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« on: March 05, 2006 09:46:12 AM »


So here's my problem:

I have found that my perfect breakfast is of the Turkish sort -- feta, olives, an egg, perhaps a veg or toast.  My mornings are soooo much better if I have my protein for breakfast that it is mind-boggling!  Yes, I have at long last FOUND the secret to my dietary success!.... Cheesy

...My problem?  Undecided  I am now in a situation where I eat breakfast in the car during my commute (only during red lights, honest).  I am sick to death of eating sticks of string cheese; I've grown diverticuli (sp??) so I have to take it easy with nuts-on-an-empty-stomach (sob  Cry -- almonds were my savior); I stopped eating beef when living in Scotland in the 90s, so jerky is out; the posh protein bars I've tried taste disgusting and cost too much...

What avenue(s) am I missing?
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2006 09:51:48 AM »

What about putting your regular breakfast fair into a pita pocket or wrapping it in a tortilla?  I often scrabble an egg, add a little cheese and ham or turkey, wrap it up in a tortilla and out the door I go.  It's quick, easy to eat and relatively unmessy with paper towel or napkin wrapped around the whole thing.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2006 06:31:07 PM »

soy protein smoothies. you can find protein powder in health food stores and blend it up with some fruit and milk.
you can also bake some granola bars and add nuts/pb/soy protein powder in them.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2006 09:35:42 PM »


I've tried two smoothies that had protein powder, and they were....well....blehk Weird gritty consistancy and weirder tasting.
Is there a trick, or a brand, of protein poweder that doesn't make the smoothie taste disgusting?  Because it sure would be a slick solution to my breakfast problem....  Undecided Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2006 06:27:08 AM »

hm... i dont know what brand the stuff i get is. i buy it in a bag at the drugstore. i tried genisoy once and i didn't really like it.
im going to the drugstore friday or saturday i try to remember to have a look. check back in a few days if you want.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2006 01:12:36 PM »

Make soup with protein in it, whirl it around in the blender, and sip it from a coffee hot cup.

Hummus or chicken salad in a low-carb wrap.

Chicken fingers with a yoghurt dipper.

Soy milk has a good bit of protein already. I don't see the point of adding protein to it unless you're deprived of the stuff the rest of the day. Protein powder won't ever completely dissolve. Live with chalkiness or do without!
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006 01:16:04 PM »

Oatmeal with flax seeds - it's made by Nature's Path and is sold in place like Whole Foods and such.  Flax has lots of good stuff and protein it and with the oatmeal, shouldn't cause you an empty-stomach problem.
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2006 03:46:34 PM »

At my local health food store they carry unbeef jerky, i can't think of the name, but they are unsually in the health bar section. they are packed with protein and they are pretty good.  they come in many flavors like bbq.  i like to snack on them anytime during the day. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2006 03:57:32 PM »

i too have to eat breakfast on the go and had to find a good protein for the AM commute. i do a hardboiled egg - if you peel them before you get in the car they are super portable. also i take a ziploc baggie full of honey wheat pretzel sticks, some cherry tomatoes and a microwavable veggie sausage patty (like morning star). mmmm good.
i second the non beef jerkys - here we have turkey jerky, smoked salmon jerky, and even a soy one that isn't awful but also not my first choice. they are great to have in your desk as a midday snack too.
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2006 04:23:40 PM »

I second the breakfast-in-a-tortilla. Sometimes on the weekends, I make a whole mess o' breakfast burritos using an egg substitute, crumbled Morningstar breakfast patties, sauteed onions, cheese (you could use a cheese substitute). I also sometimes put a little picante sauce on them. I wrap them in whole wheat tortillas and wrap each one in a little plastic wrap and freeze them. Then I reheat them throughout the week on 50% power in the microwave, wrapped up in a slightly damp paper towel. They're pretty good, and my junk-food husband even grabs some before he goes to work.

These are all good suggestions! I'm always having problems coming up with good morning protein substitutes, too - high cholesterol's my problem! Wink
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