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This mornings breakfast really got me thinking everyone. I had a banana sandwich which I only ate a little less than half it just was kinda not good. I need some ideas for a quick and healthy breakfast. Now please dont say oatmeal (yuck) and please dont say cereal with skim milk either. I was thinking on the lines of bagels but I know they contain soooooo many calories. Any ideas would be so helpful. Thanks and have a wonderful day. huggers
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Lurleen...I usually have a Balance Bar every morning. They are 200 calories and come in various flavors. I'm a big fan of nutrition bars, if used properly. I find that it's enough to keep me going until lunch. If I need a snack, I'll have graham crackers or something light like that. You could try any of those bars...watch the total calories. Some of them can be very high. Balance Bar only has 200 in theirs. I think Pria is also a 200-calorie bar. They're quick and provide 40-30-30 nutrition. That's what I do. Good luck.
I found these low cal whole wheat english muffins (110 Cal each) they are my stores nock off brand. I like them with yogurt butter (45 cal tab spn) Then I will have a fat free yogurt later in the morning (100 cal).
Take a look at the store and see what you can find. You should have saw me shopping for the lowest cal when I first started. Drove my boyfriend crazy. Good luck. =-)
Every morning I have the same thing... Yoplait light yogurt and a Nature Valley Granola Bar (actually there are 2 in the package). The yogurt has 100 calories and the granola bar has 180. So, every morning I eat 280 calories. It's nice, cause I can mix up the flavors of yogurt from strawberry to vanilla to apple turnover (today's)...and the granola bars are made in many different flavors as well...banana nut or maple brown sugar or apple or honey oat.... It's super quick- I just grab it to go every morning with a plastic spoon and head out the door to work. I usually eat it first thing when I arrive at my office.
Thanks for the ideas. The cereal bars sound pretty good. I might can do that for a change. I also like english muffins although I have had the low fat ones and they are kind of dry. I know I should not complain but I am sorry for that but I just want it to taste good. I am still listening for more ideas for breakfast. huggers for your ideas
I can't get enough egg beaters. I love (real) eggs and I wasn't sure what I'd think about the egg beaters but my god they are incredible. They are only 30 calories for 1/4 cup (i usually have twice that though) and no fat, no cholesterol. The protein really sticks with me through the day.

I think I'd eat them 3 times a day if I could.
I am so glad you found some egg things that you like. I am always looking for low calorie favorites. I like "real" eggs but I could give those beaters a try...thanks for the reply...huggers
I have trouble fitting breakfast in the mornings since I'm always running late. I found that a quick breakfast could be made from a bran cereal, topped with my favorite lo-fat, flavored yogurt. If I have a bit of time, I add some dried cranberries and chopped up dried apricots. I've even pre-packaged the cereal and dried fruit on the weekends when I have more time, putting individual serving sizes in little plastic zip-top baggies. (Of course, you need to measure your serving portions to fit in with your food plan.)
I tried the weight watchers english muffins today--100 calories per muffin. Really good. You can do egg beaters and a slice of turkey bacon and have a breakfast sandwich for under 200 cal.
HI...I'm up at 4:30 am to go to the gym every morning, so I grab a protein bar for the drive there. Later I'll have a glass of milk, then later, a piece of fruit. During my 102 pound weight loss, I found that spreading my food over a period of time really helped me not ever be hungry. I actually felt like I was always eating! :)
taplover -

congratulations - I am impressed that you manage to squeeze in the gym in the morning. I tried that for a while, and I remember that great feeling you carry into the rest of the day.
Someone had a question about freezing grapefruit and I cant remember who or where it was posted. So anyway dont freeze the whole fruit just the juice. Make sure where you squeeze the fruit not to get the oil from the peel. You can add "sugar" to it to make it sweet if you wish. But that is what I found out about that subject on the net. I hope that helps with your leftover grapefruit. huggers to the fruit lovers
I like a quick scrambled egg sandwich. I use one slice of wheat toast, I microwave a scrambled egg (about 30 sec., scramble a little and then 30 sec. more), and put it on the toast with a slice of 2% american cheese. It is good and filling in very little time, with somewhere around 230 cal.
Hello!
Well for Breakfast I find myself rotating a few items.. simply becuase I dont want to get bored of my food.
-Eggwhite omelette with salsa

-60 grams for Oatmeal (plain) I add cinnamom or vanilla depending on the mood.. tastes yummy!

-Serving of Special K with skim milk

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I think someone might have suggested something similar, but I make a breakfast sandwich every morning that I love - a whole-wheat english muffin (toasted, 110 calories) + egg beaters (30 calories) + one slice kraft cheese (45 calories I think). It's a very satisfying meal for under 200 calories. I usually eat non-fat yogurt or a piece of fruit a few hours later to get me through until lunch. Hope that helps!
I love the egg beaters too! I usually put mushrooms, peppers and onions in mine, and make an omlette. I spray the skillet with Pam (butter flavor). This helps get some of your veggies in for the day and helps with not getting as hungry before a mid-morning snack.
I like the mushroom. pepper and egg idea but I real eggs the best. I dont eat eggs often but I do sometimes on Sunday mornings. Hay does anyone have a low calorie egg casserole. I know here we have the breakfast casseroles that are full of calories because you put sausage or bacon with lots of cheese. Let me know if you do that would be something I would make
Breakfast is a hard one. We boil a few eggs on the weekend, cool and refrigerate. Then we use them through the week. Also cook up turkey bacon on weekends and keep in fridge, zap in microwave for 15 seconds to reheat.
This morning breakfast was:
1/2 boiled egg
1 slice light wheat toast
1/4 cup lowfat cottage cheese
2 slices turkey bacon
All for 190 calories, lots of protein and very fast.
here is a receipe for breakfast


soufle ( if it rises it is a soufle, if it doesn't it is a quiche)

1 pt. farmer style cottage cheese
3 eggs, beaten
3Tbsp flour
1cup grated cheese
2-3 Tbsp butter( I leave out)
dash of salt(I leave out)

mix together first 3 ingredients , add cheese, add rest of ingredients. bake uncovered. 350 fo for 1 hr. use a pam sprayed casserole dish . use a shallow pan if you like it crusty, deeper dish will make it softer.

variations: add 1/2 pkg frozen spinach thaw and squeeze excess juices can use kale, or other greens.

this is a family favorite

makes 4 servings
217 cal
13 g fat
I LIKE TO EAT LEAN BUT FILLING! BREAKFAST FOR ME IS AN 1/2 CUP OF EGG BEATERS OMLET , STUFFED WITH ONE CUP OF WHAT EVER VEGES I'M IN THE MOOD FOR SUCH AS ONIONS, MUSHROOMS, PEPPERS(ANY COLOR), OR SALSA ETC. HOT TEA AND A PEICE OF 35 CALORIE WHOLE WHEAT TOAST TO TOP IT OFF (USE COOKING SPRAY, OF COURSE). ALL FOR UNDER 150 CALORIES! THIS IS FULL OF NUTRITION AND DELICIOUS! HEALTHY EATING EVERYONE!
my favorite is a shake:
1/2 cup peaches
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 banana
protein powder

that adds up to about 300 cals, then later in the morning i'll have a piece of fruit. i love it. during the winter i get the frozen fruit, during the summer i'll get what's in season. give it a try!
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