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I like having oatmeal with cinnamon and almonds often...

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Great ideas! I have the family cookbook, and I tried one of the quick ideas: whole wheat tortilla, peanut butter, banana and honey. I usually eat in the car. I also found a good instant oatmeal with walnuts at Fresh Market I have been eating.

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Your oatmeal description gave me a brilliant idea for mornings that I need to resist donuts or kolaches when running our usual crazy dash to carpool lines for school... There is a McDonald's near my temptations and they have an apple cinnamon walnut oatmeal!!!! I just ask for a second packet of walnuts and I can keep up the dashing about!

I also really enjoy a bowl of Uncle Sam Original Toasted Whole Wheat Berry Flakes & Flaxseed with sunflower seeds and Lactaid fat free milk. Very filling with 10 grams of fiber!!! I am not hungry with these breakfasts.

Lastly, I was surprised to enjoy the Cream of Wheat with raisins, sunflower seeds and Lactaid fat free milk. Just something I never tried before and didn't anticipate to like it.

These three have become my get going breakfasts although I am interested in good weekend recipes now.

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Thanks Mrs Whitewolf. I am going to try your oatmeal. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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FOTOMAKER thank you for the egg, olive, garlic ideal, yum!!

I like 2 pieces Ezekial bread toasted with 1 tbl almond butter each and a drizzle of agave nectar. My other is eggs with avocado and salsa.

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1/12/11 5:04 P

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Today I had 2 Nutri grain whole wheat Eggo waffles with a tsp and half of honey with a fourth of a cup of pecans (MUFA). Yummy!

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I also made the Cranberry Pecan Scones and had one as a snack. Very good!

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Hi, I'm new here. Just wanted to share my breakfast ideas. I like 1 egg scrambled with 1 TBSP on chopped jalapenos, & a little minced garlic, served on a slice of wheat bread toasted and drizzled with 1 TBSP of olive oil. I read that people that eat spicy food don't gain as much weight. It can possibly help speed up your metabolism because it heats up your body.
I like Fage 2% greek yogurt with 1 TBSP (16 chips) of Ghiradelli's dark chocolate chips.
I also like Quaker Hearty Medleys Cranberry Almond with the dark choc. chips.
I started my diet last Monday and I lost 4 lbs. so far.

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I was just at a restaurtan yesterday morning, and ordered oatmeal, with dark chcolate chips...the waitress said she didn't have any...... emoticon so I ordered...pancakes with ham instead....wasn't good for the FBD....
Next time I will ask for walnuts instead and see what they say???
Your oatmeal sounds good to me! emoticon emoticon




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oatmeal with 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 3 walnuts ground up, 1/2 apple or peach cut up into oatmeal...Yumm yumm and got all the ingredients for burning belly fat and is heart healthy.

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I just joined this team, and am kind of new to the FBD; I don't have the cookbook, but it sure looks like a lot of ideas here! I'm anxious to try many of them! Thanks.



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I am fairly new here as well and a lot of the suggestions I will be incorporating into my diet. I never thought of the chocolate chips in oatmeal in the morning. I usually use fruit like Blueberries, Strawberries or Raspberries.

Will be checking in often to see what else is available.


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I am new here and looking forward to more of your wonderful suggestions. I am really looking forward to being here. I can't afford any diet books so good place to get some of the wonderful recipes! Thanks for the Help! I Need it.

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SKIPMORE, thanks so very much for the recipe! I really wanted the recipe, when Carolyn stated that they were really good. I don't have the Cookbook. I think I will buy the 400 Calorie Fix Book. It seems to appeal to me the most. I only have the FBD Book. I plan to make these tomorrow. They really sound good.

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2/23/10 7:20 P

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Cranberry Pecan Scones

Recipe is on page 88 of the FBD Cookbook
But it was added elsewhere into message boards last summer by someone else so I've cut and pasted it here as is worth the repeat:

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Makes 8 SCONES

2 CUPS WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR
1 CUP PECANS CHOPPED
2 TSP BAKING POWER
1/2 TSP BAKING SODA
1/2 TSP SALT
1 1/4 CUPS LOW FAT VANILLA YOGURT
2 TBSP CANOLA OIL
1 TSP FRESHLY GRATED ORANGE ZEST
2/3 CUPS DRIED SWEETENED CRANBERRIES

PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 400F. LIGHTLY COAT A 9" ROUND BAKING PAN WITH COOKING SPRAY
WHISK TOGETHER THE FOUR, PECANS, BAKING POWDER, BAKING SODA AND SALT IN A LARGE BOWL.
WHISK TOGETHER THE YOGURT, OIL, AND ORANGE ZEST IN A SMALL BOWL
MAKE A WELL IN THE CENTRE OF THE FLOUR MIXTURE AND ADD THE YOGURT MIXTURE AND CRANBERRIES. STIR UNTIL JUST BLENDED.
PRESS INTO THE PREPARED PAN. SCORE THE DOUGH WITH A KNIFE TO FORM 8 TRIANGLES. BAKE FOR 20 TO 25 MINS OR UNTIL LIGHTLY BROWNED AND A WOODEN TOOTHPICK INSERTED IN THE CENTRE COMES OUT CLEAN.
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can individually wrap & freeze; Just pull one out in pm and will be thawed in time to grab-n-go for breakfast.

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Carolyn,I would appreciate it if you would tell me what page in the FBD Book, to find the Cranberry Scones. I could not find anything under cranberry nor scones. Thanks in advance


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All the recipes seems so delicious. I am going to try most of them. I can't find unsweet coconut, nor hazelnut drink, in my area. I guess I will have to go to a much larger town, to find these.

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1/6/10 9:45 P

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I found this recipe in a magazine and it tastes great and fits into the fbd plan.

Mini Turkey-Avacado Wrap
-Mash 1/4 of a ripe avacado with 1/2 tsp minced scallion and 1/2 tsp lemon juice
-Sprinkle with salt and/or pepper if desired
-Spread mixture on 8 inch multi-grain or whole wheat wrap
-Add 3 slices of turkey
-Fold like a burrito
-Enjoy!

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12/27/09 12:01 P

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I love the idea of adding unsweetened coconut! Today I had Ezekiel toast with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter topped with 3 chopped dried plums. This is a variation of a recipe from Prevention magazine.

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I add ground flax seed to my oatmeal, along with chopped chocolate roasted almonds or walnuts, some maple syrup and a little (1/4 cup maybe) of light soy milk.

I've also been making the microwave breakfast souffle that I blogged about yesterday, adding chopped black olives and/or left over salmon (along with spinach and goat cheese).

I'm loving all the great ideas here ... and hope everyone keeps them coming.

sophie

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12/13/09 7:42 P

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This sounds delish! I will definitely be trying this! Thanks for sharing BONNYLUE.

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12/13/09 2:29 P

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I made up this recipe - Almond Joy Oatmeal:

1 packet of instant oatmeal w/flax
1 tbsp semi sweet choc chips
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tbsp chopped almonds

prepare oatmeal with water as usual. Then add the chips, coconut & almonds. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. YUMMY!!!

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12/11/09 5:57 P

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I don't have the new cookbook...but these sound yummy!

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Okay, if you have the Flat Belly Diet Cookbook, you have to make the Cranberry Scones! They are awesome! Very filling! I make a batch on the weekend, cut them and individually wrap them (as suggested in the cookbook) and I put them in the fridge (they suggest freezer). One scone and a cup of skim milk is a meal. I add a tangerine or half a grapefruit. The scones are made with yogurt, pecans, craisins, whole wheat flour, orange zest . . . yummo, yummo!!!!

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I will sometimes eat dinner leftovers for breakfast. Because of this, I will cook extra fish, chicken and sometimes beef or pork, as well as extra veggies. I will eat it usually with cooked steel cut oatmeal.

It is very filling and I never feel hungry until lunchtime.

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you could just eat your dinner at breakfast time, it's just a clock thing in the mind
eat what YOU want to eat and just call it breakfast

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Hi there...

I have been trying to shift my calorie-intake to be more in the morning/afternoon than in the evening, which is a habit I have had my whole life! The problem is, I really don't like breakfast-y food. I have more of a 'savory' tooth than a 'sweet' tooth, so most breakfast recipes don't appeal to me.

Anybody got good suggestions for breakfast food that doesn't taste a lot like breakfast?

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my breakfast was 2 Eggo chocolate chip waffles dolloped with blueberry yogurt and sprinkled with blackberries
I'm loving all your favorites for breakfast
I see I need to go shopping for more walnuts and look for cashew butter..that's my favorite nut
Mom has avocado tree so I'm set there

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where did you find hazelnut milk?? It sounds delish!

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11/7/09 1:51 P

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Favorite organic/dairy free breakfast cereal.

1. 1 1/2 cup puffed kamut (75 cal)
2. 2 tbsp walnuts (82 cal)
3. 1/2 a banana sliced (60 cal)
4. 1 cup of hazelnut milk (110 cal)

Total calories 327
fiber 3 grams



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11/7/09 1:45 P

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My favorite flat belly protein shake:
1. 2 tbsp of protein powder
2. 1 cup of water
3. 1 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries
4. 2 tbsp of peanut butter.

Blend together for 1-2 minutes.

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I sometimes have oatmeal in the morning and those days when I do.....I sprinkle a couple of ground flax seeds into it. It adds more texture and a little nutty flavor. I also will have a banana sometimes with it and dip into the ground flax seeds. Believe it or not but it tastes pretty good.

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I made a quick, tasty breakfast yesterday that I think follows the FBD guidelines:
I blended a cup of thawed mango with 1/2 c. organic milk and 1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt. It tasted like kefir. To go with it, I spread a tablespoon of chunky organic peanut butter on a toasted slice of Ezekiel sprouted bread. Lots of energy.



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I made the banana pancakes this morning w/ the honey walnut syrup and it was DELICIOUS! I made the whole recipe even though it was just me & DH, so now I have breakfast for the next two days.

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This was one of my favorites before I started FBD. I just upped the PB to make it fit.
I still weigh everything rather than measure as I don't trust myself with a tablespoon, so you may need to convert. I don't recall all the equivalents.
If you can't find the Davinci Syrups you can sub more Almond Breeze (or skim milk) and use your sweetener of choice, adjusting calories as needed.

33 grams Whole Grain Cream of Wheat (100 calories)
1/2 cup Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Breeze (23)
1/4 cup Davinci Sugar Free Syrup Chocolate or Cookie Dough flavor (0)
14 grams raisins (42)
32 grams (2 TBS) natural Peanut Butter (190) - MUFA
61 grams (1/2 cup) egg beaters (30)
20 grams Fat Free Reddi Whip (20) optional

Mix Almond Breeze and Davinci Syrup in a microwave safe deep cereal bowl. Add cream of wheat and stir till mixed. Add raisins. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute and watching closely as it can boil over and make a huge mess.
Stir then add eggbeaters (for extra protein and to thicken) and stir to thoroughly mix in eggbeaters. Microwave 30 seconds longer. Add 2 tbs PB and optional fat free Reddi Whip. Stir and enjoy.

I find this very filling and it sticks with me.
The cream of wheat also helped me be able to get off the iron supplements I was having to take for borderline anemia.

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Here is a couple of recipes from the "flat belly cookbook" I have tried all 3 of these and they were all fantastic

EASY PANCAKE MIX *12 SERVINGS //130 CALORIES
1 1/2 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR //3 G PROTEIN
1 1/2 CUPS WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR //29 G CARBS
6 TSBP YELLOW CORNMEAL //.5 G FAT
6 TSBP SUGAR //0 SAT FAT
1 TSBP BAKING POWER //0 CHOLESTEROL
1 TSP BAKING SODA //303 MG SODIUM
1/2 TSP SALT //2 G FIBER

COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL AND MIX WELL. STORE IN A COOL DRY PLACE

BANANA PANCAKES WITH WALNUT HONEY *4 SERV/12 PANCAKES
1 1/3 CUPS EASY PANCAKE MIX //280 CALORIES
1/4 TSP GROUND CINNAMON //6 G PROTEIN
1 CUP LOW FAT BUTTERMILK //45 G CARBS
1/4 CUP WATER //10 G FAT
1 EGG //2 G SAT FAT
1 TBSP CANOLA OIL //35 MG CHOLESTEROL
1 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT //260 MG SODIUM
1 LARGE BANANA HALVED AND CUT //3 G FIBER
INTO THIN SLICES
1/2 CUP RASPBERRIES

WALNUT HONEY
1/2 CUP WALNUTS CHOPPED
1/3 CUP HONEY
1 TBSP WATER

COMBINE THE PANCAKE MIX AND CINNAMON IN A LARGE BOWL. COMBINE THE BUTTERMILK, WATER, EGG, OIL AND VANILLA IN A SEPARATE BOWL. WHISK INTO THE PANCAKE MIX AND STIR UNTIL SMOOTH. FOLD IN THE BANANA.
TO MAKE THE WALNUT HONEY; COMBINE THE WALNUTS, HONEY AND WATER IN A SMALL BOWL.
COAT A LARGE NON STICK SKILLET WITH COOKING SPRAY AND SET OVER MEDIUM HEAT. ADD THE BATTER IN SCANT 1/4 CUPFULS AND COOK IN BATCHES. SERVE WITH THE WALNUT HONEY AND RASPBERRIES --

CINNAMON - PECAN WAFFLES 4 SERV/4 WAFFLES
1 1/3 CUP EASY PANCAKE MIX //395 CALORIES
1/4 TSP GROUND CINNAMON //11 G PROTEIN
1/2 CUP PECANS, CHOPPED //50 G CARBS
1 1/4 LOW FAT BUTTERMILK //18 G FAT
1 TBSP CANOLA OIL //2 G SAT FAT
2 EGGS //109 MG CHOLESTEROL
1 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT //420 MG SODIUM
2 CUPS STRAWBERRIES, SLICED //6 G FIBER
1 LARGE BANANA, SLICED
1 TSP SUGAR

COMBINE THE PANCAKE MIX, CINNAMON AND PECANS IN A LARGE BOWL. COMBINE THE BUTTERMILK, OIL, EGGS AND VANILLA IN A SEPARATE BOWL. WHISK INTO THE PANCAKE MIX AND STIR UNTIL SMOOTH.
TOSS THE FRUIT WITH SUGAR IN A MEDIUM BOWL AND SET ASIDE
PREHEAT A BELGIAN WAFFLE MAKER COATED WITH COOKING SPRAY. POUR A GENEROUS 1/2 CUP BATTER PER WAFFLE ONTO THE WAFFLE MAKER AND COOK PER THE MANUFACTURER'S DIRECTIONS. ARRANGE THE WAFFLES ON 4 SERVING PLATS AND TOP EACH WITH AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF FRUIT.

CRANBERRY PECAN SCONES 8 SCONES
2 CUPS WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR //210 CALORIES
1 CUP PECANS CHOPPED //4 G PROTEIN
2 TSP BAKING POWER //25 G CARBS
1/2 TSP BAKING SODA //10 G FAT
1/2 TSP SALT //1 G SAT FAT
1 1/4 CUPS LOW FAT VANILLA YOGURT //1 MG CHOLESTEROL
2 TBSP CANOLA OIL //233 MG SODIUM
1 TSP FRESHLY GRATED ORANGE ZEST //3 G FIBER
2/3 CUPS DRIED SWEETENED CRANBERRIES

PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 400F. LIGHTLY COAT A 9" ROUND BAKING PAN WITH COOKING SPRAY
WHISK TOGETHER THE FOUR, PECANS, BAKING POWDER, BAKING SODA AND SALT IN A LARGE BOWL.
WHISK TOGETHER THE YOGURT, OIL, AND ORANGE ZEST IN A SMALL BOWL
MAKE A WELL IN THE CENTRE OF THE FLOUR MIXTURE AND ADD THE YOGURT MIXTURE AND CRANBERRIES. STIR UNTIL JUST BLENDED.
PRESS INTO THE PREPARED PAN. SCORE THE DOUGH WITH A KNIFE TO FORM 8 TRIANGLES. BAKE FOR 20 TO 25 MINS OR UNTIL LIGHTLY BROWNED AND A WOODEN TOOTHPICK INSERTED IN THE CENTRE COMES OUT CLEAN.



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Great ideas, thanks! I tend to like the oatmeal, raisins, cinnamon, and walnuts... Sometimes I add an omega egg...

Can't wait to try some of these...

TJ

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Don't know if you've seen these but here are 8 yummy looking breakfast ideas and I'm gonna try them all!


Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie : Blend 1 c fat-free milk (86), 1 c fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries (52), 3 oz fat-free vanilla yogurt (77), and 1/4 c semisweet chocolate chips (207). Eat with a spoon. Total Calories: 422

Pecan-Raisin English Muffin: Toast 1 whole wheat English muffin (135) and top with 1/3 c fat-free ricotta (66) mixed with 2 Tbsp raisins (62) and 2 Tbsp pecans (90). Total Calories: 353

Berry-Nut Whip: Mix 2 c fresh or frozen, thawed, unsweetened strawberries (154) and 2 Tbsp peanuts (110) into 6 oz fat-free vanilla yogurt (155). Total Calories: 419

Almond Oatmeal: Cook 1/2 c dry oats (150) (with water to the consistency of your choice), stir in 2 Tbsp almond butter (200), and mix in 1 Tbsp raisins (31). Total Calories: 381

Blueberry Macadamia Bowl: Cook 1/2 c dry oats (150) (with water to the consistency of your choice) and mix with 2 Tbsp macadamia nuts (120) and ˝ c fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries (40). Have 1 c fat-free milk (86). Total Calories: 396

Tropical-Nut Oatmeal: Cook 1/2 c dry oats (150) (with water to the consistency of your choice) and stir in 8 oz canned pineapple tidbits (118) and 2 Tbsp macadamia nuts (120). Total Calories: 388

Cashew and Blueberry Waffle: Top 2 whole grain waffles (180) with 1 c fresh or frozen, thawed, unsweetened blueberries (80) and 2 Tbsp cashews (100). Drizzle 1 tsp agave nectar (20) on top for a touch of sweetness, if you’d like. Total Calories: 380

Peanut-Butter Peach Smoothie: In a blender, combine 1 c frozen unsweetened sliced peaches (60), 1 c fat-free milk (86), 5 ice cubes (0), and 1 Tbsp peanut butter, smooth or crunchy (94). Have 1 medium apple, sliced (95), spread with 1 Tbsp peanut butter, smooth or crunchy (94). Total Calories: 429


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Just heard that mixing fruit together vs having one type of fruit provides more vitamins and nutrition.

example blue and straw berries or orange and banana, etc.

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Thanks for the information. Many of the store in my area sell Western Bagels but I never saw this type. My Walmart had a very small refrig section and does not carry them. I have to pick up Rxs at Sam's Club today and will check to see if they sell them. I have been craving a bagel and won't eat them due to calories and switched to eating a half whole grain or wheat English muffin.

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Hmmmm -Hmmmmm good! I love this for late nite meal.

Whole wht waffle w/melted semisweet choco chips topped with fresh sliced strawberries, fresh sliced kiwi, 1 TBS fat free sour cream & 1 tsp splenda - MAN was that good!!!

2 Eggo Whole Wheat Waffle 170 cal, 2g Sat fat
1/3 cup Fresh sliced Strawberries 15cal, 0 Satfat
choco chips 25g, 125cal, 3g MUFA, 4g sat fat
Kiwi Fruit, 56cal,0fat (3g fiber)
Fat Free sour cream, 15cal, 0 Sat fat
toal 380 cal,6g protein, 3g MUFA, 7g Sat fat, 14g total fat, 7g fiber, 515mg potassium



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Hi APPEALSTOME! I found the bagels at Walmart. They will be in the refrigerated section...our Walmart had them placed near the cheese. There are several varieties. You can also ck online at their website to see if you have a store near you...it is westernbagel.com I believe they are cheaper at Walmart than the online price indicates.

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Where are cinnamon spice western alternative bagels sold?

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I found another team that has a published recipe book or cookbook. I'll email the leader and find out how it works.

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I'd be interested in the recipe book too if anyone figures it out.. please share with us.. thanx

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I'm not sure how to use the online recipe book...sorry. I have tried some of the recipes on here, but I haven't created a recipe book. I have only saved them and if that created a book, I was unaware of it. Maybe someone else can help you.

BTW, I do have two blogs about my fav flatbelly breakfasts and lunches if you want more ideas.

Edited by: JANIRAN at: 3/30/2009 (22:59)
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these are such great ideas. I hope you all don't mind, I'm going to use the Spark recipe builder and add them to an online recipe book.

does anyone know of a way to make it available to the team? where we could all add recipes?

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WOW!!! thank you everyone for your ideas - I'm a lazy breakfast maker and try the simple.. but will be trying several of your ideas - I may use them for my lunch instead - but thanx for sharing!!!

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Thanks for the extra ideas! I'll have to try your bagel idea...that sounds delish!

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I just read thru the posts here, and there are some great ideas...

one of my favorites is 6 oz greek yogurt, 1/2 cup Fiber One cereal, 8 - 10 almonds and fresh fruit -blueberries or strawberries.

Another is a whole wheat bagel, soaked in soy milk, vanilla whey powder, and egg (like a french toast mix)- baked in the toaster oven til browned and set, then dusted with cinammon and topped with raisins and pine nuts.

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The pancakes sound delicious and my husband's favorite fruit is blueberries. This one is destined to be a favorite. Thanks for sharing. Maizey

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Here is a breakfast I like to fix on Sunday mornings. It makes 2 servings - my husband loves it. You could have a 1/2 glass of skim milk if you wanted to. This recipe makes 8 pancakes, 3-4" in diameter. Very filling and delish!

* Exported from MasterCook II *

Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup

Recipe By : Bonny Hein
Serving Size : 2 Preparation Time :0:20
Categories : Breakfast

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/4 cup pastry flour, whole grain organic
1/4 cup all purpose flour unbleached organic
1 tablespoon sugar, organic cane
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk cultured lowfat organic
1 tablespoon skim milk
1 whole egg large brown organic valley
1 tablespoon Canola oil, organic Whole Foods
2 tablespoons pecans natural from Whole Foods -- chopped
2/3 cup blueberries organic fresh
1 tablespoon sugar, organic cane
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon cornstarch

1. Combine blueberries, sugar, water and cornstarch in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 5-6 minutes. Smash some of the blueberries while stirring. Keep on low heat.
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pecans. In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, milk, egg and canola oil.
3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium heat.
4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, using a wooden spoon to blend. Stir until it's just blended together. Do not over stir! Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle. Brown on both sides. Repeat until batter is gone.
5. Divide between 2 plates (4 pancakes each)
6. Serve with warm blueberry syrup.

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NOTES : MUFA = canola oil and pecans (2 servings)
Calories - 345 per serving


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Had two low fat whole grain waffles w/ a tbsp of PB on each and 1/2 c. frozen strawberries, defrosted. I think I like them even better w/ sliced bananas. Total calories: 365 (If you choose bananas, the calorie content would be higher)

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Thanks you so much will give it a try one of these days have a good one

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Hi BLITZGIRL,
Your welcome! A ripe avocado is relatively firm, but will yield to gentle pressure when held in the palm of the hand and squeezed or when using your fingertips to press lightly. Color cannot always be trusted to determine whether or not an avocado is ripe. The pressure test is the most accurate. Don't buy if it is too soft. If you happen to buy one that is hard, it will ripen in 2-3 days. Hope this helps.

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Janiran I just love your list of breakfast foods what a great list thanks so very much avocados I just have never ate them I don't know when they are ripe thanks again.

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This morning I had one of my favs: I had 1/4 c. oats, mixed w/ 1 tbsp semi sweet choc chips, 1 tbsp smart balance peanut butter, 1/4 c. strawberries, 1/4 c. slice bananas, 1 tbsp chopped walnuts. 1/2 c. milk on the side. Total calories: 385

oats-promotes heart health, blood sugar balance. Also, muscle-building protein, free radical scavenging selenium and manganese, energy producing vit B1, and phosphorus and sleep promoting tryptophan.

strawberries-powerful antioxidant protection; promotes brain health; promotes joint health; low in calories. Includes bone building vit K, magnesium, manganese and copper; omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, folate, vit B6 and potassium; iodine for thyroid health; and energy producing vit B2 (riboflavin) and B5(pantothenic acid).

walnuts- excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, promotes heart health, excellent source of monounsaturated fats-approx 15% of the fat found in walnuts is monounsaturated. Also, provides anti-inflammatory benefits.

bananas-promotes heart health, optimal antioxidants; recognized for their antacid effects; good source of vit C, potassium, manganese, vit B6. And good source of fiber.

Of course, dark chocolate and peanut butter are both good for you. Will elaborate on these another time:)

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Your welcome, Maizey. I like doing that sort of thing...looking up nutritional info and then passing along my findings.

This morning I had 2 low fat whole grain waffles w/ 1/2 c. non fat plain yogurt (I added 1 tsp of honey and 1/4 tsp almond extract), 1/2 c. blueberries, 2 tbsp sliced almonds.

yogurt- promotes optimal health with beneficial bacteria. Make sure that the yogurt you buy has lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermopholis. Provides calcium for strong bones. And a whole host of other benefits!

blueberries- have powerful antioxidant protection, promotes brain health, good source of fiber. They also have the same compounds found in cranberries that help prevent or eliminate urinary tract infections.

almonds-contains bone building magnesium, manganese, copper, and phosphorus; energy producing vit B2 and sleep promoting trytophan. Good source of fiber and monounsaturated fats, which may promote heart health. One study showed that they may even lower risk of developing gallstones.

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Jan I just read your post and thought the content of your breakfast was interesting - coincidentally, we had omelets for dinner tonight - we put avocado, lean ham and mozzarella cheese in them. Now that I read your post - I'm really pleased that this was such a healthy dinner - even though the ham was lean - I debated about adding it. I had to use some of our frozen guacamole as our dogs got a hold of our last fresh avocado while we were at work and they ate it! Luckily they didn't sallow the pit. Apparently Labradors need MUFAs too!

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I had a really tasty breakfast of Thomas lt english muffin, 1/4 c. mashed avocado, romaine lettuce leaf, scrambled egg w/slice of lean ham diced in it, 1/4 c. ff mozzarella cheese and sprinkling of chopped cilantro. I had apple slices on the side (3 oz) sprinkled w/ cinnamon. yum. Calories: 378

I find this interesting and wanted to share:
egg- excellent source of protein; good source of iodine, which is good for thyroid functioning. The yolks are good for eye health. One of the few foods that contains the B vitamin, choline, a key nutrient for brain function and health.

avocado- good source of potassium, which helps to regulate blood pressure. Good source of two B vitamins, folic acid and vit B6. It also promotes optimal antioxidants w/ copper and vit C; promotes blood and bone health w/ vit K.

cilantro- a powerful antioxidant; antimicrobial; and also promotes heart health.

romaine lettuce- has over 60 nutrients; promotes vision health, heart health, helps to balance blood sugar levels.

mozzarella- great protein source; promotes bone health; contains iodine for thyroid functioning; also contains sleep promoting tryptophan.

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I like to have 2 Lifestream waffles w/flax, 1/2 banana sliced on top and a tbsp of walnuts on each. I eat it like a tostada - with my fingers!! Quite tasty, quick & easy.



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Here is another version of chocolate and oatmeal: I had 1/4 c. oatmeal, 3 tbsp semi sweet choc chips, 1/2 tbsp natural pb, 1/2 c. strawberries, 1 tbsp sliced almonds. I think next time I will use only 1 or 2 tbsp of choc chips. Total calories: 393

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emoticon emoticon , to both of you on your wt loss!! That is great! A loss is a loss is what I always say:)

I read in the book that you don't have to have the same items/brands that they suggest in the book, just as long as what you choose has about the same calorie content. Some things I can't find in my area or I don't buy for some other reason. It sounds like both of you are doing just fine to me.

Oh yea, this morning I tried something a little bit different... two low fat, whole grain waffles, w/ 1/2 c. yogurt, 1/2 c. pineapple tidbits, and 2 tbsp almonds on top. I usually put blueberries, cherries or strawberries on my waffles. Nice change of pace.

Edited by: JANIRAN at: 1/31/2009 (12:32)
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