3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

Quinoa for breakfast?

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-22-2010, 03:02 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
WaistingTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,900

S/C/G: maintaining

Question Quinoa for breakfast?

I'm wondering if anyone has tried quinoa for breakfast and if so, did you like it? I saw a few recipes on here but no feedback from anyone. They talked about it on TV today and it has more protein than steel cut oats so I thought I might give it a try.

Quinoa Hot Cereal 2 ways

Also, all this talk of almond milk in oats makes me ask why that instead of cow or soy milk?
__________________
Karen

~
WaistingTime is offline  
Old 01-22-2010, 03:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Mmckellen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 2,277

S/C/G: 175/163.6/158

Height: 5'8"

Default

You can (and I have before South Beach) but 1/2 cup is not very satisfying.
Mmckellen is offline  
Old 01-22-2010, 03:45 PM   #3
Eat Well to Feel Well
 
Heidi58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Maine, USA
Posts: 3,607

S/C/G: 205/maintaining 145 - 150

Height: 5'3"

Default

When we have quinoa left over from supper I sometimes have it for breakfast. I'm not a huge fan though. I much prefer my morning oats.

I've only ever tried it with milk and splenda, milk, splenda and vanilla, and milk, splenda, cinnamon. I might like it better as a breakfast if I tried a "real" recipe.
Heidi58 is offline  
Old 01-22-2010, 04:08 PM   #4
GlenwoodHotSprings
 
Lexxiss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 6,500

S/C/G: 275/175/179

Height: 5'5"

Default

I haven't tried it for breakfast, because I'm set with a meal I don't ever change. I like it at other times. Costco is selling it now-organic.

I don't really like cows milk. I stopped using it years ago because I felt I was lactose intolerant. I think I'd be ok now, but because I never use it-it tastes sour to me.

My Mom and Sis have both had breast cancer, and one of the foods my sis was instructed to stay away from was soy products-so I stay away, too.
__________________
Debbie R





My last 58 pounds lost on SBD My 2014 Beacher Bio!
Lexxiss is offline  
Old 01-22-2010, 04:25 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
kaplods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 13,317

S/C/G: SW:394/310/180

Height: 5'6"

Default

I love quinoa, and have it for breakfast often. Thoug I prefer it savory to sweet, so even if I have it for breakfast, it's usually in the form that wouldn't necessarily be thought of as breakfast foods (but sweet breakfast foods have always turned my stomach).

I often use quinoa as a substitute for rice in fried rice - With little to no oil (it's more like simmered rice), lots of veggies, a scrambled egg, and asian seasonings (fish sauce, soy sauce, five spice powder, garlic).
__________________
My Etsy shop (currently closed for the summer)

http://www.dreamstormdesigns.etsy.com
etsy link by permission from 3fc! Want to add yours? Ask them!

Last edited by kaplods : 01-22-2010 at 04:26 PM.
kaplods is offline  
Old 01-22-2010, 05:46 PM   #6
Visualizing the Goal
 
tomandkara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rhineland-Phalz, Germany
Posts: 3,606

Height: 5'4"

Default

I tried to like quinoa but I don't.
__________________
Kara

tomandkara is offline  
Old 01-23-2010, 09:24 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Maryjaneld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Westchester, NY
Posts: 234

S/C/G: 173/136/125

Height: 4"11'

Default

I've tried quinoa a few times, not on southbeach, but because my friend needs gluten free foods. I liked it, it kinda sorta was like eating oatmeal.
__________________
[url=http://www.3fatchicks.com/] [/url

: ~Lauren~
Maryjaneld is offline  
Old 01-23-2010, 09:41 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
WaistingTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,900

S/C/G: maintaining

Default

Thanks for the input. I am going to try it... eventually. That and almond milk. Probably together Does it sound horrible to say that I hope I like it but not too much? This time around I am trying to find palatable foods but not eat those things that I worry will set me off or make me lose control. Which is why I am hesitating to add back in steel cut oats for breakfast. And no Triscuits for a long time!
__________________
Karen

~
WaistingTime is offline  
Old 01-23-2010, 09:57 AM   #9
Moderator
 
CyndiM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 6,675

Height: 5'5.5

Default

I do have that problem with quinoa. I love it but it is very nutrient dense (IE calorie dense!). Now I make it as part of a planned meal or better yet, a salad. Then I portion out the rest.
__________________
Baby steps, getting back on track 2015


48 lbs maintained since 6/08
CyndiM is offline  
Old 01-23-2010, 01:17 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Maryjaneld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Westchester, NY
Posts: 234

S/C/G: 173/136/125

Height: 4"11'

Default

I can't handle triscuits, they're so good, i can't stop.
__________________
[url=http://www.3fatchicks.com/] [/url

: ~Lauren~
Maryjaneld is offline  
Old 01-23-2010, 01:28 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Thighs Be Gone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,629

S/C/G: HW/232 SW 215/ CW 133/GW 120's

Height: 5.7 and 1/2

Default

I adore quinoa. I make a bunch of it and use it for things like:

Making turkey meatballs
Making salmon patties
Reconstituting with warm milk and cinnamon for breakfast
Of course--as a side dish too

Yep, absolutely adore it--great food in my book--super versatile, healthy, cheap, you name it.
__________________


"Be who you are, say what you feel. Those who matter, don't mind. Those who mind, don't matter." --Dr. Seuss
Thighs Be Gone is offline  
Old 01-23-2010, 01:37 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Thighs Be Gone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,629

S/C/G: HW/232 SW 215/ CW 133/GW 120's

Height: 5.7 and 1/2

Default

btw, I understand about the triggers..I haven't had this problem with quinoa..it's GI rating is in the low 60's....not too bad but higher than oatmeal

p.s. LOVE Almond milk-it's all I drink!
__________________


"Be who you are, say what you feel. Those who matter, don't mind. Those who mind, don't matter." --Dr. Seuss

Last edited by Thighs Be Gone : 01-23-2010 at 01:38 PM.
Thighs Be Gone is offline  
Old 01-23-2010, 03:25 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
kaplods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 13,317

S/C/G: SW:394/310/180

Height: 5'6"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomandkara View Post
I tried to like quinoa but I don't.
I didn't like quinoa the first time I tried it. It tasted somewhat bitter (but I didn't know to rinse the quinoa before cooking).

Most quinoa sold in North Americda is rinsed before it is sold, but how well it's rinsed seems to vary tremendeously. If it isn't rinses very well, it will have some degree of a "soapy" flavor.

I always soak the quinoa for at least 15 minutes, and then rinse two or three times. It's probably overkill, but I don't ever want to get that soapy taste again.
__________________
My Etsy shop (currently closed for the summer)

http://www.dreamstormdesigns.etsy.com
etsy link by permission from 3fc! Want to add yours? Ask them!
kaplods is offline  
Old 01-23-2010, 05:33 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
WaistingTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,900

S/C/G: maintaining

Default

I has seen that about rinsing on the Today show segment about quinoa and already wrote in in to the recipes I might try. I think I will take your lead and soak too. They didn't have it at Target today so I will try the grocery store next then venture to Whole Foods if I need to.
__________________
Karen

~
WaistingTime is offline  
Closed Thread
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's for breakfast? Tryin2LoseIt South Beach Diet 25 10-01-2009 06:31 PM
Whats for breakfast/lunch/dinner on 10/1? momto3kittiess Food Talk And Fabulous Finds 11 10-01-2009 06:10 PM
What did you eat this morning for Breakfast? cfmama 100 lb. Club 122 05-16-2009 03:41 PM
What's for breakfast? Suzanne 3FC Food Talk And Fabulous Finds 34 09-28-2006 03:16 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:15 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2