Also: if you eat it for breakfast, then it is breakfast food. Don’t get chopped down by other people’s labels. Do what works for you!
I don't think there is a problem with what you eat. Its the act of fueling your body after its 'fast'. If its good enough for dinner time why not breakfast??
A serving of fruit is also a great addition.
Instead of eggs, try avocado toast or peanut butter spread instead.
It’s never a bad idea for some green tea in the morning to jumpstart the metabolism.
Google has a slew of non sweet breakfast options! Check it out.
I’ll tell you a secret: I bougt this slow cooker device called “Hot Logic” (look it up on You Tube) and it cooks almost anything. At night before I go to bed I just put in the ingredients, and in the morning I have a perfectly cooked hot meal ready to eat when I wake up. It’s so convenient and I never miss a hearty, healthy breakfast!
I normally stack my fridge with fruits, berries and lots of greens. Like kale or spinach. (I like the frozen mix of fruits and berries, they last longer)
1 cup of preferred fruits
1 cup of plain yogurt
1 cup of greens
Honey or stevia to taste (optional)
I also like drinking a lot of water and tea or 1-2 cups of black coffee. At least until lunch time. You get the point, hydrate! Lol
Also another note: research bulletproof coffee if you are interested
Hope this helps! You got this!!!
1. If your lunch and dinner leftovers are healthy and the kind of food that will provide energy then that’s fine.
2. You have to learn to eat things you don’t like. I say that as someone who has been a picky eater all my life until less than a month ago. Just accept that food doesn’t have to taste good. Unless it’s so horrible it’s making you feel bad physically or emotionally, just approach is as a necessary but unenjoyable task. Today is day 21 of me eating a boiled egg in the morning. I HATE eggs. I didn’t learn to like them or get over my hatred, but I’m learning to be okay with eating this thing I don’t like. Add something you *do* like that’s healthy to the side. Not necessarily something you love just a thing you find acceptable. Like a banana, just to drown the yucky taste. Unless you’re allergic to eggs or vegan in which case just apply that logic to other things you don’t like.
Personally I eat skyr with oatmeal on top or rye bread with avocado and tomatoes.
Need something more substantial? Microwave salmon cooked from the night before, to save prep time in the morning.
I do have suggestions not-so-sweet breakfasts if you want to try them.
1) Breakfast burritos! Potatoes, chorizo, bacon are all good burrito noms. You can make a bunch and freeze them and then heat one up in the morning.
2) Breakfast sandwiches (ham or bacon or sausage and cheese on a bagel or croissant). These you can also freeze and then microwave.
3) Peanut butter toast, avocado toast (whole grain bread isn't too sweet) .
A sandwich and a glass of milk would fit the bill.
You don't have to eat "breakfast foods" for breakfast. Only get the required nutrients to break your fast and get you tolunch.
You can use any well balanced meal.
Most breakfast foods are top heavy with fast carbs which means you spike and crash.
You're not wrong to avoid them.
I hope that helped, Cheers!
It is possible to get various types of muesli here that can be eaten with various dairy products like yoghurt, which you can also get in natural/non-sweetened varieties.
I have a large daily caloric intake, but if you eat less there are more options! But butter and toast with a piece of fruit could be a full meal! A cup of cottage cheese with thawed blueberries. There are plenty of options.
Something I've discovered is buckwheat or oats mixed with some nut butter and seeds – it's a low glycemic index meal that keeps you going all morning and super easy to make. Just boil in some water and you're good to go.
Otherwise, just stick to you leftovers – as long as you start the day with something.
If it's OK for you to eat leftovers from the dinner, do it. Cook a bit more in the evening and you'll get a ready made breakfast the day after.
Don't forget to eat proteins and long lasting charbohydrates with veggies.
Coffee and eat eggs with bread or arepa.
If in a hurry, toast with some butter and hot drink works well too.
Other options: Greek yogurt and berries
Plain oatmeal with frozen wild blueberries (tiny) and peanut butter
Oatmeal of Gods
1 small cup of jumbo oats (not the instant kind!)
3 small cups of milk
Evening prior mix oats and milk an put them in a fridge.
In the morning, put them on a small heat and mix constantly until they get thick (happens faster then expected so watch out!). To serve, mix with banana, raisins and sprinkle with cinnamon.
The end result is a creamy little wonder in a bowl. Just slightly sweet and very comforting 🙂 Hope you'll like it!
Shredded Wheat works for me…no added salt or sugar and I might add some nuts or cranberries..
To touch on not so sweet breakfast foods, I’d suggest getting some plain Greek yogurt and add your own toppings to it so that it satisfies your savor. Maybe try some sliced almonds and low sugar granola… also, oatmeal is a great option— similar to yogurt you can top it how you’d like thus avoiding the early morning sugar rush.
Other options I love are avocado toast, a cup of oatmeal, or a yogurt bowl (plain with some fruit/chia seeds/honey on top).
Gluten free oats is a less sweet, more filling way to go. Other grains like quinoa and rice might also provide a very filling and quick alternative.
You can also eat a steamed/baked potato in the morning for breakfast. Potatoes are really good for you and they are antiviral so never ever worry about how many you eat.
Try to avoid all radical fats for breakfast (any beef, chicken, fish) as it will give your liver a longer time to detox after the nights rest.
I hope this helps!
I know you're not a fan of sugary meals with cereals, waffles and such. One thing I would recommend is natural sugars.. Make oatmeal with fruit and nuts. No sugar added. Or find some health benefiting smoothies. One smoothie recipe I recommend is:
Triple berry (raspberry, blueberry, blackberries)
Cheese and fruit. Nuts.
Only use a small plate. For all meals.
One thing I have done is to make oatmeal or cream of wheat, but instead of adding something sweet to it I will add nuts and/or savory spices; for example a small amount of fresh pressed garlic or Mrs. Dash. I will sometimes add some shredded cheese too, to give it a more creamy texture and change up the flavor some.
I will also sauté some chicken breast with mushrooms and onions, other veggies, or salsa even. I usually have a piece of bread on the side or roll it all up in a small tortilla. Sometimes I will add cheese.
I hope you find these ideas helpful. 🙂
Good luck and cheer up! We grown and learn everyday
1. Drink water with lemon
2. Don't eat leftovers for breakfast!
3. Try eating Cheerios for breakfast
4. Avocado bacon, high heat for bacon and don't use oil but Butter
I hoped that I helped you
Eggs are a quick fix protein recipe while moderate sugary recipes will provide the much needed energy to run the day.
Might I suggest you try a smoothie or a milk shake with toast. (Only fructose and no eggs ;).)
We both then have a boiled egg, which wouldn’t work for you, but it’s important to have some protein at every meal. You could have crackers with cold meat, or cheese.
Not many people like them but if you don’t like sweet you just might.
1/4 c oil
2 c steal oats
1/4 c cranberries (dried)
1/4 c walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon
Mix bananas up and let sit for 10 minutes. Then add rest of ingredients. Bake in muffin tins for 20-25 minutes depending on oven.
I started with leftovers, too. Try soups, noodles, oatmeal, sandwich, raw veggies, fruits…if you like it, eat it. This is your “Break-Fast” not their’s.
Having small portion meals (4-6), throughout the day, helps control hunger.
Challenge yourself. Vary what you eat to make Breakfast an interesting, first meal.
I also like to eat all kinds of foods for breakfast. I do try to eat lighter because if I’m eating leftovers it’s because I liked whatever I made the night before and I have a tendency to want to overeat.
On days when I don't feel like making it, toast with peanut butter and banana slices are a fun stand in.
I am experimenting with pancakes made from chickpea flower and blended vegetables as well. Haven't quite nailed it yet tho.
That is if you one is on a traditional diet protocol and not doing IF , OMAD or raw till 4 p.m.
None of them are distinctly NOT breakfast foods, but their calorie and salt and sugar levels should be different to a meal made to be eaten at dinner (given one is meant to start your day, and the other is meant to end it).
You could make avocado on toast (just toast with mashed avocado, salt and pepper – chilli flakes if you like it spicy). Or tofu scramble: break the tofu into little pieces and cook it with soya sauce, turmeric and pepper. I add spinach and mushroom too in the mix.
Or mushrooms with grilled haloumi and tahini.
Bruschetta with chopped tomatoes and beans.
Good habits are great and that’s a great habit to keep my friend.
Toast with chocolate spread and sliced banana on top.
Beans & poached egg on toast (I see you don’t like eggs so the omelette & poached egg might not work for you).
At weekends a full English.
I would say as long as your leftovers aren’t too heavy or full or sugars and carbs. You really want some good protein or healthy fats to start the day. Listen to your body, and reflect on how you feel after eating. Hope this helps! Goodluck!