Post # 1
Here’s a doozie for you… and if someone can actually make a recommendation based on what I DON’T like, then you are amazeballs.
I have a hard time with breakfast. Any other meal, there are a bazillion things I like to eat..but I HATE the majority of breakfast foods. I am getting sick of all of my old favorites (oatmeal or plain yogurt with berries & granola).
The main issues I have with breakfast foods:
- Everything is TOOOOO sweet. I don’t like a ton of sugar in the mornings.
- I don’t like eggs.
- Bacon is just too greasy to eat every day.
- I like healthy foods, and a lot of foods marketed as breakfast foods are usually startchy, sugary or greasy.
- I have a dairy sensitivity. I can occasionally eat yogurt and cheese in the AM, but it’s hit or miss as to whether or not I will feel sick after.
So…anyone have any suggestions? I like fruit, but again, I can’t handle a lot of sugar in the morning.
Part of me is just wants to say “to heck with it” and just start eating lunch food for breakfast. lol
Post # 2
Grapefruit! It isn’t very sweet.
Rice crispies/Cheerios with almond milk.
Post # 3
urchin: In other parts of the world, people eat all sorts of things for breakfast. They are not limited to “breakfast foods”. Eat whatever you like that gives you a balanced, nutritious start to your day.
Post # 4
Have you tried smoothies? I make a super easy one that a friend recommended to me that is Paleo based, really fills me up for a few hours and isn’t too sweet.
1 large handful of spinach
fill up to the 1 cup line of the blender with almond milk
protein powder if you want
i add almond butter to make it a bit thicker
that’s pretty much it…
Post # 5
urchin: I think…you should just eat whatever you want for breakfast. I very often eat dinner leftovers for breakfast and I don’t even have anything against breakfast food, per se. If not, I’ll have a sandwich of some type. If I need/want something light, I can do fruit, crackers and cheese and maybe a cup of tea. On weekends when I’m feeling fancy, I’ll whip up a smoothie (fruit, fake milk, a dab of honey and maybe some veggies). Good luck!
Post # 6
MsJ2theZ: I do like smoothies as well.. now that the winter is over (they’re just too cold to eat in the winter), I will have to go back to having more smoothies!
julies1949: Good point! I find our culture is way out of what in terms of what is the “norm” for breakfast foods..so much of it is garbage!
Overjoyed: Thanks! Maybe I need to get over it, and just eat what I feel like eating, rather than what is deemed an “acceptable” breakfast food. lol
Post # 7
julies1949: I completely agree!
Post # 8
I’m a vegan, so I eat very similarly (no eggs or dairy, obviously no meat). I love bread products in the morning, but I know that’s too heavy for some people. I’ll usually eat an english muffin, bagel, or toast (I like the Ezekiel brand for the “healhy taste”). I top english muffins or the toast with margarine (the kind with no dairy. I like Earth Balance best), and natural peanut butter with no sugar added. Bagels I just eat with the margarine. If I’m at a restaurant, I usually order hash browns and have them add veggies. Yum. It’s usually greasy at a restauant but if you’re making it at home it doesn’t have to be.
Post # 9
You don’t like ALL eggs? Eggs taste different depending how their cooked. I am the same as you where I do not like sweet foods in the morning. I also don’t like food with a strong taste or flavour – bacon first thing in the morning would not work for me.
Sometimes I will mash up an avocado and eat it with some salt. I can stand to have a bagel and cream cheese (not sure about the dairy for you though). Or I will put the mashed avocado and salt on the bagel.
A plate of hashbrowns is good (maybe not all that healthy, but it’s good).
Post # 10
I would focus on lean meat and vegetables. Pick your favorites! Turkey sausage with grilled onion or colorful peppers?
Post # 11
This may sound a little weird, but since you like oatmeal you might like this! I got this recipe from my mom, who I believe saw it on Dr. Oz, haha. You prepare a serving of brown rice and then mix in dried cranberries (could do other fruit too, fresh or dried!) and chopped nuts (I like to use almonds or walnuts) and cinnamon/sugar. Pour in a little soy/almond milk and mix everything together. It’s a similiar consistency to oatmeal, it’s fairly healthy and balanced, and it really is delicious without being overly sweet!
Post # 12
If you’re getting bored of oatmeal, just try different toppings/flavorings. That’s what I do. Oatmeal nearly every day but I have dozens of versions of it. You can mix pretty much anything “breakfasty” into your oatmeal. Get whatever fruit’s recently in season and cut it up and drop it in after cooking, and don’t be shy about trying some more exotic fruits in there sometimes. Stir in some interesting jams you might find at the grocery store. Cocoa powder (or even squares of dark chocolate, or flavored chocolate) or cinnamon add to the flavor. Shaved coconut gives you extra fuel for your day and is mild and sweet and pretty much goes with everything else. Chopped nuts if you like a little crunch. Etc. In general, if the idea doesn’t sound disgusting when you think about it (e.g., ketchup oatmeal? ummm no) it’s going to taste delicious when you try it.
I really feel I’ll never get bored of oatmeal. I no longer eat cold cereals at all.
Quinoa can also be made like oatmeal and might be something you’d like to switch up with sometimes.
Post # 13
i’ve been eating kashi cereal (the 13g protein one, not the 9g protein one that is sugary) and almond milk.
i also used to make quinoa with chopped apples, cinnamon, walnuts, and golden raisins for a little sweetness. i’d cook a batch and portion it out for the week. you could add whatever fruit and seasonings you wanted to add.
i also eat peanut butter and honey sandwiches for breakfast. i use the ezekiel 13 grain bread.
the options are really endless.
i’ve also had salad with grilled chicken for lunch.
Post # 14
I don’t like sweet things in the morning either and I don’t have time to make bacon or eggs. I eat a hard boiled egg (I boil them all for the week at one time and just stick them in the fridge) and a half a whole wheat bagel with light cream cheese. Since you don’t like eggs, just eat a whole bagel.
My friend sometimes eats a swet potato and spinach. Or a salmon cake (or any type of fish/crab cake)
Post # 15
For a twist on oatmeal, I make this with lowfat vanilla yogurt (not Greek so you don’t need to add extra milk) and nutella and bananas. The chia seeds make it very filling: Overnight Oatmeal Cups
Also, turkey sauage is amazing. So much different than pork sausage. My dad makes it with cracked black pepper. Have you ever tried steel cut oats? They have a different texture than regular oatmeal, but they take longer to cook. Whole grain toast with nutella is yummy and filling
In the fall I love pumpkin pancakes. They aren’t too sweet but you don’t need a lot of syrup because they are so flavorful.
I’ve recently been obsessed with Great Grains cereal, in particular the banana nut flavor. Very tasty!