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Trying to get some breakfast ideas!<br><br>
I'm insulin resistant so I gotta stay on the slower carb side. I'm also sensitive to soy. I can have it in small amounts, but after a while I start breaking out with cystic acne. Ouch!<br><br>
Anyway, my favorite breakfast food steel cut oats with protein powder, but for some odd reason oatmeal gives me the worst indigestion/heartburn - no matter how I take it. Too acidic? Bananas and oatmeal does the same thing to me.<br><br>
And pancakes... um, yep not so on the healthy side for moi. Thoughts besides just fruit? Trying to figure out something a little more substantial, but still easy to prep/carry.<br><br>
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Cold cereal with almond milk is quite good. You could make a trail mix type thing with nuts, granola, and dried fruit.
 

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i love toast with peanut butter and fruit, i'm simple!
 

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I know the steel cut oats are better for you, but have you tried backing down to just rolled oats or even quick? Maybe it's just too hard for your system to digest?<br>
I like smoothies, if you used non dairy milk and some frozen fruit, plus a handful of spinach or greens, and some protein powder, that might help slow down the metabolism of the sugars.<br><br>
how about whole grain waffles, home made? they are very low in added sugar, and you could just top it with sliced strawberries or blueberries. I make all of my waffles with whole wheat pastry flour which still has the same amt of fiber in it that regular ww does, so wouldn't just go through your system.
 

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i love starting the day with fresh squeezed juice or a smoothie. It really helps energize me throughout the day. I usually do a berry smoothie with some berries, a banana, kale, ice, and homemade almond mylk.
 

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You can make healthy waffles. Substitute regular flour for gluten free flour (you may need to add a little more). For sugar use stevia or xylitol instead. If the recipe calls for a milk use a non-dairy non-soy milk or make a quick home made nut/seed milk. You can add berries to the batter or as already said add them on top. Maple syrup should be fine to drizzle on.
 

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I know the steel cut oats are better for you, but have you tried backing down to just rolled oats or even quick? Maybe it's just too hard for your system to digest?<br>
I like smoothies, if you used non dairy milk and some frozen fruit, plus a handful of spinach or greens, and some protein powder, that might help slow down the metabolism of the sugars.<br><br>
how about whole grain waffles, home made? they are very low in added sugar, and you could just top it with sliced strawberries or blueberries. I make all of my waffles with whole wheat pastry flour which still has the same amt of fiber in it that regular ww does, so wouldn't just go through your system.</div>
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Rolled oats do it too, though not as bad. I've actually been wondering if I should try balancing it out with something like fruit. I usually just eat it plain, but I seem to recall in the past when I've eaten it in conjunction with other things, it didn't bother me. So I'm feeling like it's too acidic or alkaline, I'm not sure which.<br><br>
I never thought about putting greens in my smoothie, that sounds like a fantastic idea. It'd definitely look gross, but I bet I wouldn't even be able to taste it behind the blueberries.
 

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I never thought about putting greens in my smoothie, that sounds like a fantastic idea. It'd definitely look gross, but I bet I wouldn't even be able to taste it behind the blueberries.</div>
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it doesn't look all that gross. The shake doesn't turn green, its just tiny flecks of green. You really can't tell the difference in flavor unless you use a lot of greens. I prefer kale or spinach they both are awesome for you.
 

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I like dairy-free yogurt with a handful of dried fruit and nuts thrown in.
 

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My favorite breakfast is actually a PB&J.<br>
It's a habit I picked up last summer while working 100 hours a week, out in the sun, doing fast paced work loading and unloading trucks.<br>
I was looking for a high complete protein that was fast to eat, and covered a few food groups.<br>
I just kept a loaf of bread, jar of peanut butter, and a jar of blueberry fruit spread at work.<br>
When I switched to a couple of PB&J's as a breakfast, I discovered I had more energy, was able to work longer without dragging my feet, and I slept better at night. My muscles needed almost no recovery time before the next work day.<br>
I've been a PB&J for breakfast fan ever since.<br><br>
I reccommend a non-corn syrup jelly or fruit spread, quality whole wheat bread, and a non-hydrogenated peanut butter (My fav is Jif Natural).
 

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breakfast doesn't have to be "breakfast" foods, i eat a baked potato almost everyday for breakfast followed by a green drink (usually 1-2 greens, 2 fruits and juice) an hour or so later.<br><br>
I also have issues with blood sugar/insulin but have learned that potatoes (eaten with the skins) work in helping balance my blood sugar rather than the constant ups and downs that I get when I don't eat them, it only works with potatoes not other starchy carbs because of the specific combination of chemicals (mainly tryptophan).<br><br>
Burritos are great in the morning, you can fill them with anything really, beans and rice is standard toss in some greens like spinach and salsa. Burritos are also a good way to use up leftover grains and beans.<br>
You can substitute the tortilla with a large leafy green like chard, and wrap your fillings up burrito style in the leaf.<br><br>
Coconut cinnamon rice smells great in the morning and is so tasty, just cook rice (brown is healthiest) in coconut milk and water add cinnamon, raisins and other fruit like mango....its addicting!
 

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I've been struggling with this, too. Breakfast has always been my favourite meal of the day. I love "breakfast" foods, and used to have poached eggs over hot cereal almost every morning. I've come up with a few things I like to eat for breakfast: lentils with hot cereal (the Bob's Red Mill 10-Grain Hot Cereal is the best!) with nutritional yeast, toast with peanut butter and fruit, oatmeal with apples, walnuts and maple syrup. The other day I made a tofu scramble by mixing up a box of silken tofu with nutritional yeast, and frying it up with some steamed potatoes, carrots, collards and hot sauce. That was delicious, but it didn't really feel like breakfast to me. I also make these vegan corn muffins (the recipe is from Vegetarian Times) that are really good, too, and good for breakfast.
 

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I'm into the smooties right now too... I throw in whateve I have: spinach, berries, carrots, apples, bananas, soy milk organe juice or water (not all three... just one liquid), etc. Sometimes they look "brownish" but I dont' care because they taste wonderful and are soooo energizing!
 

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I'm not insulin-resistant, but I do have hypoglycemia. My go-to is toast with peanut butter, either whole wheat or non-gluten. Pancakes or waffles tend to be fine for me as long as they're not made with enriched flour and covered in sugar. Light maple syrup and fruit topping seem to be okay. Amy's Kitchen makes a tofu scramble, bean burritos, and tofu burritos that I'll eat for breakfast sometimes. I'd advise against fruit smoothies. My blood sugar plummets within an hour if that's all I have for breakfast.
 

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Hey guys just wanted to thank everyone for their suggestions. Came up with something this morning that really made me happy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><a href="http://crashtestvegetarian.com/?p=1708" target="_blank">http://crashtestvegetarian.com/?p=1708</a>
 

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100 vegan breakfasts:<br><a href="http://www.vegansoapbox.com/101-vegan-breakfasts/" target="_blank">http://www.vegansoapbox.com/101-vegan-breakfasts/</a><br><br>
Here are 20 of them:<br>
14.Grits with vegan margarine.<br>
15.Vegan hot cross buns.<br>
16.Whole wheat vegan pancakes and mimosas.<br>
17.Natto and rice.<br>
18.Vegan french toast and apple juice.<br>
19.Rice porridge with sweet coconut milk.<br>
20.Vegan apple spice muffins and orange juice.<br>
21.Raw energy bar (home-made or store-bought, doesn’t matter).<br>
22.Potato skillet with onion, peppers, and seasoned tempeh crumbles.<br>
23.Vegan scones and hot chocolate (made with rice milk).<br>
24.Veggie sausage and home fries.<br>
25.Cubed potato and chopped spinach breakfast wrap.<br>
26.English baked beans (vegan version) sliced tomato and toast.<br>
27.Vegan cinnamon coffee cake.<br>
28.Onion bagel with hummus.<br>
29.Breakfast burrito with hashbrowns, vegan cheese, salsa and tofu.<br>
30.Raspberries atop vegan crepes.<br>
31.Granola and hemp milk.<br>
32.Fruit and soy yogurt breakfast parfait.<br>
33.Nutty baked breakfast bar.<br>
34.Banana walnut muffins.
 
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