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Easy breakfast protein ideas?

I've never been much of a breakfast eater....but have been forcing myself to eat a bowl of cereal when I get to work for the past month. It has made a difference because I'm eating less throughout the day. I'd like to add something with more protein to breakfast - but don't have many ideas. Any suggestions on protein filled items that are quick and easy to prepare so I can eat when I get to work? I have access to a microwave and a refrigerator.

Wed. May 25, 6:19am

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Easy breakfast protein ideas?

eggbeaters - you can dump them in a bowl and nuke them for about 1-2 minutes - the ones with chive are delicious

Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 6:28 AM

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My personal favorite: soynut butter (get it at Whole Foods - get the kind without sugar and just add Splenda) with apple or banana.

Another easy idea: 2 oz. cream cheese, splenda, and one egg makes a delicous "fake" danish. Just soften the cream cheese for 10 secs in the microwave, add the egg & splenda (& sugar-free syrup, if you want it), nuke for 2-3 minutes.

If you're not on the sweet side, it's even easier... boil an egg, if you want just do it in the evening so you can just grab it in the morning. Eat with fat-free turkey, or any other kind of meat, or - if you're not afraid of fat - have some mayo with it. :)

Hope that helps!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 7:03 AM

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If you prefer cereal, I love Kashi's Lean Crunch. It has awesome flavor, is sweet enough, very crunchy, and has a great amount of fiber and protein. I usually eat this together with some Kashi heart to heart. It's a filling breakfast that sustains me until just about lunch time!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 7:35 AM

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more ideas

* Peanut butter on a mini whole wheat pita
* cream cheese and smoked salmon on whole wheat pita or whole wheat crackers
* string cheese and hard cooked eggs
* cottage cheese topped with berries and cereal or just plain with hot sauce

Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 8:34 AM

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protein: 1 oz. individually wrapped string cheese; beef jerky; peanut butter spread on toast (if you're not low-carbing it) or apple slices or celery sticks if you are; cottage cheese with a few blueberries/blackberries and some Equal on top of it.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 8:57 AM

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yogurt is a good source of protein as well. and granola with nuts gives you both protein and carbs.

i am a big fan of eggs in the morning, or peanut butter on toast.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 9:44 AM

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yummie suggestions!

These are great & easy.

I'm not a fan of "fake/synthetic" sugars like Splenda- maybe some honey instead.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 12:01 PM

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Thank you for all of the fabulous suggestions....I will definitely implement them!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 4:34 PM

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Premake breakfast sandwiches

I get a pack of bread, then stack it into sandwiches and put it back in the bag. Every morning, I pull a sandwich out of the bag, grill it on the george foreman and then stick it in a napkin and eat it in the car on the way to work. You can adjust the ingredients, but I use lean ham and soy cheese.


Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 6:37 PM

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also, if you don't like peanut butter, there's cashew butter, almond butter as well.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005, 1:43 PM

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