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If you have some time to prep ahead, egg muffins are amazing!! There are about a million recipes (Pintrest is your friend), you can use whole eggs or egg whites or a combination of the two, all sorts of assorted veggies and meats, cheese is optional. Tons of options from vegetarian to Keto/Paleo. You can make larger muffins or mini muffins. Great for brunch, sharing, kids, adults and easily portable.
Here's a good starter recipe www.sixsistersstuff.com/recipe/scrambled-e
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I work shifts and often pack my breakfast to eat at work. My two go-tos are breakfast bars and overnight oats.
The breakfast bars are dead easy to make - just take one a day, wrap and go. Fruit on the side if you want.
Overnights oats are also easy - you can probably find a recipe here on Spark - or google it. You need some kind of container, then add about 1/2 cup dry oats, some berries and/or fresh chopped fruit and/or dried fruit such as raisins, add whatever you like - seeds, nuts, spices, sweeteners (I like ground mixed spice or cinnamon, and maybe some maple syrup - not always). Top container up with milk. You can also add yoghurt. Seal and leave in the fridge overnight. Pop it in your bag in the morning (take a spoon) and enjoy for breakfast!
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I’d probably warm up dinner leftovers while getting dressed in the AM and throw it in a thermos to eat on a break.
Or pack some meat, hard boiled eggs, cut up vegetables, low sugar fruit, nuts and seeds in containers. Just grab and go.
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I'm a Non-Practicing Certified Personal Trainer.
I'm not a doctor or dietitian. I'm just a real whole foods nutrition nerd.
I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free food. And it's changed my life!
Maintaining my goal weight of 124-128 lbs since 2012
40 years old
Lowering my A1C and keeping my blood sugar levels steady eating LCHF.
I'm similar to you in that I can't just wake up and eat breakfast, and I need something quick on the go because I'm a student and don't have time to sit and enjoy a meal. I've been making smoothies every morning and adding in hemp seeds and I find it keeps me full for awhile (you could add in chia as well). This week I'm switching it up because I'm feeling savoury and I'm making avocado toast (avocado, lime, garlic powder, red onion) with some cucumber and red pepper and an egg on top. It's quick because I make the avocado mash in bulk to last a couple days and the lime keeps it good and then I just have the veggies cut up ready to go and throw an egg on a pan and you're good to go!
"Fill your lungs, clear your mind."
3/4 C milk (mine is unsweetened soy)
1/2 C oats (mine are gf)
1 T chia seeds
1/4 t cinnamon
1/4 t vanilla
soak for 2 hours or overnight (in a mason jar if you're going to be traveling w/ it)
add 1 smushed banana
very filling and so easy to make ahead of a busy morning
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@CJYOUNG74 This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing. And, just so I won't forget how to do it, I copied and pasted it to a note on my Mac desktop. I like Almond milk, and I have protein powder that I wasn't using anymore because I don't like to drink my calories I have decided. This could even be a lunch.
Edited by: LUCYICANNON at: 3/18/2018 (16:05)
I am not much of a breakfast eater. There were a lot of great ideas I will try to do. I have eaten eggs before and will try to get back into the habit. Thanks for the ideas.
Hard boiled eggs are my go to along with cubed cheese and crackers
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I've seen recipes make ahead breakfast burritos that can be frozen. Keep meaning to try it.
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Mine too. What would I do without my tub of oatmeal in my desk drawer?
never thought of any of this stuff!! Good motivation Sparkers!! Wish I could print them!!
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The ache in your heart and the confusion in your soul means you are still aive,still human and STILL open to the beauty of this world~Harding~
You can microwave egg whites and veggies in about 1.5 minutes, I pair it with precooked turkey sausage or bacon, you can cook mushrooms, spinach, onion, tomatoes before hand or put them in raw either way they are delicious.
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I tend to make breakfast ahead just because I am NOT a morning person & do well to turn on the coffee pot. Baked oatmeal in different flavors & variations of egg white "muffins" with asst. veggies are my favorite go-tos. Both freeze well too.
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I've been living off of raw buckwheat porridge for the last couple months (hope I don't get sick of it!)
Here's a great recipe for it: ohsheglows.com/2011/07/11/raw-buckwheat-br
This one you eat cold or at room temperature.
I like to top mine with fresh berries, sliced banana, granola, unsweetened coconut flakes, and pumpkin seeds. It's very filling.
There's a lot of other great suggestions in here, as well. Hope you get some good ideas.
How long have you been in the program?
there are some fantastic ideas here!
The ones that said you couldn't do it are watching.
Black Forest ham in a small Bagby 1 oz is 27 calories
additional ideas: you can make your own egg scramble bowls with veggies and additional protein, cheese, etc. For example, 2 scrambled eggs + black beans +/- brown rice + bell pepper + sweet potato + salsa + cheddar + cilantro.
I am not a fan of plain yogurt for breakfast (but siggi for the win! I often have the individual ones for snacks), but I AM a fan of mixing greek yogurt (and sometimes part skim ricotta) with a teaspoon of honey and topping with chia seeds, hemp hearts, fruit, and sometimes nuts. It's really satisfying (particularly as it gets warmer outside).
You can make little crustless egg 'muffin' quiches in a muffin tin which are pretty good warm or cold and easily portable. Have some fruit or veg + greek yogurt based dip on the side to round it out.
Nut butter + jam sandwiches are always a winner, plus the fat will help keep you more full. Can also do avocado toast (with or without an egg- we top with tomato and cilantro often but have recently been into blueberries and honey too! plus hemp hearts).
Do you like smoothies? Maybe you could sip on a smoothie (with or without protein depending on your needs) on your first break?
Healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!
Re-start: 1/2/18, -10 met 1/30, - 20 met 3/27, -25 met 4/18
30 lb target:5/10
These are all great suggestions! You can also make overnight oats. My go-to recipe is 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup milk or almond milk, scoop of protein powder and then dress it up whatever flavor. Sometimes I add a tbsp of cocoa, and a tbsp of powdered peanut butter. Other days, I add a little vanilla and cinnamon and top with frozen fruit. Especially with the fruit, by the time morning comes, the fruit is thawed and juicy and mixes in the oatmeal nicely.
Instant Cream of Wheat (or oatmeal) with a box of raisins in a sealed 10 ounce bowl. I normally just add 6-8 ounces of water and reseal the bowl for 5 minutes. My go-to breakfast Monday through Friday.
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I always spare ice cream boxes, and I can pack my oatmeal + fruit anywhere I go.
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings
I fill whole wheat pita pockets with scrambled egg and a slice of thin sliced cheese (1 slice = 1/3 serving) and sprinkle on a few drops of hot sauce. If I have lunchmeat (turkey ham or turkey bacon already cooked) I'll add some of that too. I'll make several at a time and wrap them as breakfast sandwiches.
These can be nuked at the office and, if I'm feeling adventurous, I can add some avocado slices before I eat!
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This is one of my new favorite breakfasts:
The change I made is to use 3 whole eggs and 6 egg whites. I also found premade wild rice packets at Target which run about $2.50 per 2 serving package and I can use 1 packet for 2 times making this recipe.
I usually eat 3 for breakfast and add a couple of servings of vegetables.
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I take breakfast with me and eat it at work. My latest favourite is cottage cheese with apple, ground flax, cinnamon, and some sunflower seeds. I eat 2% cottage cheese because I can't stand the non-taste of the lower fat stuff. I package up a half cup of cottage cheese in separate containers on Sunday night and add a generous shake of cinnamon. Each morning I will add the fruit, flax and sunflower seeds. My latest favourite fruits are frozen blueberries or apples. By the time the apples get mixed in the with cinnamon and the flax you can't really tell if they've gone brown when you eat them. They just taste delicious! The great thing about this is you can use other nuts and seeds to adjust your fat, protein or fiber up or down depending on what you want.
Suggestions really depend on whether you prefer sweet or savoury, whether you want typical North American "breakfast" foods, and what kind of calorie / nutritional mix you are looking for.
Personally, I like to mix things up, prefer "breakfast foods" for supper (and vice versa), but always look for around 300-400 calories with close to 20g protein, and a goodly amount of fibre. With that in mind, some of my usual breakfasts are:
A "cake" like this one: recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
A beef or chicken stew, with barley and lentils and at least 2 servings of vegetables
A creamy soup with barley and lentils and at least 2 or 3 servings of vegetables
A mix of cooked lentils and other "cereal" grains or seeds (quinoa or bulgur or amaranth or barley or oats), with some cooked spinach mixed in, and some cheese, and some meat or chicken or beans, and either a mix of other cooked vegetables (onions, mushrooms, carrots, peas, whatever) or a mix of chopped fruits (butternut squash, apples, pears, apricots, plums, etc.). With this, I batch cook the grains and pulses separately, and just randomly mix them up the night before and cook in my choice of vegetables and fruits. It's a great meal either warm or cold, and it's easy to get a great variety, especially when you add in a flavourful sauce.
Left-overs from the night before stir-fried together and tucked in to a wrap (either a whole-grain one if I can use the carbs, or a low-carb one if I figure that I've got enough of them in the rest of the meal).
Mix of roasted vegetables tossed together with some protein and cheese or nuts and a zingy vinaigrette. I really enjoy mixing a bunch of rather bitter veg (brussels sprouts and broccoli, for instance) with some really sweet ones (caramelized carrots and butternut squash) and some dried fruits and nuts --- add in some beef slices and it's a great mix of flavours and nutrition.
Of course, there is always the sandwich as an option, especially with a veggie bowl or a cup of soup.
Keep an open mind about just when to eat, and follow your hunger cues. Changing up your schedule can leave you more tired and hungry, and you'll need to keep on top of that in order to maintain concentration during training.
Good luck, and have fun!
These two are something that I often do, and in fact, have just sat down having made one of them for 3 days' worth of breakfasts.
Poha (flattened brown rice flakes, but you can get flattened white rice)
I add it to hot milk, along with some chopped dates and a little cinnamon. So long as you use enough of the rice, it thickens up considerably and becomes quite filling when cold.
This one I have just sat down from making:
Chia Seeds w/milk of choice, and pureed banana and other fruit if wanted (I used frozen blueberries) and a little honey or maple syrup. I also added some Greek yoghurt - a berry one to compliment the fruit I used. I used 1/2 cup soy milk per serve. The chia seeds thicken the mix up considerably - it is like a very firm smoothie.
I sometimes add a little almond meal to either of the mixes, too.
If you made them and containerized them in single serves, they are easily transportable to keep in a fridge or with an ice-pack.
Other things you could make ....
* Hard boiled eggs
* Sandwiches with fillings that ARE filling
* Healthy protein nut bar plus some fruit
* Soups - if you make them and containerize them single-serve, you can freeze them, then pull one out the day you want it and nuke it. Take a piece of fruit to have as well.
* I used to take frozen cooked rice and a little tin of flavoured tuna and heat them both. BUT some of the staff complained about the tuna LOL! If you don't want to take frozen rice, you can get prepared rice in single serve containers so you wouldn't have to worry about safe storage.
* Rice Stir-Fry using a variety of veges and chicken or pork. I have them in my freezer too, making a lot when I have a roast of pork or cooked chicken, because I live on my own so it makes life a lot more simple.
I hope that gives you 'food for thought' LOL!
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 2/9/2018 (21:38)
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I'm starting a new retail job. Orientation was today, but I'm going to be training Monday-Friday for the next three weeks.
My hours are going to be split between a 5 AM start time and a 6 AM start time. Since that means leaving my house at 4:30-5:30 at the LATEST, I know that breakfast before work isn't happening beyond a piece of fruit. I'm just not used to eating that early, and until or unless I know that I'm going to be working an early morning shift semi-consistently.
My work schedule is likely going to be:
5/6 AM- Start shift
7/8 AM- 15 minute break
10/11 AM- 30 minute break
12/1PM- 15 minute break
1/2pm- End shift
I'm not a snacker, and I don't want to rush lunch, so I'll probably only eat on my first break. For me, a 4-6 hour stretch between meals is typical, though I am not against having a small snack if I am extra hungry by the time my last 15-minute break comes around.
I would rather have my 30-minute break at 12 or 1, but that's not going to happen. Still, I think I can manage waiting an extra hour to hour and a half to eat.
I am looking for good, quick, breakfast ideas that I can prepare in the microwave or eat cold. I eat yogurt, but I'm not a huge fan of yogurt for breakfast. (My favorite brands are Siggi's and Icelandic Provision). I found these Oreida breakfast scramble things (you mix the ingredients, like bacon, eggs, and cheese) in the cup with 1-2 eggs and microwave). I may do some of these for breakfast at work, but I want other options as well.
Thanks for the suggestions!
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