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Struggling to find breakfast ideas I like that aren’t super obvious..

lyssalosesitlyssalosesit Member Posts: 22 Member Member Posts: 22 Member
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I’m always starving at work and end up eating bad crap from the little grocery store I have. I don’t like granola and yogurt, or fruit and yogurt, I don’t want just toast. I’m struggling to find unique (or different) breakfast ideas that are yummy and I’m able to take to work (I have an oven and microwave and fridge at work).

Ideas, please! Thank you! :)
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  • harper16harper16 Member Posts: 2,568 Member Member Posts: 2,568 Member
    Why do you have to eat breakfast foods for breakfast?
  • lyssalosesitlyssalosesit Member Posts: 22 Member Member Posts: 22 Member
    harper16 wrote: »
    Why do you have to eat breakfast foods for breakfast?

    I’m not looking for breakfast specified items. I’m open to anything. I’ve been having a mini turkey sandwich for breakfast lately. I’d just like some sort of ideas. If I said lunch or dinner ideas the meals would probably be too heavy for in the morning.
  • harper16harper16 Member Posts: 2,568 Member Member Posts: 2,568 Member
    harper16 wrote: »
    Why do you have to eat breakfast foods for breakfast?

    I’m not looking for breakfast specified items. I’m open to anything. I’ve been having a mini turkey sandwich for breakfast lately. I’d just like some sort of ideas. If I said lunch or dinner ideas the meals would probably be too heavy for in the morning.

    What about a salad that mixes in chicken, veggies, and fruit? Or soup with half sandwich. If you have time could you prep some rice bowls.
  • lorrpblorrpb Member Posts: 11,320 Member Member Posts: 11,320 Member
    Hard boiled eggs. Precooked scrambled eggs warm up nicely, add a sprinkle of cheese to feel like it’s fresh. Any variety of breakfast sandwich that suits your preferences. Spinach salad has all the flavors of a traditional breakfast.
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,373 Member Member Posts: 5,373 Member
    Try asian breakfasts, such as noodles soups like pho. Instant ramen soups and you could poach an egg in the office microwave in a coffee cup lined with a little water.
  • redgirldanceredgirldance Member Posts: 86 Member Member Posts: 86 Member
    Breakfast salads or savory oatmeal?
    Sweet potato hash/ or toast?
    Egg or cottage cheese sandwiches (bonus points for using cute English muffins!)
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Member Posts: 2,219 Member Member Posts: 2,219 Member
    Make a batch of egg muffins.
    You can vary the ingredients (cheese, veggies, meats). They freeze well and you can package them individually for a quick breakfast to microwave when you get to work. Breakfast burritos are another thing you can make.
  • AlexandraFindsHerself1971AlexandraFindsHerself1971 Member Posts: 1,395 Member Member Posts: 1,395 Member
    My boyfriend eats a piece of quichecake every morning. The last one was bacon and caramelized onions and mushrooms with shredded Swiss cheese in a base of eggs and cream cheese. The next one will be sausage and spinach, with mild cheddar. 10 eggs and 2 packages of cream cheese is the base for a 9 x 12 pan of it, and it cuts into 12 pieces. We go through one a week with Boyfriend and Girlfriend eating a piece each every day. He likes it because he doesn't have his blood sugar crash an hour after eating it, and it lasts til lunch.
  • deannalfisherdeannalfisher Member, Premium Posts: 5,602 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,602 Member
    sweet potatos and chicken is common for me - its a societal fallacy that you have to have 'breakfast' foods only when you break your fast - you can eat whatever you want - personally, i go for more savory in the morning but i still save calories for a bowl of cereal right before bed
  • rmspeedy90rmspeedy90 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    Smoothie with protein is portable and the protein will help you stay full - just be careful to watch the calorie count cause some protein powder is quite caloric. Easy way to sneak fruits and veggies into your diet as well.
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,373 Member Member Posts: 5,373 Member
    Make spanish tortilla on the weekend and bring a wedge to the office. This is often eaten at room temperature but you could warm it up in the microwave. If I use a non stick pan, I get away with using much less oil than most recipes call for.
    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/real-spanish-omelette
  • gallicinvasiongallicinvasion Member, Premium Posts: 1,005 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,005 Member
    I love doing a trail mix with higher protein and fat than the ones you might buy at the store. Per serving, it’s usually 15 g of roasted edamame, 10 g of granola, and 20 g of almonds (raw, roasted, whatever your preference). Approx 260 calories and about 11 or 12 g of protein. Very easy to bring on a commute or to the office.

    Recently I ran out of almonds and am sheltering in so trying not to go to the store too much. So I’ve been having overnight oats (40 g, made with water and a pinch of salt), topped 10 g of brown sugar and some cinnamon, and 15 g of the roasted edamame (chopped up small, for a good crunch). Approx 250 calories and about 10 g of protein. Not as easy to commute with, but good if you’re working from home.

    I also like a good savory oatmeal when I have more time on the weekends. I’ve done caramelized onion/bacon/Parmesan versions, or cheddar/bacon/adobo/cumin versions. All made with chicken broth instead of water. Super delicious.
  • MistressPiMistressPi Member Posts: 513 Member Member Posts: 513 Member
    I second the idea of having morning soup. It gets/keeps you hydrated in addition to providing you with nourishment. You can poach an egg in your morning soup. I also sometimes eat egg salad or tuna salad for breakfast. Or reheated leftovers from a previous dinner. Or how about a meat or cheese board?
  • sonilacsonilac Member Posts: 55 Member Member Posts: 55 Member
    So we love quinoa in my house so we usually make these breakfast recipes (switch the fruits to your liking): quinoa flakes (used almost like oats) and quinoa puffs or pops.
    If you like eggs, but want something different, try them with fried halloumi cheese.

    Also, I love sunny side up eggs sprinkled with feta cheese over toast.
  • georgieamber2georgieamber2 Member Posts: 214 Member Member Posts: 214 Member
    Cereal and milk weighted out? I know it’s not anything special but it’s so tasty, and I think people just forget about it because it’s not some fancy breakfast food.

    I have a sort of “cereal”. It’s 40g of gluten-free high protein rolled oats, soaked in a small amount of water overnight. In the morning I put it in a bowl and top it with chopped walnuts, Brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, desiccated coconut, half a sliced banana, and light soy milk!
  • KevinWH87KevinWH87 Member Posts: 74 Member Member Posts: 74 Member
    A lot of times I’ll have leftovers from my prior lunch or dinner. I’ll serve it with some egg whites or a fried egg to make it breakfasty.
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Member Posts: 1,975 Member Member Posts: 1,975 Member
    Ham, cheese & egg cups
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    Avocado on toast with over medium eggs on top
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  • happysquidmuffinhappysquidmuffin Member Posts: 522 Member Member Posts: 522 Member
    Today I had some fresh strawberries and raspberries, and sliced English cucumber sprinkled with Neapolitan herb balsamic vinegar and a little salt. Other days I eat a packet of instant grits or oatmeal, or a bowl of cereal, but I also frequently skip breakfast.
  • lilianbates3578lilianbates3578 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    I make low carb high protein pancakes by mashing 1 banana, adding 2 eggs and a bit of vanilla, whisking together, and then frying them in a pan with something like frylight. I top w something like 0% fat yoghurt and berries. It’s really filling because the eggs are high in protein and it fulfills my craving for something sweet. I feel a bit basic b*tch eating it because it is very instagram, but I love it!! X
  • papayahedpapayahed Member Posts: 398 Member Member Posts: 398 Member
    I second the eggs muffins, I make mine with eggs, broccoli, sun dried tomatos, cheddar, ground turkey and onion. I'd make abatch over the weekend and eat them for breakfast the rest of the week. Lately I'm doing overnite oats but a good PB and J is always tasty in the morning.
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