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#1 Old 08-22-2012, 11:00 AM
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Im wondering can it be a good idea and healthy if i reverse my breakfast and dinner with beans with vegetables as breakfast and a bowl of milk with organic cereals oatmeal with milk as evening meal?

 

I have trouble when coming back from work stressed eating those boring beans and instead find myself grabbing something unhealthy with lots of sugar instead.

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#2 Old 08-22-2012, 11:45 AM
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beans are great any time of day.

 

i eat bean burritos for breakfast often, also lentils and brown rice, hummus and potatoes, and sometimes whatevers left over from dinner the night before.

 

if you are coming home from work famished maybe think of adding in an extra snack during the day like some fruit or crackers.

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Beans are always good! Who cares about the rules, you can have pizza for breakfast if you really want to tongue3.gif

Do you pretty much eat the same meals every day though? That DOES sound a bit boring, I'd want to switch things up more too. There are thousands of delicious veg recipes out there that are simple to make, have you ever looked at the recipes on Vegweb? I highly recommend it, loads of great ideas: http://vegweb.com/

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Im wondering can it be a good idea and healthy if i reverse my breakfast and dinner with beans with vegetables as breakfast and a bowl of milk with organic cereals oatmeal with milk as evening meal?

 

There's nothing magical about "breakfast food" and "dinner food" such that it must be eaten at a specified time of day or meal :)


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I was always told that breakfast is the most important meal if the day and should be your biggest.
You should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper xxx
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Beans for breakfast?

 

I've been looking at Macrobiotics where grain and pulse breakfasts are pretty normal. So I'd say yeah, give it a go. But try to make it tasty so you can get it down. Morning tummies aren't too yeilding - or at least so I find.

 

Cook up a good bowl of rice and beans and keep them in the fridge for breakfast. Steamed veggies in the morning shouldn't be too much trouble if you prep. & chill last thing at night.

 

Try making up Gomasio for seasoning: http://www.elanaspantry.com/gomasio/

See how you fare.

 

And while I'm on the subject of Macrobiotics, don't forget Miso soup for breakfast! I always found Miso a bit "challenging" but I love it now. Miso broth with cubed tofu & sea vegetables makes a lovely breakfast bowl.


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The foods we typically eat for breakfast are only "breakfast foods" because that's what our culture has defined them as. Different cultures have their own traditional fare. There is nothing biologically that says eating what your cultures deems as breakfast or not breakfast food at other times of the day is wrong. As long as your overall diet throughout the day is nutritionally balanced, that's the important bit.

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Beans for breakfast?   I've been looking at Macrobiotics where grain and pulse breakfasts are pretty normal. So I'd say yeah, give it a go. But try to make it tasty so you can get it down. Morning tummies aren't too yeilding - or at least so I find.   Cook up a good bowl of rice and beans and keep them in the fridge for breakfast. Steamed veggies in the morning shouldn't be too much trouble if you prep. & chill last thing at night.   Try making up Gomasio for seasoning: http://www.elanaspantry.com/gomasio/ See how you fare.   And while I'm on the subject of Macrobiotics, don't forget Miso soup for breakfast! I always found Miso a bit "challenging" but I love it now. Miso broth with cubed tofu & sea vegetables makes a lovely breakfast bowl.
Oh, that Gomasio looks yummy and so easy! smiley.gif And yes to beans for breakfast! I'm always hungry when I wake up and eat dinner leftovers quite often. smiley.gif
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#9 Old 08-23-2012, 10:15 PM
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My grandpa told me that while he was in the navy, they ate beans for breakfast.  He said it was strange at first, but turned out to be a great fuel to start the day.

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People always think I'm crazy for eating leftovers for breakfast.  Pasta?  Rice and beans?  Pizza?  I am CRAZY!  tongue3.gif  

Beans are a great source of protein and I think they would be a great way to start your day!  Give you that fuel to get moving!

 

I actually googled "beans for breakfast" earlier today, ha!  I believe in Europe they commonly have beans and toast for breakfast- similar to our baked beans.  I'm going to try it!

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As others have said, nothing wrong with beans in the am! I usually have a really big breakfast, but then again, I have a large appetite 24/7 tongue3.gif

 

I usually make a large pot of stew/chili/bean soup and keep it in the fridge. Whenever I want some, I only have to heat some of it in the microwave and I'm good to go! 5 minutes and breakfast is on the table. I've also been known to eat desserts like chocolate-banana shakes for breakfast smitten.gif

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