For me one of the values of this site is the sharing of information that may be helpful to each of us. To that end I am sharing some healthy breakfast ideas that may be of use to you.
The first is something that I just made this morning. I have really come to love the cartons of liquid egg whites that are in the dairy section of your grocery store. You get quite used to the slightly different taste from regular scrambled eggs especially if you add something to the mix as I did this morning.
I Took some red peppers and green peppers and diced them up into smaller pieces. I then put them in a bowl with just a slight splash of water and zapped them in the microwave for about a minute and a half. This softened them up somewhat.
I then used Pam in a frying pan and scrambled the egg whites with the peppers mixed in and served it over a piece of 15 grain dry toast. It was delicious- see below:
I have received some great tips from others as well and here are a couple from Adam. These are great time saving tips if you need to get out of the house quickly each morning but still want a good healthy breakfast option. Most of the work is done in advance to help speed you through that morning routine!
Use old fashioned oats (best nutritional value)
In a large pot, mix 3 cups of oats, and 6 cups of water. If you like cinnamon, you can add your cinnamon to the dry oats in the pot, and stir that around (1/2 – 1 tsp per serving). Then mix in the water.
Cook this slowly on the stove top (I do this on an evening that I am around the house, Sunday is a good candidate – prep’ing for the week), stirring occasionally. When it gets toward boil you have to watch that you don’t lose it and have it boil over and make a mess. Sometimes you just have to slide it off the heat and let it settle.
Once cooked to the consistency that you like, remove from heat. I can eat this same thing every day, so at this point I flavor it en-masse. I add two packets of Splenda per serving, wall nuts, and raisins or craisins. (Depending where you are in your dieting, you want to skip the raisins or craisins if you are trying to keep sugars low.)
Take 5 plastic bowls, Tupperware type (or glass bowls that you have covers for), and dole out the contents of the pot into the 5 bowls, thus creating 5 servings for the week. Allow to cool to room temp, cover and refrigerate.
One bowl per day is now an MRE (almost), in the fridge ready to go. You can bring oatmeal “back to life” easily by adding a little milk and stirring that to the desired pre warm-up consistency. This can be done at home or at work – even if you will heat-up and consume at work.
Microwave for about 2 min’s and you have good-as made-fresh oatmeal.
Now some people do not like to microwave food in plastic containers, supposedly there is some bad chemical in the plastic that comes out upon high heating. This is why I mentioned the glass bowls with covers – you can pick those up at Walmart.
Scrambled eggs, same en-masse principle:
Into a large bowl, crack three eggs, but only allow the yoke from one to enter/stay-in the bowl. Repeat 5-6 times, for a total of 15-18 eggs; only one yoke for every three eggs.
Add about 1 tbsp of low fat milk per serving (5-6 tbsp’s)
Pepper to taste.
Blend well with an electric mixer.
Pour the mix into 5 separate glass bowls.
Refrigerate, and take one bowl per day, with one piece of whole grain bread (to be toasted), for a good healthy breakfast at home or at work.
At work/home, loosen the container lid, microwave for 3 min’s, stop and stir with a fork half-way through. Adjust the total cook time to the microwave’s power.
In a glass bowl, you will be amazed how these come out just like scrambled eggs from the pan!!