Thursday, January 17, 2013

Breakfasts of Champions!!

 Hello Everyone!

I promised a post on all the great breakfast ideas and here they are. Thanks to all who wrote on the comments. If you are the type of person that can’t stand breakfast in the morning, I would offer this suggestion. Just try for a week to eat something. It doesn't have to be breakfast food.

 Sandi gave a great tip about eating dinner leftovers. I have done this many times and there’s nothing wrong with it. There are lots of good egg ideas. I know many of you don’t like eggs. I am fussy about eggs too. I really only like them when I make them, and they can’t have any brown or crusty parts on them. Poached are my favorite, but it takes some time to do it on the stove and I don't always get the results I like with the microwave poacher. Sometimes too runny, and then others too cooked. I like a runny yoke and I found a new, easy way to get the results I like..

Start with a small non stick skillet. Add some water and bring to a low simmer.

Gently add two eggs. Crack them in a small bowl to make it easy to slide into pan.

Keep water at a low simmer

Add a lid to build up some steam.

I use a spoon to spoon some water over the yolk.

This is what it ends up looking like after a minute or two. Use a slotted spatula to lift out.
This is the finished product served with some flax seed bread and some asparagus leftover from dinner the night before.

 Here are some great ways to prepare eggs:

Scrambled eggs w/cheese and spinach plus 2 strips of bacon...throw it in a low carb wrap if heading out the door

Microwave scrambled egg in a mug. Great combinations are smoked gouda and artichokes, cheddar and diced chili’s, or a little cream, or sour cream mixed in with any type of cheese.

 Fry up a Johnsonville brat, add scrambled eggs and some fresh spinach.

Fry a potato, add 2 jimmy dean sausage patties, then add an egg, letting it cook up a little so the yoke breaks out over the potatoes

Toast some flax or low carb bread, top with some grated cheddar and a sprinkle of chia seeds, add some fresh spinach and top with two poached eggs.

Ideas if you miss your carby breakfasts of the past

Cheesecake muffins with natures hollow sugar free jam.

The minute muffin.

Pancakes - there are many great ways to  make pancakes with almond flour, coconut flour, flax or a combination of all three.

Protein pancakes- Here’s the recipe from Sherri.

Protein pancakes
1/2 cup breakstone live active cottage cheese
1/2 cup Vanilla protein powder
1/2 c egg beaters or 2 eggs
2 T. almond milk
2 T. Flax meal
1 t. vanilla
2 t. aluminum free baking powder
Combine all ingredients in your blender. Use approx 1/3 cup of pancake mix on griddle sprayed with Pam or oil. Makes 6 pancakes. I top mine with 1 T natures hollow jam, 1 T sugar free syrup & amp; fresh berries. YUMMY!!!

Power Pancake made with oatmeal  

Oatmeal ideas

Oatmeal ( about ¼ cp) with 1/2 scoop of whey protein  and some almond milk

Oatmeal with some sugar free peanut butter stirred in and topped with a few blueberries and walnuts.

Thought for the day: 

“When you wake up in the morning,

Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to 


"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said


Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.” 

― A.A. Milne


  1. A great post and a lot of breakfast ideas. I love how you poached the eggs.

  2. YUM! Thanks for the great breakfast ideas. My kids LOVE their eggs like that. Almost every morning, before the two oldest head out for school, I make them eggs like that. They call them "Egg Poppers" because the yolk "pops" when they cut into them. I also love oatmeal with peanut butter but have forgotten about that one. Thanks for the reminder and the entire list. Have a great day Pattie! :)

  3. That's a great post!!! I will try that with my poached eggs. I ate the poached eggs with broken up bacon on my sandwich thin every day when I first started the BFC.
    Thanks for the kind words on my blog:) I hope you get back to exercising soon too. I actually don't feel as sore today as I thought I would. Baby steps!
    So did you buy protein powder? Maybe I should finally get some for a quick shake breakfast. I wonder if I can get samples first at health food stores, I don't want to spend 40.00 and then not like it.

  4. LOL that quote! I love that 'easy poached egg' too, great idea!

  5. Awesome suggestions...I love the quote too! Have you read the "Tao of Pooh" makes me smile ^_^