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Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:06 AM

What's your go-to breakfast during the week?

I'm talking Monday thru Friday, not weekends when you may sleep in and pig out on Belgian waffles, bacon, etc. lol

I don't feel like eating anything until around 10:00. Coffee comes first. If I eat at all before noon, it's a piece of fruit such as a banana or some yogurt scooped out of the big carton while standing at the sink and watching my bird feeder.

My spouse can roll right out of bed and eat a seven course meal. And he's very fit and lean!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:08 AM

1. Oatmeal

I keep boxes of oatmeal at the office (where I am now...).

I heat up a bowl or two using the water cooler's hot-water function, and eat it at my desk, getting caught up on paperwork.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:21 AM

11. Love oatmeal!

If I'm feeling ambitious, I set up some overnight oatmeal the night before. Apple pie and blueberry are my faves.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:27 AM

19. Good stuff.



Welcome to DU, Ohiogal.

Where in Ohio are you? My step-son lives in Dayton.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:30 AM

21. NE Ohio. Trumbull County.

Thank you!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 01:28 PM

43. Publix brand, reduced sugar for me

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #43)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 02:50 PM

53. Sounds great! n/t

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:12 AM

2. It depends on the day.

On days when I have an early spinning class, I have some sort of protein bar and some water. I can't exercise on a full stomach. Sometimes, I'll have a bit of yogurt, instead. I'll have coffee when I get home, and some fruit or other snack mid-morning. Otherwise, it's usually oatmeal--Bob's Red Mill Extra Thick, with a pat of butter. And, coffee. Lots of coffee.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:23 AM

14. I can relate.

On days when I swim, I try to eat a bit more. Like one whole egg and one egg white, scrambled.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:14 AM

3. Savory oatmeal

I have been hooked on this for the last year. Steel cut oats pre-cooked and stored in the fridge. Half a cup of oats, half a cup of Trader Joe's Ginger Miso broth.
Add chopped tomatoes or any chopped veggies... I also favor beets. Microwave for 2 minutes or stove top until ready. Prepare a soft boiled egg and mix that into the cooked oatmeal and veggie mix. YUM.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:42 PM

117. Interesting! Never thought to try savory oatmeal!

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #117)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:44 PM

118. Hi Lucinda!

Give it a try sometime... very yummy.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:22 PM

120. OMG this sounds good

I've never heard of anything like this being done with oatmeal.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:15 AM

4. Avocado toast.

Or a nondairy fruit and kale smoothie. I keep berries and kale frozen and handy for an easy peazy toss into the blender. If itís not easy, I tend not to do it.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 02:59 PM

58. Avocado toast is my go-to home from work snack.

Sadly all the avocados looked like shit this week everywhere I went, so no Millenial Toast for me.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #58)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 04:09 PM

67. Millenial Toast.

Good one!!

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 03:10 PM

60. Yummm!

That sounds vegan..

MontanaMama

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Response to Cha (Reply #60)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 04:08 PM

66. Oooh!

Vegan! Didn't even think of that. Used to be a vegetarian for many years then married a hard core carnivore. I sneak a meatless something or other under the radar whenever possible. Best avocados I ever had were called Butter Avocados (I think?!?) that my co-worker brought me from Hawaii. They were to die for. I dream about them sometimes, Cha.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #66)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 06:13 PM

75. That's cute.. you dream about them

sometimes. I know how that goes.. I've had those Butter Avos you speak of.. I know what you mean!

I use to live in San Diego, too.. they had all kinds of Avos.. this one was called Bacon Avo and darned if it didn't remind me of bacon.. which was delicious for this vegan.

MontanaMama

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:16 AM

5. Sometimes a smoothie, but more often ham and/or eggs, or cottqge cheese, for

protein. Cereal or whole wheat toast (with lots of butter) for carbs. Fruit -- berries or a banana -- for potassium. Coffee so I can keep my eyes open. Orange juice, especially if I'm low on fresh fruit.

I can't function without breakfast. I can't get to brunch without breakfast.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:17 AM

6. Oatmeal as dry cereal

blueberries, banana, milk (almond)

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 12:27 PM

113. As in you pour cold milk over it?

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Response to Iggo (Reply #113)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 12:56 PM

114. correct!

it has a very nutty flavor I love

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #114)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 01:34 PM

116. Hmm!

I'll try it!

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:45 PM

119. Sounds yummy!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:18 AM

7. A store-brand sausage biscuit with egg and cheese from the freezer.

1.5 minutes in the microwave and I'm sitting at my desk eating it. Two for $2.89. Add a glass of 100% juice something and that's breakfast. Boring but it fits my lifestyle.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:18 AM

8. Greek yogurt, berry, juice smoothie.😋

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:19 AM

9. Cold cereal w/ milk. I leave for work around 7:30 & couldn't leave without reading the Post &

eating breakfast.

Cereals Alternate between

Granola
Nabisco Shredded Wheat
Wheat or Corn Chex

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:21 AM

10. Plain yogurt with granola and berries.

I prefer Siggi's Icelandic style yogurt, but Fage Greek yogurt is good, too. Organic granola from the local health food store.

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Response to Atman (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:25 AM

18. Have you ever made your own granols?

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:35 AM

24. Yes!

It's super easy, and always much better than store bought. I'm not sure why I don't do it more often, other than convenience.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:35 AM

25. I make it all the time

Use it mostly for cereal. Cold or warm.

Yum!!!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:22 AM

12. Greek Yogurt plain and fruit

blueberries or a banana or even peach cut up or pear cut up

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:23 AM

15. This seems like a Lounge post

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:53 AM

30. Hahaha!






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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:23 AM

16. Day 5 of WHole 30

My breakfast every day has been a frittata. Eggs, spinach, peppers, onion and garlic.
Down 9 pounds.

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Response to Borchkins (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 12:03 PM

38. yum! I can do that on Atkins!!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:23 AM

17. I'm far more varied than when I was a kid.

When I was a kid, it was almost always cereal, every day. Didn't even love cereal, but that's what I had.

Saturdays my dad usually made us pancakes, or if he was feeling lazy, toasted up some waffles.

As an adult, I'll alternate from day to day. Some days a bagel. Other days a frozen waffle. Other days, scrambled eggs and toast. Rarely it's cereal.

I'll always have coffee and orange juice. My day feels incomplete without it.

I've become partial to making "Eggs in a basket" out of English muffins (what I knew as "Moonstruck breakfast" growing up because they featured it in the movie Moonstruck). I'll cut the center out of an English muffin, drop an egg in the middle, and fry it up. Sprinkle some Old Bay seasoning on top. (Since no part goes to waste, I'll fry up the center cuts as well.)

On Saturdays or Sundays, I'll be the one to make pancakes for my kids. I don't know if they appreciate it as much as I did, but I still love pancakes.

Dare I say, breakfast is perhaps my favorite meal of the day.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 06:33 PM

78. Like you I ate cold cereal when I was a kid

Because my mom only cooked one thing for breakfast, ever, and that was soft boiled eggs. She and my dad dipped their toast in them. The sight and smell of it totally nauseated me. (and I like eggs cooked other ways).

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:27 AM

20. Fruit smoothie

(I assume this post will get moved to the lounge)

I generally have a fruit smoothie with 1 cup of frozen fruit, 1 cup of soy milk and 3 Tbsp of soy protein powder.

If Iím not feeling that, then Iíll poach two eggs and steam some broccoli. Eggs over broccoli plus some crumbled feta cheese.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:32 AM

22. Smoothie...

2 cups of organic frozen fruit medley. 1.5 cup of organic, whole milk, homemade kefir and 1/4 cup flax seed meal.

Weekends- bacon, eggs, sausage and grits.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:34 AM

23. Cottage cheese and coffee

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:41 AM

26. Nothing. I have never been a breakfast eater.

Sometimes I will get an iced coffee and I always have ice water with me. I will eat brunch if I am with other people.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #26)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 02:35 PM

47. Me neither

We've been married almost 35 years and my hubby still badgers me sometimes that I haven't eaten breakfast yet. The ones who can roll out of bed and eat a big breakfast first thing in the morning just don't understand those of us who can't.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #47)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 04:23 PM

71. I know, maybe it has something to do with not being a morning person.

Kind of like, ok I know I have to be up to go to work and everything, but my body is just not on the same clock as other people.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #26)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 03:01 PM

59. One of my kids is like that.

Wonít eat breakfast no matter what is on hand. I swear she would turn down chocolate cake before 11am.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #59)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 04:22 PM

70. It has just never come naturally to me. Even as a kid, my parents would make me have something

for breakfast before school and when they left the room I would scrape it into the trash and cover it up w/ paper towels. A lot of times I skipped lunch too. I just never got hungry until later in the day.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:43 AM

27. Egg whites

and coffee.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:49 AM

28. Coffee and later on, fruit

A banana or orange around 10, then lunch at 12:30. Just not hungry 1st thing in AM. Used to drive my mom nuts as I refused to eat any breakfast before school.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:53 AM

29. Oatmeal, Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat or Plain Greek Yogurt with Maple Syrup.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #29)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 09:01 PM

92. We should go to Costco together

We like the same stuff.

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Response to XRubicon (Reply #92)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 06:17 AM

100. Always trying to eat healthy stuff and avoid eating mammals.

Be great to go to Costco with you and yours. Costcos are in limited supply in my area. We have Wegmans, Tops and Price Chopper in our area. Stay healthy; we need our health and strength to fight on against 45.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:54 AM

31. I alternate

between cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, scrambled eggs, and, occasionally, oatmeal and always with a slice of sourdough bread. Coffee is a must have everyday.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:57 AM

32. Oatmeal with some chia seeds and a little honey. Glass of milk

It makes me happy.

TlalocW

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 10:58 AM

33. A Nexium and a Red Bull.

If I'm up before 7am, it's 2 Red Bull before noon.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 11:04 AM

34. Farm breakfast

3 fresh eggs from my own hens, cooked in the microwave with mushrooms and a little mozzarella. Big bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon and brown sugar. OJ, coffee.

When you're heading out in 10 degrees and minus windchill to carry buckets of warm water from the kitchen to horses, donkeys, goats, chickens, various waterfowl, and a bunch of barn cats, because all of the hoses are frozen, you'd best be prepared. It takes about an hour, by the time you also feed.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #34)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 11:59 AM

37. oh my god i remember those days so well!

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Response to Bayard (Reply #34)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 02:50 PM

52. Back and forth from the kitchen with buckets?

In ass-freezing weather?! Youíre a stronger person than I, Bayard.

I grew up in Wyoming, but our horses had some kind of heating tape on the trough that prevented it freezing. My mom would take a gallon jug of water to the bunnies, but that was it.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #52)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 04:53 PM

72. Next year

We hope to get electricity to the barn so we can have bucket heaters. But that still doesn't thaw the pond. The cats were out playing on it earlier.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 11:26 AM

35. Roasted cashews, sliced apple, small slice of cheese. No cooking.

I love to cook, but not first thing in the morning,

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 11:58 AM

36. i do Atkins so its all protein based....eggs, sausage, cherizo or bacon..

..maybe a feeeeew shredded spuds...all scrambled together..add some peppers and onions..topped with more shredded cheese and rolled in a hot low carb tortilla for a breakfast burrito. Topped with sour cream and some hot sauce. I get up between 330 and 4 am and hubby gets up at 5 for work. I've eaten by the time he's up and he keeps the remaining warm, wraps it up as a burrito and eats it in the car as he's heading for work.

Hubby loves to cook so sometimes he makes breakfast casseroles in individual ramekins. Pretty much the same ingredients but more spuds and sometimes rice. He freezes them so they can be pulled out and nuked.

top it all off with a can of Diet Dr Pepper!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 12:13 PM

39. Steel-cut oatmeal w/ walnuts and dried fruit

My Instant Pot cooks it in 5 min.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #39)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 04:19 PM

69. That's what we have.

I have a rice cooker with a timer that will have it ready when we get up.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 12:16 PM

40. Cooked cereal - either oatmeal or a mixture this time of year

Of other flaked grains. The local food co-op sells a good mix of grains and Bob's Mill mixed grain cereal. Sometimes I go for plain oatmeal.

Because the mixed cereals take longer to absorb the liquid I was mixing them the night before and storing in the fridge. Then most or all of the liquid is absorbed and I just had to nuke it enough to cook the grains.

I need to go back to that - without the pre-soaking, it takes much more time to cook breakfast.

For a quick breakfast I'll eat cold boxed cereal, with no milk. If it is cold, I want it crunchy.

I've tried to make breakfast with less carbohydrates and more protein but my body just does not want a lot of protein in the morning.

New Year's morning I made buttermilk pancakes with the buttermilk left over from my cornbread muffins. Those were good, but I wouldn't work that hard every day. Since I had even more buttermilk left, I made another batch and froze them. Now I can pull out a couple of pancakes and nuke them until they are hot.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 01:22 PM

41. Four strong coffees

And fifteen cigarettes.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #41)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 02:41 PM

48. Breakfast of Champions!

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Response to canetoad (Reply #41)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:25 PM

121. this is what my Dad used to say.....

except he'd say a cuppa coffee and 10 cigarettes.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #121)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 09:16 PM

123. When asked what Scotsmen have for breakfast

My grandfather used to say, 'A bucket o'porridge and a big tumbler full o'whisky'.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 01:23 PM

42. toasting a frozen waffle and adding honey and fresh raspberries

and a lot of coffee

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 01:31 PM

44. toast that i bake myself, but more likely couple frozen burrittos cooked in the nuker

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 02:06 PM

45. A bag of cookies out the machine at work.

I choose not to use the locution "out of" btw

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 02:27 PM

46. This is my online food diary.

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/CoachJen71

I do cheesy egg whites, sometimes with veggies or bacon bits, sometimes with a half or whole English muffin or deli flat.

I also love peanut butter oatmeal with chocolate chips, or peanut butter yogurt with or without fiber one or grapenuts.

100-350 cals, depending.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 02:43 PM

49. Embarrassingly, its ramen.

Iíve been eating it for breakfast for probably twenty years. My normal diet is very healthy, but mornings just donít feel right without my noodles and a cup of Earl Grey.

Once in a while Iíll resolve to be healthier and Iíll do oatmeal for a month or so, but then I go right back to ramen.

On the plus side, my weight is fantastic, my blood pressure is perfect, and Iím fit and healthy. As far as vices go I guess this one is okay.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 02:46 PM

50. Jimmie Dean Veggie Egg White Breakfast Bowl

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 02:47 PM

51. When i get my backside in gear,

I make my own brown bread

- Extra coarse wholemeal flour
- tsp Baking/Bread soda (sieved)
- tsp salt
- tsp natural wheatgerm
- 1.5 tblspns crushed linseed

1 pint buttermilk
1 egg

Mix together all dry ingredients, then add the egg, and finally the buttermilk. When well mixed, pour into a 2lb baking dish and pop into pre heated oven for 70 minutes at 180c/350f

A couple of slices of that and porridge (oatflakes and water, 2 x 1 minutes in microwave)

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #51)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 02:52 PM

55. Are oatflakes the same as oatmeal? nt

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 02:51 PM

54. I "brunch" on Cheesy scrambled eggs, hash browns and coffee

I generally don't eat until around noon because my appetite is 99% gone. It is about the only thing that semi-appeals to me, lately, and sometimes that is it, for the day.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 02:53 PM

56. I start every morning with a Green Smoothie

Lots of different kinds of fresh, organic fruit, coconut or almond milk, and a couple handfuls of spinach, all blasted to smithereens in my Vitamix blender.

Haven't had one sick day since I started doing this in November 2013.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #56)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 03:24 PM

62. I have a morning smoothie - in my Vitamix too

whole organic milk, 2 raw egg yokes (from my chickens), fresh or frozen organic fruit, tablespoon of flax, sunflower seed,etc, oil and I throw in some powdered vitamins. Yum - the eggs foam it up so it's delicious.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #62)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 03:53 PM

63. I'll need to try the eggs...though I can't come close to matching the freshness of yours

I also add flax or hemp or chia and liquid colloidal minerals, and whatever other superfruits I can get my hands on.

My kids went from hating vegetables to demanding green smoothies every single day themselves. Victory!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 03:18 PM

61. Coffee cake and coffee n/t

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 04:01 PM

64. Coffee and cold left-overs and random fruit.

Pizza is good.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 04:02 PM

65. Oatmeal with applesauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, and milk.

It truly tastes like I'm eating apple cobbler for breakfast everyday but is super healthy and fairly cheap.

Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast food for it's cheapness and health benefits.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 04:13 PM

68. Coffee

then maybe toast or oatmeal.

Or, wait until lunch and have a sandwich.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 05:59 PM

73. I rarely eat hamburgers at McDonalds, but I can't resist the McGriddle

 

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 06:02 PM

74. Granola with almond milk

 

a banana and a cup of joe most of the time.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 06:29 PM

76. Toast, usually with raspberry jam.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 06:30 PM

77. A pot of coffee. nt

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 06:35 PM

79. Uncle Sam cereal + yogurt and lots of "superfood" fruits, etc. --

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strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, red grapes, banana slices, walnuts, dried cranberries, and flaxseed meal. It's a feast, and a healthy dose of antioxidants and fiber to start the day.

On weekends it's occasionally scrambled eggs (sometimes with added chopped onions & bell peppers and/or avocado) with toast & jam, grits, and Gimme Lean veggie sausage; or oatmeal with spices (cinnamon, allspice, cloves, cardamom, freshly ground nutmeg) and chopped dried fruits (dates, figs, apricots, cherries, cranberries), plus minced fresh ginger, toasted almond slivers, Grade B maple syrup, and milk. YUM!

Beverages: at least one tall glass of water every morning, usually a small glass of OJ, and black coffee (ground fresh and brewed with a Hario pour-over dealie) every other day -- black tea on alternate days so I don't get too strung out on coffee.

Dang, now I want to go to bed so I can get up and have breakfast!

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Response to klook (Reply #79)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 07:22 AM

105. I'd never heard of Uncle Sam cereal

Thanks

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Response to underpants (Reply #105)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 09:54 AM

109. Discovered it by accident while visiting a friend 15 years ago.

I'd meant to bring my own cereal and forgot it. Went to the local grocery store, and the only healthy option was Uncle Sam. Why they carried it in that podunk town I have no idea -- maybe the patriotic name.


Anyway, it was good - didn't get soggy in milk, not overly processed, and tasty. Been eating it ever since.

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Response to klook (Reply #109)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 12:19 PM

111. 110 years

Must be doing something right

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 06:48 PM

80. A couple of coladas and I'm ready for the day.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 06:59 PM

81. Breakfast best meal of the day

One egg, over easy, in a pan sprayed with Pam, 2 thin slices of bacon in the microwave, and 1/2 piece of homemade bread, toasted, with a bit of butter, topped with homemade jam. And of course coffee - strong and black. Perfect mix of protein, fat, and carbohydrates for me. Eaten at ca. 6 AM. Keeps me happy until noon or later.

Is it healthy? Some people may say no because of the bacon but my numbers are good so I am not going to change. I like my egg, bacon and toast, thank you very much😄

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 07:46 PM

82. Soup.

Easy way to eat more vegetables.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #82)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 07:26 AM

106. Good idea.

When I was running a lot I used to have a salad for breakfast (after running, usually at work). I'd read about it in "Born to Run" - REALLY good book that the barefoot running craze blossomed out of - and thought I'd give it a shot. Works well.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:05 PM

83. Protein shake, strawberries, and small bowl of Fiber One cereal

My blood tests were the best ever a few months ago so I guess I've stumbled onto a good diet.

The protein shake is somewhat complicated but I enjoy making it every morning:

* 2/3 container of Premier Protein chocolate shake (purchased in bulk at BJ's whenever the 12 case is on sale)
* Unsweetened almond milk on top of Premier Protein to fill out 2 cup jar, then dropped into the blender
* Organic ground cinnamon from Aldi...I shake the small jar three times into the blender
* Two small scoops of chia seeds
* Two small scoops of golden flaxseed meal
* Two hefty spoonfuls of avocado
* This is the complicated part: Frozen pre made bag of -- 1/3 sliced banana, 1/3 sliced apple, 3 small carrots from Aldi bag, small handful of blueberries (maybe 14), small handful of whole almonds (maybe 15), small handful of raw pumpkin seeds
* 12 ice cubes

I don't know how I came up with that combination but it works great. Tastes like a chocolate shake. You don't even know the other stuff is in there. I have had friends ask me to write it down specifically, after tasting it in my home. I mix in a Hamilton Beach blender with a wide base. If it is not a wide based blender then everything stalls. I had an Oyster but that was tornado shaped and absolutely sucked.

I put everything in the blender except the 12 ice cubes initially. Once the original stuff has blended to moderate consistency I drop in 6 ice cubes, then once that has reached the same consistency I drop in the final 6 ice cubes. Once in a while I screw up and allow it to blend too long, becoming too thin. But maybe 2 minutes from start to finish is ideal.

I make 9 bags at a time of the mixture to be frozen. That method allows me to use 3 bananas and 3 apples, before slicing. The mixture fits well in regular sandwich bags.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:08 PM

84. 2 cups of espresso with nothing to eat

I never eat breakfast, I don't get hungry till evening.

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Response to Raine (Reply #84)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 09:33 PM

95. Two cups of espresso on an empty stomach

would have me doubled over in indigestion agony. Youíre made of sterner stuff than I.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #95)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 02:37 AM

99. LOL, cast iron stomach I guess!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:09 PM

85. Coffee

I can't eat when I first wake up.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:23 PM

86. On days when I work in the office, I eat in my cubicle when I get there.

Either a carton of yogurt mixed with my cereal or oatmeal. Love both.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:38 PM

87. Breakfast is best served in the evening. Scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, bacon and/or sausage, and

toast.

Morning is best left for coffee, and then have a sandwich for lunch.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:43 PM

88. Usually don't eat breakfast but when I do yogurt or oatmeal

Yogurt: Vanilla yogurt, blueberries, honey. Easy and quick.

Oatmeal: Oats, raisins, touch of salt, maple syrup, cinnamon powder in bowl- add milk. Microwave for about a minute and a half. watch it or it will spill over. good stuff.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:43 PM

89. A bagel with a cup of coffee

When I was getting more exercise (used to bicycle commute and ride a lot) it was a big bowl of oatmeal, but mostly now I'm not hungry until the early afternoon.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:52 PM

90. Black coffee made with male tears.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #90)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 09:35 PM

96. Lmao!!

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #90)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 07:28 AM

107. 😆

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 08:56 PM

91. Peanut butter and jelly (preserves) sandwich. nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #91)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 09:36 PM

97. My little boy loves pbj for breakfast.

He even puts peanut butter and jelly on his pancakes.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 09:26 PM

93. 1 egg, boiled or scrambled, 1 slice whole wheat toast,1/2 banana

My basic breakfast for most of my life. Oatmeal or cereal doesn't cut it, I'm starving in 2 hours - I need the protein in the morning.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 09:30 PM

94. Saliva and air.

Not trying to be snarky. I've found that I can go without breakfast and eat lunch at noon. It helps with weight loss, and between the holidays and being laid up with bronchitis, I've packed on about 10 lbs.

I just want to take in less food, and "live off my hump" for a few weeks. It does work for me, and I don't feel deprived in any way.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Fri Jan 5, 2018, 09:38 PM

98. Overnight oats made with almond milk n/t

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 06:18 AM

101. Fake sausage

Morning Star usually

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Sat Jan 6, 2018, 06:58 AM

102. Fried egg and home fries

 

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Sat Jan 6, 2018, 07:11 AM

104. Mcdonald's breakfast burrito and coffee.

It's just the right size, small, and the coffee is pretty good too.
Only costs about $2.00
The very hot salsa works well with it too.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 09:04 AM

108. Usually store brand bran flakes with almond milk, coffee with light cream

I get up late and eat it around noon.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 10:01 AM

110. Hot chai and two packets of low-sugar oatmeal.

I'm good to go for a couple of hours until... fruit and yogurt break!

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Sat Jan 6, 2018, 12:24 PM

112. Plain oatmeal with a little brown sugar.

Just enough to keep me away from the taco truck that comes at nine-fucking-twenty in the a.m.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 01:23 PM

115. Coffee, bagel w/cream cheese or toast

But that's at 6:20am; I'm eating lunch on my first break by 10am

On weekends, it's scrambled eggs, toast, oatmeal, pancakes, or leftovers like lasagna or chili.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:31 PM

122. Low calorie yogurt with blueberries

On the weekends - nothing for breakfast.

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