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Jan 18, 2008 08:04 AM

Simple and, healthful breakfast suggestions. Please.

My doctor suggests that I cut out some of my bad cholesterol generating foods. I'm starting with breakfast by foregoing several eggs and bacon style breakfasts each week. I would really appreciate some other ideas on what to prepare for myself for this initial, day starting meal. What do the Chowhounds eat?

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  1. A few of my faves:

    Kashi Go Lean Simply Vanilla Hot Cereal
    Morning Star Farms Sausage Patty on a whole wheat English Muffin with a dab of low-sugar grape jelly
    Soyrizo mixed with scrambled egg whites and salsa
    PB and jelly on whole wheat toast
    smoothies (yogurt, banana, OJ, and strawberries)
    Amy's Tofu Scrambles with salsa

    Hope you find something tasty!

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    1. re: Honey Bee

      Instead of going overboard with the carbs and dairy all the time, sometimes I'll do smoked salmon on rye krisps with a smear of light cream cheese, or of avocado if I have it. Add some tomatoes or an orange on the side.

      Gets you those omega 3's and you feel full longer.

    2. A fruit smoothie always works for me. A banana, some strawberries/blueberries, fat free milk, some vanilla extract, (or vanilla syrup if you need the additional sweetness.)
      If you have some frozen yogurt, toss it in.. It's a filling, satisfying and tasty way to start the day.

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      1. re: Tay

        For smoothies we peel, break into chunks, and freeze bananas. We use some of these, frozen fruit (blueberries, cherries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, mango, etc) and some oj. No dairy. We use our Vitamix, I used to use my Champion juicer with unfrozen bananas.

        1. re: lgss

          This is exactly what I do. Freeze my own bananas, use other frozen/fresh fruit, and OJ (preferrably fresh squeezed when oranges are in season here in Phoenix. Yum. I also add a heaping teaspoon of flax seed meal for the fiber and omega-3's. My favorite fruit combo right now is:
          Strawberry (frozen organic)

          They are quite filling, and very healthy.

          Frozen yogurt or soy ice cream is good too. Adds a bit more sweetness. Sometimes I do Banana, Mixed Berries, Pomagranate juice and a hefty scoop of vanilla soy ice cream or vanilla soy milk. Again, flax meal for fiber and such.

      2. My standard breakfasts (not all at once):

        1. Steel cut oats, honey, blueberries, almonds
        2. Kefir with mixed berries or roasted grapefruit
        3. Fage 0% yogurt with honey, berries
        4. Egg white scramble with whatever chopped vegetables I can cram in there
        5. All natural peanut butter on a slice of whole wheat bread
        6. Tuna and mustard, slice of lowfat cheese, and chopped greens on slice of ww bread
        7. Salmon
        8. Whole wheat pumpkin biscotti (homemade) with coffee. A lot of coffee.

        I'm a little more conscious about what I eat and the extent to which they are processed. (And I'm on a fitness program.) Otherwise I'd revert to my Negra Modelo and leftover pizza days (should've appreciated it more, since now I'm paying for it).

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        1. re: link_930

          We have very similar breakfasts. I'd also add flax seed waffles w/ pb and pumpkin or apple butter.

          Would you mind sharing your ww pumpkin biscotti recipe on the Home Cooking board? Thanks!

          1. re: chowser

            Hey chowser, it's up:

            Let me know how it turns out for you!

        2. My healthier breakfasts range from:

          Plain old fruit
          Toast and olive oil
          Banana rice milk flax seed smoothie
          Steamed squash
          Miso soup, rice and roasted laver
          Daen jhang jigae and rice
          Quinoa hot cereal

          Of course, I also indulge in waffles and omelets as well at times. But the majority of my breakfasts are on the healthy side.

          1. My line-up includes:
            --Oatmeal (organic regular oats) with walnuts, raisins and cinnamon cooked in...sometimes I TOAST the oats before making the oatmeal, gives it a nicer flavor;
            --0% Fage Yogurt with fresh banana and strawberries and a little honey, just delish!;
            --Natural Peanut Butter and lower-sugar strawberry preserves on Arnold's Fiber & Flax bread;
            --once in a while I'll have boiled egg, toast and grapefruit.

            I always, always, always include fresh fruit and try to include walnuts, almonds or peanuts/peanut butter to help me make it to lunchtime.