Sunday, May 22, 2011

Breakfast Ideas

I am looking for ideas on quick easy breakfasts.  Every morning, I have an English muffin with peanut butter and a banana.  I still enjoy them, but I am wanting some new ideas.  It needs to be something I can do really quick in the morning and something I can eat while driving to work.  I have been told it should be high in protein because of the workout I just did.  Please give me ideas!!!

This has been a happy and sad weekend.  It was good because of how amazing my workout was, and I was able to have an enjoyable 4 mile run.  We also had a lot of fun with my sister and brother-in-law, Joe.  Madison is always a lot of fun to have at our house.  Our kids love playing with their cousin.

It was sad, because I went to my friend Kym's funeral.  She passed away on Monday.  She helped me so much in middle school and high school.  It is so sad she passed.  I also started getting sick Saturday night and spend most of Sunday resting and trying to get better.

I am happy to say that I am excited about my run on Monday. It's nice to look forward to my runs and instead of dreading them.

6 comments:

Perpetual Beginner said...

I usually stick frozen fruit in a blender with yogurt, protein powder, spinach, and enough juice to make it blend. Sometimes I'll add a dollop of flax seed oil, which seems to make me feel full longer.

Carolyn Cox said...

I love oatmeal for breakfast. I don't like the instant kind, I love the normal kind (cooks in 5 minutes on the stove). I also really, really enjoy Bob's Red Mill hot cereal (10 grain kind is my favorite). It has a serving size for 3 on the package, but I just adjust it for one.

SarahLynn said...

I love to make up a couple of cups of quinoa put it in the fridge, then I will pull out like 1/2 a cup a breakfast. Then defrost 3 to 4 tablespoons of fruit then put in the quinoa and top with a 1 tablespoon of vanilla yogurt(for sweetness). Quinoa is high protein and will leave you full for a long time. Another cool thing about it is that you can use it in sweet or savory dishes.
I also love to make baked oatmeal. I substitute out the butter for applesauce so instead of using 1/2 cup of butter I use 1/2 cup of applesauce. Then I dish out an 1/8 of the pan at a time and top with milk and warm it up for about 2 minutes in the microwave.
The great thing about both of these recipes is that they can be prepped ahead of time and then you are 1 to 2 minutes to breakfast.

Mike said...

I second the quinoa choice. Excellent protein, highest among plant sources I believe. I make mine like oatmeal. Put about 1/3 cup of quinoa flakes in a bowl, pour in some skim milk and nuke it. I add xylitol or stevia for sweetening and to add some crunchiness to it I put in some bulgar wheat with the quinoa before microwaving it. Tastes like cream of wheat to my taste buds but is really delicious and filling.

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wam said...

Prior to swim practice, when I have very little time, but still want to get a good amount of food into my system fast, I will generally eat one Chobani Greek yogurt (with 14g of protein) mixed with 1 cup of Bear Naked granola (typically vanilla almond) for fiber and complex carbs.

When I get home, my standard "full breakfast" is 2/3 cup of Old Fashioned oatmeal (not the instant kind) along with an ounce of chopped walnuts (good source of omega 3s), a good dose of cinnamon, a tbsp of milled flaxseed (also good for omega 3s, plus fiber), and a chopped apple or banana.

If I'm looking to change things up, I'll do a 2egg+2eggwhite omellete, typically with some ham, red peppers, a tbsp of milled flaxseed (beaten in with the eggs), and a good amount of either frozen spinach (nuked in the microwave to thaw it out) or wilted (in a saucepan) fresh spinach, along with some cheese (1/4 cup is typical).