Sunday, August 28, 2011

BFC Breakfast Ideas - 20+ Ideas to start your day right!

I love reading all the blogs and facebook posts and get so many new ideas and recipes from them. The problem is I often forget where I read something and find myself skimming over blog posts and facebook discussions to find that one recipe or tip I was looking for.

I started cutting and pasting them into a word document and thought it might be a great idea to post them according to meals and snacks. So if you are ever in a hurry or stuck in a rut, you can turn to one place for some new ideas. I am not going to post where each idea came from because it would take too much time. Alot of these ideas and tips are from our blog sites. Hope this gives everyone some new meal ideas or reminds you of some you had forgotten.

Since breakfast is the most important part of the day, I'm going to start with this first. If you have been eating the same thing and are bored, or if you just need to mix it up a bit, I think you will get some inspiration here. Leave your own comments and ideas and I will add them to the post.

So here are some of the ideas that you all like to have for breakfast.

1) French toasted coconut bread!  I sliced up a loaf of coconut bread (each slice was a little over a half an ounce) and soaked it in 1 egg and 1/4 cup almond milk, along with a packet of stevia and come cinnamon. I fried the slices up in a pan with loads of butter, and ate 4 slices (3 ounces) with a bit of peanut butter and jam. S/C value 1/1. ( for coconut bread go to Rosalie or Dawns blog to get the recipe)

2) 2 poached eggs and 3 pieces of bacon on a toasted sandwich thin.

3) Oatmeal made with water, Uncle Sams cereal dry with a few blackberries or uncle sams with greek yogurt

4) a couple of eggs with melted cheese on toast....or 2 slices of WW whole wheat toast. And sometimes a couple slices of bacon with the eggs and cheese on the WW toast for an egg sandwich.

5) a cheese stick or some nuts. Doesn't have to be breakfast food!

6) Protein shake 1 scoop — Nature's Factor Whey Protein powder
                          1 − 1 1/2 cup — Almond milk (unsweetened)
                          2 tbs. — Flaxseed oil
                          2 tbs. — Probiotics
                          1/2 cup — ice
                          1 packet of Stevia

Try adding a cup of fresh spinach leaves sometime. You won't know it's in there, but it will turn the shake green.

7) peanut butter and jelly ( use the BFC approved kind) on toasted ezekial bread

8) saute some baby spinach,  mushrooms and a few onions. Add some eggs, scramble together, top with shredded cheese  and cook until melted.

9) toasted exekiel english muffin, topped with baby spinach, chia seeds, some grated cheddar, and 2 poached eggs,

10) uncle sams cereal with the unsweetend Chocolate almond milk and a bit of xylitol ....... feels like I'm eating coco puffs!
11) Cinnamon toast with stevia

12) Greek yogurt and a small handful of berries

13) Plain oatmeal, Tblsp pureed pumpkin, water & cinnamon. Micrwave for 2 mins

14) Cheerio's and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
15) Oatmeal, unsweetened almond milk and cinnamon. Can also add a tbs of peanut butter and swirl it in.

16) Rudi's English muffin sandwiches with turkey sausage patties, cheese and eggs

17) 2 small smart and delicious tortillas with spinach artichoke cream cheese, baby spinach, small amount of diced tomatoes and 2 fried eggs

18) 2 chocolate coconut bread w/peanut butter and blueberries on top

Jay Robb Whey Protein Powder Chocolate
19)  Jay Robb Whey protein shake with unsweetened almond milk and xylitol (0/0), and NOW adding Chia seeds is AMAZING !!!!

20)  1/4 c dry quinoa w/zuchinni, mushrooms, onions, chicken bullion, and 2 scrambled eggs all together in a bowl

21) 2 oasis toast w/cream cheese and natures hollow sugar free preserves, 2 eggs scrambled w/baby spinach, cheese, and a handful of jimmy dean sausage crumbles

So hope these ideas will inspire you to try something new. Thanks to all of you creative people who cameup with them. Please post any others in the comment section and I'll add it to the post. I'm going to print it out and keep it nearby give me some new ideas!

Thought for the day:  All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. ~John Gunther


  1. What a great and helpful post! You think of such good ideas to share.
    I would hope since you posted that you made it safely through the hurricane?

  2. Hi Kay! I send you a facebook message to tell you that all is well. Lots of drama reported with this hurricane, but thankfully it was nothing like they said it would be. I guess better to be safe than sorry!

  3. Hey girl, great ideas, breakfast is my favorite meal. I never thought of putting peanut butter in oatmeal.
    Great post :-)

  4. Love this idea - to get it all in one spot!

  5. Love this! I hated breakfast my whole life and almost always skipped it. Now if I skip, I know Im setting myself up for failure.

    So glad you are safe!

  6. Thank you so much for all the great ideas. I love breakfast my favorite meal of the day. It always helps to have more ideas. You have to keep it interesting so you stick to the plan.

  7. Pattie,
    What a great idea! I think I'll print them out and use them for ideas when I'm stuck. Glad you made it back from the beach ok and hope your house made it through the storm unscathed!

  8. Thank you so much for this wonderful post! Since breakfast is my favorite meal, these all sound great. I specially like the spinach leaves in the smoothie concept. I will for sure try them all. It's great to be back and reading all these new post, and learning, refreshing, and plain ol' doing something about this bludge around the middle. Aloha