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Old 02-27-2013, 09:19 AM   #1
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Plant based breakfasts

On another thread several people have mentioned how they benefited by eating a mostly plant based diet. Not necessarily 100% vegitarian, but probably 80-90% plant based.

I am wondering what they make for breakfast. It is my favorite meal and I can't figure out what to do about it. I have eliminated the sugary, highly processed foods I used to eat - pancakes, waffles, coffee cakes, donuts, most cerials, etc. I eat a lot of eggs, some bacon and sausage, and occasionally a whole grain cereal that is not as highly processed as most.

But, what do you eat for breakfast when your are eating a mostly plant based diet?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:23 AM   #2
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Lots of fruits, cottage cheese, yogurt...
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(Organic) Peanut butter on sprouted-whole-grain cinnamon raisin toast. That is our most common breakfast.

But I am personally not an advocate of a plant-based diet. I drink milk in my coffee.
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Lots of fruits, cottage cheese, yogurt...
Cottage cheese and yogurt aren't plant-based.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:32 AM   #5
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Kashi Go-Lean/Fiber One mix, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries with half light soy juice (soy milk that really isn't milk) and half skim milk (that really is milk so it isn't a purely vegetable based breakfast, but that cow ate plants, didn't she?).
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.....half skim milk (that really is milk so it isn't a purely vegetable based breakfast, but that cow ate plants, didn't she?).
Same can be said for beef.
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LOL...I am with Ronin on this
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I don't mind some dairy products at all. I am thinking of eating far more plant based food, but I will still eat meat, fish and dairy, just a lot less.
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We're not shooting for strictly plant based but we try to emphasize fruits, veggies, good fats and limit meats/eggs, starches, simple carbs/sugar at all meals. Our go-to breakfasts are:
  • Frozen waffles w/ frozen blueberries & nuts (qualifies?)
  • Steel-cut oats w/ fresh fruit (apple, pear, pome, mango, etc.) & nuts (qualifies?)
  • Scrambled eggs w/onions, tortilla chips (or Eng muffin) & salsa (doesn't qualify)
  • Granola w/ 0% org milk (sorta?)
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Scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, toast and some Tang or water to drink. Not every day, but most of the time.
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I try to eat plant-based lunches but for breakfast I usually have some dairy products: a cup of tea with milk, toasts with butter and jam or oats (with raisins and almonds) with milk. For a plant-based breakfast, I could take my tea black, omit the butter on the toasts, and replace the milk with water for the oats.
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I try to eat plant-based lunches but for breakfast I usually have some dairy products: a cup of tea with milk, toasts with butter and jam or oats (with raisins and almonds) with milk. For a plant-based breakfast, I could take my tea black, omit the butter on the toasts, and replace the milk with water for the oats.
I am thinking mostly plant based, so having some butter on the toast or milk with the cereal or cream with the coffee would not be a problem in my mind.
OTOH, eggs, bacon, with a side of hash browns fried in the bacon grease would probably not be what I am thinking of as mostly plant based.
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You can have your choice of cereals with almond, rice, or soy milk. These milks taste delicious. Just give it a try. And of course, fruits, too.
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Kashi cereal with almond milk and berries
Whole grain oatmeal (not instant) with berries
Whole grain toast with some type of no-sugar added fruit spread
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Today organic multigrain cereal, with raw almonds, and almond milk,
whole banana and whole grapefruit.

carbs calories
almond milk 5- 35
cereal 24- 110
almonds 3- 80
banana 24- 105
grapefruit 10- 40
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Forgot to add a tbsp of walnuts on the cereal. I am probably 90%+ plant based dietarily, but not fanatic about it. Just like it better. Like a little fish, chicken or turkey for my animal protein and whatnot. Have lost the taste for beef pretty much.
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Usually an orange, sometimes an apple just to shake things up...
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Steel cut oats or millet with maple syrup and cinnamon, toast with peanut butter and your favorite jam, yogurt with fresh fruit & nuts.
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Homemade granola. Easy, delicious, and you can control what goes into it.

I like Alton Brown's "recipe." Well, like most recipes, not so much a recipe as a jumping-off point. For example, I omit the coconut, reduce the sugars and oil, and reduce the salt. It's a good use for whatever nuts I have in the pantry that need to be used up.

Granola Recipe : Alton Brown : Recipes : Food Network
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A big bowl of mixed fruit (orange, grapefruit, apple, banana, melon), mix in a handful of sliced almonds and a tablespoon of ground flax seeds, all topped with frozen strawberries or blueberries blended with almond milk. Usually keeps me going into mid-afternoon.
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