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Post by rtaylor61 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:35 am

Erik, my real breakfast usually is one egg, slice of 7 grain toast (or whatever the grain count is) and one cup of Cheerios with 1% milk. My mid-morning snack is generally a small banana or "apple cookies" as my kids called it, which is an apple that is cored and cut into rounds. Once a month we have a breakfast meeting at work. That is when I get my real Southern breakfast.

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Post by Winzzy » Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:15 pm

Eggs are a great part of a healthy breakfast and hear is why...

They contain all of the essential amino acids that our bodies do not produce. In fact I think they are the only food that contains all of them.

They contains very good fats and healthy cholesterals, which offset the bad ones...

Easy portioning

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Protein is a slower digesting food and will prevent your body from absorbing sugers as readily, same goes for fats and fiber...
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Post by ChrisW » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:11 pm

Yes, eggs are the highest quality protein found in nature, which is why bodybuilders drink them raw.
There's brands of eggs out there that are enriched with omega-3 fatty acids, which should cause positive effects on your cholesterol if anything.

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Post by javyn » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:32 am

I prefer steel cut oats to oatmeal now. Let's just say, they help you keep your woman happy if you know what I mean.

Also, I stopped taking multivitamins and replaced with chlorella and spirulina algae. I have never felt better in my life since I started supplementing with algae, and plan on replacing the capsules I have with the actual powder when they run out, since the powder is much more potent and cheap.
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Post by Bonzo » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:52 am

javyn wrote:I prefer steel cut oats to oatmeal now. Let's just say, they help you keep your woman happy if you know what I mean.
So do I, but I don't like the fact that they take forever to cook when Quaker Instant Oatmeal is done in 1:30 for me.
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Post by javyn » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:57 am

Hrm, they cook just as fast as instant for me. I just boil some water in the kettle and pour over the oats. They can't take longer than a minute. Perhaps I'm eating them too raw/uncooked....but they taste perfectly fine to me.
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Post by Big Ren » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:05 am

javyn wrote:Hrm, they cook just as fast as instant for me. I just boil some water in the kettle and pour over the oats. They can't take longer than a minute. Perhaps I'm eating them too raw/uncooked....but they taste perfectly fine to me.
John,
Unless there is such a thing as precooked steel-cut oats, I can't understand how regular oats could be cooked under a minute. It would be like trying to cook raw rice in the same time. Are these oats very al dente?



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Post by nteeman » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:06 am

I usually eat a a banana followed by a bowl of Rolled Oats (cooks for about 8 minutes in microwave) with a teaspoon of peanut butter mixed in. 20oz of fresh brewed fresh ground coffee--black, no sugar thank you.
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Post by notthesharpest » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:01 am

javyn wrote:Hrm, they cook just as fast as instant for me. I just boil some water in the kettle and pour over the oats. They can't take longer than a minute. Perhaps I'm eating them too raw/uncooked....but they taste perfectly fine to me.
Regular steel-cut oats take at least 10 minutes in the microwave (spread over several short sessions, 2 minutes on, wait a while, etc.) for me, maybe more, can't remember. On the stovetop, dropped into boiling water, they then need to cook for at least 15 or 20 minutes if I remember right. I don't think you have steel-cut oats there, or else you're just swallowing them raw without chewing. :shock:

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Post by javyn » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:56 am

Weird....the Irish Oatmeal I used to get said steel cut, but it didn't take no 10 minutes!!
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Post by GrantPark » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:54 pm

notthesharpest wrote:
javyn wrote:Hrm, they cook just as fast as instant for me. I just boil some water in the kettle and pour over the oats. They can't take longer than a minute. Perhaps I'm eating them too raw/uncooked....but they taste perfectly fine to me.
Regular steel-cut oats take at least 10 minutes in the microwave (spread over several short sessions, 2 minutes on, wait a while, etc.) for me, maybe more, can't remember. On the stovetop, dropped into boiling water, they then need to cook for at least 15 or 20 minutes if I remember right. I don't think you have steel-cut oats there, or else you're just swallowing them raw without chewing. :shock:
I dunno about those particular oats, but your regular supermarket oats, like the venerable Quaker, does not need to be cooked at all. People just think so because they've always eaten them cooked. I've been eating them raw for years (w/ cinnamon, milk, raisins, and peanuts) for years and years and prefer them that way.

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Post by fn2shave » Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:39 pm

Instant oats are nood a good idea
Try to go for steel cut oats. Fruit and skim ilk is good.
2 egg whites without the yolk.
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Post by scruffy » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:10 pm

Adding some cinnamon to the oat meal will help control blood sugar.

A teaspoon of flax seeds, and a teaspoon of organic coconut cream concentrate are also nice additions to the oatmeal.
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Post by texasPI » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:42 pm

I'm not sold on the cinnamon controlling bgl. I used it for three months and did not notice a difference. I've also read conflicting studies on it.

Edit: Forgot to add that I still put it in my coffee and oatmeal every morning. Can't hurt right? :D
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Re: Healthy Breakfast

Post by Julius_Rodman » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:48 pm

JimReynolds wrote:I've been on a bit of a health kick lately and was wondering if I could actually put together a healthier meal than the following, which is my typical breakfast: 1 serving of Oatmeal (with added strawberries, blueberries & raspberries), 1 banana, 8 ounces of pomegranate juice, plus a multivitamin and fish oil supplement (omega 3-6-9). I have less control over lunch and dinner since I am rarely home for them (though I try to eat well with those too), but I always have breakfast at home and am lucky to have enough time to prepare pretty much anything.

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I don't eat until I'm getting hungry, around 11 at work.

It never made sense to me to eat just after getting up in the morning and I was basically force-fed breakfast until I left for college.

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Post by TRBeck » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:55 am

salbev wrote:quaker oats original oatmeal. microwave in filtered water or skim milk. for me it takes 1 min 15 sec.

then add...

2-3 tablespoons of ground flax seeds (flaxmeal) kept in the freezer. blueberries. scoop of high quality whey protein mixed in (20-30 grams).

and a multivitamin.

i think this is just about as complete, quick and easy as it gets. except maybe space food or something.
I like this approach. While my eating later in the day has a great deal of variety, I have eaten the above for breakfast for about the last eight years. It's a very complete, easy meal that allows me to start my day on an even keel. I vary the fruit quite a bit, and I occasionally add a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses, as Michael recommended upthread (don't do this if using chocolate flavored protein powder...vanilla works nicely with molasses).

When I was in marathon shape, I found that this meal was filling enough to replenish me after 12 mile runs, but it remains just about the only thing I want to eat at 7 a.m., even if I haven't worked out.
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Post by Rlayten » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:28 pm

I cook the steel cut oatmeal in my rice cooker. Throw it in just before I take my shower and by the time I finish,dry off, shave, they are done. I like the nuttier taste and texture of them compared to the rolled oats.
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Post by TRBeck » Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:04 pm

Rice cooker works well. I often use my crockpot, too. Set it before bed and wake up to warm steel cut oats and berries. Terrific stuff. Alton Brown has a good description of the process (lots of liquid due to long cooking time) somewhere out there in cyberspace.
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