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Aug 31, 2012 11:17 AM

In need of more breakfast options (that I can eat in the car)

So I like to eat breakfast in the car on my way to work. My go-to option was a peanut-butter-on-toast sandwich. Got some protein and good fats from the natural PB and some fiber from the whole-grain bread. But I recently developed a sensitivity to PB and I need some other options.

So far I've tried a ham or turkey sandwich on that same whole-grain bread and an egg and some ham on a toasted English muffin. (Microwave one egg in a ramekin the same diameter as the muffin and top with a slice of ham.)

It needs to be quick to make and not messy to eat. The ham or turkey sandwich is ok, but I've discovered I'm not that fond of mustard that early in the morning. Any ideas for spreads that would be better?

I've considered something along the lines of a breakfast burrito, but I'm not sure that will meet the non-messy requirement. I need to be able to hold it in one hand.

Prefer somewhat healthier options.


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  1. How about a tofu smoothie that you can drink through a straw?


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    1. re: The Dairy Queen

      Whole wheat English muffin with Laughing Cow cheese. Or cream cheese with chives.

      1. re: Berheenia

        Oops! Forgot to include the non-diary limitation. Guess I could try that with goat cheese.

      2. re: The Dairy Queen

        That's a possibility. I don't have any experience with making smoothies. Do you have any recipes? I forgot to mention that I'm looking for non-dairy options, but maybe with tofu I wouldn't need dairy?

        1. re: bjd001

          You don't need dairy for a tofu smoothie. Some recipes will call for milk or yogurt, in addition to silken tofu, but you can always sub almond or soy milk or almond or soy yogurt... . I don't have any good recipes off-hand, but I've contributed some to previous threads:


          1. re: bjd001

            You don't really need a dairy or dairy style element if you use frozen fruit.

            Try mixing your favourite fruits (about a cup I'd guess) into the blender, add in around 1/3 cup of muesli or granola and cover with a 50/50 mix of apple and orange juice, just enough to cover the fruit. Just add more juice if you want a thinner consistency to your smoothie.

            1. re: Musie

              If the goal is to drink the smoothie while driving, I suspect thinner would be desirable.


            2. re: bjd001

              Make a fruit smoothie and add green elements to it (spirulina powder, wheatgrass, kale, etc.) and/or add chia seeds. Raw chia seeds supposedly pack a lot of nutrition in a small serving (a teaspoon or so per smoothie?).

              My husband likes avjar in the mornings. It's a spread made from roasted red peppers and eggplant. You can usually buy it in a jar. It would probably work well on your turkey sandwiches.

              1. re: Jen76

                Wow, i've never heard of avjar. Just googled it and it sounds really tasty!

                1. re: tamagoji

                  avjar is one of my favorite condiments!! It sure makes a spoon tasty :P

              2. re: bjd001

                I use almond milk in my smoothies, along with frozen mixed berries, and a banana. I sometimes add non fat greek yogurt, for which you could sub soy yogurt, or just leave it out.

            3. I just got a zillion zucchini from a neighbor (okay, quite a few), so I've been making mini quiches in muffin tins. Works well with veggies, cheeses, leftover ham bits, pepperoni, etc, and you can make them as sweet or savory as you like.

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              1. re: pinehurst

                I also just received a generous gift of zucchini from a friend and LOVE the mini quiches idea! I'm going to make some today and store them in the freezer for a quick grab, re-heat and go breakfast. Thanks!

              2. I'm not sure if you only wanted savory ideas, but what avout banana oatmeal cookies, or homemade granola made more clustery, or a mix of nuts and dried fruit, Clair Robinson( I think that's her name) from 5 ing fix, food network made a mix with pepitos, dried fruit, and other nuts, and bake it with maple syrup, and cinnamon. It was really good.

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                  1. Muffin Tin Frittatas? I haven't made them, but I know several people who do!

                    I love cream cheese as a spread especially with salami or ham.

                    Do you have happen to have a sensitivity to almonds as well? I'm a big fan of almond butter and apricot jam on nice hearty toast.

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                    1. re: tiffeecanoe

                      +1 YES to the cream cheese/neufchatel (sp?) with ham, salami. Just getting into almond butter, but love it on whole wheat and sometimes sprinkle toasted slivered almonds on top.