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Old 03-05-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
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Healthy breakfast ideas

My problem with breakfast is that it's easy to skip it... so I make sure to always cook something that we like, but we end up eating lots of eggs and bacon/sausage, or sweets. I need to think of things that are yummy enough to be devoured in the morning, but not so rich. I'm on a tight budget, but I try to make us something different every day. Any ideas?

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Old 03-05-2006, 08:34 PM   #2
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sliced fruit and toast?
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I like poached eggs and 12-grain bread.

I was going to suggest a homemade Egg McMuffin - just don't know how inexpensive that would be though.

I get a saute pan of water heating. Spray a little white ramekin with cooking spray and drop in an egg. Place in water bath - put a lid on - let cook about 10 minutes or so - you can tell when the egg is done.

Toast whole wheat English muffins, add a slice of Canadian bacon (not high in fat at all), add your egg and eat. An Egg McMuffin has a slice of cheese so if I want one I will use 2% cheese - but most times I leave the cheese off. It's very filling! You can also leave off the Canadian bacon - just do an egg and English muffin.
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Oatmeal would also be another good option.

In order to get "full" I always think well-balanced (some kind of carb and protein combined). Take about 1/2 a cup of low fat cottage cheese and mix with 1/2 cup of fat free yogurt (strawberry, lime, vanilla) - just mix and eat. You have your cottage cheese and something a little sweet. It stays with you too.
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:44 PM   #5
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ever take a piece of bread.. pinch out the center just about inch or 2 circle.. butter both sides, then fry an egg in the center.. ( flip just like an egg -- both sides need to be cooked) my mom used to call that egg in a hole, we had it on every Thursday

crepes are VERY easy to make in the morning... cause you make the batter the night before, so they are ready to fry in the morning... fill full of fruit... like sliced cooked apples with cinnamon is very good!
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Egg in a hole - yum! We still eat those.
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:53 PM   #7
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A really simple, delicious and healthy breakfast is cottage cheese, fruit and toast. Canned pineapple chunks mixed right into cottage cheese is delicious! Or you can mix in a few berries, some canned peaches or pears.
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:03 PM   #8
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Oh yes I make egg in a hole all the time Egg mcmuffin too, my husband likes a lot of eggs... but I should get canadian bacon instead of regular bacon, I hadn't thought about that (and I'm canadian, doh).

Come to think of it I make pretty much all of this already, maybe it's more of a proportion issue... I guess I'll try to incorporate more yogurt or oatmeal and fruit into our breakfast, and leave out the greasy stuff like sausage and bacon.
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Don't forget deviled eggs!
My sons eat the last night's dinner leftovers for breakfast more often than typical breakfast food. For example, tonight I made chicken pie. My older boy has already dibbed the remainders for his morning treat.
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I usually have a protein shake and a whole grain PowerBar. Along with my double espresso of course
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