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I get too bored eating the same thing everyday, unless I want to.

I was thinking ahead for the morning (thinking ahead is good!) because it's a work day for me. I was thinking about the waffles, and cottage cheese and fruit. Usually after toasting the waffle and putting the cottage cheese on it, I use one of the kids' individual fruit cups and pour it over the top of the cheese and waffle with the juice and all and then I don't need syrup. Or cottage cheese and cinnamon sugar in a warm tortilla. Fruit on the side.

You don't know how much you are helping me collect ideas while I am getting ready for vacation. Thanks for sharing!

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I am not bothered by eating the same thing for days in a row, especially when I enjoy it. My breakfast is always filling and yummy! I usually make scrambled eggs using egg substitute (Egg Beaters), 3/4 of a cup which is like 3 eggs but only 90 calories. Then I'll have some fruit - lately it's been berries, but I also love to have a kiwi. Finally I have a plain mini bagel with "butter" spread. The bagel is only 100 calories and feels more indulgent than a slice of bread. So that's my breakfast!

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pam in pan spinach 1 egg 1 egg white scrambled
asparagus in microwave serve all together with 1 slice 4g fiber bread.

yum

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how do you make cold oatmeal would like to try it

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I like cream of wheat and i found this on here
Cream of Wheat with peanut butter and banana
make creaam of wheat as directed add banana and serving amount pb it is yummy

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three of my favorites:
1. Raisin bread toasted with peanut butter, and fruit
2. half a bagel with whipped cream cheese and some canadian bacon, and fruit
3. oatmeal, with dried fruit and nuts, but also 1 egg white mixed in. it makes it thicker but the egg white you can't taste and it holds me longer with the added protein. like it on days I work.

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6/1/10 12:31 A

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I too love my eggs like this. Sometime I melt 2 Tsp Low fat cheddar cheese on top of my omelet.

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I love farina (cream of wheat) and get is way cheaper in the bulk section. Add a bit of Splenda, a few slices of banana, and a splash of vanilla soy milk.
This keeps me going all morning along with some fresh fruit and low fat plain yogurt (that I also make).


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I really enjoy an eggo (low fat nutrigrain style) w/yogurt and some v-8 fusion. I am always looking for ideas becuz I usually eat at my office M-F

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5/30/10 11:58 P

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I love oatmeal with fresh fruit for breakfast, but that leaves me carb loaded. I've been making egg whites with veggies but I miss my oatmeal!

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5/30/10 9:33 P

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My breakfast is eaten in my office M-F, so I eat either a Thomas Better Start Light Multi-grain English muffin or Hearty Grains Bagel spread with 1-1.5 tablespoons of peanut or almond butter, with half of a banana sliced on top. If I have the english muffin, I'll add a glass of either skim or unsweetened almond milk to make it more substantial.

On the weekends and days off, though, I usually make some form of eggs - lately, my favorite meal has been Egg Beaters scrambled with a scoop of salsa and some black beans and a side of light, whole wheat toast.

I also love the Kashi cereals - plain GoLEAN mixed with diced strawberries, GoLEAN crunch, and (an occasional indulgence) Honey Sunshine - with unsweetened almond milk.

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5/29/10 2:23 P

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I use to eat oatmeal every day. Then I let Spark make my menu and there is no oatmeal. I am only using the Spark menu twice a week now. If I don't keep my day balanced I'll go back to it.

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My fav is oatmeal with a half an apple cooked with the oatmeal, a dash of cinnamon, and one or two tbsps of hemp hearts and a splash of milk .Keeps me going till well after lunch,and then a small meal is sufficient until dinner.


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Wow, so many great ideas! I could go for a month trying something new every day.

Thanks everyone!

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It has been a long time since I had a homemade omelet.
Thanks for the idea.

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I like to cut up bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and spinach at the beginning of the week.

In the morning I sauté them in a pan, and add egg white substitute. Add a little salsa for a southwestern touch!

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5/24/10 10:06 P

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the oatmeal sounds really good, I'll have to try ir too. thanks

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I'm going to try it. Thanks.

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I sure do.It really does taste good-I could not believe it myself!

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RANJINI4 do you just put the oatmeal (with the other stuff) in water without cooking it?

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Ditto....lots of great ideas.

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Just getting caught up on this thread....so many great ideas - thanks everyone!

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I've heard so much about this overnight oatmeal that I'm actually going to try making some tonight for tomorrow's breakfast. I'm thinking maybe diced apples and slivered almonds.

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Try the cold oatmeal -soaked overnight with nuts and flax seed and chi seed and cinnamon-add fruit in am.Enjoy!

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I enjoy rye toast with my homemade cinnamon sugar using cinnamon and splenda. I feel like I am getting a sweet treat but its not as bad as the cinnamon sugar you buy pre mixed.

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Have had to learn to eat breakfast earlier then normal due to medication and I enjoy my oatmeal with raisins.Have tried other things but my stomach likes and tolerated the oatmeal the best.

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I usually stick to good whole wheat bread with a smear of cream cheese or peanut butter, yogurt. Some mornings oatmeal with fruit(dried fruits like prunes, apricots, cranberries).

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At work (because I don't have time to eat at home), I typically eat the same thing every day - either Greek yogurt or Stonyfield yogurt. I refused to eat HFCS unless I can avoid it, and both of these use either honey or cane sugar. I also can't eat any sugar substitutes due to health reasons, so really, moderation is the way to go for me! :D

But, what I found interesting the other day is that NPR had a link to breakfast ideas that didn't revolve around what American's consider breakfast food (although eggs were represented): www.npr.org/templates/story/story.ph
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I made the baked egg and spinach with feta cheese in a tomato shell (ok, for dinner last night - but sometimes I do have breakfast for dinner ;) ) and substituted in garlic herb goat cheese. It was *delicious* and would be a perfect for us weekend breakfast.

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I quit eating meat last September and really miss biscuits and gravy. Even if I was still eating meat, I couldn't have that and lose weight! So I developed a substitute that's pretty good! I brown a serving of Morningstar Farms sausage-style crumbles in 2 tsp of canola oil for a few minutes. Sprinkle that with a tbsp of flour and stir to coat the crumbles. Pour in about a half cup of skim milk (or fat-free half and half) and turn the heat up to high. When it starts bubbling turn it down to low and stir continuously. If it thickens to much add water by spoonfuls. Serve over whole-grain toast. I don't have an actual recipe, I just kind of wing it, but it is close enough to the real thing to satisfy my craving and it's (comparatively) low in fat and calories.

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One of my "food groupings" is my yogurt breakfast - 1 cup fat-free Greek vanilla yogurt, 1 cup Kashi Go-Lean cereal and 1 cup of fruit - usually blueberries or strawberries. It's a very substantial meal. If I'm really watching it or need the calories later in the day, I'll cut the yogurt and cereal back to a half cup each.

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I do something similar to Micmansll: I have a whole wheat flat roll (Weight Watchers brand) with 1/4 cup egg whites, a handful of fresh spinach and about 15g of a light cheddar cheese. That, with coffee (with 1/4 cup milk for the protein and calcium), and a fruit (usually an orange to get in my Vitamin C), takes me to less than 300 calories. And it's a lot of filling food!!

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I usually make a whole wheat bagel thin (GREATEST bagels ever!) with a piece of kraft free cheese, 1 slice turkey bacon, and 1.5 egg whites. It's a great way to start off the day and a pretty low cal breakfast!

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I wanted to add that I love that Starbucks has oatmeal!

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Yoghurt with muesli, flaxseeds and a piece of fruit is what helps me easily to reach lunch without eating but I do have a snack in between to keep my metabolism up.

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Greek Yogurt and a granola bar

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My usual breakfast is a smoothie. I take whole frozen strawberries - 50 cal, 1 small banana - 70 cal, frozen blueberries- 70 cal and frozen spinach, and plain nonfat yogurt- 80 cal, with a tablespoon flax seed. So give or take it is about 300 cal. I get my fruits and some dairy and I can take it on the go.

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My usual is Kashi GoLean (regular) and skim milk, both measured for 1 serving size. When I get board of that, I'll make an egg sandwich: 1 whole egg & 1 eggwhite with a slice of cheese on high-fiber bread (I fry the egg using non-stick cookware with no fat so I can enjoy the cheese instead).

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Mine is pretty simple
1/2 cup of garden vegetable eggbeaters
1/2 cup shredded fiesta cheese
.875 oz of diced ham

made into a delicious omelet!!

also use a spray or two of olive oil on the skillet!!!

delicious & only 140 calories!!! yum yum :)

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My favourite breakfast is a combo of fruit (I usually microwave about half a cup of frozen berries), half a cup of plain yogurt and half a cup of a natural cereal (I like Kashi or an organic granola I get at the market) plus I sprinkle on 2 tbsps of ground flax seed and a little cinnamon. For a drink - a large herbal tea. This keeps me going for hours! emoticon

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One of my favorite breakfasts is 1/2 C old fashioned oatmeal with 8 peans halves broken into small pieces, 1/8 C dried cranberries, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp sugar and 1/4 C greek yogurt. Very yummy and creamy goodness!

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Jempower - what an awesome breakfast.

Thanks for sharing. I like the idea of the rye toast.

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mmmh..there are some nice ideas emoticon I nearly have the same breakfast every day - porridge with either some fruit puree(withou any added sugar) or with a chopped banana and a cup of black tea with non fat milk, but sometimes I throw in a low fat, low sugar yogurt into the 'mix' too emoticon

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LOL Lots of good ideas!
I usually eat the boiled eggs and fruit too, so this helped me.
Used to make waffle sandwich alot.
Whole grain waffles with peanut butter and stawberries cut up and mash them together like a sandwich :)
How do you make the fruit smoothies? Do you have to buy a base?

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We alternate Oatmeal on M-W-Fri with dry cereal the rest of the week most of the year depending on the weather. Dry cereals are Kashi Heart to Heart Warm Cinnamon Oat Cereal with Kashi Autumn Wheat. Adding banana, raisins, flax seed, and fat free milk.

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I made a very healthy breakfast this morning so I thought I'd share it. The planning started yesterday because I used leftovers from yesterday so I'm going to give you that recipe too.

Yesterday I made a cucumber salad with sliced cucumbers, juice of 1 mier lemon and 1 T of walnut oil, and 1 T of table Blend Mrs. Dash. I shook it all around and let it stand yesterday until supper and then I ate the leftovers (there were only 7 slices left) for breakfast.

Then, I poached two eggs by putting one inch of water and 1 tsp of white vinegar in my smallest skillet to bring to a boil.

I put two pieces of rye bread in my toaster and a cut a grapefruit in half.

I set the table with a placemate and a napkin. Just for little old me.

I made a large cup of green tea

I pulled out the toast and spread 1 section of laughing cow low fat cream cheese on the two pieces of rye toast.

I put the two eggs in the boiling water I prepared on the stove. I took my slotted spoon and splashed the boiling water over the eggs until the eggs got to the doneness that I preferred (quite soft). I took the eggs out (using the slotted spoon) and placed them on the toast. Then I put cracked pepper on the eggs.

I came into the dining room and put the cucumbers around the toast and eggs. I had classical music playing in the background, ate my breakfast and drank my tea. I finished it all off with my vitamins. What a great way to have a healthy breakfast and enjoy life.

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As so many of us do, I work full time outside of the house. I was not a breakfast eater before being "Sparked" and starting this new life's path/journey so breakfasts were a bit of a challenge to me...especially being someone who is an evening/night eater (most difficult time for me to keep "in control) AND, by no stretch of the imagination, a morning person. BUT I LOVE to cook! SO, the goal has been easy and tasty breakfasts that either pack well or can be "assembled" with a combination of packed and purchased (at the cafeteria at work) items. Here are some of the results:

EGG SANDWICH
2 Slices Nature's Own Double Fiber Bread
1 Hard Fried Egg Large size (purchased at cafeteria)
1 Wedge Laughing Cow Cheese (Lite) - Flavor your choice
Sprinkle of Mrs. Dash's Chipotle Seasoning

Variations could be egg substitute or egg whites
Different/Added flavor options:
Roasted Peppers (bottled type)
Spinach Leaves
Sliced Tomatoe
1 oz No Fat Feta Cheese
1 oz Crumbled Goat Cheese

EGG "ROLL UP"
1 High Fiber/Low Calorie Tortilla (The one I use has 12 grams fiber and 71 Calories)
1 Egg (large) made like an omlette (at work they use egg substitute)
1 Wedge Laughing Cow Cheese (Lite)
In a one cup container:
1 sliced scallion
2 Small sweet peppers julienned
1 handful of fresh spinach
1 tsp olive oil drizzled over top
Spread the Laughing Cow onto tortilla
Place egg "omlette" on tortilla
Sprinkle with Mrs. Dash's Chipolte Seasoning
Microwave veggies for 1 minute (Maximum)
Place veggies in a line down center of tortilla
Fold left side up then roll tortilla into a roll up

Veggies and cheeses can be changed as well as the Salt-free seasoning

COLD CEREAL
Kashi Lean (Original as it has less sugar/calories)
1 Cup/140 grams Frozen Raspberries
1/2 Cup Silk Almond Milk (You can use 1 Cup, but I like it less "soupy"
1 Truvia or other calorie-free sweetner

In a 2 cup container place frozen raspberries and sweetner (you can also put almond milk in this container as well if you like)
In ziplock bag put the cereal
In 4 oz container put the almond milk

At work, combine the ingredients (the raspberries will have defrosted by then and with the sweetner, a "syrup" will have developed) and enjoy!

Nice high fiber meal that staves off hunger nicely!

HOT CEREAL
I am a "texture" person and oatmeal doesn't "do it" for me unless it is made fresh, from scratch so it is not a "take to work" meal for me. I have always preferred cream of wheat over oatmeal and have "discovered" Cream of Wheat "Healthy Grain" which is an instant hot cereal
In two cup container:
1 pkg of Cream of Wheat Healthy Grain
In one cup container (may need a bit bigger when using frozen raspberries):
1 Cup/140 g Frozen Raspberries
1 pkt Truvia (or other no calorie sweetner
At work add water as directed on package to cream of wheat and heat 1 minute in microwave
Add raspberries and juice (turns everything purple)
and mix
If you like more moisture add 2 - 4 oz of Silk Almond Milk

DECADENT FRESH FRUIT SALAD
1 Kiwi (peeled, quartered, each quarter cut into three pieces)
1/2 Cup Mango cut into bite sized pieces (I buy pre-cut in "bulk" at Cosco)
4 Large Strawberries (quartered)
1/3 Cup blue berries
2 TBS "Zero" Greek Yogurt
1 pkt Truvia
This gives the fresh fruit a rich, creamy texture and flavor.
For extra fiber you can sprinkle ground flax seed into the mixture
Fruit can be varied based upon preference/season.

I am a BIG fan of the "Fit and Fresh" containers featured here on SparkPeople. I just purchased the "Salad Shaker" at my local Publix Grocery Store. It has a 4 cup container, an inner tray with a dressing dispenser, and the removable ice pack. I use the two cup containers with ice packs for my packed breakfasts and lunches during the week as well.

There is some prep time associated with each of these ideas, but I do that in the evenings before I go to bed and then I just have to pull the cold stuff out of the refrigerator, snap in the ice packs, and add to the cooler bag with the non-refrigerated items. Relatively mindless requirement for the morning as it takes a bit of time for me to wake up!

Hope these ideas are helpful!

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SYLVIALYNN2's Photo SYLVIALYNN2 Posts: 572
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I like the Jimmy Dean Light Turkey Sausage Breakfast Bowl. Put in microwave for 3 minutes. Take out, add diced celery and salsa, put back in for another minute. Or add hand full of baby spinach and salsa. Yummy and holds me until dinner. Sometimes I only eat half and save second half for next day.

Also have custard dish that I fill with baby spinach then add raw egg or Egg Beaters and microwave till egg white is done and yolk still slightly runny. Add salsa and piece of toast.

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I always fix a fruit smoothie. It is very filling and gets in milk and fruit.

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Well, I guess yummy. Sounds wonderful and slightly decadent.

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