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8/26/14 1:59 P

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I don't like hot oatmeal in the summer much myself. I did run across a recipe for overnight oatmeal that can be eaten hot or cold.
Its basically half cup of oats in a jar, 1/2 cup milk substitute, sprinkling of chia seeds and your favorite fruit. If you add diced apple you can sprinkle apple pie spice in. or add coconut extract and lime juice for a key lime pie flavor.
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8/26/14 9:46 A

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Thanks for the ideas everyone. I have a full time job and I own a business doing canine rehab and conditioning which is open evening and weekends, I don't have a lot of spare time so I am always looking for ways to cut down time. For example, I prep my salads for the week and vacuum seal them in mason jars and they taste like a fresh salad every time I pop open a jar. In the winter, on Sunday, I make enough steel cut oats to last me for the week. I bring the water to a boil, drop in the oats and let them boil for one minute. Then take them off the heat, let it sit over night and Monday morning, my oatmeal is ready. I usually make enough for 5-6 breakfasts. So for oatmeal, the issue is not time in the morning, it's time of year. I don't like eating oatmeal when it's warm outside.

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I did not think of making a tofu scramble though - crazy because I made sofritas the other night have have enough leftovers for 3-4 meals. Great idea, I will try that. Thanks! I will also check out the links everyone has sent.

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8/25/14 8:59 P

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I forgot to share my favorite grab 'n go breakfast. It's full of protein and other good stuff and is delicious! blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/12/mini-c
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8/24/14 6:25 P

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If you want savory oatmeal, you need to cook it. Otherwise, you can soak it overnight in your fridge as Rennagade suggested.

PS Here's an absolutely delicious twist on oatmeal, Overnight Chai Steel-Cut Oats www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/overn
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8/24/14 2:49 P

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You don't need to cook oatmeal. You can just let it soak for a few hours (thats what my boss does) or I just pour boiling water over my rolled oats with a sprinkle of cinnamon and it's ready in a few minutes

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8/24/14 12:33 P

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Or how about easy refrigerator oatmeal or sometimes called summer oatmeal/porridge? An online search will bring up many recipes/versions.

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8/23/14 3:15 P

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You could also make sausage ahead of time and have it on hand to reheat for a few days. Pair sausage with some potatoes or a muffin, and you're good to go. Here are a couple of recipes for ideas blog.fatfreevegan.com/2014/05/beany-
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Field Roast Apple Maple Breakfast Sausage is also delicious if you want something on hand for mornings when time and inspiration are short.

Of course there's also the tried and true smoothie. Add protein powder if you really need additional protein. I know Dr E doesn't like smoothies, but they are handy in a pinch. Most people consume more protein than they need. Be sure to track your food to see how much you're actually consuming. Here's an excellent article on protein by Jack Norris that you might find useful www.veganhealth.org/articles/protein

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8/23/14 3:01 P

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Woofgang - I know you want something quick in the morning. Have you considered making extras when you cook? For example, you could make a tofu scramble on the weekend or some other day when you have time to prep and cook; then you would have leftovers for breakfast a couple of days later. You could also cook enough oatmeal for a few days and make it savory with nutritional yeast, etc. Here's a great recipe www.happyhealthylonglife.com/
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You get the picture. Savvy Vegetarian just republished Isa Chandra Moskowitz's Scrambled Tofu recipe from Vegan Brunch if you need some inspiration www.savvyvegetarian.com/vegetarian-r
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I love beans and often make a breakfast hash with sweet potatoes, chard/kale, black beans; sometimes I'll use Yukon Gold/red potatoes with greens and pinto beans. If you're not locked into the cereal or scramble concept, there are a lot of fun breakfast foods out there. Here's an idea for breakfast hash www.virtuallyhomemade.com/2014/03/ve
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Another terrific source of protein is quinoa. There are lots of possibilities for traditional breakfast using dried or fresh fruit with quinoa. Hope this gives you some ideas.

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8/22/14 8:31 A

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Good idea. I switched over to oat milk, but good to mix it up and go with soy as well. Thanks!

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If you're OK with soy, swap out your almond milk for soy milk.

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8/16/14 12:33 A

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Beans areveryhigh in protein

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8/15/14 9:46 P

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Thanks Leti. I am trying to stay away from nuts as well. I went to Dr. Esselstyn's 5 hour seminar in December and have had a couple of consultations with him. I recently attended an Engine 2 weekend in Chicago. I absolutely loved that - the speakers were fabulous. Anyway, based on Dr. Essy's advice, I am looking at trying to get about 5-6 proteins in at breakfast. No problem when I eat steel cut oats, but I usually only have that when the weather is cooler. So I was trying to think of something that doesn't have a lot of saturated fat (Dr. Essy wants me to stay away from nuts, avocados, oils etc.)

I think I might be switching to an Eastern style breakfast or just go ahead and eat the oatmeal now, even if I don't much feel like it.

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If you are ok with peanuts, try peanut butter on celery or on whole grain toast. It's quick and adds extra protein (but also extra fat).

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That sounds like it's a lack of carbs. Carbs are energy, protein is harder to digest and uses more energy to digest than carbs or fats

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what does the need for protein feel like.

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I know their protein numbers are too high, and I know we don't need as much as everyone thinks we need, but I believe I need more than I'm getting. I am saying this based on how I feel - I try to pay attention to what my body is telling me.

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If you are vegan eating an assortment of fruits veggies beans grains and potatoes then you are getting about 170% of your protein requirement. sparkpeople's protein requirement is way too high

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Hello all, have been away for awhile but am back and posting and tracking etc. again. Only tracking to get myself going, I am noticing that I am only picking up 1 or 2 proteins with my normal breakfast (kashi cereal, blueberries, almond milk) and while I don't think I need a lot more, I do think I need more. I could make a tofu scramble or something along those lines, but I'm looking for something quick during the week. Once the weather gets cooler, I'll switch to steel cut oats for breakfast and will pick up more protein that way, but what to do for the summer? Any suggestions?

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