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High Protein Breakfasts for Women

Bloomies97 May 28, 2008 05:32 PM

I am looking for new breakfast ideas that are high in protein. If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them. Thank you!

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    Merryworld May 28, 2008 06:09 PM

    Are there any other perameters? Fat? Calories?

    I like scrambled eggs with crispy bacon crumbled on top.
    1/2 a bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon
    toast and kippers
    steak and eggs
    Toast or bagel with feta cheese and sour cherry jam
    Baked beans on toast (we got this once a week at University in the UK)
    Cold cuts and cheese (My Hungarian friends ate this for breakfast with a shot of vodka)

    I'm a big fan of switching meals around like having lunch for breakfast and breakfast for dinner. That really opens up the possibilities: chicken soup, pizza, stir fry, fried rice with a poached egg on top, eggs scrambled with smoked salmon...

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      katecm May 29, 2008 06:56 AM

      Are you familiar with quinoa? It is a grain that has a ton of protein in it. It is usually used in savory dishes, such as salads, but here is a breakfast version.

      1 cup milk
      1 cup water
      1 cup quinoa
      2 cups fresh berries (or other fruit, depending on season)
      1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted (again, can use other nuts)
      4 teaspoons honey, can be adjusted to taste

      Combine milk, water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat; let stand covered 5 minutes. Stir in fruitand cinnamon; transfer to four bowls and top with pecans. Drizzle 1 teaspoon honey over each serving.

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        pigtowner May 29, 2008 07:04 AM

        I got this idea from this board awhile ago. I make oatmeal using milk instead of water and then at the end I throw in an egg, which sounds weird, but makes it creamier and definitely ups the protein. If you're worried about fat, you could just use the white. It's delicious and very filling.

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        1. re: pigtowner
          taboo May 29, 2008 07:57 AM

          I like to make scrambled eggwhites with tofu and some wheat toast and fruit.

          1. re: pigtowner
            rmperry May 29, 2008 10:42 AM

            Interesting idea about adding the egg to the oatmeal. Never thought of that but it sounds like a good way to get more protein.

            1. re: pigtowner
              Mellicita May 29, 2008 07:24 PM

              You can also stir some cottage cheese into oatmeal. The lumpy texture blends in beautifully with the oatmeal texture and gives its extra creaminess.

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                mollyomormon May 29, 2008 10:37 PM

                I love this, especially with a couple of packets of splenda and a sprinkle of cinnamon!

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              jsaimd May 29, 2008 08:01 AM

              Greek yoghurt and cottage cheese are very high in protein. I make buckwheat crepes with egg whites, fill with fruit and greek yoghurt. You can make crepes in one sitting, they keep for a bit in the fridge.

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                LJS May 29, 2008 08:56 AM

                I enjoy cheese on toast for breakfast-cheddar under the broiler is a good start ot the day.

                Any fish is good-kippers are my fave, but my Mum used to do finnan haddie-basically a bit of haddock poached in milk.

                I don't expect everyone to join me in this but I like a cold chicken leg for breakfast: if I am watching my weight Atkins-style (high protein, low carbs) I will do up a tray of chicken legs or thighs in Hy's Cajun rub, bake them and chill them for breakfast consumption for a week.

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                1. re: LJS
                  oakjoan May 29, 2008 12:41 PM

                  LIS: Ah, you're so lucky to be able to get finnan haddie! The only places I've tried here in NorCal say that one must purchase huge amounts before they'll special order. I wish we had more Swedes and Brits around here!

                  It's totally heavenly with scrambled eggs. My mother used to be able to get it easily in L.A. years ago, but no more apparently.

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                  donnaluv2cruise May 29, 2008 09:17 AM

                  I've been eating 1 whole egg mixed with two egg whites, season with salt and pepper. Make an omlette with chopped sundried tomatoes and a triangle of laughing cow light garlic & herb cheese.

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                    rmperry May 29, 2008 10:40 AM

                    I really like the greek-style yogurt like Fage. Trader Joe's has it too. It has more protein than regular yogurt. I like to mix in some fruit and maybe splenda, or orange marmalade (my current favorite). You could also add granola. It keeps me full all morning.

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                    1. re: rmperry
                      six dower May 29, 2008 11:38 AM

                      0% Greek yogurt with vanilla whey protein mix. Very high in protein and low in fat.

                      Also, mix the yogurt with 60 calorie chocolate pudding cups. Very tasty...similar to a cheescake filling w/o the fat and sugar.

                    2. mollyomormon May 29, 2008 12:14 PM

                      In addition to the ones mentioned, I do oatmeal with a scoop of chocolate whey protein powder added.

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                        lgss May 30, 2008 05:32 AM

                        Peanut butter or other nut muffins. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Trail mix with lots of nuts.

                        1. toodie jane May 30, 2008 11:12 AM

                          WW-sesame bagel, spread with ricotta cheese and loaded with toasted pine nuts.

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                            torty May 30, 2008 06:20 PM

                            I like an unconventional breakfast. My favorite high protein is homemade de-fatted stock/broth with tofu cubes, bean sprouts, green onion and herbs. Soup for breakfast w/ protein lasts a long time.

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