Breakfast ideas that include protein

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  1. Alibongo

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    I am planning ahead for week 10, we are supposed to have 3 meals a day and they should all include protein.
    week 9 is cereal so LLC said that would be ok instead, but now I am wondering about week 10 breakfasts. They need to have protein and I am a bit stumped for ideas.
    So far I have scrambled egg (1), 'fried' mushrooms and beans. Nice for the weekend maybe.
    Was hoping to get some other ideas. Will be allowed some cheese that week.
     
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    Why not have a continental breakfast and have cooked meat and cheese.
    You could have some lean bacon perhaps with mushrooms and tomato.
     
  4. Dobbie

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    Hello, I'm a CDer ... not sure what you are/aren't allowed but just wondering about nut butters
    Smoked salmon & scrambled eggs
    Omellette (sp)
    Low fat/veggie sausages

    Good luck
    x
     
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    Warning...not an LLer so no idea what you can have at what stage, but I do try to include some protein in every meal :clap:

    Eggs are fabulous. Keep me going for ages. I keep hard boiled eggs in the fridge for emergencies.

    Nuts. Can you have porridge? Nuts and seeds sprinkled on top is good. Or even on any cereal. And yoghurt stirred into porridge at the end of cooking is lovely.

    Meat...especially chicken, but you might not like that for brekkie.

    Cheesy scrambled with bacon and toms.

    Oh, and remember (well if allowed on LL), the protein part doesn't really have to be the meal IYKWIM. Sometimes I want a carby meal, so I just 'snack' on a piece of cheese, yoghurt of HB egg straight after it :clap:
     
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    If you don't fancy cooking sausages first thing in the morning, what about cooking the night before and having them cold - lovely. Also, not sure what they are like, but there are those microwavable sausages which take about 2 minutes - but probably got more chemicals in them then meat. I'd go for cold bangers!!!!
     
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    how about adding some tofu to a smoothie (silken tofu is great in smoothies) or making porridge from quinoa (you can buy flaked quinoa as well as the normal type). Quinoa is an excellent source of protein
     
  8. Alibongo

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    Thanks for the ideas guys

    bacon is a nice idea.
    smoked salmon and scramble sounds nice too.

    have to say I am not that keen on eggs, I can eat scramble but cannot eat the white if it's on it's own, and definitely can't eat HB eggs. I am not really a fussy eater, but bananas and eggs aren't my bag. I guess that is why I am struggling with the breakfast thing.

    no sausages allowed until after RTM, unfortunately, unless I make them myself somehow, lean protein only.

    Haven't tried quinoa as yet, does it taste similar to something? Would porridge taste similar to oats?

    I haven't been able to find silken tofu around here. I am lucky to find normal tofu.

    Can have nuts and seeds, however, I am not allowed cereal in week 10, in the trigger weeks you eat that weeks food for one meal for the first 6 days, then not again until the end of RTM, so week 9 is cereal, then I have to wait until week 13 before I can have it again. Same with week 10, cheese, week 11 bread, week 12 snacks (crisps, chocolate etc).

    Can have potato though, so just thought I could have bubble and squeak or hash browns one day. Don't want to have too much in the way of potato.
     
  9. Dobbie

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    Hey,

    You can make your own nut butter - nuts of choice in a blender. I would normally add a bit of nut oil, but I don't see why a splash of water wouldn't do the same job?

    Alternatively I love to nibble on nuts/seeds and maybe some dried fruit to sweeten? Or why not sprinkle over chopped fruit?

    Quinoa is gorgeous. It's like a cross between cous cous and rice. Makes a lovely porridge. You could mix with milk/cream/soft cheese + water and add some fruit to sweeten. It's also really nice cooked like rice and served with chopped fruit.

    x
     
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    ok, cool, I will give the quinoa porridge a go.
    thanks
     
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    Get yourself some Quorn sausages - the Cumberland ones are the nicest!

    Silken tofu you can mail order - just Google it.

    I hadn't realised that with the trigger weeks - so for instance, in 'pasta' week - I can have it 6 days out of the 7, then not again until week 12? Is that right?
     
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    OK - just read through my book again - yes you ARE right! Ha - hadn't realised that. Although when you think about it, there's not point putting triggers on top of triggers, or you'll never know where you are!

    Thanks for the reminder!
     
  13. Alibongo

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    week 8 is different in that you can have them for the rest of RTM if they don't cause you a problem.
    So pasta, rice, potatoes, couscous is fine. They don't seem to have caused me any issues so far.
    I guess many people don't have a problem with these, whereas cheese, bread, and snacks do. Not sure about the cereal though, I can't imagine having a weetabix is gonna make anyone start binging, but you never know.
     
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    did you try the quinoa yet alibongo? if so, what did you think?
     
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    I like quinoa - just like couscouse really, but SO much better for you. However, as I am low-carbing it is too high for me, so in Week 8 I am sticking to low-carb pasta instead. I already make my own 'pasta' linguine by attackiung a courgette with a potato peeler so it is in thin strips, then boil for about 2 mins. Looks/tastes/texture like pasta - but without the carbs and starch. Great with homemade tomato and basil sauce and a bit of Quorn mince for protein!

    Having Quorn Beef-Style Pieces in stirfry today for lunch - and can't wait! I eat SOOOO much healthier now - I wish I'd known all of this a long time ago!!
     
  16. Dancing

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    quinoa is low GI though
     
  17. Deb G

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    Yeah - low GI but not low-carb - and I am low-carbing - that's why I haven't introduced some of the fruits and veggies back into my diet, and don't intend to.
     
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    I think I might do that kind of thing too Deb. They were definitely my downfall before, but now that they are pretty much gone (and I havent missed them) I think it would be daft to go all out and plonk them all back in again.

    Let me know how you find it. I figure it would be a bit like Atkins all over again would it not?
     
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    Well, I'm veggie, so its not REALLY like Atkins as I have loads of veg/salad (just choose low carb options) and low-carb fruits with quorn and/or eggs. I'm in Week 6 of LL now and I've only reintroduced the low-carb stuff off the list each week.

    I'm not reintroducing potatoes, and I have bought low carb pasta and low carb bread (in a mix for the bread machine) for when I get to those trigger weeks. I also make my own low-carb cereal so I won't need to worry about that week either.

    I figure I've had no chips/rice/pasta/bread since Sept and I haven't missed it, so what's the point re-introducing it now? I'm LOVING the way I eat at the moment and never felt better! Once the low-carb bread/pasta substitues are back in my diet I certain;y won't feel in the least deprived!

    I was at a buffet the other day, and someone apologised because there was nothing veggie I could have. To be honest, the sight of all the 'brown' food just made me nauseous.....all chips, sausage rolls, sandwiches, sausages on sticks, pastries etc. No colour to it at all..... you open my fridge and you'll find a relative rainbow!

    Just goes to show how LL changes your thinking about food!
     
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