What do you eat for breakfast?

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Post by xshawnxearthx » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:49 pm

Today I had natty peanut butter and jelly on 14 grain bread, A big glass of fruit smoothie, a bowl of oatmeal and a quart of water.

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Post by robertscott » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:02 pm

TimD wrote:Usually it's a crustless quiche. Mix up the usual chopped broccolli and spinach, some feta cheese and some meat up in a microwable safe bowl. Sometimes I add in a small amount of rice-lentil mixture to give it texture (1/4 cup), dump 2-3 beaten eggs over it and nuke it.
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and does that turn out ok cooking it in the microwave? That's basically what I eat for breakfast when I have time but I'd cook it in a pan

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Post by TimD » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:06 am

RS, yeah, it turns out great. You have to nuke it , then stir it up, then nuke it again until completely set or it won't cook evenly. And it's a lot less clean up than doing it in a pan.
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Post by RobertB » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:17 am

GTO wrote:Oatmeal with skim milk, honey and walnuts. Then as soon as I get to work I eat an apple. One day a week, I fry a couple of eggs with toast.
What's with the skimmed milk?

Not to say it's a bad idea, I just always worry me being 110% in favor of fats could be misguided

Infact, pretty much everytime I see a suggestion for low fat I scoff at it and assume they are misguided (slight exaggeration, can't say im confident enough to say for sure that low fat products are pointless)

Tim D's sounds nice too - is the spinnach "raw" before the microwave though?

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Post by KPj » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:21 am

RobertB wrote:
Not to say it's a bad idea, I just always worry me being 110% in favor of fats could be misguided

(slight exaggeration, can't say im confident enough to say for sure that low fat products are pointless)
Just look at how well the Low Fat kick has worked over the last 40 years.....

Hint: Not very..... :grin:

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Post by RobertB » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:15 am

How are you guys including veggies? do you cook some for dinner and let them cool (as opposed to straight in the fridge) then just throw them in the next day, or are they raw? (to an extent, i.e. they obviously get a little cooking in the egg mix)

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Post by KPj » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:27 am

I just throw mine in the frying pan a few mins before I dump the eggs in.....

I'll add cheese just before finishing.....

Looks like crap but it actually tastes great. It's basically a lazy mans omelete.

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Post by Proper Knob » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:07 am

Usually a big bowl of porridge with sunflower seeds, linseeds and a dollop of honey. 1 or 2 pieces of fruit and some coffee, and depending on what time i go to the gym an omellete to follow. I do breakfast, brunch and lunch. I've settled on bacon, chorizo, onion, tomato and brie in my omellete at the moment.

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Post by pdellorto » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:05 am

Lately?

4 egg omelet with a cup of portabella mushrooms, cup of frozen spinach, 4-6 black olives fried in olive oil spray on a cast iron skillet.
2 pieces of Ezekiel toast w/1 tsp butter
Chicken or turkey sausage
Coffee
20g of either 85% or 90% cacao chocolate
sometimes a piece of fruit, too.

or

4 egg omelet with a cup of portabella mushrooms, cup of frozen spinach, 4-6 black olives fried in olive oil spray on a cast iron skillet.
1 cup steel-cut oatmeal with 1 tsp ground flax seeds, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 tsp+ cinnamon
Chicken or turkey sausage
Coffee
20g of either 85% or 90% cacao chocolate
sometimes a piece of fruit, too.

Either way it's roughly 900 kcals. Heavy on the fat, too, which keeps me satisfied until my next meal.

When I'm cutting for a tournament, I drop the bread or oatmeal and fruit, which overall drops my kcals noticeably and drops my carbs precipitously, both of which help me make weight.

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Post by robertscott » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:07 am

TimD wrote:RS, yeah, it turns out great. You have to nuke it , then stir it up, then nuke it again until completely set or it won't cook evenly. And it's a lot less clean up than doing it in a pan.
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sounds like it would only take a couple of minutes to make as well, going to give that a try

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Post by robertscott » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:08 am

Proper Knob wrote: bacon, chorizo, onion, tomato and brie in my omellete at the moment.
Mmm! Now that sounds like an omelette fit for a king!

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Post by RobertB » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:15 am

robertscott wrote:
Proper Knob wrote: bacon, chorizo, onion, tomato and brie in my omellete at the moment.
Mmm! Now that sounds like an omelette fit for a king!
minus the brie - we/the family tried it last week and *vomit face* it's too potent/foot smelling for breakfast :) , good old cheddar thanks.

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Post by GTO » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:10 am

RS- First, its what my wife buys, second , I have heart disease and I'm really careful about wha I eat.

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Post by stuward » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:14 am

GTO wrote:RS- First, its what my wife buys, second , I have heart disease and I'm really careful about wha I eat.
It's too bad that the advice that your'e getting to control your heart disease seems to be low fat/high carb when it appears that there are better ways of eating. Of course, experimenting with alternatives to see what happens is probably a scary idea. It would be better to seek a second opinion to see if another doctor might consider an alternative approach. Diabetics fall into the same dilema. What their doctor prescribes isn't working but they are told that to do anything else could be worse so they are too afraid to seek alternatives.

Note: This is just a general rant about medical advice/conventional wisdom. It's not an attack on your diet.

Disclaimer: I'm just an internet hack with no medical background so no one should take medical advice from me.

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Post by Wouter » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:15 am

oatmeal, fresh cheese, cinnamon and frozen berries

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