(Closed) Breakfast Suggestions

posted 5 years ago in Cooking
Post # 2
1117 posts
Bumble bee

You need some sort of protein. Maybe try adding a scoop of protein powder to your oats and your smoothies. Turkey bacon/sausage is also a good option that is high in protein. Also, you don’t necessarily need to have breakfast food for breakfast. I sometimes have a salad with ground turkey and some chopped veggies as my first meal of the day. 

Post # 3
47252 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yogurt, with a serving of fruit and 1/3 cup of All Bran Buds. Crunchy and filling.

ps if you eat that early, there is nothing wrong with having a snack shortly after you get to work, but make it a healthy snack like an apple and a small piece of cheese.

Post # 4
3008 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

papillon20:  I always have smoothie in the morning, and stay full for a decent amount of time. What are you putting in yours? I do Greek yogurt (more protein), flax seed, a little Chia seed, spinach, and then some combo of frozen fruit (I love frozen cherries), with water as the base. It is important to have proteina and fat to help you feel full longer!

Post # 5
302 posts
Helper bee

I don’t like sugary or super sweet things in the morning. So I try to have sensible portions of sweet potatoes, onions, turkey sausage, turkey bacon, peppers, carrots, eggs etcc.. I’ve been known to eat dinner leftovers for breakfast.

I reccomend prepping roasted vegetables the nigth before or earlier in the week so it’s easy to reheat in the morning. Less temptation to reach for the cereal.

And I second the mid morning snack. By 11ish I can finall stomach an apple so I’ll have that with some light string cheese, yogurt,  or serving of pistachios.

My step mother splits her breakfast shakes. Shell have half in the morning with toast, and then half mid morning with a banana.

Post # 7
4242 posts
Honey bee

Protein! It keeps you full and it’s recommended to eat a high protein breakfast to curb snacking later. Cereals can be sugary (even if they are “healthy” cereals) and are generally not great.

Have some turkey bacon, Greek yogurt, add some protein powder or nut butter to smoothies. Do you absolutely hate eggs? They are a good source of protein as well, so it may be worth learning to cook them in a way you like (but if you hate them, you hate them).

Mid-morning snacks are good too….some fruit with cheese, or some cut up veggies or a smoothie.

ETA: I just saw one of your comments where you said you were worried about eating a midmorning snack and training your body to eat too much- but if you’re  hungry, eat! Seriously, your body is really good at telling you when to eat and when you’re full, and once you get in tune with that, you’ll find that you’re eating the right amount. For me, I need to eat a small breakfast, small midmorning snack, normal lunch then a BIG afternoon snack followed by supper around 7:00- that’s when my body signals it’s hungry. Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full 🙂

Post # 8
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Northern Territory, Australia

I usually make a smoothie out of protein powder (currently using R1) and a mix of frozen berries and chia and pepitas for breakfast (no dairy – sometime with almond milk but mostly just water).

Otherwise I blend berries with greek yoghurt and layer it with homemade granola and banana’s. In my granola I have oats, shredded coconut, spices, honey, almonds, walnuts, sultanas, chia seeds, cranberries, cashews and coconut oil. 

I find that both of these fill me up heaps. 🙂 

Post # 9
2119 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

papillon20:  my go to is greek yogurt, granola (try different ones till you find out which one you like the texture and taste-theyre all different) and a cut up apple. Theres something about that combo that keep you filled up and its so healthy for you. dont go crazy on granola cuz the calories are high but its really good for you.  i also like oatmeal packets. 

Post # 10
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I usually eat cottage cheese for breakfast and then about two hours later I’ll eat some fruit. Usually a pear for the fiber but lately I’ll have a mandarin orange (or two). On days when I get bored with the cottage cheese I’ll eat some turkey slices rolled up with cheese and a squirt or mustard…I know it’s not a typical “breakfast” food but it’s protein and helps keep me feeling full. I’ve also started having a large glass of water with lemon when I first wakeup; that seems to help me feel less hungry too.

Post # 11
1624 posts
Bumble bee

Ham1320:  I was expecting you to suggest ham 

Post # 13
160 posts
Blushing bee

I usually have a Fage Greek yogurt, the kind with the little side of fruit, or two Morningstar veggie sausage patties. The yogurt has 14 g of protein and is ~150 calories depending on the type of fruit. I don’t do fat free yogurt. It isn’t that many calories more and you get more protein. The maple  or spicy sausage patties are yummy and 160 cal & 20 g protein for two.

Post # 14
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If you enjoy oatmeal for breakfast but need fat and protein to keep you full, you can actually quickly beat an egg and then stir it into your oatmeal then add nuts fruit maple syrup agave etc to taste. It simply makes your oats more creamy. No egg taste or chunks, just delicious oatmeal rounded out with fat and protein from undetectable egg. 

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