Post # 1
Once or twice a month, I’m in charge of coordinating morning meetings at work. Usuaully the committee are made up of big, tough guys, and they come hungry to my meetings. I like to have something available for breakfast for them; in the past I’ve done things like muffins, bagels or breakfast loafs and fruit. Recently, my boss asked me to provide healthier options, and to eliminate the bread proucts all together. Today I did a “build your own yogurt parfait,” but it didn’t go over so well.
Does anyone have suggestions? I need to be able to supply it bulk (for 20-30 people), and I need something that I can either pick up from the store already prepared or make in the staff kitchen in 15 minutes or less. Suggestions?
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
LOL I was going to sugguest a yogurt partait. I guess that is out. 😉
What about some of the little mini quiches you can get frozen?
Post # 4
In the winter you could do oatmeal made overnight in a slow cooker and offer toppings like dried fruit, nuts, bananas etc
scrambled eggs in wraps (there are high fibre, low fat wraps)
Low fat muffins
ask a nearby restaurant to make a breakfast strata-I’m assumimg you have access to a microwave for reheating
fritatta and fruit
Post # 5
Without any carbs…..fruit salads, thin bagels with cream cheese and spreads (though that does have some carbs), fruit & veggies, granola bars, smoothies (but those are spendy and I don’t know a whole lot of guys that prefer those for breakfast), (I’d say yogurt, but that’s a no go.).
I’d also suggest a breakfast casserole, fritatta, tortilla egg wraps, pot/crockpot of oatmeal with toppings, etc. But I don’t know how reheating would work for you.
It’s harder to make breakfast items with little to no prep, for mostly men, and no carbs.
Post # 6
I would have gone with build your own parfait as well. So I don’t know. If you eliminate bread and yogurt what the hell else is left? LOL Other than a fresh fruit assortment I have no clue.
Post # 7
Do you have a blender? If so, there’s this awesome smoothie, it tastes like a milkshake:
1 c. soy milk
1 frozen banana
1 tsp peanut butter
1 tbs chocolate protein powder
1/2 tsp cocoa powder
That makes one…so multiply by whatever…you might have to do a few batches but if they don’t like this they are hopeless!
Post # 8
I’m realllly boring in that for breakfast, I’ll only eat bran sticks with skimmed milk.
Does it taste good? No, it tastes like cardboard.
Can you make it taste better? Yes, by adding raisins
Why do you eat it then crazy lady? Because it is low in fat, fills you up and gives you enough energy to do almost anything.
Therefore, give them a bowl of bran each. I guarantee they won’t ask you again…
Post # 9
Thanks for all your help, ladies! This is definitely a bit of a challenge, lol.
I like the smoothie idea, especially for summer. I think I’ll try @bee_elle:‘s recipe myself and see if that might work. Maybe an egg casserole would work for the winter. Does anyone have a good, fast recipe? I have access to an oven, so if it’s easy to put together, I can make it the night before and just stick it the oven when I get into work the morning of the meeting.
Post # 10
@Button: Bwahahahaha! Brilliant!
Post # 11
The best part is, in bulk it’d be really cheap (Even with the added ‘treat’ of dried fruit). In all seriousness, this meal is the best part of my day.
Post # 12
That is strange that your boss is chosing to eliminate bread products all together. I’m sure someone at the meeting likes bread!
Anyway, you could do hard boiled eggs. I personally don’t like to eat a plain hard boiled egg, but that is about the healthiest thing with protein I can think of, that is not greek yogurt. If I use salt and pepper and mix the yolk with some mayo it is good. You can buy packs of them preboiled at the super market.
Post # 13
I think an egg frittata would be great, it’s similar to the egg casserole idea you mentioned. You can add all kinds of vegetables into the frittata and maybe bring in a side of sour cream, shredded cheese and chives for toppings. I would also do a quick side of baked potato wedges for those that miss having some kind of bread/carb.
Post # 14
Great ideas, guys! Thanks for the inspiration!
Post # 15
What about make your own breakfast burrito bar? Those that don’t want the tortilla carbs can do without. Scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes, bacon, ham, cheese, salsa…
I really like the breakfast casserole ideas (sorry, no good recipes), or some sort of frittata. I’d think a few different types of quiches would be the most simple – make them the night before and then bake the morning of (if you have enough time).
Post # 16
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
@Mrs. Spring: I have a awesome casserole recipe!
- 1 tube cresent rolls
- 2 cup breakfast meat pre-cooked (I like to use sausage)
- 2 cups hashbrowns, thawed
- 5 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1.5 cups cheddar jack cheese
In the bottom of a 13×9 pan roll the cresent rolls out flat. Then place the meat followed up the hashbrowns. Beat the 5 eggs with the milk (add salt and pepper to taste) and pour in the pan. Top with the cheese. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.
If you made the sausage (or maybe turkey sausage to make it healthier) the day before, all you would have to do is put the stuff in a pan and bake it.