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Suggestions for easy low carb breakfast
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OrangeTin · 21/02/2019 08:51

Hi, can anyone suggest a quick and easy low carb breakfast to replace my much-loved bowl of porridge in the mornings? I have my breakfast when I arrive at work, there is a microwave there but I need there to be no other 'cooking'. Oh how I wish there was a carb-free porridge! I also need it to be low fodmap to complicate things (as I have IBD and IBS).

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memaymamo · 21/02/2019 09:07

I think you should just go for non-breakfast foods.

Salads like cucumber/tomato/olive/feta or zucchini pesto or tomato mozzarella basil.

Or what about coconut yoghurt with chia seeds, berries and nuts?

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OrangeTin · 21/02/2019 09:10

Ooh I like the idea of coconut yogurt with nuts, seeds etc added!! I'd ruled out yogurt coz of lactose and hadn't even thought of coconut yogurt! And I could leave all the things I need for it at work. Brilliant idea!!!!!! Thanks memaymamo!

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Magmatic80 · 21/02/2019 09:10

My ‘treat’ low carb breakfast is scrambled eggs on smoked salmon. Keeps me full all morning too. Lush.

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Magmatic80 · 21/02/2019 09:11

Oh sorry, missed the work bit. Microwave scrambled eggs is possible though?

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OrangeTin · 21/02/2019 09:11

Oh magnatic I would love that too, just a bit difficult at work with only a microwave. That will be my weekend treat!

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Birdie6 · 21/02/2019 09:34

I make microwave scrambled eggs - Easy ! 90 seconds and they are done.

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OrangeTin · 21/02/2019 09:37

Am definitely encouraged by the microwave scrambled eggs too! Thanks!

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memaymamo · 21/02/2019 09:42

I feel like eggs in a work microwave might create odour issues for others in the office....

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LoubyLou1234 · 21/02/2019 09:50

Loads of people at my work cook eggs/fish etc in the microwave, smells don't last forever....

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sashh · 21/02/2019 10:08

Hard boiled eggs, ham cherry tomatoes, cheese, fruit and yogurt . All can be kept in a work fridge.

You can also poach an egg in the microwave and I'm fairly sure an avocado with an egg in it would microwave - do piece the yolk though and try at home first.


Depending on the tolerance of your work mates you can heat kippers in a jug of water from the kettle.

I have a relative who makes a batch of kedgeree and freezes in individual portions for breakfast. OK it is rice based but do you have to be carb free?

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OrangeTin · 21/02/2019 10:34

Lots of fab suggestions, thank you all so much! Have just come back from her supermarket and am not eating coconut yogurt with nuts and berries- delicious!! Thanks memaymamo! Am off work this week so will have lots of ideas for going back next week.

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Pythonesque · 21/02/2019 10:57

Slice of ham and a hard boiled egg; add some asparagus for a treat - should be practical to lightly steam that in a microwave.

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memaymamo · 21/02/2019 11:07

Have just come back from her supermarket and am now eating coconut yogurt with nuts and berries- delicious

Great! Coconut yoghurt is delicious.

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OrangeTin · 21/02/2019 11:11

Asparagus steamed in a microwave- I'm definitely going to use that idea for my lunches. I'd never though of steaming things at work in the microwave! Game changer!

Btw, for those who mentioned smell, our microwave is in a separate kitchen away from offices so smell is not a massive problem although I wouldn't go for something super smelly.

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PlinkPlink · 21/02/2019 11:34

Fruit and Greek yoghurt

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EvaHarknessRose · 21/02/2019 11:40

I would do slices of Gouda cheese with other picky bits as above.

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halfwitpicker · 21/02/2019 16:38

Cottage cheese and apple sauce
Hard boiled eggs
Cold ham and cheese

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sashh · 23/02/2019 06:58

OP

You can cook an egg in a ramekin or mug at the same time as the asparagus, then use the asparagus as you would a toast soldier.

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meanfattrendygirl · 23/02/2019 07:10

I prepare Greek yoghurt the night before and put in nuts, pumpkin seeds, frozen blueberries and a little chopped apple. It’s delicious in the morning. Sometimes add a little bit of very low sugar chocolate spread.

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PoachedEggOnToast · 23/02/2019 07:25

You can also cook bacon in the microwave, just put a bit of kitchen roll on top and it goes nice and crispy. So you could do bacon and eggs.

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Footle · 23/02/2019 07:25

Be very careful indeed that you get enough fibre to replace what's in the porridge. Plenty of low carbers get chronic constipation.

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AndhowcouldIeverrefuse · 23/02/2019 07:35

So many useful tips! By favourite is the bacon one... yum Smile I draw the line at microwaving kippers at work though Grin

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Lucked · 23/02/2019 07:49

What about batch cooking dairy free egg muffins. here You would have to play about with the recipe for your IBS, remove the onions etc.

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OrangeTin · 23/02/2019 08:59

Thanks for all the extra suggestions folks! I love the look of that recipe lucked! Will try it. And I'm amazed at how many things I can do with a microwave !! GrinI had no idea!

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Focalpoint · 24/02/2019 11:52

Porridge with protein powder mixed in as gives both fibre and protein.

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