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  • Missy1364Missy1364 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    Thanks for all the ideas.
  • thenewkaylathenewkayla Member Posts: 310 Member Member Posts: 310 Member
    Tomorrow I'll have a slice of grains & seed bread with peanut butter on top
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Member Posts: 9,112 Member Member Posts: 9,112 Member
    Made a batch of protein oatmeal for 4 days.
    edited February 4
  • renydo2renydo2 Member Posts: 1,988 Member Member Posts: 1,988 Member
    So I'm definitely a fan of Dannon Light and Fit Greek Yogurt - especially vanilla - and a banana or an apple
    But I need to learn more about this protein oatmeal many of you are making.
    Any favorite brands or tips on preparation?
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Member Posts: 9,112 Member Member Posts: 9,112 Member
    renydo2 wrote: »
    So I'm definitely a fan of Dannon Light and Fit Greek Yogurt - especially vanilla - and a banana or an apple
    But I need to learn more about this protein oatmeal many of you are making.
    Any favorite brands or tips on preparation?

    This is how I meal prep for 5 days of breakfast (to keep it simple).
    150g large flake oats
    150g protein powder
    5 cups water

    Mix the water with protein powder and bring to a boil. Once boiling add the oats and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn the heat off and let it absorb all the liquid and cool down for couple hours. Divide into 5 containers. Protein, fiber and carbs all in one big 400g (~3 cups) bowl for 210cal for me. When you re-heat in the microwave, you might want to add more water if you prefer more runny texture.
  • renydo2renydo2 Member Posts: 1,988 Member Member Posts: 1,988 Member
    New task this weekend! Thanks @just_Tomek !!
  • PinkShamrocksPinkShamrocks Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
    Here's a few of my favorite breakfast go to choices:
    Kashi Waffles with a smear of Walden Farms Calorie Free Jam, especially Orange Marmalade!
    Thomas Bagel Thins or Sandwich Thins with a smear of light cream cheese and mesquite turkey or apple slices with cinnamon
    Chocolate protein shake, ice, 3 drops Capella Marshmallow Flavor (0 calories) and packet of Swiss Miss Sensible Sweets Diet Cocoa (25 calories) blended makes an awesome frozen hot chocolate!
    Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
    Oatmeal Smoothie with blended dates for sweetness
    Quest Bars: Blueberry Muffin, Smores, Birthday Cake (has sprinkles!), Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Sprinkled Donut, Maple Waffle, and Blueberry Cobbler (calories 165-185). Pro Tip: remove from wrapper and microwave 5-10 seconds, the smores bar is melty goodness!
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Member Posts: 9,112 Member Member Posts: 9,112 Member
    renydo2 wrote: »
    New task this weekend! Thanks @just_Tomek !!

    You could also easily make a batch of these if you want something different with more protein.

    Entire meal.
    calories 380
    Dietary Fiber 46 g
    Protein 56 g

    edited February 4
  • TiffanyMiffanyTiffanyMiffany Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member
    -Baked quinoa, with berries, bananas and coconut, topped with Greek yogurt.
    -homemade granola bars and oat bars
    -overnight oats (favorite are making them with almond butter and chocolate chips, or peanut butter and and bananas, or apples and maple syrup).

    All store for a few days sealed, so it can be eaten for several breakfasts.
  • norcalbeezynorcalbeezy Member Posts: 220 Member Member Posts: 220 Member
    avocado toast, hard boiled eggs, and bananas are my go to's for a quick breakfast
  • angf0679angf0679 Member Posts: 1,082 Member Member Posts: 1,082 Member
    My weekday breakfasts are packed and eaten at work. I do muffins (blueberry or blueberry bran) and cinnamon rolls. Nothing to big.
  • LaurieMick1531LaurieMick1531 Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    I’m into breakfast tacos at the moment. They keep me going all morning
    Corn tortillas
    Spinach or zucchini
    Hot sauce is a must
    Ready in about 5 minutes!
  • Sand_TIgerSand_TIger Member Posts: 198 Member Member Posts: 198 Member
    Either two eggs (somewhat soft boiled so they are more satisfying and nutritious) or protein overnight oats. I make my protein overnight oats 3-5 servings at a time.

    To make 4 servings, for example, I will take 1 cup rolled or steel cut oats (so 1/4 cup per serving), 2 scoops protein powder (1/2 serving per), about 2 tsp cinnamon, and water, mix well, and soak them in individual containers. You could also use your choice of milk for a little more protein and nutrition.

    Lately I'll put in 1 packet each of those little 100 calorie fruit and nut snack packs, for sweetness, extra fiber and extra protein. I don't need any additional sweetener because the protein shake powder provides that. I could also add unsweetened cocoa powder, it's only 20 calories per teaspoon. A serving of oatmeal made that way is roughly 300 calories and has lots of good stuff. It also packs well in those cute little one cup containers.

    Lately I've been having my protein oats, made as above, on my walking/weight lifting days and the eggs on my walking/stretching days. It's working out well so far.
  • Taryn_LeithxTaryn_Leithx Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    Birch benders protein pancakes. Or a fried egg on a rice cake (qualer brand is superior) and a piece of turkey bacon. I like to get a lot of protein out of my breakfast so I stay full until lunch.
  • slappy01ukslappy01uk Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    I use one of these to make poached eggs in the morning and I have poached egg on toast (90 sec)

    Or I have porridge made with water and just add a splash of milk in the bowl

  • ldaltonbishopldaltonbishop Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member
    We live with diabetes and cardiac issues, so we count carbs and I watch sodium. That said, my dh has a Clif bar almost every morning with black coffee or a diet soda, and has lost weight consistently. Clif bars have about 42 carbs on average. He may have a Luna bar or something lighter than Clif as a mid-morning snack. That's too much sugar, even if it isn't refined, for me usually.

    I want breakfast I can eat as I drive on my long commute, so it's almost always a sandwich. Aldi has a Fit for Life wheat bread with 40 calories per slice, 13 carbs including 7 grams of fiber. So I will make a sandwich with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and 1 teaspoon of just-fruit spread. It's very good on toast. I usually also have a small apple and a Halo/Cutie tangerine. Depending on the size of the apple that's about 54 carbs, about right for me.

    To avoid the sodium in sandwich meat I have had some success roasting a pork loin or eye of round beef roast without salt and slicing them in 1.5-2 ounce portions. I freeze packets of 5-8 slices and take out as needed for a week of breakfast - or a quick dinner entree. Sargento has ultra-thin sliced Swiss cheese with only 20 mg sodium per slice. So a pork sandwich with a slice of Swiss, an apple and a tangerine this morning with a diet Pepsi came in just under 300 calories and less than 500 mg sodium, with 51 total carbs. A tablespoon or so of unsalted peanuts or almonds for a snack will get me through until lunchtime.
  • mjbnj0001mjbnj0001 Member Posts: 905 Member Member Posts: 905 Member
    plain overnight oats or old-fashioned oats (microwaved) with fresh chopped apple, wheat germ, milk or water. with or without a scoop of plain whey for an additional shot of protein.

    if I'd been ambitious, I might have some refrigerated hard-boiled eggs available for a quickie protein.

    i bake our bread (no-knead, "turbo" method [3hr start to done]). one type i keep on hand is whole wheat whey for the extra protein. I sometimes make a toast/nut spread in the morning, but 4-5d out of 7 is usually the oatmeal. my bread has less calories, less sodium, less glycemic index/load and more protein than commercial bread, per slice, and a lot more taste.

    my leisurely, "luxury" breakfast would be an omelette.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Member Posts: 9,112 Member Member Posts: 9,112 Member
    This week is going to be oatmeal and cottage cheese with apple.
  • diamonds1202diamonds1202 Member Posts: 19 Member Member Posts: 19 Member
    I'm loving all the things you all eat for breakfast and am using some of them! This week is overnight oats. This morning's batch has peanut butter mixed in, with almond milk, oatmeal, maple syrup, and chia seeds.
  • geraldaltmangeraldaltman Member, Premium Posts: 1,741 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,741 Member
    I don't have the issue of needing to get up and out every day, so breakfast or brunch has become more enjoyable for me. The quickest thing I can think of is a low sugar grain based cereal topped with banana and lowfat milk. When you have time, here is something I do; I raid my grocery store salad bar then next morning I sautee that take mix in an egg and bam, a great egg scramble!
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