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Old 01-05-05, 09:35 AM
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Recommend a healthy, convenient breakfast.

I need some ideas for a diet-friendly/healthy/low-carb breakfast that is ultra-convenient, preferably something that I can keep at work (non-refrigerated) and eat at my desk.
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granola bars
power bars
fruit cups
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A nice cold whole Totino's pizza, and a large vanilla capuccino with a vanilla coke chaser. That works for me.

Oh wait...you said diet-friendly, healthy and low-carb. Never mind.
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Oatmeal is office-friendly (if you have access to hot water and a bowl) and although it has carbs, they are good carbs.
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I can't help you with the low-carb thing. I eat a very healthy breakfast that's more-or-less convenient (depending on your level of laziness), but it has plenty of carbs. Of course, there's nothing wrong with eating healthy carbs, especially in the morning.

Like <b>Geofferson</b> suggests, real oatmeal (not the sweetened stuff that tastes so damn good) is always a good place to start. Mix it up with the natural sugars you get with fresh fruit (something really healthy like blueberries), and you can make many tasty breakfasts that are good for you.

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My breakfast = a Clif bar

I can't help with the low carb stuff.
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I wake up, but a cup of water and 1/2 cup of Quaker Oats in the microwave and let it go for about 1.5 minutes (until it starts to rise to the top). Then, because it is like liquid hot magma, I do a few things, then eat it plain. Don't actually mind the lack of taste.
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is eating the sweetened kind of oatmeal (cimannon swirl or brown sugar) in the little packages not healthy? i eat it every now and then thinking it is good for me
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
is eating the sweetened kind of oatmeal (cimannon swirl or brown sugar) in the little packages not healthy? i eat it every now and then thinking it is good for me
There are worse things you could be eating, but they aren't great for you.
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
is eating the sweetened kind of oatmeal (cimannon swirl or brown sugar) in the little packages not healthy? i eat it every now and then thinking it is good for me
Much better to buy a container of regular rolled oats and add Splenda (if you prefer a sweetener).
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There are worse things you could be eating, but they aren't great for you.
That pretty much sums it up. It's not like you're drinking grease or anything, but try eating a packet without water and see how you're really just eating a bag full of refined sugar.

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My favorite oatmeal is a recipe from Alton Brown's "Good Eats." I skip the figs, though I may be missing out of the protien from their high insect content.

Overnite Oatmeal
1 cup steel cut oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried figs
4 cups water
1/2 cup half-and-half

In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients and set to low heat. Cover and let cook for 8 to 9 hours.
Stir and remove to serving bowls. This method works best if started before you go to bed. This way your oatmeal will be finished by morning.
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At Costco, they have the Kashi instant oatmeal that is pretty good, and better for you than the other brands. It is higher in sugar, but still has the other good things about "real" oatmeal.
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I do the low-carb (sugar free) Carnation Instant Breakfast. Pretty good stuff, and only takes a minute to make and drink.

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Originally Posted by Xander
I do the low-carb (sugar free) Carnation Instant Breakfast. Pretty good stuff, and only takes a minute to make and drink.

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That's what I have for breakfast.
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i usually have a smoothy for breakfast -- 1 frozen banana, a handful of frozen strawberries, and a handful of frozen raspberries. throw it in a blender and add rice milk until i get the right consistancy.

and every friday at work is "bagel friday" where the company buys us a ton of bagels, whipped cream cheese, tomatoes, onions and lox. i usually go for the blueberry myself.

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Egg Omelette, I add bacon bits to mine. Not the most exciting thing, but I will usually have some cereal/oatmeal every other day too.

I miss my bagels...

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How about spam, spam, spam, spam, eggs and spam?

Actually pop 1/3 cup Old Fashioned Oats and 2/3 cup of water into the microwave at 50% power for 5 minutes then enjoy. AFAIC, it is much more flavorful plain than the instant stuff. Throw on a few blueberries, raspberries, etc for added sweetness and your good for a few hours.
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Take fat-free plain yogurt (get Horizon organic and buy the big bulk container), add a little honey and eat it.
Chug a EAS Carb Control shake (tons of protein, tasty and no sugar...you can get them at Costco)

I'm hypoglycemic (need lots of protein and low sugar/fat) and that's what I eat almost every morning.
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cereals for me. Add a little raisin on top and you're good to go.
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I have some chocolate soy milk, ice cubes, and a couple tablespoons of peanut butter blended into a shake for breakfast every week day. Quick, tasty, and keeps me not hungry until lunch.
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bacon for breakfast, lunch and dinner... that's it. never eat bread or sugar... just bacon. You'll drop weight like crazy.

You could also try eating nothing but salted bagels... you'll have to crap alot, but you'll lose weight.
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Bacon is the food of the gods. 3 strips for breakfast, plus a cup of coffee 1/3 full of REAL cream.

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