogurt with a 1/2 oz serving of nuts and a banana.
06-09-2006, 05:07 PM
Oh, I couldn't live without my eggs! They are cheap, easy, fast...it just doesn't get any better than that! I usually use 1 whole egg and two egg whites - it makes a huge omelette or a lot of scrambled eggs for so few calories.
06-09-2006, 05:12 PM
I like scrambled egg wraps. Eggbeaters, whole wheat tortilla, lots of salsa and a few spinach leaves.
06-09-2006, 06:00 PM
One of my favorites is what I call breakfast fajitas. When we make fajitas for dinner (really low fat by the way) I make extra veggies. I store them and then for a few days take out some of the veggies and scramble with an egg then wrap it up in a whole wheat tortilla. YUM YUM
06-10-2006, 12:24 PM
My breakfast every morning includes one egg, a fat-free cheddar kraft single, and either cottage cheese or turkey. I just put the egg in a bowl, beat it, microwave that for about 1:45. Then put the cottage cheese or turkey on that, put the slice of cheese on top and microwave again for 0:45. The cheese will have melted, and if you fold it over it makes a really tasty omelet. I pair it with some oatmeal, and I'm full for hours.
06-10-2006, 04:14 PM
I actually did eggs for breakfast this morning for the first time in awhile. I toasted an English muffin and spritzed it with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray, then added an overeasy egg and a crisp slice of bacon. I had a nice slice of canteloupe and a cup of coffee on the side, and I'll tell you -- it was the yummiest breakfast I've had in awhile and it came in under 300 calories.
I generally don't bother with eggs during the week, since I usually grab oatmeal and some fruit when I get to work, but this morning was definitely a nice weekend treat.
06-12-2006, 10:14 AM
Hard-cooked eggs are another of my favorites. And they're easy to tuck into my bag to take to work for a portable breakfast.
06-12-2006, 10:34 AM
I just tried adding an egg white to my husband's 'sausage cheese muffin' this morning. It was so easy to scramble up and add -- great source of protein!
Thanks for the ideas, everyone!
06-12-2006, 11:20 PM
I myself do the egg beaters thing...but that's cause my cholesterol is high and I HAVE to lower it.
06-13-2006, 12:54 PM
Eggs for breakfast rules!!!
I like to poach them in the microwave. Put a little bit of water in a plate/bowl (one of those combos that you can use as either/or), and a few drops of olive oil. Crack eggs into it, poke a hole in yolks w/fork & season w/salt free seasoning of your choice. I like McCormick's salt free garlic & herb. Microwave anywhere from 3-3.5 minutes, depending on how you like the yolks. Some whole grain toast & you've got a good meal.
06-13-2006, 01:32 PM
I like my eggs for breakfast either fried over lightly or medium-boiled. I grew up with the boiled eggs thing, though I haven't met many others who eat their eggs that way. Put eggs in a pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. As soon as the water begins to boil, take it off the heat and let it sit in the water 3-5 minutes. run cold tap water over the egg to cool it down enough to open it. The English use an egg-topper to cut off the top of hte egg, then use a spoon to scoop it out and eat it directly like that. I use a knife to crack the egg in two, then use a spoon to scoop it out into a bowl with a bit of butter and salt and pepper. Yum! With buttered whole wheat toast to sop up the more liquidy bits, its definite comfort food for me. And SO easy and cheap.
06-13-2006, 01:43 PM
I love boiled eggs too but I like them after they've been boiled 30 minutes or so :) I don't like any juice though.
06-13-2006, 02:06 PM
poke a hole in yolks w/fork.
So is that the secret to keeping the eggs from exploding in the microwave?:D I've been having "fried" eggs by taking a square bowl (it's really small) and putting two eggs in it. I put it in the microwave for a minute, turn and then about 30 seconds. I normally like my yolks runny but have been cooking them because of the pregnancy.
06-14-2006, 10:54 AM
Just had an egg & cheese wrap for breakfast...Yum. I ran across this article and thought I'd post it here regarding the cholesterol issue: Reevaluating eggs' cholesterol risks (http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20060506/food.asp). They make the point that not all cholesterol is bad. It reminds me of all the strict low-fat diets people used to stay on until the good fats were distinguished from the unhealthy fats.
06-14-2006, 11:13 AM
My sister sent me an egg omlet idea recently.Place egg(shake up egg to mix) and all ingredients into a quart sized freezer bag,remove all air and seal.Place into a pot of boiling water for 13 minutes and voila...a perfect omlet.This way you can prepare the bag the night before and have it ready to go the next morning.
06-14-2006, 12:47 PM
Those work very well. I like to whisk the egg with a fork before putting it in the bag; it makes the egg cook up fluffier. Give it a good shake and squish before popping it in the water. I did these with plain zip-seal bags, not even freezer bags.