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Now that university has started, I'm finding myself hard-pressed to eat a nutritious breakfast (or breakfast at all!) in the morning rush. I'd like to eat something that can keep me going all morning, but I don't know *what*. I really need something that I can grab, pair with a piece of fruit and nondairy milk, and head out to the bus. Something baked with fruits/vegs, nuts/seeds, and whole grains would be perfect. (Breakfast bars or some sort of wholesome muffin, maybe?)<br><br><br><br>
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Zip-Lock bag full of gorp?<br><br><br><br>
I'm guessing baking something yourself isn't an option.<br><br><br><br>
Is there a health food store nearby? They usually sell some healthy options.<br><br><br><br>
I've never had a breakfast bar, vegan or otherwise, that didn't hurt my teeth due to the high sugar content.<br><br><br><br>
Regular Luna Bars aren't bad, though I seriously question their nutritional value.<br><br><br><br>
These aren't bad, though I prefer the Hemp cereal:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.globalhempstore.com/hemp-food/natures-path-hemp-bars.html" target="_blank">http://www.globalhempstore.com/hemp-...hemp-bars.html</a><br><br><br><br>
That's all I got, sorry.<br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
TJ
 

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^ No, I'm wide open to baking something myself! That's what I would prefer, actually. I've checked out my usual healthfood store, and their breakfast options are all too sweet and way too pricy for the small serving sizes.<br><br><br><br>
A baked recipe or things like gorp are perfect, heh.
 

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The gorp idea is a good one-- you could make a cereal-based gorp with lots of nuts and dried fruit.<br><br><br><br>
How about a PB & banana sandwich, or PB&J sandwich?<br><br><br><br>
Granola, either store-bought or homemade? Here's Alton Brown's recipe for homemade <a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_31335,00.html" target="_blank">granola bars</a>. There's also a link at the bottom for homemade protein bars, but they call for egg. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> The recipe already calls for a whole package of silken tofu, so I'm not sure whether subbing more tofu for the eggs would be no big deal or overkill.<br><br><br><br>
Some kind of really grainy nutty muffin or other quickbread would be good.<br><br><a href="http://www.kaboose.com/food/recipe_breakfast.html?recipe=5" target="_blank">Muffin recipe</a><br><br><a href="http://www.epicurious.com/members/member_recipes/recipe_views/views/1202873" target="_blank">Another muffin recipe</a> (vegan)
 

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Personally, I'd go with the muffin. Avoid using sugar, use fruit or possibly molasses or maple or agave or stevia, make sure you have some nuts or other good fat in there. I really need to do this myself, as I crud out in the morning without a good breakfast. I tried baked oatmeal, but found it too heavy (kind of like a brick). Definitely muffin.
 

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Here's a recipe I use for crunchy granola:<br><br><a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/31235" target="_blank">http://www.recipezaar.com/31235</a><br><br>
I also add in a bunch of flaxseed meal which gives it a nice nutty taste. You could eat it as it or turn it into granola bars. You could also eat it with various milks. I take some with me if I don't know what food will be available to me, like at German Fest.<br><br>
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The good thing about granola and muffins is you can make sooo many different kinds therefore you won't get sick of them. I haven't personally made veg granola or muffins, looks like people offered you some good recipes though, and they're so easy to alter recipes for those to your liking. Luna bars are good if you like sweet stuff, I personally think they're way to sweet for breakfast though... not the most unhealthy thing, but not the most healthy either. I dunno if you eat honey or not, but I used to swear by Oats N Honey granola bars (i can't think of the brand, but they're in a green box-at least they used to be.. the name has 'nature' in it i think... nature valley...i dunno, it's been so long since i've had them though-they were delicious, not sure about their nutritional value though) ETA: the oats n honey granola bars are pretty inexpensive and available at regular stores
 

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There's also a link at the bottom for homemade protein bars, but they call for egg. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> The recipe already calls for a whole package of silken tofu, so I'm not sure whether subbing more tofu for the eggs would be no big deal or overkill.</div>
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I posted a veganized version of these protein bars in the recipe forum.<br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=41992" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ad.php?t=41992</a>
 

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I'm in College and Eden soy makes a great soymilk in juice box size, very conveinant for those last minute get to class breakfasts. A good hearty cereal bar to go with it I prefer Babara's puffins cereal bar, kashi ones are good, and environment kidz ones. Maybe have an apple or an bananafor your fruit!! or any fruit is good
 

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PB and J (or whatever combo of nut butter and fruit) is actually great on english muffins. In fact, make lots of use of bread products - bagels(bagel sandwich!), pitas, english and regular muffins, etc., with toppings. Muffins and quickbread loaves are essentially the same thing, so if you make a loaf, you can cut off a hunk of however much you feel like eating, and maybe spread something on it.<br><br><br><br>
Making your own snack mix is also a great idea: trail mix-y ingredients like nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and other additions like healthy cereal.<br><br><br><br>
If making muffins or whatever, you can get some veg in with zucchini, carrot, or pumpkin. You've already got fruit, but raisins usually go well in most breads.
 

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There was a great link to an article about gorp (trail mix) and readers' favorite gorp recipes a few weeks back. I wish I could find it again!<br><br><br><br>
PS: Ta da! <a href="http://www.backpacker.com/article/0,2646,2046,00.html" target="_blank">Here</a> it is!
 
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