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Is this an appropriate breakfast?


Me and my fiance have been on the SCD for the past 8 weeks, and are both seeing fantastic results.

However we are both getting very sick of the microwaved egg whites we are eating every morning. It's got to the point that my body refuses to swallow them!

So we have decided to try and mix it up a bit, but designing an easy / quick meal, that is "tasty" with 30g's of protein isn't all that easy.

One thing that we have come up with is a small burger patty with a poached egg on top with a side of home made black beans in tomato puree. Does this look OK to have as a breakfast, or is it too high in fat / other problems? Or maybe as a once a week breakfast?

Thanks for you help!

Burger Patty fried with 1 calorie oil spray

85g's of Lean Steak Mince

Total Fat 10.3g

Saturated Fat 4.76g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 0mg

Total Carbohydrate 0g

Dietary Fiber 0g

Sugars 0g

Protein 17.25g

1/6th Onion

1 Garlic Glove

Poached Egg

Total Fat 5.0g

Saturated Fat 1.5g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g

Monounsaturated Fat 1.9g

Cholesterol 185mg

Sodium 147mg

Total Carbohydrates 0.4g

Sugars 0.4g

Protein 6.9g

Black Beans in Tomato Sauce (Homemade)

Total Fat 0.7g

Saturated Fat 0.0g

Trans Fat 0.0g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 10mg

Total Carbohydrates 15.1g

Dietary Fiber 4.4g

Protein 5.0g


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Add another egg or some egg whites and you're golden.

Total protein falls just short of the 30g, but only ever-so-slightly, if you can stomach another egg then I don't think it'd hurt. Although you might just make the 30g with the onion (1/6th of a large onion probably has about 0.5g of protein), I'd definitely either up the beans slightly or add another egg.

Relatively fatty but doesn't seem too bad, lean beef is a decent fat source so I wouldn't worry too much.

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Looks good to me, but how about just adjusting to the idea of "dinner" for breakfast? It really doesn't take long to get used to having some chicken, beef, or even fish for breakfast, along with veggies and lentils or beans, and it's easy to get to the 30g protein mark. Opens up a huge world of options. There are even several things you could make up ahead of time so that you have a ready-to-grab-and-go breakfast to eat on the run......no-filler deli meats rolled up with lettuce, tomato, onion -- whatever you like, with a "glue' of mustard or hummus perhaps. You could make up little cold breakfast boxes with boiled egg halves, cubes of precooked meats, some chilled bean salad (for instance, Texas Caviar -- Google it), some olives, a pickle or two, and raw veggies sticks to munch. Maybe tuna or egg or chicken salad, made with no-sugar mayonnaise, not Miracle Whip, which is loaded with sugars. Eat those on cucumber rounds. You could also have fajita meats and veggies for breakfast, with a side of refried beans.

I often make a pot of chicken and veggie soup (very simple: just chicken thighs, chopped onion, celery, carrot, and garlic, simmered until done) and I have a bowl of that for my breakfast. You could add some white beans to it when reheating a bowl and you've got everything in one spot.

Or, I very often have a bowl of my homemade chili for breakfast. I make mine with grassfed ground beef, onions, canned tomatoes, Rotel, garlic, chili powder, cumin, chipotle-flavored bouillon cubes, and lots of finely chopped cabbage, carrot, and celery for added fiber and nutrients. YUMMO!

It's kind of strange, actually, the way most of us tend to think that breakfast can only be something sweet or something involving eggs.

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