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I thought I'd just go ahead and go for it, though probably the topic has been started a million times.

What does everyone eat for breakfast?

I am getting concerned that my morning meal might just have too much sugar. I eat lots of fruit, have a pancake and some tea. Of course I have syrup on that pancake. Oh, and often I have chicken sausage, a small amount.

Just curious what everyone else chows down on. Important for me is to feel full. When I read, pre-celiac disease diagnosis days, about people's breakfasts, I couldn't believe how paltry they sounded.

Someone recently told me a Russian saying: eat breakfast for yourself; share lunch with a friend; give dinner to your enemy.

Thanks everyone!

Plumbago

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I used to be a big cereal eater for breakfast. When I first went gluten-free (only a month ago) I was STARVING in the mornings. I read a lot (mainly on this site) about how you feel more hungry at first, and also about how wheat affects your body with cravings, and I've tried to keep that in mind when I'm hungry! And, as time has passed, my usual morning hunger patterns have changed to be less intense.

Fruit & a protein - bananas and raw nuts like pecans and cashews, apples & peanut butter, raw pumpkin seeds, pineapple & cheese, yogurt & gluten-free granolas, raisins, dried apricots, craisins. Some people stop dairy for about 6 months, but I haven't had any problem with it.

There's also veggies, like raw baby carrots, sugar snap peas, other leftover cooked veggies, leftover meats, gluten-free deli ham & turkey.

If you are an egg eater, I know that is a good thing to eat.

Coffee w/milk, good quality juices with added calcium & Vit D, water

By the time I get finished munching on all that stuff, it's nearly time for lunch! :rolleyes:

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Cream of buckwheat cereal with a generous amount of cinnamon is one of my favorites. A single serving is even often too much but my little dog will scarf up whatever is left over. Scrambled eggs, a couple slices of toast and some fruit or if I am in a hurry peanut butter toast are my among staples. If I have left over pizza from the night before that is for sure what I have the next morning.

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Protein is supposed to curb hunger/make you feel full. When I was trying to lose weight, I made sure to eat some protein with every meal so that I wouldn't have the munchies all day, and it seems to work.

I found a few vegan, gluten-free protein powders too that I am going to try when I cut gluten. I put protein powder, rice milk, bananas and frozen berries in a smoothie. I also put in soy yogurt or coconut yogurt because I'm vegan, but if you eat dairy, you could just use regular yogurt. Or you could do peanut butter smoothies if you're allowed to eat peanuts. That's extra protein.

Can you eat potatoes? Fried potatoes (hash browns, cottage fries, whatever) are filling. And yummy! ;)

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Cream of buckwheat cereal with a generous amount of cinnamon is one of my favorites. A single serving is even often too much but my little dog will scarf up whatever is left over. Scrambled eggs, a couple slices of toast and some fruit or if I am in a hurry peanut butter toast are my among staples. If I have left over pizza from the night before that is for sure what I have the next morning.

May I ask what brand of cream of buckwheat cereal you buy? Is it a hot cereal (I like hot cereals). I used to eat McCan's oatmeal, pre-diagnosis of course, and it was DEEE licous. (Anything approximating that would be good.)

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Three eggs and some beans (usually half a can).

Rice cakes with peanut butter (or a sub - almond or sunflower seed, for instance).

Millet grits with almond milk and ground flax seed.

Smoothie with protein powder.

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Protein is supposed to curb hunger/make you feel full. When I was trying to lose weight, I made sure to eat some protein with every meal so that I wouldn't have the munchies all day, and it seems to work.

I found a few vegan, gluten-free protein powders too that I am going to try when I cut gluten. I put protein powder, rice milk, bananas and frozen berries in a smoothie. I also put in soy yogurt or coconut yogurt because I'm vegan, but if you eat dairy, you could just use regular yogurt. Or you could do peanut butter smoothies if you're allowed to eat peanuts. That's extra protein.

Can you eat potatoes? Fried potatoes (hash browns, cottage fries, whatever) are filling. And yummy! ;)

Yes, I can eat potatoes! And that is a very good suggestion. I could either cut up a bunch to have them ready each morning, or I could go ahead and cook them ahead of time and just re-heat. Along w/ the sausage and eggs, I believe that would constitute a filling breakfast.

Thanks!

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Protien is a must for me. It helps me keep from feeling hungry too fast.

For protien I will usually have 'fried'-- sometimes I will add cheese -- or hardboiled egg. Sometimes maybe a couple sausage links, or maybe yogurt or cottage cheese.

Cereal- wise, I go for either one of Bob's Red Mill's certified gluten-free cereals (oatmeal/ steel cut oats/ buckwheat/ quinoa) with a packet of Sun Crystals or Truvia in it. Will have to remember to try adding cinnamon next time(and see if I don't have problems w/ it)!

Sometime I will have Corn or cinnamon Chex, or one of the Envirokids' cereals (like Panda Puffs).

I have problems w/ fructose, so can't have much or any in the way of fruits, honey, agave nectar, maple, Splenda, HFCS, onion/ tomato, and anything that has brown rice in it (which a lot fo gluten-free products, including cereals, do).

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My latest breakfasts are smoothies. I put the following in a blender. Yogurt (vanilla or something I like) banana, strawberries or any other fruit I like (Kiwi, blueberries etc.) Then a good handful of spinach. If you use bananas you don't taste the spinach at all and it helps with staying full. Blend - and it's yummy. (My kids haven't figured out why it's green yet!) I drink on the way to work.

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I'm not a gluten-free cereal fan. At all. The cereals taste like air and do not fill me. I do sometimes have Gluten Freeda banana oatmeal.

As I am a big breakfast eater, mushroom, gruyere (or goat cheese) and scallion omelette with fresh fruit salad drizzled with a touch of honey and freshly-squeezed lime juice and poppyseeds is my latest favourite. I also like scrambled eggs with a touch of bacon. Or homemade gluten-free French toast drizzled with a butter rum syrup. In the summer I'll likely have lots of smoothies (to which I will add flaxmeal). A few scone recipes are actually ok - I love them with lavender-infused honey or my lavender jelly or other preserves.

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1. Buckwheat/kasha with soy milk, almonds, berries or dried fruit. Maybe cinnamon and real maple syrup, maybe not. I'll use leftover rice or quinoa instead of the buckwheat if it needs eaten.

2. Pumpkin waffles (homemade & frozen) with nut butter. maybe fruit, maybe not.

3. Apples and peanut butter, with soymilk hot chocolate. Top it off with a few crackers, if they're handy.

4. Leftover soup. Honestly, I really like it and find it very satisfying. Bean or lentils are especially good, and it's extra credit if you get/make something with lots of vegetables in it.

5. Baked beans (desperation straight out of a can but enjoyed). Usually with some leftover rice or potato, but sometimes not even that.

6. Black beans on sweet potato.

7. Leftover frittata. Usually a green, sometimes potato, baked omelette deal.

8. Eggs occasionally otherwise, but generally only on days I'm not going to work.

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I'm not a gluten-free cereal fan. At all. The cereals taste like air and do not fill me. I do sometimes have Gluten Freeda banana oatmeal.

As I am a big breakfast eater, mushroom, gruyere (or goat cheese) and scallion omelette with fresh fruit salad drizzled with a touch of honey and freshly-squeezed lime juice and poppyseeds is my latest favourite. I also like scrambled eggs with a touch of bacon. Or homemade gluten-free French toast drizzled with a butter rum syrup. In the summer I'll likely have lots of smoothies (to which I will add flaxmeal). A few scone recipes are actually ok - I love them with lavender-infused honey or my lavender jelly or other preserves.

Me? I like to eat at her house.

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Me? I like to eat at her house.

Come on over! I'll also set out homemade compound butters for your scones and pancakes. :P

I forgot - asparagus frittata is also lovely for breakfast, as is quiche - even gluten-free. :)

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Greek yogurt with fruit most days. Pancakes with sausage sometimes on the weekend.

I had 2 slices of gluten-free toast this morning, but that was rare.

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Now that I am pregnant, I eat a bowl of Udi's cranberry granola, I split an Udi's bagel with butter and strawberry with my son, and I have a cup of coffee. I also have been known to add a string cheese to the equation :)

Before that it was usually yogurt, orange juice, and toast and butter (Udi's toast).

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Hi Plumbago!

I totally agree with that Russian saying... :-)

Let me preface my breakfast comments with a brief history - so you'll know where I'm coming from. Growing up, I was not a breakfast eater. Looking back, I think it was because most mornings we were rushed to get to school & such, so breakfast was just a load of gluten. Cereals, toast & such...I didn't connect it back then, but it made me feel worse to eat. So, I just skipped breakfast & starved til lunch. :rolleyes:

Since I've been gluten-free, I've become a breakfast monster. I cannot stand to miss it & will feel worse if I do. I love eating a humongous breakfast, a lighter lunch (but still substantial) & then a light dinner.

Some of the favorites of our family are:

Smoothies made with homemade kefir, frozen fruit, egg yolks, maca powder, coconut milk & chia seeds

Julia Child's omelets - she inspired my 14 year old daughter to get up early & make breakfast almost every morning. I was shocked. :) So, we, uhh I mean my daughter, makes the traditional omelettes with various fillings - many times from leftover meats & veggies - spinach & other greens, ground beef, potatoes, cheese,etc...whatever we have on hand, actually. Also, we esp. like the stacked omelette - yummy & a great make ahead dish. It reheats beautifully.

Eggs in many forms - we have to change it around a bit, because we get tired of the same types of eggs over & over

Scones & biscuits with eggs & sausage or beef bacon

Sausage & gravy is a fav with the kids, but we don't eat that regularly.

Kids would love pancakes & waffles every week - but I try to avoid a lot of sugar, so we only make them occasionally.

Although, we do eat fruit with most of the above options as well.

We also drink lots of fresh organic milk that's fed only grass & hay - no grain - & it works well for us, except for my son. He does better on fresh goat milk.

If it were up to just me & hubby, we would have a huge smoothie each morning with an occasional deviation. Smoothies are my absolute fav - quick, easy & yummy. My kids, however, prefer other breakfast options.

Great topic!! I'll be very interested to see what other folks eat for breakfast.

Faydra :)

I thought I'd just go ahead and go for it, though probably the topic has been started a million times.

What does everyone eat for breakfast?

I am getting concerned that my morning meal might just have too much sugar. I eat lots of fruit, have a pancake and some tea. Of course I have syrup on that pancake. Oh, and often I have chicken sausage, a small amount.

Just curious what everyone else chows down on. Important for me is to feel full. When I read, pre-celiac disease diagnosis days, about people's breakfasts, I couldn't believe how paltry they sounded.

Someone recently told me a Russian saying: eat breakfast for yourself; share lunch with a friend; give dinner to your enemy.

Thanks everyone!

Plumbago

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mmmm..... some great, yummy sounding ideas!!

2. Pumpkin waffles (homemade & frozen) with nut butter. maybe fruit, maybe not.

would you mind sharing the recipe for those (if possible)... they sound yummy, and I have LOTS of pumpkin taking up space in my freezer!!

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May I ask what brand of cream of buckwheat cereal you buy? Is it a hot cereal (I like hot cereals). I used to eat McCan's oatmeal, pre-diagnosis of course, and it was DEEE licous. (Anything approximating that would be good.)

I use Pocono. It is grown in dedicated fields, harvested with dedicated equipment and processed in a plant that only processes buckwheat. No chance of CC at all with them. A bonus for me is that it is grown and processed not far from where I live so I go and buy huge bags of the hulls every spring for buckwheat pillows and mulch.

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I thought I'd just go ahead and go for it, though probably the topic has been started a million times.

What does everyone eat for breakfast?

I am getting concerned that my morning meal might just have too much sugar. I eat lots of fruit, have a pancake and some tea. Of course I have syrup on that pancake. Oh, and often I have chicken sausage, a small amount.

Just curious what everyone else chows down on. Important for me is to feel full. When I read, pre-celiac disease diagnosis days, about people's breakfasts, I couldn't believe how paltry they sounded.

Someone recently told me a Russian saying: eat breakfast for yourself; share lunch with a friend; give dinner to your enemy.

Thanks everyone!

Plumbago

Plumbago,

Its usually Chex cereal w/milk or yogurt during the week. I'm a mother of 2 teenagers and work a full time job so I do not have alot of time in the mornings. On the weekends, I'll go for eggs. I know its hard but reading some of the responces, there are some great ideas that I'm going to start trying! Thanks to everyone! Tammy

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Most mornings I eat 2% Greek yogurt with slightly thawed frozen raspberries and a small handful of nuts. On weekends I like to make egg sandwiches. Just fried egg with white cheddar and jelly on Udi's toast. Sometimes I make pancakes. Another favorite is Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal cooked with blueberries, stevia, and pecans.

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My usual every day breakfast . . . scrambled Eggbeaters or egg whites, a slice or two of deli smoked turkey and a piece of low-fat cheese between two corn tortillas heated in the microwave. It's high protein, has calcium, is low fat, low calorie and low carb. It also keeps me full until noon. smile.gif

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I use Pocono. It is grown in dedicated fields, harvested with dedicated equipment and processed in a plant that only processes buckwheat. No chance of CC at all with them. A bonus for me is that it is grown and processed not far from where I live so I go and buy huge bags of the hulls every spring for buckwheat pillows and mulch.

Thanks so much for sharing this info! I've had reactions to buckwheat before & would love to use buckwheat again. :)

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My fave right now had been a rice cake smeared with hazelnut butter! MMMM--and lots of coffee. If I am home I will make omelets or scrambled eggs--maybe a fritatta.

I am thankful that I keep chickens so I have PLENTY of great eggs for breakfast or dinner (or lunch--if I do lunch that day!) Terri O

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