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So I am having a hard time figuring out what to eat for breakfast. I usually have a packet of instant oatmeal, but that doesn't fill me up.

What are some ideas for Quick/Filling/Healthy breakfast I could have. The only thing I can think of is a cup of yogurt and half a bagel.

Any other ideas?

Thanks!

Anni
 

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do you like cereal? kashi makes some pretty good cereals. or mabey a smoothie with some of that powder stuff?
 

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I have a piece of whole grain toast with Earth Balance, a soy sausage and orange juice. Some days that's enough, and other days I want more.
 

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You could try either scrambled tofu or Baked Beans on whole grain toast. It's tasty and filling. Hot or cold cereal with soymilk is another yummy thing that always fills me up. You could always try to eat bigger portions...
 

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adding a piece of fruit like an apple or pear or banana to whatever i'm eating (couple pieces of toast, or cereal) greatly adds to my level of 'fullness'.
 

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Try mixing any type of grain (millet, barley, oats, etc) with some dried fruit (dates, figs, raisins, apricots), some almonds, and a tablespoon of ground flax seed. I have some version of this along with a banana and/or an apple every morning. It's filling and healthy too.
 

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This is a real issue for me too. I'm lucky if I have the brainpower to open a Clif Bar in the morning - forget about tofu scramble...
I can't even manage nuking oatmeal most mornings... I keep thinking I could bake granola bars ahead of time, but that hasn't worked for me.

And I don't really care for cold cereal.

When I can get it together, I do like a little toast, or a cheese sandwich in the morning, but that's not exactly a well rounded breakfast...

I'm trying really hard to train myself to like breakfast, cuz it really does make a difference when I manage it.
 

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My favorites are nut butter and banana on whole grain bread, baked beans on toast, or grilled soy cheese with tomato (put on foreman while I pack a lunch).
 

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hmmm a foreman might work for me... I do like me some grilled sammies, and if I could do it quick and easy...

breakfast for me most days is a can of diet pepsi...
 

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Instant oatmeal isn't nearly as filling/healthy as "slow cook" or "old fashioned" oatmeal in the canister... which takes a whopping 5 minutes in the microwave. Make it with low fat milk/alterna-milk instead of water, and add some dried fruit (i.e. raisins, cherries) and a tbsp of nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds) and you will feel fuller much longer! I can usually go about 5 hrs on that. I've found though, the more sugar it has the FASTER I become hungry because I guess I burn up the sugar and my body wants more. If I make it with no sugar and just a bunch of cinnamon and a little salt, it sticks around longer.

Whole wheat toast with a bit of peanut butter and a banana also fills me up for a really long time!!
 

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If I need a filling breakfast, I like a bean and rice burrito. I've been using Amy's brand, but you can make a whole buncha them yourself and freeze them individually, then you just zap'em in the micro for 2 mins or so. These make cheap, handy, portable meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

I also like to make huge tofu scrambles with brocolli, kale and green beans at night, and then eat it for breakfast for the next couple of days.
 

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A little salty (like most packaged foods) but good and a no-brainer: Amy's frozen Tofu scramble. Comes with mini-side orders of hash browns and tomatoes. Add a couple pieces of veggie sausage for extra fullness.
 

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I either have some form of oatmeal with dried fruits and a fresh banana, whole wheat toast with peanut butter and cut up banana on top, or a potato patty with toast and cheese.
 

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This is close to what I do sometimes. Bean and potato burrito... Even though more filling is beans and tofu.

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Originally Posted by synergy View Post

If I need a filling breakfast, I like a bean and rice burrito. I've been using Amy's brand, but you can make a whole buncha them yourself and freeze them individually, then you just zap'em in the micro for 2 mins or so. These make cheap, handy, portable meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

I also like to make huge tofu scrambles with brocolli, kale and green beans at night, and then eat it for breakfast for the next couple of days.
 

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Tofu scramble and home-fried potatoes (big chunks with bell peppers and onions).

Sometimes (like froggy,) we put it in a tortilla, sometimes a pita, sometimes with toast...

OK, a disclaimer, I've gotten very quick at making the above (using parboiled potatoes and prechopped veggies, etc) I can see how it wouldn't seem that fast to most people though... (rarely) we'll have leftovers and my Sprout-kids will re-heat them in a tortilla, in the microwave... you could make stuff ahead and do this...
 

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I'm an oatmeal junkie. Every morning I have the exact same breakfast...which goes to show how un-morning-person I am, seeing as how I hate eating the same thing twice in a row if it isn't for breakfast.

Invariably, my breakfast is as follows:

1/3 cup dry slow oats (the package says to cook from 12-15 minutes)

1/3 cup frozen blueberries

handful of raisins

handful of walnuts

tbsp wheat germ

cinnamon

1 cup of water

I mix everything together in a pot, put it on the stove on medium-low and go take my shower. When I've finished showering, breakfast is ready.

I eat breakfast at 6:00 and this is the ONLY thing that keeps me going until lunch. On days when I'm rushed and I eat cold cereal or toast w/ pb, I'm starving by 10:00.

I read on a message board (not sure if it was this one) about someone who mixed up the ingredients for oatmeal in a thermos and then just added a cup of boiling water. By the time they got to work, it was ready to eat. I think that's a great idea and I'm going to try it, as soon as I buy a thermos. If it works, it will transform old-fashioned oatmeal into a "no cook" meal!
 

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That's one thing about tofu scramble. Unlike eggs, you can cook up a huge batch and put it in a container in the fridge for use throughout the entire week. All it needs is to be reheated. (You could do that with eggs, but they always tasted best when they were first cooked. Tofu scrambles can actually improve in flavor from sitting.)
 

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I thought of another... make some sort of bran/oat/whole grain muffin, low in sugar, with fruit (or veggies, i.e. carrot raisin muffins) on the weekend, then put them in a big ziplock bag and store the in the freezer. It takes about 20 seconds to microwave them so that they're edable again, and you can take it to go
 
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