(Closed) Low(er) Carb Breakfast Ideas

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

A smoothie?

Strawberries, blueberries, banana, water, ice, blend, yum!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@JeniRae: ah yea. I do that and half a cup of plain oatmeal. Although, he’s trying to stay away from that, so I’m officially no help! 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Greek yogurt with a sprinkle of sliced almonds and berries is good if you’re okay with dairy.

I do a lot of egg mugs–egg whites in a mug, stir in about 2 TB shredded fat free cheese and some defrosted chopped frozen spinach, nuke for a minute, stir, nuke again if necessary (depending on how many whites are in there).  I know you said eggs were a hassle but the microwave method is pretty low-effort, not much more than putting together a bowl of cereal.

Mini crustless quiches (baked quiche filling in mini muffin cups) can be frozen and defrosted, too.

I do a lot of egg protein since I can’t do much dairy and the protein DEFINITELY holds me longer than carbs!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Drats. I got all excited about the different ways to cook eggs and then I read the last sentence of your post :p

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Does oatmeal have a lot of carbs? I lovvve oatmeal with strawberries.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love love love greek  yogurt with chopped berries and nuts! its my favorite thing

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

DId you know that you can scramble eggs in the microwave?  I use a campbell’s soup mug and I spray it with cooking spray, then crack eggs (or egg whites), add milk, salt pepper…whatever and microwave for a minute.  They get crazy and fill with air so watch them so they don’t go overboard.  Then I take it out, stir and put back in for about 35 secs.

Boiled eggs are also easy to make on the weekend and keep in the fridge all week.

I think with low carb, I think you need to stop thinking purely breafast food and expand horizons.  How about a turkey burger or sausage?  Nuts?  Wrap anything in a low carb tortillas – make BLTs (they have premade bacon now).  Cottage cheese with fruit is good.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

Is the egg thing because he doesn’t want to cook in the morning? Or just not like eggs?

I started making these egg-muffins for DH.  Kind of like mini, crustless quiches – super easy to mix up (beat up eggs, a little milk, add whatever you want:  spinach, mushrooms, etc. and pour into well-greased muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes or until set.  Super easy to grab on the go.

Other ideas is whatever leftovers is from the night before (if he doesn’t mind eating non-b’fast type foods).

 Edit to add:  I think the cooking factor is a really difficult challenge to overcome – I cut out processed foods to lose weight for the wedding and making b’fast was something I had to work into my morning routine – Now I scramble up some eggs and veggies and start to finish it literally takes 10 minutes.  

Post # 13
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Honey bee

@BackyardLoveBird: you can also do poached eggs in the micro without sacrificing texture. Lots of restaurants do. Just google.

I would recommend steel cut oats. Its still “high carb” but its much less processed with natural protein and fiber so its much slower digesting with no blood sugar spikes unlike the toast and nutella he is eating now.

Eggs have been addressed already and I second

@BunnyBrideToBe: I second the crustless quiche (but I would call it a fritatta since I wouldnt put the cream or milk in it)  there are recipes everywhere.

Has he thought about non-traditional foods? egg sald made with 50% whites and greek yogurt instead of mayo? on 100% whole wheat bread?

Salads? (I do these all the time)

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