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October 5, 2012 8:01 PM
oatmeal is my fave, here are my two favorite ways to make it (can be served hot or cold for overnight oats)

1- pumpkin pie oatmeal: add 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (make sure it isn't pumpkin pie filling but rather plain pureed pumpkin) and then some pumpkin pie spice or a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger

2- chocolatey oats- add 1 tbsp. dark unsweetened cocoa powder (like the kind by hershey), a tbsp. of peanut butter, and a banana (or any other fruit you like)

both are super delish and filling :)
October 5, 2012 8:04 PM
Greek yogurt and an apple. Pretty much every single day :) I love apples, and the crunch is just so satisfying.
Sometimes I'll substitute the apple for a rice cake or another fruit, like grapes.

When I'm all out of yogurt, I'll have just the fruit, or spread a little peanut butter on a rice cake.

When I'm kind of broke: a slice of cheese on a slice of bread :)
October 5, 2012 8:05 PM
steel cut oatmeal and a banana
October 5, 2012 8:11 PM
I am terrible about being lazy and just going to protein shakes in am because I want more calories I make it with skim mild,frozen fruit, protein powder and add more as need to increase calories ie ice cream,peanut butter or something crunchie like grham crackers or cereal . I like this because it does keep me full and I can make and freeze the night beforeif I want t eat a little later and can be microwaved if needed to sofen quickly but can be 280 calories or up to 600 if I need to increase and can vary flavor soeasily
October 5, 2012 8:12 PM
Smoothie - a banana, frozen fruit, chia seeds, whey protein and coconut milk. So good and really filling!
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October 5, 2012 8:13 PM
QUOTE:

oatmeal is my fave, here are my two favorite ways to make it (can be served hot or cold for overnight oats)

1- pumpkin pie oatmeal: add 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (make sure it isn't pumpkin pie filling but rather plain pureed pumpkin) and then some pumpkin pie spice or a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger

2- chocolatey oats- add 1 tbsp. dark unsweetened cocoa powder (like the kind by hershey), a tbsp. of peanut butter, and a banana (or any other fruit you like)

both are super delish and filling :)


Holy guacamole! I love oatmeal and I've been wondering what to do with my partial can of canned pumpkin! This is perfect! Thanks for the idea. Also am going to try your reese's cup oatmeal.
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October 5, 2012 8:15 PM
All of you guys with your eggs are making me feel like I don't eat enough for breakfast!

I'm pretty boring - I have IBS so I limit dairy and need lots of fiber. Every single day with no changes: 1/4 cut regular oatmeal made with water, 2 Tbs. Psyllium husks in the oatmeal, and sometimes 1/8 cup raisins. Also coffee every morning.
October 5, 2012 10:22 PM
I usually have 1 of 3 different breakfast through the work week. La Tortilla Factory small whole wheat torilla (50 cals) with a Tablespoon of Skippy Natural Peanut Butter (95 cals) spread on it and a Banana wrapped inside (100 - 150 cals) Nice and filling.....or bowl of cherrios (1 cup 100 cals) with a cut up banana (100-150 cals) mixed in with 1/2 cup fat free milk (45 cals) filling enough or lastly Dannon Light 6 oz yogurt (80 cals) and an Orange (110 cals) light breakfast. I will usually have water, Sobe lifewater or Diet Turkey Hill green iced tea with ginseng and honey to drink with breakfast. On the weekend, I'll splurge a few extra calories for a yummy breakfast which is a ham and cheese omelette (3 large brown eggs 210 cals, ff milk 1/4 cup 25 calshillshire farms ultra thin ham 3 slices 35 cals and sargento ultra thin cheese 1 slice 35/40 cals with a side of Thin and crispy butterball turkey bacon 4 slices 60 cals.
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October 5, 2012 11:26 PM
3 to 5 egg whites and a slice of reduced fat cheese - 60 seconds in the microwave. I sometimes put it on top of a slice of lightly toasted Ezekiel sprouted grain bread or half of one of their english muffins. Top with pepper and a dash of hot sauce - plenty of protein and holds me until lunch time.

And coffee. My morning is not complete without coffee. In fact, it doesn't even begin until after coffee.
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October 5, 2012 11:28 PM
Oatmeal for sure! I've been adding pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice to mine, super yummy!

I also like an english muffin (100 cal version) with a poached egg, slice of tomato, avocado, spinach, a little feta, and salsa! Low cal and very filling.
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October 5, 2012 11:37 PM
I have a good one for breakfast

Oatmeal one packet maple or you can make your own
2 egg whites
1 grapefruit
or you can also eat cherrios multigrain or any healthy cereal
This thee food conbine give you a burst of energy and full till your next meal .
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October 5, 2012 11:46 PM
Make a Greek Yogurt Parfait:
--Boil or microwave some brown rice (or other whole grain such as farro) then drizzle with some honey and a optional squeeze of fresh orange.
--Put 1/4 c. brown in a tall glass then top with fresh fruit of choice (berries, peaches, nectarines, kiwi etc) then top with 1/2 of the container of 100 calorie Greek yogurt (I prefer vanilla).
---Then repeat with brown rice, fruit and yogurt.
---(OPTIONAL: You can also top it with sliced almonds or other nuts).

It has about 350 calories depending on the whole grain you use, fruit and if you add nuts. Its GREAT!!!! It has whole grain, fiber, dairy, protein, anti-oxidants (if you choose fruit like blueberries) and good fats if you add nuts. It will definitely hold you over til lunch.
October 6, 2012 12:01 AM
I have oats (made with water not milk) with fruit greek yoghurt, berries and a little honey stirred through.
October 6, 2012 12:25 AM
My go to breakfast is
1/2 cup of wholegrain oats (they keep me full for longer than oatmeal or rolled oats) soaked overnight
50g of yoghurt (don't bother with low fat version as I like it creamy and standard yoghurt is considered a low fat food anyway)
1 medium kiwifruit (good source of vit C and fiber)
1 small banana (good source of potassium, I get cramps sometimes when I exercise)
0.5 tbsp of cinnamon (to make it more interesting, this way I don't need to add sweeteners)
30g of casein protein powder (casein is slow release unlike whey protein, sometimes it's called "night time protein", it also lines your stomach so you feel fuller for longer)
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October 6, 2012 1:01 AM
I tend to have either:

Weetabix x2 = 134 cals
Alpro Almond milk 125ml = 30cals
=
164 cals

Or

Quaker Oats 40g = 142 cals
Skimmed milk 300ml = 111 cals
=
253 cals (adding 15 cals per teaspoon sugar)

If you want to take to work the weetabix comes in 12s and you can get single ready packets of oats. I tend to get the bigger packs for home as its much more cheaper.

I also have Tesco Light Cranberry & Raspberry in the morning which has just 12 cals per 250mls!

My wake up drink is fancy Carte Noire Espresso taken without sugar so that's <1 cal.
October 6, 2012 1:11 AM
If I have time in the mornings: I grab a bowl of Multigrain Cheerios and skim milk. mmm nom nom
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October 6, 2012 1:16 AM
What a great idea. I am going to try that! Stuck on whole wheat toast at the moment which is boring now! Going right now to buy the ingredients!
October 6, 2012 1:17 AM
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October 6, 2012 1:20 AM
every workday - an oikos greek yogurt )mmm black cherry!) and a vitatop muffin top! (mmmm applecrumb!)
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October 6, 2012 1:20 AM
Peanut butter and banana on toast is god sent!
October 6, 2012 1:21 AM
I dont eat breakfast... I dislike every single food people normally eat in the morning.
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October 6, 2012 1:26 AM
Eggs are my thing:

Wholemeal toast
1/2 small avocado (spread on the toast)
Poached or boiled egg
Black pepper
(about 280 cals)

or

3 egg omlette with spinach (about 220 cals)

Another trick is that whatever breakfast you have, eat 1/2 a Pink Grapefruit before it and it keeps you full as well as it is high fibre and low GI and only 50 cals.
October 6, 2012 1:28 AM
Low fat yoghurt with muesli and ground flaxseed.
Usually two hours after breakfast I start counting until I can have my lunch, but the flaxseed seems to quiet down the cravings.
October 6, 2012 1:58 AM
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October 6, 2012 2:07 AM
Lately I've been having 3 scrambled eggs with sea salt and I also have a tablespoon of this maple infused almond butter--it all equates to around 310 calories. I typically eat this right after my workout in the morning as it seems to help.

On a side note, let me just say, I may have almond butter 2 or 3 times a day now lol, I love the taste of it, although it's not very volumetric at 100 calories for a little TB lol
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