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Re: Quick Breakfast Ideas?

Any ideas for breakfast that are quick? I can cook 3 eggs, but hard to eat in the car when Im driving, It hard enough to get up, shower, dry hair, make up, etc , and feed myself, I usually always drank my breakfast or ate a bar of some sort

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I make a batch of omelet muffins every week and take 3 in the car with me on lazy mornings :) I use eggs, red peppers, lentils, spinach and chopped bacon. Sometimes I smear some guacamole on the top like icing LOL

  • TeeRaySee commented Feb 7th 2012:

    Ashleeis...Do you just throw them in a muffin tin and bake at 350 for 15 mins? Love, love the idea...I too have problems getting it all done to get to my 1.5 hour commute.

  • margevnv commented Apr 28th 2012:

    thank you i'm gonna try this,wondering about the cooking time/temp also. I to have a 1.5 commute, without traffic! lol

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I have never been a breakfast person, I really don't like eating in the morning at all. I used to try and eat 30 grams of protein either in eggs or cottage cheese, but I had to force myself. Based on a suggestion from a fellow 4HB follower, I picked up some Isopure Zero Carb protein shake mix (no carbs, no lactose, no sugar). Serving suggestion is 2 scoops for 50 grams of protein, so I just have one scoop with cold water every morning. Not only has it sped up my weight loss even more, but it's quick and easy if you're in a hurry. Just maybe spend a little more and buy two flavors - they last forever, and you may get sick of one flavor after a bit, so it's nice to have an alternative.

  • agent4HB commented Apr 12th 2012:

    I buy multiple flavors of Isopure, as well.

    I often mix flavors to get new combinations that do not exist in nature ;) For example, I love 1 scoop of Strawberries & Cream + 1 scoop of Dutch Chocolate. Additionally, I sometimes add a dash of cinnamon to the mix.

  • sunseal commented May 16th 2012:

    where do you find that? It's called isopure?

  • erdunn75 commented May 16th 2012:

    I did fine for the first 4 weeks. Its NOW I am having an issue! Eating the same thing over and over is starting to make me nauseous. I am finding I cannot eat my whole breakfast and then I feel starving by lunch. I am going to look into that no carb protien shake! Thanks!!

  • Kevin Rogers commented Nov 3rd 2012:

    I'm one week in and the thought of beans for breakfast has already got me nauseous. My love affair with eggs is waning, too. Guess Ill try adding more meats and some protein shakes. But isn't one of the rules not to "drink your calories"? Do you find it leaves you more hungry?

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For my quick breakfast I heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a non-stick pan, add quite a few handfuls of fresh spinach, stir until it wilts, add two beaten eggs and a some black beans, and cook until done. I top it with some medium-heat salsa. It's very good and quick.

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Here's something fun and different! Make mini quiches in muffin tins! You can put spinach, mushrooms, onions, black beans, anything in there! and you can make them ahead and just, heat and go! It's a South Beach diet recipe, but it certainly applies here.

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For at least part of my breakfast, I like to take some premade hard boiled eggs, take out the yolks (I know they are good for you, but I'm not a big fan), and I scoop some refried beans into the center! Tastes great and really easy!

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I've been making a baked frittatas for my breakfasts. Here's the basic recipe:

1 dozen eggs

1 carton of egg whites

1 box of frozen spinach - thawed and water squeezed out

1 can lentils drained

Optional additions - tapenade, pesto, salsa, hot peppers, leftover meats, leftover veggies, canned salmon/tuna, shrimp, ham, bacon,

1- Preheat oven 350F. Spray 9x13" Pyrex dish with oil.

2 - beat eggs & egg whites

3- Mix in other ingredients.

4- pour into prepared pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes. It should nicely browned and crusty when done.

5- Cut into 6 pieces

Each piece has approximately 2 whole eggs, 1-2 egg whites, 2-3 oz lentils, and additional protein from added meats if used.

I cut each 1/6th piece into 3-4 slices for easy to eat 'frittatas fingers'. The fingers are also great to have on hand for snacks.

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I would suggest trying a 100% casein protein powder shake made with unsweetened almond milk. You will likely be able to choose from at least chocolate and vanilla casein varieties, just make sure to get one that doesn't have added sugar (I would steer clear of anything more than 1-2g/serving). If you go with a vanilla, then match it with an unsweetened vanilla almond milk variety :)

Best part is, you can make this the night before, chill it in the fridge overnight, and it will be ready to grab on your way out the door.

Check out my reply to This post for some prep tips to make the shake a little more tasty!

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Have you seen Tim's Youtube video on eggs & breakfast? Using the microwave you can put something together in 3 minutes...still probably won't be ideal for car eating but might be an improvement?

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Greetings! I'm new here (so please forgive me if this idea is redundant) but I thought I would chime in...

I have busy mornings too so I totally understand. This has become my favorite way to get in a good breakfast within thirty minutes of waking:

The night before, I crack one egg into a 8 oz glass storage container (mine is made by Ziploc) I stir it up a bit and then add some beans (black or pinto) and a little bit of chopped onion or a tablespoon of salsa. Then I add salt and some spices (I love cayenne). If I feel like it (I usually don't) I'll add some jalapeno or bell peppers for fun. I put a piece of foil over it and then put it in the fridge. Then I grab a small plate and put a handful of raw greens (usually spinach), slap a baggie around it, and put that in the fridge.

In the morning, I wake up, drink some ice water like a good girl, hurry to the kitchen and set the container in the oven at 400 degrees, I start the coffee pot and then I go get dressed. In about 20 minutes, I'm ready and my food is ready. I give my cooked eggs and beans a good stir with a fork and then put it on top of my spinach. It's super yummy and it doesn't take long to eat. It could be a car food but I don't recommend it.

I eat it at about 4 am and I have to remind myself to eat about four hours later just so I can keep up my energy. If I forget, I don't get hungry, I just feel my energy getting lower.

So there. That's my first post. Hope it helps!

  • aahleyah commented Apr 28th 2012:

    egg cup cakes.. I make a batch of 9 .

    9 extra large eggs

    broccoli florets

    onions

    bacon chopped.

    banana peppers

    mix well and pour into muffin tin with cup cake liners and bake at 350 for 25 min. love these.. I eat 3 and a about 10 to 20 snap peas and Im done. eat this every day in the way to work.

  • Douglas Sheehan Douglas Sheehan commented May 16th 2012:

    What about the beans?

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i have a piece of fillet steak for breakfast. it's super quick to fry in a small pan. rest it for a few minutes while you do something else and then cut it into strips. so easy to eat on the go.

for a more complete breakfast i'll have it with refried beans, green beans and guacamole but if i need my 30g of protein in a hurry this is the best way.

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Personally I use egg beaters egg whites with one whole egg for flavor. I scramble these and add in some diced bell peppers, diced tomatoes, and diced ham. I will personally be changing my breakfast to more so meet the guidelines from the book soon though. So it will be more like egg whites with one whole egg, mixed veggies, and beans. I'll probably just use the steam-able frozen food veggie packs that grocery stores sell and canned beans of some kind. Hope this helps!

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Prepare something ahead of time.

I put eggs in a pan with mushrooms, olives, bacon, etc and bake it, then in the morning you just have to throw it in the microwave and eat. Real time saver in the mornings.

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you could just boil eggs the night before

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I know this may sound funny......but I'll share it anyways.

I eat on the road all the time, and try not to wolf down food.

When It comes to eggs, I do eat these on the road. I am not a breakfast person at all, but tend to get hungry around 10am if I don't eat, and then I become famished, and so in the past I would overeat. So eating breakfast is imperative.

So what I do with cooked eggs: I place them in a glass reusable container with a lid, and eat them with a plastic fork, and I actually eat the eggs at red lights. If I don't finishe eating all the eggs before my destination, I will actually just park the car, and eat the rest of the eggs before "going in". If you are in North America, the company that makes the glass is called Anchor (great product). At times I get some strange glances from other drivers also waiting at the red light, but I just smile to myself and think that this is much better than eating a bagel and being hungry an hour later.

  • Danielle Waldo commented Nov 9th 2012:

    I do this too! Kinda makes me mad when I hit all green lights! Haha

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Egg muffins are the best!

350 for about 22 minutes in muffin tins

I use egg whites and black beans and the rest is up to you- I make two batches of 12 every time, and they are always slightly different so there is a variety. Store in tupperware and heat up 3 on a paper towel for 35 seconds and you are good to go. I like sausage, smoked salmon, mushrooms, green onion, jalapeno, bell pepper, curry powder, sugar free salsa, lemon zest, spinach, and cilantro as add ins.

I used to make these with cheese before scd and I've tried cottage cheese but it wasn't that great. I might get creative and try vegan cheese if I can find some in the diet.

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I take black beans, mash them up to the the texture of mashed potatoes. Make a two egg omelet and put the mashed black beans and spinich in the middle. Add hot sauce=gooooood

  • BabyDolphin commented Apr 14th 2012:

    This sounds really tasty, thanks. I think I might add some avocado and cilantro!

  • Dawn George commented Dec 6th 2012:

    thanks for the tip on this....just starting the SCD myself & I've got a huge sugar addiction. My breakfast this morning was absolutely horrible - half a can of tuna (16g) 1 hard boiled egg (6g) and half a cup of black beans (8g)....no not all mixed together but I'm thinking this omelete recipe, (adding cilantro of course - LOVE cilantro) may be the way to go for me.

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I try and keep cottage cheese and hard boiled eggs handy for those mornings where I sleep in a little bit too much and can't quite get a decent meal together. Both of those are things you can grab and eat straight from the fridge!

  • Dawn George commented Dec 6th 2012:

    cottage cheese.......i'm going shopping tomorrow but I'm pretty sure I don't like cottage cheese.....anything I can add to it for better flavor??

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I think I go a bit overboard-- I have breakfast preparation down to like 20 min.

I usually mince an onion and keep it in the fridge solely for breakfast, then in the morning I'll sautee that in olive oil with broccoli and cherry tomatoes (about 5 min over medium heat, until onions are translucent), then add spinach, black beans and garlic just until the spinach wilts. Remove that, scramble 1/4c of egg whites with 2 whole eggs.

It's a bit more of a laborious preparation than most people want to do first thing in the morning, but it's super delicious, and basically the highlight meal of my day.

  • Beorn86 commented Nov 10th 2011:

    Sounds good!

  • Dawn George commented Dec 6th 2012:

    yes it does....thank you to everyone for posting recipes....it really helps!

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This is what I have every morning:

Refried black beans (heated in microwave for 1 min)

then I add some or all of the following... chopped spinach, avocado, onion, hot sauce, 4 or 5 almonds

might not sound tasty, but it is actually pretty good.

  • Dawn George commented Dec 6th 2012:

    I love avocado, it seems to take forever for them to get ripe...sometimes my lack of patience has me cutting too soon then the avocado not being good or useful

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My favorite thing is finding tortillas that work with the slow carb diet and make spinach, egg, and lentil burritos and freeze them for two weeks at a time :)

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