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Grab and Go Breakfasts

I need breakfasts on the run that keep me full and give me some energy.

I usually go with a cottage cheese cup or a breakfast bar, but Im bored of these. I was thinking hardboiled eggs? How are those as substinance?

Ideas welcome!

Tue. Apr 1, 7:10am

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I say make 3 minutes to cook something simple. a little oatmeal, quick omlette, somethin' - you'll live longer.

-"If you need to zap fry [microwave] your pop tarts in the morning, you may need to loosen up your schedule a little bit" - Brian Regan

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 7:20 AM

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hard-boiled egg is pretty good, but you'll have to have two... and some kindof a carb... if you don't want to bonk. how about a whole wheat roll or n oatmeal bar?

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 7:23 AM

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2nd poster, the whole point was not making breakfast in the morning. Some of us wake up eaaarllly enough as is.

Why is a carb needed? (This is a real question, not sarcasm!)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 9:01 AM

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OP here

Just re-read my post...nice that I made up a word...I guess I was somewhere between substance and sustenance! :) Oops!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 9:02 AM

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9:01 I completely agree with you. I need low carb, gluten free on the go breakfasts that I don't have to spend more than 5 minutes preparing. I'm so open to POSITIVE suggestions (people seem awfully cranky lately on PT)

OP--I like your new word! :)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 9:13 AM

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It's because we're hungry all the time

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 9:20 AM

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funny, but i doubt that's true.....

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 9:21 AM

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Oh no it's true !

I make a 1/4 cup of oatmeal with 1/8th cup mixed dried fruit, cinnamon and cayenne pepper (40 of 'em in bags in he cupboard) - I boil the water in a saucepan - so as not to wake up my baby boy then toss together and then out the door with that in a styrofoam cup and plastic spoon. - (It's REALLY fast to boil 1/2 cup of water while I tie my shoes and stuff).

Why carbs ? - I lift and run in the morning and most fitness experts recommend a carb like oatmeal for sustained energy pre-workout. Carbs will give you good complete energy vs. egg which would just have protein and fat - not as good for keeping you going whatever you are doing.

I know that is not much food, but if I eat more my workout makes me nausous

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 9:59 AM

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my idea is - "breakfasts on the run" is no good.

I know, not what you want to hear - but true and probably a lot of PT people would say the same.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 10:03 AM

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My breakfast options

oatmeal pop it in teh microwave with some raisins and cinnamin at work
granola bars and a banana
fresh fruit prepared the night before
yogurt parfait (yogurt granola chopped strawberries and rasberries)

they work for me and keep me going till lunch

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 10:10 AM

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good ideas, but the only one that is wheat free is fresh fruit. that gets boring when i snack on fruit throughout the whole day.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 10:13 AM

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ok well mix it up-- have mozerella or string cheese (skim or part skim), trail mix (no chocolate pieces) i have one with almonds cashews sunflower seeds pumpkin seeds and craisins, or popcorn for snacks in teh afternoon.

fresh fruit is high in sugar anyway should be eaten earlier to have the maximum amount of time to burn

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 10:24 AM

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Hey, have you seen these things ?? They look really healthy.
Kellogg's™ Nutri-Grain™ Fruit & Nut Bars Berry & Almond

I tried on the other day and it was tasty but not as basic on ingredients as I would have hoped.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 11:26 AM

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muffin with sf jam and ff cottage cheese, or kashi and ff yogurt

Whole wheat english muffin in the toaster, spread a little sugar free strawberry jam on it with a tablespoon of cottage cheese to top it off... it's delish and about 170cal.

Or 1/2 cup of kashi go lean crunch and a fat free yogurt, which totals about 160cal

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 11:47 AM

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