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    • Outsider_83
    • By Outsider_83 6th Feb 18, 6:45 PM
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    Healthy Breakfasts
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    • 6th Feb 18, 6:45 PM
    Healthy Breakfasts 6th Feb 18 at 6:45 PM
    Hi All,
    I'm trying to lose weight and I thought breakfast might be a good place to start. I'm looking something filling and healthy that isn't too expensive and it should be quick to make as I don't have much time in the morning. I'm a creature of habit and below is my current breakfast menu but I'm told this is unhealthy :

    1. Glass of pure orange.
    2. Quaker oats porridge in honey mixed with milk. This comes in sachet format and goes into the microwave for two minutes.
    3. Two Spar pancakes with butter and syrup.
    4. One instant cup of coffee.

    Any recommendations would be great.
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    • trailingspouse
    • By trailingspouse 7th Feb 18, 3:00 PM
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    After all this talk of porridge, I had some myself this morning!!

    I don't use sachets, I don't use a microwave - I just cook it on the stove top in the old-fashioned way. If you put that on first, porridge for one is just about done by the time the kettle's boiled and the tea's made. It really isn't difficult or time-consuming. Quaker Oats have made a fortune out of convincing us that cooking porridge is beyond us. If I'm being really organised, I put the oats and the milk in the pan the night before and leave them in the fridge - I read somewhere that soaking the oats like that is better for you.

    A big bag of rolled oats costs a fraction of the price of sachets etc.

    The important thing is to use a non-stick pan so that you don't spend the rest of the day trying to clean it.
    • yllop1101
    • By yllop1101 7th Feb 18, 3:10 PM
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    Scrabbled eggs seems rather filling and not a particularly fast item to make, coupled with the fact that bread along with this is going to compound food intake.
    Originally posted by Cotta
    Are you kidding??
    Instructions for cooking scrambled eggs in the microwave:

    1. BEAT eggs, milk, salt and pepper in microwave-safe bowl (20 seconds).
    2. MICROWAVE on HIGH 45 seconds.
    3. STIR.
    4. MICROWAVE until eggs are almost set, 30 to 45 seconds longer.

    That is literally about 2 minutes, and with a slice of bread totals about 300 calories (80cal per egg, 90cal brown bread, plus a small amount of butter).

    So much less than previous breakfast, fast to make, and importantly a balance of fats, carbohydrates and protein!
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 7th Feb 18, 3:14 PM
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    Scrabbled eggs seems rather filling and not a particularly fast item to make, coupled with the fact that bread along with this is going to compound food intake.
    Originally posted by Cotta
    Less than a minute to beat and two mins in the microwave, doesnít get any easier! Do not have with bread, donít eat bread full stop, but if you absolutely have to than only Allisons Wholemeal.
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    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 7th Feb 18, 9:28 PM
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    donít eat bread full stop, but if you absolutely have to than only Allisons Wholemeal.
    Originally posted by worried jim


    What's special about that one specific brand of bread?
    • Outsider_83
    • By Outsider_83 8th Feb 18, 9:53 AM
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    Ok slight adjustment, how does this sound for a breakfast?


    1. Glass of water.
    2. Two eggs scrabbled with a touch of black pepper.
    3. Two slices of wheaten bread lightly toasted with some butter on.
    4. Instant coffee with milk and no sugar.
    • SuperMoose
    • By SuperMoose 8th Feb 18, 10:41 AM
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    Ok slight adjustment, how does this sound for a breakfast?


    1. Glass of water.
    2. Two eggs scrabbled with a touch of black pepper.
    3. Two slices of wheaten bread lightly toasted with some butter on.
    4. Instant coffee with milk and no sugar.
    Originally posted by Outsider_83
    Sounds good

    What time should I come round tomorrow to try it out?
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 8th Feb 18, 8:14 PM
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    What's special about that one specific brand of bread?
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    Cos there is nowt taken out so you get all the dietary fibre.
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    • jane nair
    • By jane nair 10th Feb 18, 9:39 AM
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    If you really want to lose your fat then you should avoid fast food which has lots of fat.i can recommend a breakfast you can take oats in breakfast and a cup of green tea or black coffee.it will help you to lose your weight early.
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 10th Feb 18, 10:41 AM
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    My go to quick and healthy breakfasts are

    Poached egg on whole meal toast
    Omelette with spinach and feta cheese
    Bircher
    Smoothie made with yogurt and oat bran for protein and fibre

    I sometimes at weekend make pancakes with added oat bran and skimmed milk, served with fruit not honey
    • SeeMe
    • By SeeMe 11th Feb 18, 11:49 AM
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    What's your job? If you're doing hard physical work then a big carb loaded breakfast probably makes sense. If you're doing a desk job then not so much.

    You can make proper porridge in a mug in the microwave just as easily as the sachets, but without the added sugar they have.
    Originally posted by Ames
    I buy the big bags of oats and use the cooker, but yesterday put a few in a bowel in the microwave, well lets just say they did not all remain in the bowel.
    2 and a half minutes or too much water, not sure which was wrong.
    • Ames
    • By Ames 11th Feb 18, 1:04 PM
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    I buy the big bags of oats and use the cooker, but yesterday put a few in a bowel in the microwave, well lets just say they did not all remain in the bowel.
    2 and a half minutes or too much water, not sure which was wrong.
    Originally posted by SeeMe
    I use one of these to make sure the proportions and time are right.

    http://www.lakeland.co.uk/44911/Perfect-Porridge-In-A-Mug---Gift-Mug-With-Recipe-%26-Instructions
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    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 11th Feb 18, 2:21 PM
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    I buy the big bags of oats and use the cooker, but yesterday put a few in a bowel in the microwave, well lets just say they did not all remain in the bowel.
    2 and a half minutes or too much water, not sure which was wrong.
    Originally posted by SeeMe
    That sounds rather serious. Have you seen a doctor?
    • GwylimT
    • By GwylimT 11th Feb 18, 2:30 PM
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    I think our ideas of what can and cannot be eaten for breakfast often limits our choices, this morning for example I had a squash salad for my breakfast.

    If you want more traditional items there are many choices.
    Porridge, if there is a second part to this, a few nuts/seeds or a small amount of fruit can be quite nice. I mash a banana with a fork, this means for two adults and two children one banana is enough to flavour the porridge without increasing sugar content too much.

    Eggs are lovely, I sometimes have a vegetable omlette or scrambled as it is a little quicker to make.

    Below are some typical breakfasts we have

    Plain porridge
    Porridge with 1tsp seeds each
    Porridge with 2tsp seeds each
    Porridge with 1/4 mashed banana each
    Porridge with chilli powder to taste or cinnamon
    Omlette/scrambled egg with pepper, tomato, courgette and onion
    Omlette/scrambled egg with mushrooms, tomato and onion
    Scrambled egg with chive
    • jayII
    • By jayII 11th Feb 18, 2:52 PM
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    I use one of these to make sure the proportions and time are right.

    http://www.lakeland.co.uk/44911/Perfect-Porridge-In-A-Mug---Gift-Mug-With-Recipe-%26-Instructions
    Originally posted by Ames
    That's so cute! I would love one, but already have too many bowls.

    I use a measuring cup: 100mls porridge oats, 200mls water (or milk) and microwave for 2 mins on high in a high-sided bowl (soup bowl style). Leave to stand for 1 minute then add flavourings of my choice. Makes just the right amount of perfect and cheap porridge.
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    • SeeMe
    • By SeeMe 11th Feb 18, 3:46 PM
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    That sounds rather serious. Have you seen a doctor?
    Originally posted by Nicki
    Ha Ha.

    Spelling never my strong point, but thats where the porridge does end up.
    • sstevo19
    • By sstevo19 11th Feb 18, 3:47 PM
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    I use one of these to make sure the proportions and time are right.

    http://www.lakeland.co.uk/44911/Perfect-Porridge-In-A-Mug---Gift-Mug-With-Recipe-%26-Instructions
    Originally posted by Ames
    I have one of those, it's so helpful, it makes great porridge every time
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 11th Feb 18, 4:28 PM
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    Ha Ha.

    Spelling never my strong point, but thats where the porridge does end up.
    Originally posted by SeeMe
    A few more additions and you'd have haggis instead!
    • Floss
    • By Floss 13th Feb 18, 6:39 PM
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    OP what is your job? Do yoh need a carb-heavy start to your day...and what time do you eat your breakfast, bearing in mind you plan to eat again at your 10.30am break?

    Regular oats & milk in a bowl overnight takes moments to heat in the microwave, if you need anything added then add fruit. As to the pancakes with syrup, knock off the syrup

    Also what sort of portion size are you dishing up?
    • flybynight
    • By flybynight 14th Feb 18, 1:24 PM
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    if I'm on a sitting at me desk day, mug of tea, mebbe a biscuit.
    if I'm on a yomping about day, mug of tea, 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped and chucked in a half tin of beans ( poss with some mushrooms if they are in the fridge)
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    • mickeymouse303
    • By mickeymouse303 15th Feb 18, 3:52 PM
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    If you like porridge, you might like overnight oats. If you use non-dairy milk, some fruit and seeds it can be a healthy breakfast. Only takes 5 mins to make and it's ready when you wake up, so no faffing around in the morning.

    Here are some recipes: http://jeanetteshealthyliving.com/healthy-overnight-oatmeal-recipes/
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