Advice on choosing from cafeteria food…

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Toast & fruit is a decent start… but I think in order to feel fuller longer you should add protein.  Cheese has protein, but if you’re trying to stay away from lactose, maybe try something with egg or egg white?  Maybe try the breakfast sandwich with a piece of fruit and see how that goes.

Also, why don’t you bring breakfast?  Something like toast with peanut butter and fruit or a hard boiled egg with granola could be quick, easy, cheap, and well rounded nutritionally.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would probably get a breakfast sandwich with tomato and double egg and then take the top off the sandwich (so only half the bread) and some fruit.

I agree, you could bring you own breakfast like muffin tin egg bakes/frittatas filled with veggies and tasty seasonings. Oatmeal with diced fruit and cinnamon takes no time at all.

Post # 6
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5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used to make the plain unflavored oatmeal with vanilla almond milk (unsweetened) and a dash of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey- it doesn’t have as much protein in it as it would if you used regular cow milk, but it is more filling than just a piece of fruit would be.

You could also try goat’s milk in oatmeal- I’m not a fan but I have heard a lot of people like it.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@tmsing:  Definately freezeable (egg bakes)

Also, yo ucan make your regular oatmeal in the microwave. Get a large bowl and microwave for one minute at a time stirring in between. Keep an eye on it so it doesnt boil over. It wont take long at all.

If you havent tried you could try overnight oats soaked in almond milk. You can eat them cold or heat them. My DH loves them.  Add in some berries and chopped nuts in the AM and have it with a hard boiled egg and its well rounded. (1 to 1 ration oats to liquid, but change to your preference once you make it the first time)

If you dont peel the eggs, hard boiled eggs last several days in the fridge. You can boil them while you shower in the AM so they dont take a lot of time.

Granolas from the store are often full of sugar so its not usually the best option for cereal, but a little sprinkled on something adds good flavor and texture.   Like on top of your oatmeal for a mix of textures.

 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@tmsing:  LOL, you poor thing!  Coconut milk is fine, be careful with calories & fat though- it is LOADED.  A little in your oatmeal isn’t going to be the end of the world.  I haven’t tried soy or rice milk, but lots of people seem to like it.  Definitely get more eggs.  We end up getting 2-3 packs of 18 every week!  It’s insane how many eggs we eat on a weekly basis.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I’d probably go for a breakfast sandwich- english muffin with egg whites and ham, with some of the fresh OJ

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