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Postby Lolly » Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:07 am

I want one that will stick to my insides for ages :?

I usually have brekky at about 7am and then don't get to eat until 11 am after that because I talk on the phone all morning and eating whilst doing that is not a good thing lol

I have been having toasted cheese and tomato sangas (sans the butter) or porridge or fruit and yoghurt or eggs but I just don't seem to have enough to keep going until morning tea - and eating about 400 calories for brekky can be a bit of a chore....

Any suggestions on good stuff for brekky?
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Postby Ally » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:01 am

If I am searching for a brekkie that will see me through I will go for either porridge or a Lite Bircher Muesli or pancake stack a jack....will post the recipes for the last two in the recipes section
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Postby Dee » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:04 am

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I think you quite simply need to eat something - even if it's a quick muesli bar in the middle. 5 hours without food is going to make you snack again later - simply because if you're metabolism is sped up, the way you want it to be to lose weight - your body will need to be 'refueled' every three - four hours or so...

Is there any possibility of taking half a minute to eat something in the middle?

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Postby SarahC » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:53 am

I put psyllium husks in my cereal this morning. It's just extra fibre to bulk it up and make it more filling without adding extra calories. Somewhat like eating cement :lol:

If you can't eat while you're on the phone, what about a drink. Maybe a protein shake or or one of those liquid breakfast / meal replacement (the ones in the boxes) things?
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Postby masm » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:10 am

I eat Light n Tasty cereal and find that keeps me full for ages, dont know if it would last as long as you want though :?
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Postby Lolly » Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:50 am

I think I have found the solution!!

I keep some chopped up fruit in a container on my desk and nibble between calls on that before morning tea - worked a charm as I can gobble down a small piece of fruit whilst the phone is ringing.

Thanks for your replies ladies and Ally thanks for the recipies :D
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Postby mary_in_adelaide » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:50 pm

Lolly you might like these as an alternative...I make a batch of muffins and put them in the freezer - you can put them straight in the microwave from the freezer (1 minute) and they're yummy - with the mix of wholemeal and white flour they fill me up 'til I can have a late-morning snack

Corn and Bacon Muffins (makes 12)

Cooking Spray
1 1/4 cups Self raising flour (white)
1 cup Self raising flour (wholemeal)
200 grams Corn kernels defrosted or drained
3 rashers Bacon Rashers (Weigh Watchers brand) diced
1 tablespoon Fresh parsley chopped
1 tablespoon Fresh chives chopped
1 teaspoon Dried dill
1 teaspoon Dried oregano
1 teaspoon Dried basil
1 1/4 cups Skim milk
1/4 cup Low Fat Cottage Cheese
1/4 cup Low Fat plain yogurt
100 grams Cheese (Coon Extra Light) grated
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese grated

Preheat oven to 180°C. Spray a muffin tray with Cooking Spray.

Sift flours together into a large bowl. Add corn, bacon and all herbs and spices.

Place all other ingredients into a blender and mix well.

Fold the liquid micture into the flour micture and stir well to combine.

Pour into muffin tray and bake for 25-30 minutes.


Tomato and Olive Muffins (makes 12)

Cooking Spray
1 1/2 cups Self raising flour (white)
1 cup Self raising flour (wholemeal)
50 grams Sun-dried tomatoes soaked in 1/2 cup tomato juice
1/2 cup Red capsicum finely chopped
6 Black Olives finely chopped
2/3 cup Skim milk
2/3 cup Tomato Juice
3 tablespoons Salsa fat free
2 Egg whites
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese grated
1/2 tablespoon Dried basil
1/2 tablespoon Italian Herbs

Preheat oven to 180°C. Spray a large muffin tray with cooking spray.

After tomatoes have soaked for 30 minutes drain and chop them finely. Set aside.

Sift flours together into a large bowl. Add the chopped tomatoes, capsicum, cheese, basil, Italian herbs and 5 of the olives (reserve 1 olive for decoration).

Place all other ingredients into a blender. Mix well.

Stir the liquid mixture into the flour mixture until well combined.

Pour mixture into muffin tray. Decorate the top of each muffin with a piece of olive.

Bake 20-25 minutes.

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:52 pm

yummo mary
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Postby tiffanyp » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:26 pm

Ohhh, They look yummy Mary!
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Postby evilwomaniamshe » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:53 am

For a filling 400 calorie meal try eating this:

In microwave spray bowl with a bit of non stick spray (pam) then nuke 3 egg whites and 1 egg stirred, plus cut up green bell peppers, onions, (add some low sodium seasonings I like Mrs. Dash southwestern chipolte for a mexican taste) and nuke for 3 minutes. (140 calories)

Then eat 2 pieces of whole wheat toast, dry then sprinkle with cinammon and artificial sweetener (160 calories)

Plus 1 piece of fruit either a grapefruit, a banana or an orange (100)

1 cup of tea (0)
Lots of water (0)

I find this very filling and should get you thru till lunch......

Or try eating a fruit bowl:

Cut up 1 banana in a bowl, plus 1 apple, (200)
Then blend in 1 fat free yogurt (i like blueberry or cherry) (100)
Then toss in 3/4 cup of Fiber One cereal (100)

It is very filling and yummy and good crunch factor from the cereal and the apple....
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Postby Lolly » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:02 pm

Thanks for all the replies people, some of those recipes sound YUMMO :D

I had baked beans on toast the other day and it seemed to last longer in my tummy which was good but the fruit on the desk has been a great idea - I just need to have about 400 cals for brekky with some carbs and protein (hence the baked beans) so I am not starving even with the fruit.
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Postby milkyway » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:44 pm

I picked up a great habit while living in Asia for 2+ years. I usually have soup and rice for breakfast.

I keep the rice warmed in a rice cooker (I do a half mix of brown and white and sometimes throw other grains in there) and I either have Japanese style miso soup or the yummier, veggie and tofu filled Korean version made of soybean paste. Yummm... it's a little spicy and a little weird eating soup at 7:30am but you get used to it.

It's the only breakfast I can have that doesn't make me hungry an hour or two later and keeps me satisfied until lunchtime.
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