So I am struggling to find a consistent breakfast. I used to eat eggs every morning and that worked for a few months. Then eggs stopped sitting well in my stomach and giving me some gas. I switched to fasting in the morning but that made lunch a pain. I have tried almond butter and celery but that is now going tiresome and I eat way too much. I work as an EMT so eating salads and veggies has become tougher because it is really a sandwich-based lunch profession. Even if you skip the burgers, you can only eat "healthy" by stopping at Subway and getting a foot long. If you order a salad, you get 4 bites in and it's time to do a call (where as you can eat a sandwich while driving or riding shotgun). I want to try to get salads into my diet again because I did great having them as a regular lunch at my last job. Tons of fresh veggies, olive oil, and some grass fed meat, what's not the love? Has anyone tried this out as a breakfast meal? Could the veggies not sit well in your stomach? How do you prepare the meat for the salad? Do you use different meats? I think I am going to try to change up my breakfast every now and then to avoid burnout but I'm wondering if anyone has experience in this.
I gave up the notion of certain foods being for breakfast. I eat eggs at any time. Breakfast for me is some kind of meat, some kind of fat, and some kind of vegetation. This morning I'm eating chicken gizzards with sauteed slaw mix.
My paleo version of a to-go breakfast or lunch is a frittata (or 'egg muffin') - using ground beef, or diced chicken or bacon/ham, and whatever diced roast-able veggies you like, chuck the fillings into muffin tray holes, fill up with beaten egg, and bake until egg is cooked through. You can even wrap the whole thing in bacon!
It's somewhat rare for me to eat breakfast or lunch these days - I'm not hungry, and it's not convenient. I'd prefer to sleep in and get work done during my lunch time (if I get any), so I can go home a.s.a.p. and relax with a big, tasty dinner and no homework!
I wouldnt count the subway salad, iceburg lettuce has no nutritional value which is what our local Subway uses.
Try these ides.
Ah lots of ideas....and I am with you eggs got old quick.
Breakfast has been the hardest. Eggs are great, but I try not to eat them every single day (or any other food for that matter). I haven't tried salads yet, but the idea of greens for breakfast somehow doesn't appeal to me. I know some people just treat breakfast like any other meal and have regular food, like leftovers from dinner.
I tend to prefer something a little lighter. I usually rotate eggs, sausages, and smoothies (e.g. berries and heavy cream). Or if you're especially into dairy, there's high-fat cottage cheese or Greek style yogurt with berries. If I have more time, or for brunch on weekends, omelettes and frittatas are great, and you can switch up the fillings. I guess you could always make these ahead of time and just re-heat in the mornings. But then again, those are still eggs.
what i eat for breakfast:
sliced roast beef, rolled up. on the side: a handful of still-frozen berries.
a pile of homemade chicken salad, made with roasted chicken, cilantro, olive oil
kale salad, made in a big batch the night before: ribbons of lacinato kale, quickly sauteed in olive oil and cooled, then add some sliced red onion, olive oil, and toasted hazlenuts (with some parmesean grated if you eat cheese)
a little package of olives, raw sliced red pepper, and leftover protein
leftover meatloaf, cold
A "stir-fry" type of meal has solved my egg problems. Just some sauteed veggies and meat! It can have several variations, and goes down quickly! I like a little guac on the side. It's not exactly a salad, but it hits the spot, is more of a breakfast food, and I get my veggies.
Do you have Jimmy Johns sandwich shops where you are? They make an "unwich"- just a sandwich with lettuce instead of bread. It's wrapped up like a normal sub, so it's easy to eat on the go!
I make a full meal for breakfast. Ground turkey browned with seasoning and in a Paleo marinara sauce, a raw vegetable salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. 'Course I do sacrifice some sleep to get that cooked in the morning. Sometimes I cook extra at night and eat the leftovers for breakfast. It works for me but I realize not everyone wants to eat steak or pork chops with salad for breakfast. Hope you find something which satisfies you.
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