Post # 1
Breakfast is always a hard one for me when I’m trying to lose weight. What I’m looking for in breakfast food: something that will fill me up, is easy to make, not too carb heavy.
So, I’m turning to the hive for suggstions.
- What did you have for breakfast this morning?
- What are some of your favorite breakfast combinations?
Post # 3
Yogurt with fresh fruit and sometimes with granola. Cottage cheese is also good–has tons of protein.
Post # 4
My favourite healthy breakfast is:
– 1 egg and 2 egg whites scrambled with wilted spinach
(sometimes if I don’t have spinach on hand (I usually run out by the end of the week) I use diced green and red peppers and diced onion)
– with one piece of light rye toast with butter (I don’t eat processed foods aka margarine)
It’s very filling and very healthy!
Post # 5
I have always eaten cereal for breakfast and found it to be a great filling and healthy choice. Even though cereal is carbs there are many healthy cereals and you can always do something like Cheerios and add berries, bananas, nuts, etc. My other favorite breakfast is a high fiber english muffin with reduced fat peanut butter. It is filling, is high in fiber and whole grains and protein.
Post # 6
I try to have a serving of fruit, dairy and carbs for breakfast. I often eat yogurt with fruit and some granola in it.
Another favorite breakfast of mine are a skinny cow wedge spread on a wasa cracker. I will also have a piece of fruit with this breakfast. Skinny cow wedges come in a lot of great flavors like herb, onion etc…very yummy!
Egg beaters with some veggies and fat free cheese is also another good option!
Also, on the carb topic…I have been working with a nutritionist the past few months and she has let me know that I should have some sort of healthy carb at each meal. If you don’t eat carbs you will feel hungry and then eat more or stuff that is not good for you. It’s all about eating a healthy carb (think whole grains) and a healthy portion (a serving of rice is 1/2 cup etc…)
Post # 7
- Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception
I usually eat a greek yogurt with either raspberries and/or granola. I also sometimes eat grapefruit with some splenda. If you have time to make it, oatmeal is always a good choice too! Now I’m hungry:)
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I used to honey nut cheerios evrey day with fruit and skim milk – while delicious, I was always hungry too soon!
Since I started weight watchers, I have been having oatmeal almost every day for breakfast with natural no calorie sweetner (stevia) and cinnamon – delicious and it keeps me full for HOURS.
Post # 9
I usually have some of the following in some combination:
Eggs with spinach or mushrooms is a very filling breakfast that will stick with you.
Fresh fruit is always good. Try an apple or about 4 oz of grapes.
Fat free yogurt.
If I’m feeling like I need carbs (I love bread) I’ll have a low calorie, whole grain english muffin. I usually have it with low fat cream cheese, but if you need something sweet use a very small amount of honey or peanut butter- just enough to flavor it, but not enough to add a ton of calories. I would say a tablespoon on both halfs, at most.
Post # 10
I have been alternating between oatmeal and 2 nutrigrain blueberry waffles (plain). I just toast the waffles and eat them as is. Just enough sweetness, but the whole grain does have some fiber! Greek Yogurt with low-fat granola and a sliced banana is good, too (I actually read in a magazine I think that it’s one of the best breakfasts because of the protein, fiber, etc).
Post # 11
So many great suggestions!!! I’m going to keep a lot of them in mind.
@hermitcrab: May I ask what brand oatmeal? Do you do the cooked or instant?
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
@PumpkinSpiceChai: we buy Quacker Oatmeal in the big canister – I usually buy “quick cooking” that you just have to pour boiling water over, but Mr. HC went shopping the last time and bought “regular rolled oats” – now I just use regular water and pop it in the microwave for 2 1/2 minutes – same effect, I don’t notice a big difference in taste – so really, either one will work. I have played with pinches of different spices too – nutmeg, allspice, ginger, all good.
Both kinds make delicious oatmeal raisin cookies too, FYI 😉
Post # 13
I always have kashi go lean crunch mixed together with danon light n’ fit yogurt. The kashi has less sugar than regular granola, and more protein.
Post # 14
I grab a nutrigrain bar on my way out the door and hope that it ties me over until the cafeteria opens for lunch. They only serve breakfast here from 0700 to 0830, so by the time I’m up and out the door I miss breakfast.
Post # 15
Cinnamon Oatmeal! yummy and good for you. since im at work its the easiest thing to eat. If im at home i usually go for a bowl of special k or some egg whites and toast.
Post # 16
On most days I eat Special K Redberries or another lighter cereal, with Skim milk. Some days, if I have more time, I will make 3 scrambled egg whites with a little basil in them, a sprinkle of cheese on top, and either put it on a piece of whole wheat toast with a bit of light mayo, or eat the toast separate with just some honey on it. DELICIOUS!!