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Just Curious! But What Do You Eat For Breakfast?

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:huh: I'm just curious here! One of my main meals that gets me going in the day is breakfast! I see many cereals are out of the question! I love Rice Krispies and Lucky Charms and Corn Pops! Shreaded Wheat with the frosting on them. And then I buy a Hardee's Ham Bisquit sometimes when heading to the doctors. MacDonalds Cheeseburgers at lunch!

But breakfast for me is going to be a tough one. I am picky at breakfast. Not much of a fruit eater and don't like Grape Fruit or Oranges for breakfast.

I do like boiled eggs but very seldom eat scrambled or fried.

Toast and Jelly but now that's out unless I buy the bread here or make it!

Oh darn! There even goes my pop tarts!

If I am diagnosed which I have a feeling I will be. What in the world can my breakfast menu be?

I guess this disease is almost like being a diabetic! They can't have certain things either. But at least they have choices! LOL! And they can cheat every now and then. We can't cheat!

Any advice is helpful! For the day after that biopsy, I am starting a gluten free diet! Not waiting until January to find out my results. Tired of being sick all the time and the earlier I start the better!

Thanks friend!

Linda

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If you are diagnosed, you will find that in time all of those gluten-filled habits will be a distant memory! Hopefully, with the right frame of mind, they will not even phase you because you will find new favs.

This is what I eat:

Fruity/Cocoa Pebbles

Enjoy Life Berry Berry Granola - cooked in hot milk

Nutty Rice (yummy and filling!)

Enjoy Life Cran Apple Granola in my hand if in a hurry

Eggs and Bacon or Sausage (make sure gluten free)

Rice Cakes (not Quaker!)

Pumpkin Pie (minus crust)

Fried Sweet Potatoes with brown sugar and butter (left overs from dinner) with Eggs

(I whip my potatoes, mix in eggs and fry in oil like pancakes - add butter and maple syrup)

(I also just cut them up in little cubes and fry in butter)

Fried Apples with Eggs

Rice Chex

Gluten free Pancakes

Yogurt

Cottage Cheese with cold/warm apples or blueberry sauce

Once you mess up a few times and get a reaction, you will never look at an Egg McMuffin the same again! I wish you the best.

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I will have Rice Chex or Bakery on Main granola, eggs and toast (I like Kinnikinick Italian bread), Van's waffles, cream of buckwheat with sugar and cinnamon, leftover pizza from the night before, muffins (I make a bunch with Pamelas mix and then freeze them) , just a few of my favorites.

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Lately, I make a nice hearty vegetable stew. Sometimes I'll make a hot cereal of sorts, like Kasha with raisins or apples, but not often. I prefer something with variety, and lots of nutrients. Smoothies are good, but they just don't seem to fill me. With those I need something more, like a peanut butter sandwich or something.

Yeah, I know, this doesn't sound like "breakfast food". It astonished me how many people skimp out on the most important meal of the day!

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I am not as carbohydrate tolerant as many other people here, so I eat fruit, such as an apple, and a big handful of nuts for breakfast, with tea or coffee with hemp or coconut milk. Then if I need the protein, I do eggs/ some sort of meat, and some stir fried vegetables. I have been known to also just eat dinner leftovers for breakfast. Sometimes I make a quick nut meal pancake or a nut meal/tapioca/rice quick flat panbread and then toast it, then split it open a bit and insert a quick filling such as jam or a little dark chocolate for a lower carb "pastry."

Eggs on corn tortillas with cheese or avocado, and green salsa is also good on weekends for brunch.

I can eat a crumbled Lundberg rice cake with nuts and dried fruit on it, as a granola substitute, with some gluten-free yogurt or nut milk substitute, but I just don't do as well on that on a daily basis.

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I'm not much of a "carby" breakfast person either, and I also don't like getting up early to make breakfast! Here's usually what I like to eat:

**apple with peanut butter

**hardboiled eggs or egg salad (I boil 12+ eggs on Sunday night and have them all week)

**sausage patties (I make this myself from ground sausage and approved seasonings, cook a pound's worth in patties on Sunday night, have them all week)

**warm pumpkin with pecans, honey and cinnamon (I use canned pumpkin, you can also add cream cheese or butter if you're not dairy-free)

**banana and cashews

**banana muffins made with nut flour (made on the weekend)

**Greek yogurt with fresh fruit, honey and nuts

**baked sweet potato with cinnamon

Lots of times I'll also eat leftovers. A few days ago I ate grilled chicken with refried beans and guacamole for breakfast!

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"Breakfast rice" is a good idea. Basically just fill a bowl with leftover brown or white rice. Heat in microwave. Add milk (cow, rice, soy - whatever), some nuts, raisins or other dried fruit, honey and cinnamon. Quick and easy.

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Lately I've been eating rice cereal, which is like oatmeal or grits (just made of rice). Bob's Red Mill has one that's gluten-free. For the liquid I use almond milk and then I add raisins, nuts (sliced almonds, hazelnuts), and a bit of real maple syrup. Yum! :P Cinnamon would be a nice addition too.

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i have a bowl of Rice Chex every morning followed by some coffee. that's been my breakfast nearly every day for 4+ months. i can't afford any of the speciality breakfast foods (Van's waffles are decent but pricey, Against the Grain bagels are great but about $8 for a package of 6) so i just stick with what i know is cheap!

i didn't know Berry Berry Kix was gluten free until just now so you can be sure i'm going to pick up a box next week!!

**hardboiled eggs or egg salad (I boil 12+ eggs on Sunday night and have them all week)

i do this too - i have 2 hardboiled eggs every day for lunch. i was doing egg salad for a while but i got sick of the corn tortillas. too dry and gritty. it's probably because i can't find the Mission brand so i have to go with the store and they're not nearly as good!

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Oh all good and easy ideas. I love the pumpkin one, think I am going to grab a can of pumpkin tonight and toast up some almonds since I have a huge pag of those. Pecans would go much better though. mmmmmmm

I just do 2 scrambled eggs and a bit of almonds. I am soooo sick of that though. I cant handle the high carb breakfast, I get way to light headed and very hungry by 9am. (I eat at 7am)

I have 5 boxes of rice chex lol, they were so cheap while I was eating them I couldnt resist

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My favorites (gluten-free/ cf)-- I like a hearty breakfast.

lifestream wildberry waffles with skippy natural peanut butter

or

pamela's pancake mix made into dhosa (follow the recipe for crepes on the package) with homemade syrup (any fruit or pecans boiled with brown sugar, vanilla, a touch of oil and water)

or

a wedge of tortilla espa

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Here I was lost in space about eating a good breakfast and I didn't even think about Cantaloupe and Honey Dew! I like eating them. So there are a few breakfast meals. The boiled eggs too is a good idea. And I guess I will grab those three cereals that got mentioned in here! LOL!

That pumpkin recipe sounds good. In fact all the recipes sound good.

Here I was thinking it was the end of the world and I see that there are alot of things to eat for breakfast. More than I thought!

Thank-you all so much for the great advice. At least now I can plan on getting the foods that I will need to be on. Thank-you for sharing!

Sincerely,

Linda

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I'm a diabetic with food allergies. I can't cheat. Not ever. Do you know what high blood sugar does to your body? I already have nerve damage to my feet. legs and stomach from the diabetes. And because of the nerve damage to the stomach, that further limits my choices. I can not even eat a steak or roast beef. I simply can't digest it.

My daughter is no longer allergic to gluten, but she still can't have wheat. And she outgrew the allergies to eggs and dairy.

But when she was on the gluten-free diet, she sometimes had gluten-free pancakes for breakfast. They didn't come out really well because I couldn't use the eggs or dairy. She liked Ian's French Toast sticks when we could get them. Can't get them now. We can get some gluten-free stuff with eggs in it and she sometimes eats that now. I tried giving her gluten-free oatmeal and grits but she didn't much like those. One thing that I liked (but she would never eat) was thin slices of pre-made polenta, drizzled with tomato sauce and Italian herbs and heated in the microwave. I ate this with pumpkin seeds for protein. She likes smoothies made with a little sorbet, frozen berries, maybe a banana and some rice milk. When she is in a hurry she has an Enjoy Life bar, Allerenergy bar, Ener-G chocolate chip bar. She ate Boomi Bars or Bumble Bars until she developed an almond allergy. She might have gluten-free toast. Sometimes she breaks it in pieces and has it with maple syrup. She might have bacon, sausage, ham or Canadian bacon. A cup of coconut yogurt. She does like some fruit. I sometimes make muffins or quick bread. Or a gluten-free apple crisp. Pan fried potatoes are good. For cereal she has Rice Chex or some of the gluten-free cereal we get at the health food store.

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I suggest a shift in your meal thinking. Why do you have to have breakfast type foods in the morning?

Since you are saying this is your main meal start eating meat and veggies for breakfast. In reality everyone should eat their biggest meal when they first get up, a medium meal for their second meal and the lightest for dinner. It does take awhile to get use to switching your eating habits to a big meal in the morning but it is worth it. Since you are going gluten-free now it

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I love muffins (esp. choc. or oatmeal), vanilla yogurt with nuts, granola, or fruit added and these waffles:

http://www.recipezaar.com/312803

I second the soup idea esp. since it's winter. I have minestrone in the crockpot right now for dinner.

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I'm pretty boring so I have the same breakfast nearly every morning; eggs and toast.

I don't have the gluten-free bread, I finally made a decent one but it's kind of rocklike to digest. So I went back to my corn tortillas. Too dry and flavorless for you? That's why I double toast them then treat them like bread. I butter, mayonnaise, peanut butter or cream cheese them. They are also good with jelly not too mention adding meat to that breakfast. I like ham from Hormel Naturals and plain ground pork to which I add my own spices for sausage.

Sometimes I also have Bob's pancakes add cinnamon and vanilla. Those would actually be good sandwiches as in a pancake,sausage and egg sandwich! I'll have to try that! If you are in a rush, make extra pancakes to freeze. They defrost in seconds in the micro.

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I see a lot of people have already answered but I will do the same.

Every day for breakfast I throw some different fruits in the blender and make a smoothie. I add spirulina to make it awesomely nutritious and a pretty dark green color. I also add hemp protein which is very nutritious also.

One of my favorites is apple, pineapple, strawberry and kiwi, + the spirulina and hemp protein. MMMmm overdosing on nutrition in the morning is fun. It's better than coffee!

If I want an even bigger breakfast or have a long day ahead of me I have some eggs after my smoothie.

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I just made a pizza that I'm going to have for breakfast. I am allergic to eggs, so the only "breakfast" type food is a breakfast sausage I found. But I put sun-dried tomatoes, olives, mushrooms and sausage with some goat cheese. It is REALLY good! I am also making some bread right now, so at least I'll have toast, and if I want to start off not to great, I made pumpkin bars with vegan chocolate chips.

I think tomorrow I am going to make some sort of hash to have for Friday morning. I have to be at work by 7 AM, so my stuff has to be premade or I risk going to the sandwich shop next door for some bacon and vegetables. That doesn't always end happily... :(

Eat whatever you want!! Just don't feel limited to "breakfast" foods.

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I am always arguing with my 8 year old twins about this. They are like whaaaaaaat's for breakfast??? There's nothing we can have. I'm like oh booo-hooo cry me a river . . . what CAN'T you have? They are lucky not to have any other intolerances other than gluten (although dd is also a type1 diabetic).

Here are the menu choices at Chez Short Order:

Any kind of eggs you wish: boiled, fried, scrambled, poached, quiched, frittata'd with a side of bacon, sausage, whatever. Glutino is now making an actual edible gluten-free bagel and english muffin. Want cream cheese on that? How 'bout make it into a "mc-gluten-free-muffin". A little smoked salmon on that bagel?

If we've got all day to spend on this how about some hash browns, home fries, latkes . . . you name it, what the heck, I'm here to serve!

Not in the mood for eggs? How about the incredibly long list of gluten-free cereals, both hot and cold? Everything from healthy to sugary. Can't find one you like?

Yogurt? Greek with honey, a little bakery on main granola mixed it? In a rush, grab a bar: lar bar, tigers milk, environkids, kind bar, prana, bakery on main, glutino . . .

How about homemade waffles? Want those with blueberries? bannanas? Or fresh hot pancakes, maybe a little splash of buttermilk in them? Shall I warm the maple syrup for you? Wait, I've got some left over bread that is going stale, how about french toast. A little cinnamon and vanilla in that?

Oh I could get up a little early and throw in some banana bread - let's toss in some chocolate chips and make it special. What about chebe cinnamon buns, oh no really, it's no extra work, I was up anyway.

But nooooooo - we're sick of all that!! So I say - you know where the frozen, Van's waffles are and how to work the toaster so help yourelf, I'm going back to bed!!! (And throw a little peanut butter on it for protien.)

And yes there is fruit to boot!

On the serious side though - we eat "breakfast for dinner" at least once a week. I think it really is the easiest of all gluten free meals. The options are endless.

Happy breakfasting!

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This is really a good subject! It has surely given me many idea and I printed out this entire section so I will have many ideas of what to eat for breakfast. I like to cook and once I learn what I can use I am pretty sure I will be able to share some of my goodies wth you all. But I have alot to learn now! Thank-you all for sharing with me. I guess now I go to another question and see what your opinion will be on that one! Thank-you!!!!!

Linda That is Tired of Tums

I am always arguing with my 8 year old twins about this. They are like whaaaaaaat's for breakfast??? There's nothing we can have. I'm like oh booo-hooo cry me a river . . . what CAN'T you have? They are lucky not to have any other intolerances other than gluten (although dd is also a type1 diabetic).

Here are the menu choices at Chez Short Order:

Any kind of eggs you wish: boiled, fried, scrambled, poached, quiched, frittata'd with a side of bacon, sausage, whatever. Glutino is now making an actual edible gluten-free bagel and english muffin. Want cream cheese on that? How 'bout make it into a "mc-gluten-free-muffin". A little smoked salmon on that bagel?

If we've got all day to spend on this how about some hash browns, home fries, latkes . . . you name it, what the heck, I'm here to serve!

Not in the mood for eggs? How about the incredibly long list of gluten-free cereals, both hot and cold? Everything from healthy to sugary. Can't find one you like?

Yogurt? Greek with honey, a little bakery on main granola mixed it? In a rush, grab a bar: lar bar, tigers milk, environkids, kind bar, prana, bakery on main, glutino . . .

How about homemade waffles? Want those with blueberries? bannanas? Or fresh hot pancakes, maybe a little splash of buttermilk in them? Shall I warm the maple syrup for you? Wait, I've got some left over bread that is going stale, how about french toast. A little cinnamon and vanilla in that?

Oh I could get up a little early and throw in some banana bread - let's toss in some chocolate chips and make it special. What about chebe cinnamon buns, oh no really, it's no extra work, I was up anyway.

But nooooooo - we're sick of all that!! So I say - you know where the frozen, Van's waffles are and how to work the toaster so help yourelf, I'm going back to bed!!! (And throw a little peanut butter on it for protien.)

And yes there is fruit to boot!

On the serious side though - we eat "breakfast for dinner" at least once a week. I think it really is the easiest of all gluten free meals. The options are endless.

Happy breakfasting!

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Some really good ideas here I never considered. I usually mix and match for breakfast...

Eggs: Cheese Omelette, Cheese and Sausage Omelette, Scrambled Eggs wit Country Gravy

Meats: Sausage, Bacon, Ham, Chicken-Fried Steak with Country Gravy

Breads: Roben Ryberg's Rolls from her cookbooks, Pancakes (from Carol Fenster's cookbooks)

Cereal: Amaranth Puffs (Regular or Cinnamon)

Fruit: Sliced Apples, Fried Apples

Desserts: Apple Crisp, Crustless Custard Pie, Blueberry Muffin

Potatoes: Home Fries, Hash Browns, Baked Potato, Homemade Jojos, Potato Wedges

Toppings: Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Corn Syrup Free Fruit Syrups, Butter, Country Cream Gravy (Sweet or Peppered)

I mix and match breakfast, have no lunch and a light supper ;)

I just got a waffle iron so they're hopefully my next addition. Carol Fenster and Roben Ryberg have made life a whole lot easier :D

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