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Old 03-13-2006, 06:01 PM   #21
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This is something I eat almost every day.I make my own muesli.
One container of Quick Oats.dried craisins,dried blueberries. chopped dried apricots or a combination of those or what ever is your favorite dried fruit.
Then I toast some nuts
I mix it all in a big bowl with some brown sugar and cinnamon to taste.Put it in a air tight container so you cant have it anytime.Course you could cook it but Iv'e never tried that.
You eat it raw. I like to eat it with some vanilla soy milk and some ground flax seed.
In my opinion it's a perfect breakfast.
If you are not used to alot of fiber at one time you might want to start with small amounts as it could cause gas.
You can also top it with fresh fruit and yogurt.It really does taste good.
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:17 PM   #22
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Echoing some of what another said- real fruit smoothie w/ something to add some crunch- like granola. It's filling and quite tasty. I've not tried it, but maybe adding some of the dried fruits and nuts etc for variations.

The smoothie I use is an all fruit puree, w/ fruit juice sweetener (not corn syrup). It's literally a three minute operation from container to blender to cup-depending on the extras of course.

Like to hear more ideas.
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:35 AM   #23
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In the morning, the body needs foods that are easy to assimilate. So, very few proteins, some carboidrates, and sugar of fruits.
Cereals with some milk, bread and marmalade, coffee or tea.....
No fat: ham, eggs, sausages and so on....
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:31 AM   #24
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RDG,
I was thinking of putting protein powders in someday. Is this a problem?

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Old 03-14-2006, 08:14 AM   #25
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Oat meal with differnt toppings, we like raisens or a little brown sugar. Creamed eggs on toast, guess thats not to healthy tho. But good.French toast,pancakes. Guess none of these are all that healthy either. O heck, eat what ya want in smaller portions. We eat venison breakfest stakes with eggs. No fat there.But then we have toast also.We love breakfest meals.
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:39 AM   #26
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I was thinking of putting protein powders in someday. Is this a problem?

John
Really sorry. What are protein powders??? If you need some protein, add some cheese, or maximum a hard-boiled egg. No scrambled or butter eggs. However, you must consider that, for us, breakfast is a very light meal, just enough to begin the day. May be your uses are different.
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:48 AM   #27
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Echoing some of what another said- real fruit smoothie w/ something to add some crunch- like granola. It's filling and quite tasty. I've not tried it, but maybe adding some of the dried fruits and nuts etc for variations.

The smoothie I use is an all fruit puree, w/ fruit juice sweetener (not corn syrup). It's literally a three minute operation from container to blender to cup-depending on the extras of course.

Like to hear more ideas.

I make a similar smoothie - I use a handful of frozen fruit (usually blueberries or strawberries, sometimes a mixture), one banana, one big scoop of yogurt and a big splash of OJ, then blend it all up. Takes about 2 minutes.

I want to try steel cut oats - I am wondering if they have a different taste than regular old fashioned oats?
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:49 AM   #28
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^ No idea what protein powders are, but if they are artificial types of proteins, then my humble suggestion will be to keep away from them, as RDG suggests, stick to the natural and real proteins if you want some protein.Cereals, and fruits make a great healthy breakfast.
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Old 03-14-2006, 11:05 AM   #29
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Echoing some of what another said- real fruit smoothie w/ something to add some crunch- like granola. It's filling and quite tasty. I've not tried it, but maybe adding some of the dried fruits and nuts etc for variations.

The smoothie I use is an all fruit puree, w/ fruit juice sweetener (not corn syrup). It's literally a three minute operation from container to blender to cup-depending on the extras of course.

Like to hear more ideas.
I do fruit smoothies..... I buy fresh fruit and just whack it up in chunks and toss it in a big container I keep in the freezer. Bananans, berries, mango, orange, peaches... you name it, I just mix it up real good in the container and I never know what kind of fruit will tumble out... sometimes it mainly bananas , sometimes berries, but it is always different. I use a cup of plain non fat yogurt in a blender, add some wheat germ and flax seed, (don't forget the fruit) also a scoop of protien mix. A tiny bit of sugar, a mint leaf or 2 and a 1/4 cup of what ever juice I have around the house. If I have oranges, I just cut one of those open and squeeze the juice into the smoothie. Blend for a fun, tasty and filling breakfast. This holds me over for about 2 hours, my metabolism runs on high so I eat every 2 to 3 hours.
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fresh fruit, whole grains, (breads cerials) some cheese! cream cheese on a toasted whole grain bagel with a slice of tomato!!!!!!!!! yum!
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