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lollypopsicle Fri 23-Aug-13 09:57:59

I need some breakfast inspiration!

Torrorosso Fri 23-Aug-13 10:27:29

This morning I had frozen spinach and mushrooms fried in butter, then cracked a couple of eggs on top and left them to poach.

justpoppy Fri 23-Aug-13 11:15:07

Egg mayo sometimes with cold chopped low carb sausage
Mini frittatas
Scrambled eggs & mushrooms

lollypopsicle Fri 23-Aug-13 13:03:59

thanks both. Haven't tried using spinach at breakfast so will give it a whirl. I'm just a bit sick of eggs! Does anyone not have eggs but manage to feel full?

Torrorosso Fri 23-Aug-13 13:12:09

I'm sick of eggs too. Once I start losing weight (I haven't yet, but only a few days in), I am going to try yogurt and berries.

I have kippers in the fridge for tomorrow - so it'll be kippers, grilled tomato and mushrooms.

I am still feeling full now when normally I'd have been starving by lunchtime.

Secondsop Fri 23-Aug-13 16:04:53

I sometimes have avocado, smoked salmon and goat's cheese, if I don't want egg. To be honest I usually have eggs though, usually scrambled with something in it (eg today cheddar, ham, spring onion).

Another non-egg breakfast i sometimes have is sliced deli meats and cheeses, sometimes with a bit of artichoke.

BlackAffronted Fri 23-Aug-13 18:57:26

Leftovers from dinner
Greek yog with protein powder mixed in
Ham & cheese slices
Large flat mushrooms topped with pate & melted cheese

ChocolateBiscuitCake Fri 23-Aug-13 21:31:23

Kiln smoked salmon (ie flaky, flavoursome smoked salmon as opposed to the shiny sliced smoked salmon iykwim!!?) mixed with cream cheese and lots of lemon juice and black pepper. Very yummy, takes 1 minute and keeps me full!

lollypopsicle Sat 24-Aug-13 09:46:20

Some good ideas here, thank you. Going to try them all to save me from yet another scrambled eggsmile

dementedma Sun 25-Aug-13 20:21:35

What can I have for breakfast when I get to work? No cooking facilities.

MrsHerculePoirot Sun 25-Aug-13 20:25:22

dementedma someone else suggested once cooking sausages (low carb ones) the night before, warming them in microwave, wrapping in foil and them eating them when they got to work as they were still warm!

Other than that, cold meats and cheese continental style or, boiled eggs (taken in obvs).

Lorelilee Mon 26-Aug-13 13:06:18

I have cheese with ham, tomato or olives.

hazelnutlatte Wed 28-Aug-13 15:02:11

I've been making a low carb granola to have with Greek yoghurt - pulse some mixed nuts / seeds in a food processor (just enough to chop them up a bit, some nuts will be left whole). Then melt a little butter and peanut butter in a pan, add the nuts and stir around until they are coated. Then put on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, and cook on a low ish temperature (150c in my fan oven) for about 15 mins. Leave to cool then put in a Tupperware container and it will keep for a couple of weeks.
This is probably a bit too carby for those on bootcamp but I thought I'd share as its really delicious and is a good option for when you are really missing cereal.

dementedma Thu 29-Aug-13 22:24:10

Breakfast is a real problem for me so I have a banana and 6 almonds. I know this isn't proper low carb but it works for me.
Is it OK?

78bunion Fri 30-Aug-13 09:24:20

bacon and eggs
Also I often take that with me - if I have a very early flight or train I make it the night before and eat it cold on the train/plane.

FurryDogMother Thu 05-Sep-13 09:07:34

Smoked salmon spread with Philadelphia, rolled up and cut into slices. Portobello mushrooms spread with Philadelphia mixed with grated cheddar and baked in the oven. Leftover whatever from the night before. Slices of crustless quiche. Runny camembert on home made almond crackers.

Scarletohello Thu 05-Sep-13 09:17:42

Try almond flour, you can make muffins or pancakes with it. Yum!

Cream cheese with ham or smoked salmon wrapped around it

A slice of tomato with a piece of salami and mozzarella o top, cook in oven for 5-10 mins.

(On lazy days I used to eat an Atkins bar but I know you are not allowed to do that here so I won't suggest )

HavantGuard Thu 05-Sep-13 10:42:57

I discovered that you can make frittata in a Pyrex dish. One of the rectangular ones Tesco did the offer on a bit ago. 7-8 medium eggs whisked together poured over your filling and stuck into the oven without a baking tray at 180 for 20 minutes or until set (the egg puffs up). I grease the dish with butter first. Once cooked I tip it onto a sheet of foil to cool. You then have something you can slice and eat at work if you don't want breakfast first thing. Or faffing first thing in the morning.

Mushroom and spinach with parmesan and fresh basil

Mushrooms chopped and cooked in butter
Frozen whole leaf spinach microwaved and then put into a sieve and excess water forced out with a spoon
Basil leaves torn
Parmesan cheese grated (I used about three level tablespoons)
Chuck above into greased Pyrex
Pour over whisked eggs


I ground up all the spices in a pestle and mortar, including dried chilli instead of the fresh she uses
Added them to a pan of melted butter and coconut oil
Added chopped cauliflower after a minute
Stirred well and covered and left until cauli was firm but cooked
Added the chopped green bits of spring onions instead of an onion and cooked for a minute
Put that into a greased Pyrex
Added some fresh chopped coriander leaf
Poured the eggs over.

The next one is going to be a combo of ham and mushroom, probably using unsmoked gammon in chunks and maybe with some strong cheddar.

solveproblem Thu 05-Sep-13 10:44:45

I skip breakfast, I find that low carb works really well with the 16:8 diet (8 hour diet).

jenifairy84 Wed 25-Sep-13 12:12:57

hi ya i have just gone back on to the low carb diet, i am always in a huge rush in the morning and dont have time to cook, any ideas what i can have that is quick to prepare? thank you x

festered Sat 05-Oct-13 19:43:03

Put myself on a coffee drip and eat some nut butter-I can't eat a lot on a morning, especially as I usually run more or less as soon as I've fully woken!

RawCoconutMacaroon Sat 05-Oct-13 19:47:39

A large, strong fresh ground coffee with about 40ml of double cream, some meat (either leftovers, Parma ham or smoked fish), with a handful of berries.

Methe Sat 05-Oct-13 19:54:20

I have yogurt with a couple of ice cube trays of blended strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.

Methe Sat 05-Oct-13 19:54:47

Ice cubes. I find the trays a bit plasticky...

RawCoconutMacaroon Sat 05-Oct-13 19:57:39

Demented, of course it's ok to have a banana if that's what you want! While it is much higher carb than many other things, I'd say it is about 100x better than a plate of breakfast cereal, and actually contains some useful nutrition. Having said that, bananas for me are "treat" food and not everyday (I'm paleo/primal so not at bootcamp level of carbs, but fairly low).

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