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I usually eat the following:
1/2 avocado (pan seared)
1 chorizo sausage link (pan fried)
2 eggs (scrambled)
a serving of my legume of the week
fresh pico de gallo on top
All that makes for a relatively quick meal that's pretty tasty. Especially if you scramble the eggs and/or sear the avocado in the chorizo fat. Since I cook my legumes one pound at a time, I don't season them until I plan to cook them in to a meal... and I usually just heat them up in the microwave in the morning, so the pico de gallo usually helps to cover up the taste of the unflavored beans.
Since I premake all my beans and lentils for a week (lotsa onions and garlic) I sometimes add a pat of butter to the lentils and give them a quick fry. It changes the flavor drastically. Almost like refried beans, but better.
And I just stick with either hard boiled or scrambled eggs and spinach for the week along with the lentils. I'm not too picky. As long as I have food, I'm happy
my two main breakfasts:
(1) black beans and eggs
black beans (cooked to a stew-ey consistency - I make a big pot on the weekend when I have time and then just reheat during the week.) + a couple of fried or scrambled eggs on the side (I'm veg, so I don't remove the yolks)
Tip: Remember to salt the eggs! Throw in some fresh chopped cilantro if you have it!
(2) fav!!! scramled eggs with sriracha and spinach:
- chop a big handful or two of spinach leaves (not too small).
- a few eggs (however many you like)
- a spoon of Sriracha
Heat oil in pan and add the eggs. Scramble until about half cooked. Add the spinach and continue to scramble. Add the spoon of Sriracha and continue to scramble until the eggs are cooked to your liking. YUM. No fail. Seriously.
Note: Do not add salt. Sriracha is already quite salty!
On the side you can have beans or sausage or almonds or whatever. It just depends how hungry you are or how many eggs you are eating.
(3) Have this drink with breakfast!
Every couple days, I brew a pot of coffee, pour it in a carafe/jug/whathaveyou, and throw it in the fridge. Then I can have ice coffee for the morning. I add a few spoons of coconut to a glass instead of milk. It perks you up, it's not sugary, but somehow satiates my desire for sugar/dairy in the morning. This is especially good if you are in recovery form being a sugary coffee drink whore.
Just eating plain scrambled eggs seems to work for me. Sometimes with a little butter, but usually with olive oil.
I don't worry too much about the vegetables in the morning, I just have 2 or 3 whole organic eggs. Sometimes I have a couple of pieces of bacon or smoked salmon with it too for a treat.
Ugh. Spinach, eggs, and black beans are vile!
Just because the combination works well for losing weight, doesn't mean you have to eat crappy tasting food.
I noticed that the more time you spend preparing/cooking the food, the better it tastes.
I typically have sunny side up eggs (which I actually like even without any salt and pepper...I dunno what it is but try scooping up just the yolk first. so creamy and delish!) with prepped beans. Prepped meaning cooked with chix or beef stock with added spices and 2 tbsp of split pea soup or hummus or bean curry or salsa as sauce. Quite tasty. (I save the non-carb foods like spinach for dinner when I try not to consume any carbs and eat just meat and veggies)
If I'm in a hurry, then I just go for the protein shake (much easier and less time consuming to prepare). Better than nothing, right?
Try out different combos and see what you like. I figure, if I'm going for the long haul, I better make it taste good or I'll fall off the wagon.