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.


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.

Eden said...

Check out this recipe. You can freeze them and then heat them up to eat on the go.

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).