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#1 Tiffani

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:15 PM

So, now that toast and yogurt are out, what are some good quick and easy breakfast ideas? I am not a huge fan of eggs, I usually prefer them hard boiled, but I can eat them occassionally. I am a simple breakfast eater, if I even grab anything at all before I am out the door. Just looking for some ideas. Thanks!

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:11 PM

Frittatas are a nice choice. I add 8 beaten eggs to an omelette pan brushed with melted ghee. Then I add veggies (any combination that sounds good to you - mushrooms, peppers and olives are a favorite for me) and a little extra protein (chopped prosciutto, compliant bacon, ground beef, etc). It's sort of like picking your favorite pizza toppings, just use what you like and arrange it evenly in the pan. I cook it on a the stove at medium heat for 3-5 minutes to give the bottom a chance to set, then I move the pan to the oven to finish under the broiler. Its done when the top puffs up and is just beginning to brown. Let it cool, then slice into wedges and store for a quick grab and go breakfast or snack.

If I bake chicken on a Sunday to have for future meals, then sometimes I make a frittata when the chicken is finished and just change the oven to broil to take advantage of an already hot oven. One frittata makes about 4 breakfasts for me if I add a little extra protein to it. :)

A lot of other folks love egg muffins, but they don't seem to turn out well when I make them so I stick to frittatas.

Any leftovers from dinner make a good easy breakfast.

Chicken and apple sausages with some favorite (or leftover) cooked veggies.

I am fortunate that I like hard boiled eggs. I eat them most days of the week.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:05 AM

Sounds tasty! I will try it out! Thanks :)

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:37 PM

My first week at this I just would throw some chunks of leftover meat in a container with some raw veges and a scoop of homemade mayo. It was a simple and satisfying breakfast every day.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 03:04 PM

I just made this for breakfast - I will enjoy it a few times this week - http://theprimepursu...-for-breakfast/.

This is the sausage I used in the casserole - I browned the whole batch before combining it with the other casserole ingredients - http://www.healthyli...jimmy-dean.html.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:08 PM

on sundays i bake 2-3 sweet potatoes in their skin (1 hr @400F, let cool and then peel). i also cook up some sausage crumbles. during the week i heat about 1/2 c sweet potato and 1/4 c sausage in the microwave. i poach 2 eggs and put them on top. bit of work poaching the eggs....but reheated eggs are not an option for me. yuck. it's the only starchy veggie i have all day, but find i need a bigger breakfast so i have enough gas to bike to work!

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:53 PM

I love eggs and have 2 baked eggs every morning, but what I have learned is that the first meal doesn't need to be a "breakfast" type meal. I love stew and soups and adore a grilled steak for breakfast (aka first meal :) )

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:56 PM

I can't manage anything involving cooking or any faffing for breakfast. I also struggle a bit with foods that my stomach thinks acceptable first thing.

Bearing that in mind, my main breakfasts are:
- cold sliced meat, berries (my one portion of fruit for the day), small palmful nuts
- I also make these: http://nomnompaleo.c...rittata-muffins which are tasty and freeze well.

Not very exciting, and I'm sure other people have much better recommendations, but they keep me full until lunch and also travel well if I need to pack them up to take in to work.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:51 PM

This is a great breakfast casserole that is a spin-off of baked grits, a southern staple. You can feed off of it for a few days.
http://theprimepursu...-for-breakfast/
Also, I recently have been eating this museli-type mixture which is an awesome cold breakfast option. It is very fast, and calorically dense. A great post-workout breakfast...
http://theprimepursu...ss-cold-cereal/

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:41 AM

Don't think about your first meal as "breakfast". Just think about it as meal one. Anything with protein and some veggies will work. I happen to like eggs-in the form of a frittata or fried with sweet potato hash or hard boiled and wrapped with proscuitto...they are all good to me. I also like leftovers-they are quick and easy!

It's a little weird to eat something that isn't usually considered "breakfast" at first, but you get used to it!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:22 AM

Yeah, the idea of eating something not labeled as breakfast is a hard concept to get used too! I do like the fritatta ideas and the hash, which I have actually found a decent recipe for. Thanks for ideas and confidence everyone!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:12 PM

I have to say i also struggled with breakfast the first two weeks
I ate poached eggs and pan fried cherry tomatoes and when I couldnt face that
I had hb eggs with mayo
Then I discovered sweet potato fritters ,loved that for a while
Then one day when I couldnt face any of those I chopped up half an apple, added berries and chopped up nuts and cinnamon
And then came day 18 and I actually ate and enjoyed last nights dinner of chicken and veg
So hang in there

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:39 PM

My favorite is sweet potato hash with 1 whisked egg poured on top for the last few minutes for moistness and topped with green onions.

While my non-egg breakfast go to is a baked bell pepper stuffed with spiced ground meat.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:07 PM

Great ideas, everyone. Love the sweet potato hash idea. A must try for me.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:06 PM

All of these things sound yummy ... but I'm allergic to eggs (I love them, but they don't love me), so it sounds like I'm doomed to cold chicken and leftover broccoli for breakfast. uggh.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:17 PM

All of these things sound yummy ... but I'm allergic to eggs (I love them, but they don't love me), so it sounds like I'm doomed to cold chicken and leftover broccoli for breakfast. uggh.

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Not necessarily. You can cook yourself up a wonderful pork chop or steak or roast chicken from the night before over sauteed spinach. Eggs are just one protein...there are SO many others. :)

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:23 PM

I read either on this site or another, that someone chopped up nuts, added berries and poured coconut milk over it for a cereal like effect. I have been using that and it is pretty great as long as you don't overdo the nuts!

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:02 PM

More egg related ideas but I'm not so good with savoury for first meal, paleo or not. I have a 2/3 egg omelette whisked with a good pinch of cinnamon, fried in ghee or coconut oil. I sauté some seasonal fruit for a couple of minutes first, either plums, apricots, nectarines etc. Pour the eggs of top, cook until done. Serve with a big dollop of chilled coconut milk. Nom!

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:03 PM

We just had a tasty non-egg breakfast over the weekend. Had a simple pork sausage pan fried over sweet potatos that I microwaved, then drizzled (poured may be more accurate really) coconut cream on that. I also saw a recipe recently that I'm going to try this week, with blueberries and pork sausage over sweet potato (or squash). I actually prefer squash to sweet potatos or yams.

My husband is not a fan of eggs. So far his favorite breakfast was the following: boneless frozen chicken thighs that I thawed and pan-cooked with a lot of onion, then added kale and spinach to. It took about 20 minutes I think for the total cook and prep time.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:58 PM

For those that aren't a fan of eggs - is it fried, boiled, poached, scrambled, omelets, frittatas, Westerns, deviled, raw? Is it preparation or are eggs automatically out? I used to not be a fan of eggplant and wouldn't try it but then I was turned onto roasting it until crispy in duck fat. That worked - duck fat makes just about anything better. I think ruling out eggs altogether cuts down on a lot of delicious, not to mention nutritious, options.

I left this out - or is it because of an allergy?
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