Breakfast

(20 Posts)
BasinHaircut Thu 21-Jan-16 12:30:16

Looking for breakfast inspiration. Every day I use both my A and B HEs on breakfast, by having either weetabix or porridge.

I've tried overnight oats so I could save my A choice for cheese and didn't like it. I don't see how I can have breakfast without using my B choice unless I have eggs/bacon etc and I don't have time for that as I eat at my desk. Only have access to a microwave.

What does everyone else have for brekkie?

emmaluvseeyore Thu 21-Jan-16 15:11:26

Not much help here, but I have bran flakes, half my HE milk allowance and fruit. When I'm not going in to the office I tend to have cooked breakfast so I can use my HEs on something else.

Acunningruse Thu 21-Jan-16 16:18:22

I have banana topped with mullerlight at my desk on work days and eggs, smoked salmon and spinach orbacin and eggs onmy days off. Like you I don't like using both HEs by 9am! If in a real rush I'll have a slice of toast (HEB) and syn the clover light.

BasinHaircut Thu 21-Jan-16 17:28:00

Thanks. Fruit and yoghurt seems the only option and I'm not a mad lover of yoghurt. Maybe I might have to just have it on days I want cheese and a slice of bread!

I can't stand Muller lights though, they are rank!

MisForMumNotMaid Thu 21-Jan-16 18:47:58

We had this chat at group a while ago. One woman just took small portions of leftovers and microwaved that. Curry for breakfast wouldn't work for me but lots of things i wouldn't have traditionally eaten would.

A simple meal in a bowl could be sliced cooked (or tinned) potatos, chopped cherry toms, cooked ham or bacon chunks, season and pour raw mixed egg over. At work microwave for about two minutes and you'd have a variation on a spanish omelette.

You could freeze dump bags (if you liked it) then just defrost overnight and cook when you're at work.

Another meal would be a baked bean based casserole. Tin of baked beans or five beans, tin tomatos, chopped meat i.e. ham/ bacon/ low syn sausages, if you crave carbs at breakfast add some chunks of cooked potato. That should do about three generous portions.

Have you tried slimming world pancakes? 35g oats soaked overnight in a muller light (any flavour or equiv volume of plain yogurt and sweetner). In the morning whisk in an egg and fry blobs in frylight or lightly sprayed heavy based pan. Turn after about 90secs. They're rather like scotch pancakes and don't taste yogurty or oaty. You can microwave reheat about 30sec for a plate of them. Lovely drizzled with honey and topped with a bannana or strawberries and sweetened quark.

BasinHaircut Thu 21-Jan-16 18:55:06

ohh might try those pancakes. Do you know how much sweetner to add?

MisForMumNotMaid Thu 21-Jan-16 19:00:30

I'd go for a heaped teaspoon of a granulated sweetener, i don't have an excessively sweet tooth though so if you do i'd go for several. You can always lightly sprinkle more on when cooked.

franno1990 Thu 21-Jan-16 20:37:35

Myself and several of my friends started slimming world over the last few months. Every time we talk about how we are getting on the subject of breakfast pops up. It's so hard not to just go for carbohydrate, especially when you are in a rush in the morning. I was inspired to write this short blog posts on: 6 Slimming World Friendly Breakfasts you can make in 10 Minutes: listsforlifeblog.com/2016/01/19/6-slimming-world-friendly-breakfasts-you-can-make-in-10-minutes/

Please take a look, I hope it helps!

MisForMumNotMaid Thu 21-Jan-16 20:42:52

franno some nice thoughts in the blog. Have you syned the smoothie? I thought as soon as you blended fruit it becomes quite high in syns.

katienana Thu 21-Jan-16 20:47:37

I have either weetabix, porridge, fruit and yoghurt, poached egg on toast or a cooked breakfast. I think the omelette idea is a good one you could make the evening before. Or smoked salmon plus scrambled egg, then fruit and yoghurt. That would be really filling and preserve your a and b choices.

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Thu 21-Jan-16 20:58:37

Microwaved scrambled eggs?

emwithme Thu 21-Jan-16 22:44:56

Breakfast muffins:

6 eggs
300g tub cottage cheese (the onion & chive one is nice)
Diced onion/celery/mushrooms/peppers (or whatever you've got lurking in the salad drawer), lightly fried (I use garlic frylight)
Chopped ham (or not if you want a veggie one)
Halved cherry tomatoes (optional)

Beat the eggs and add the cottage cheese and mix up. Add the veggies and stir a bit, then transfer to a muffin tin and top with a halved cherry tomato, cut side up (silicone is good, or spray a metal one with frylight) and bake for 30 minutes or so at gas 6 (I think that's 180c but double check) until set/lightly browned.

This mixture makes 12 muffins.

These are great cold and would last a couple of days in the fridge if I wasn't a fat gimmer who eats them all really quickly and that's why I'm doing SW

franno1990 Sat 23-Jan-16 17:58:28

Hadn't realised that before. One of my friends mentioned it when she read the post too. Will have to look into it.

BigBlueBookcase Sat 23-Jan-16 18:22:04

Hard boiled eggs prepared the night before? Or something I'm not sure of the name of...put rashers of bacon in a muffin tin, to form a cup, break an egg into each bacon cup and then bake. Again, prepare the night before, could warm up in the microwave at work. Scrambled eggs in microwave too.

I've just recently started having overnight oats and find them really really filling (although I agree, I'd rather not use any HEs for breakfast...)

BasinHaircut Sat 23-Jan-16 18:36:15

Thanks all! Tried the syn free pancakes this morning and I wasn't overly keen, they were too eggy and if it's warm and I can taste yoghurt them it puts me off. I might try them again just soaking the oats in water so get rid of the yoghurt taste. Now I know they are eggy I might be able to get on board with them. Maybe add some cinnamon too so it's a bit eggy bread-ish?

FoofFighter Sun 24-Jan-16 14:19:21

You could make your porridge the real Scottish way with just water?

Have you tried baked oats/muffins/cookies? You can do a batch then saves time in mornings. I put grated carrot in mine and cinnamon and fool myself into thinking it's carrot cake! There are a few recipes around, some using milk, some using yogurt, I prefer the milk one and you can have I think it is 100ml skimmed for only 1.5, which is an ample amount for the baked oats, probably wouldn't even need that much tbh.

BasinHaircut Sun 24-Jan-16 14:37:54

foofI'm loving the fake carrot cake idea, sign me up! I'll be back for a recipe if Google doesn't bring anything up.

Will try porridge with water too that's an idea that I really should have been able to come up with on my own!

BasinHaircut Sun 24-Jan-16 17:32:53

So I've knocked up some oat/carrot muffin type thingy' for breakfast. They smell nice but think they might be a bit eggy. Will have to see.

Might try them again though with a little bit of self raising flour and just syn it, to take away the egginess.

BasinHaircut Mon 25-Jan-16 08:02:56

The muffins were disgusting! Too eggy and the carrot was still practically raw. Not a good combination!

MyNameIsFled Sun 07-Feb-16 09:54:47

What about scan bran muffins? I usually have overnight oats for breakfast but occasionally make carrot and ginger scan bran muffins and use quark as a topping

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