Hey BFL crew,
i started the BFL challenge yesterday and already im struggeling for breaky ideas. i have oatmeal, but i dont really like it. and something about it just screams "junk food- dont eat me!" i'd love to know what you guys eat for breakfast, just so i cant get a little inspiration.
I blend the raisin bran versions of Fiber One Cereal with the shredded wheat version, a half cup of 1% milk, and add a dozen blueberries and quarter cup of chopped walnuts. Microwave to warm it up. Quite filling and satisfying....
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If you are eating plain oatmeal, there is nothing "junk food" about it; it is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. I sometimes have toast with egg whites, egg white breakfast burrito with salsa, egg white omelette with turkey and spinach w/an apple, oatmeal w/ egg whites, protein pancakes, greek yogurt with fruit, cottage cheese with fruit....there are so many yummy things you can have.
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I eat Wheaties mixed with a little fiber one and almond milk. Lately I've been steaming brown rice asparagus and broccoli for dinner and eating what's left for breakfast.
I usually have about a cup of egg whites (from a carton) mixed with 2/3 cup of oatmeal. I microwave it for about 3 1/2 minutes. Sometimes oatmeal and an apple, Greek yogurt and oatmeal, LF cottage cheese mixed with Yoplait Lite, EAS 100% whey blended with ice, water, and pumpkin, grapes, blueberries, or clementines
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I usually have one of the following:
-Oatmeal, a few almonds, 1 tsp Udo's oil (Flaxseed, evening primrose oils) a small prune
Protein shake blened with ice and berries (I sometimes add a 1/3 of a banana which is not authorized food but the chocolate banana blend is really tasty!)
-3-4 Egg white omelet with a few sauteed tomatoes, red peppers, onion, mushroom & spices
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I typically have 1/2 cup of oatmeal and a baked chicken *** or raisin bran with skim milk. On my off day I will have 2 strips of turkey bacon with 2 eggs (scrambled or hard boiled)
I do not have a whole baked chicken, I guess the site bleeped out the part of the chicken I am having. LOL.
Three egg whites and a piece of wheat toast.
But wow, Jacium... the fiber one warmed with blueberrys sounds wonderful!
I usually eat scrambled egg whites with a little eggbeaters mixed in to up the protein and to give them some color. I sometimes melt one slice of lowfat cheese over. On the side I saute a portion of plain diced potatoes in a little Pam with no-salt seasoning. It stokes the furnace for me and it's delicious.
micro 1/2 cup (dry) oatmeal then stir in 1 scoop EAS chocolate protein powder...I love it!
When I have time, I have 3/4 cup (dry) Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oatmeal (cook in the microwave) and 3 egg whites via boiled egg.
If I don't have time, I grab a Myoplex Lite RTDs (Ready-to-Drink Shake) and drink it on the way to work. By the time I get to work, it's time for meal #2. :-)
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6 servings of Egg substitute and 1 serving oatmeal. I add salsa if I need more flavor.
I cook my eggs in the microwave using one of these.
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oatmeal junk food???? Nonsense! It's incredibly healthy! I have 1/2 cup of oatmeal every morning. For protein I either mix my oatmeal with a scoop of chocolate protein powder and a packet of splenda (this makes it taste like cocco wheats) or I mix 1/2 cup of cottage cheese in with the oatmeal. I have mixed my oatmeal up with egg white and a splash of hot sauce (YUMMY!). However my day always starts with oatmeal! :)
As long as you are eating plain oatmeal (the kind you need to scoop out of the container) and not the pre-packaged type with all the flavoring and added sugar, it should be ok and not considered "junk food." I've also heard that it is not a good idea to eat the quick oat type but I'm not sure why.
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