Thursday, May 24, 2012

Boring breakfasts?

hey guys!!!

I don't know whats up, but its looking like many of my weight loss blogger friends are busy-busy. Not me! I'm in a food funk though. I just don't know what to eat. Specially breakfasts. I usually have lentil based crepes, cause that keeps me filled up. Or fruit shakes with some protein powder in it. But lately, that just does not hit the spot and I feel like eating something else. The fruit I've bought lately is lots of mango, because thats in season, and I cannot help but buy mangoes because they look so yummy! But I guess I'm tiring out a bit on that front. I really need some variety now. Suggestions? Anyone?

I prefer a nice heavy breakfast for two reasons:

1. I need to refuel after morning workouts
2. I like to keep food free till lunch

Oatmeal just does not do it for me, and I get hungry in two hours flat! Neither am I too much of a cereal fan. So, what to have for a good heavy nutritious breakfast about 300 calories? That has a good bit of protein to it? I don't make eggs at home, so I'm really in  a fix.

So I'm going shopping today to reload on fruit variety and exotic vegetables. Otherwise eating is on track, and so is exercise!

16 comments:

  1. Why don't you try whole wheat pancakes. They are pretty filling and one pancake (medium size with honey) is around 92 calories...

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    1. :) taht was quick! can you share the recipe? eggless?

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    2. Since I make mine with egg whites... I have never tried an eggless recipe but I'm telling you about the eggless recipe I know. Tell me how it turns out.
      1 cup wheat flour
      1/2 teaspoon sugar
      1 teaspoon cinnamon
      2 teaspoon baking powder
      1 cup milk (I use slim milk)
      1 tablespoon vegetable/olive oil
      1 tablespoon water
      1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      1 tablespoon butter (I don't use butter)
      Mix all the dry ingredients slightly. Add milk, oil, water, and vanilla extract. Whisk together until they're combined. Do Not over mix it ... should still be slightly lumpy. Set aside to rest for a few minutes.

      Heat a non-stick large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. While pan is heating, add butter. As soon as the butter (you don't need butter in a non-stick pan ... obviously) is melted, spread melted butter over the pan.

      When pan is hot, with a measuring cup or ladle, pour 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet for each pancake.

      Cook until bubbles form on the surface. Carefully flip pancakes with turner/spatula and cook until golden brown.

      You can also add Chopped fruit, nuts or chocolate chips to the batter before cooking for taste.

      Tell me how it was :-)

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    3. thanks girlie!

      I will try!

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  2. Sugar,have you tried usli? sorry I dont know a better name for that food.Here is how I do it.1 onion,1 tomato,3-4 mushrooms,3-4 beans,2 pieces of paneer,all nicely chopped(except the paneer pieces), stir fry in 1 tspn oil,or less if you can manage.add the tomatoes in the end ,after all the other things coz tomatoes tend to leave water.when its nice and coloured,add 2 slices of brown bread cut into bite sized pieces.sprinkle salt,pepper pdr.lower the flame and keep covered for 2 mins.the tomatoes will have sweat and the bread pieces will be soft.This is my favourite breakfast and its quite filling.If you like to,add more veggies(I add 3-4 corn kernels,3-4 green peas,see its so little quantity but all together a lot.) and do add spices if you prefer.and last but not the least,My paneer pieces are eaten atlast,coz thats the star here!

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    1. yes :) i make that too!! should make it more often and bring it into rotation!

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  3. Why dont you try broken wheat pongal; Dry roast moong dal and add broken wheat in a cooker in 1:1 ratio; boil for three to four whistles. Temper with 1 green chilli, peppercorns, jeera, curry and coriander leaves in 1 tsp oil; add required salt and have it with raitha of your choice. Tastes good.

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    1. not tried this one. But will soon! thanks girl!

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  4. hi, I generally stickt to traditional south indian breakfasts like poha, upma, idli and dosa. But for something filling I usually have a thick paratha made with either cabbage, spinach, doodhi, radhish or fenugreek leaves, sometimes potatoes. I make it with whole wheat flour and very little oil and they still taste great. But these are more of carbs. For upping the protien content maybe you can make it with low fat paneer stuffing or dal stuffing or even make them out of soya flour :) hope that helps. if you need any particular recipe mail me, will be glad to share.

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    1. :) yep dal parathas sound good. i should do it. Seeing all these dishes i'm beginning to wonder, am i lazy?

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  5. Great recipes! Thank u for this post Sugar; thank u all :-)

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  6. sure :) yep got a good many ideas to break the rut!!

    have you deleted your blog? or made it private? I'd love to follow! lemme know!

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    1. I had 'set' it to private; It is readable now :-)

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  7. Ah!!! exactly the kind of blog that I need to follow :)

    Try this

    http://foodrack.blogspot.in/2010/04/quick-healthy-breakfast.html

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    1. :) thats the whole point of this blog!

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  8. Never thought about calories or nutrients in the breakfast. Its all about taste for me :) Mostly rice, dosa, idly or poori :) for sure they won't come under 300 calories :D :D

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