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Jul 29, 2008 01:38 PM

Fast/healthy/non dairy breakfast options

apologies to all who have replied earlier to this type of post- but i just culd not find one answering my query- even after multiple CHOW searches.
as a good wife i get up everyday to make breakfast for my husband :-P.

Looking for suggestions that he can do himself: make/reheat/assemble
presently doing egg recipes 2/week(can't do more for cholesterol reasons), shakes/smoothies oatmeal/cereal are out as 'no can do' dairy,
thanks fellas

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  1. I eat one or two Kellogg's Nutri-Grain low fat waffles, good source of fiber and vitamins, and not too high in sodium. Before someone poops all over my choice, I've lost 65 pounds in 18 months and 40 since October, it's part of my changed eating habits and my Doctor approves. I top it with a little butter, but honey will do for the no dairy.

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    1. re: James Cristinian

      Congrats on the weight loss. I like to have those waffles for breakfast sometimes, too. I spread it with peanut butter for the protein and it's a quick way to get out the door in the morning.

      1. re: James Cristinian

        I don't know the ingredients in the Nutri-Grain waffles specifically but there could be dairy in them. My son, almost age 2, can't eat dairy and I was quite surprised after reading all labels to see what contains milk, casein or whey (he can't eat any of those). I know that a lot of the Eggo products do. I suppose it also depends on just how far away from dairy the OP's husband has to stay.

        1. re: valerie

          Trader Joe's has gluten-free, vegan (no animal products) frozen waffles.

          1. re: lgss

            I have the waffles in my freezer and I have to say that they are not so good. They get kind of crumbly. However, this week I was at Trader Joe's and I bought the dairy free pancakes. They are much better than the waffles.

            What I really need to do is just make a batch of pancakes from scratch (I can use rice milk if I need milk) and just keep them in the freezer. But since I work full time and have 2 kids, sometimes its just easier to buy them at TJ.

          2. re: valerie

            Here's a link to the Nutri-Grain Eggo waffles and they DO contain dairy.

            1. re: lgss

              That's what I suspected. For my purposes, once I see whey on the ingredient list, they go back into the freezer case.

        2. I have oatmeal with chocolate protein powder mixed in a lot of mornings. There's no dairy in either the oatmeal or the protein powder.

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          1. re: mollyomormon

            hi molly
            great suggestion.
            may i ask if the oatmeal is cooked with water first, then the protein powder is added. ! (prob. the final product is a pudding consistency)
            also which brand of protein do u use!

            1. re: mollyomormon

              i thought i was the only one who put protein powder in my oatmeal! i use plain or vanilla protein, add cinnamon and sometimes a bit of splenda.

            2. Whole grain toast is always good, and (of course) in-season fresh fruit. A poached egg on toast is a thing of beauty, and is probably my favorite breakfast. I would never eat a highly-processed thing, such as a Kellogg's waffle for breakfast, but that's just me.

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              1. re: pikawicca

                I know about the processing and am not wild about, but it's one of the few processed items I eat. Pretty much everything else is fresh or non-processed frozen, and I just don't like eggs.

              2. We do tofu scrambles, wonderful smoothies with silken tofu and all kinds of fresh/frozen fruit (just whir in the blender- takes just like a milkshake), and we use Earth Balance which is non dairy. Can you do cereal and oatmeal if you use a non dairy milk? I no longer use dairy but have oatmeal all the time. There are a lot of recipes on line for non dairy muffins, etc. They taste great. Good luck to you.

                1. Smoothies are great without any dairy. Just fruit and juice in a blender. I like to freeze bananas and use them, so I don't have to add ice to get it well chilled.