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    Breakfast ideas

    Post by Benny boy on Mon Sep 29 2014, 16:42

    Hi peeps

    can anyone give me some good ideas for breakfast please?
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Paul1976 on Mon Sep 29 2014, 16:56

    @Benny boy wrote:Hi peeps

    can anyone give me some good ideas for breakfast please?

    Hiya Benny! Smile

    If you're after some low carb breakfast ideas then I'd recommend...A full english breakfast(Time allowing)Sausages with high meat content(Look for 97% meat bangers such as Debbie and Andrews,Heck gluten free etc) ,bacon,eggs of choice,mushrooms and a small serving of tinned tomatoes(No beans,black pudding,bread because of the carb contents) OR Greek yoghurt with strawberries,blackberries,blueberry's mixed in and if you need a bit of sweetness then add some artificial sweetner,Quick scrambled eggs done in the microwave served with some mushrooms cooked in butter or on it's own or even a continental brekkie of cheeses and cold meats if you so fancy. Smile

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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Sep 29 2014, 16:57

    Hello and a warm welcome sunny

    Breakfast for me has to include eggs, I don't mind how they are cooked fried, scrambled, poached but one important question - have you any allergies to eggs? If you have then eggs may not be a good recommendation.

    What are you currently eating for breakfast ?

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by zand on Mon Sep 29 2014, 17:00

    I sometimes have a kind of 'bubble and squeak' made with leftover low carb veggies from the night before (no potatoes) fried in either olive oil or lard. Unfortunately I don't like eggs.
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Eddie on Mon Sep 29 2014, 17:12

    Hi Benny glad you made it over here and welcome aboard. This is our food blog which has some nice breakfast ideas together with other low carb receipes. I am easily satisfied in the breakfast department, it's a full English most mornings (no toast, or spuds of any kind) or ham and eggs etc. check out the crust-less quiches easy to make and very tasty.

    Low carb food blog here http://lowcarbdietsandrecipes.blogspot.co.uk/

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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Benny boy on Mon Sep 29 2014, 17:48

    Thanks everyone I appreciate all the help, at the moment I don't actually eat breakfast but I'm going to start and no I don't have any allergies to eggs thank god, is the bacon and sausages not a problem for cholesterol?
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Paul1976 on Mon Sep 29 2014, 17:56

    @Benny boy wrote:is the bacon and sausages not a problem for cholesterol?

    If eaten with starchy carbs such as bread,baked beans,hash browns etc then most probably but eaten as part of a low carb lifestyle without such high carb accompaniments then many of us have found our cholesterol actually improved eating such food as part of our low carb way of living...I was sceptical myself once but I found my cholesterol numbers improved too. Smile


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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by zand on Mon Sep 29 2014, 19:27

    Yes my cholesterol numbers improved with LCHF too.
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Andy12345 on Mon Sep 29 2014, 19:53

    hi, welcome Smile

    im a fan of yogurt and berries, (fage yogurt rocks)

    although i love bacon eggs etc, i cant face, making it as i eat brekkie at 6am so the yogurt is perfect, its like having desert for breakfast, and filling
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Sep 29 2014, 21:36

    Some low carbers I know enjoy a cold buffet type breakfast. Consisting of ham, with some slices of cheese, perhaps a cherry tomato and one (or two) cold hard boiled eggs, which can be cooked the previous evening.

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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Sep 30 2014, 07:36

    An early breakfast this morning of ......fried egg, a large handful of mushrooms and some ham, quite thickly sliced at our local supermarkets fresh meats counter..

    Delicious.

    Just add a cup of tea and for me the day has started well.

    How about you?

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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Oct 03 2014, 07:39

    .....another early breakfast, with the added bonus of watching the Japanese Grand Prix practice session, with heavy rain approaching, and getting closer to the race track it could be interesting.

    Our low carb sausages, fried egg and mushrooms tasted great

    Hope everyone has a good day.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Indy51 on Fri Oct 03 2014, 08:32

    I never get sick of my "crustless" quiche - I try various combinations but generally come back to a bacon base. I make a huge batch once a week (usually gives 8 serves), then nuke it in the microwave each morning for breakfast. I include onions or chives, asparagus, spinach, tomato - so that takes care of 4 veggie serves per day as well. I keep telling myself I should be more adventurous and try something else, but I enjoy it so much and makes life easier having one daily "no thinking required" meal organised in advance.
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Oct 23 2014, 09:46

    Yet another great low carb breakfast this morning ........

    Slice of ham with mushrooms and eggs, what a good way to start the day. How about you?

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Nov 26 2015, 16:59


    Now, Shakshouka or Shakshuka, pictured above, is believed to have originated from Tunisia ( Tunisian Arabic : شكشوكة‎ ). It is a dish of poached eggs in a rich, spiced sauce and can make a great breakfast.

    INGREDIENTS
    Serves Up To Four
    1-2 tsp coconut oil
    1 red pepper, chopped
    1 medium aubergine (eggplant), chopped
    1 tomato, chopped
    1 tin of canned tomatoes (400g)
    1 garlic clove, crushed
    1 tbsp tomato paste
    1 tsp harissa sauce (optional)
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp paprika
    Sea salt and black pepper
    1/4 cup water
    1 cup kale or spinach, shredded
    4 eggs
    Optional: Serve with a spoonful of yogurt and sprinkle of fresh herbs (basil or cilantro)

    WHAT TO DO
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
    2. Heat the oil in a medium frying pan, and cook the pepper and aubergine (eggplant) for 5-10 minutes over medium heat, tossing well, until softened.
    3. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, harissa, cumin, paprika, sea salt and pepper and water and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until sauce becomes thick. Add in your shredded kale or spinach last minute and stir through.
    4. Pour sauce into a baking dish (or leave in your frypan if it is oven proof).
    5. Make four hollows in the top, crack eggs into the holes, place into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until your eggs are cooked to your liking.
    6. Optional: Serve with a spoonful (dollop) of yogurt and sprinkle of fresh herbs (basil or cilantro)

    Article and Recipe idea also posted here

    http://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/did-you-say-babooshka-or-shakshouka.html


    ... of course you could always call this dish 'Baked Eggs' - but it hasn't got the exotic ring to it has it !

    Hope you enjoy it.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Nov 29 2015, 18:49


    Some days all you want is something simple and nutritious to start your day.

    A soft boiled egg can be perfect.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Dec 07 2015, 11:42

    Mexican Scrambled Eggs


    Do you want more inspiration for your strict low-carb breakfast? Here’s a great spicy start of the day! A wonderful mix of creamy scrambled eggs and a fresh taste of spicy jalapeños... so says Anne Aobadia on Diet Doctor

    Here are the ingredients for 2–3 servings
    6 eggs
    1–2 spring onions, finely chopped
    15–20 pieces of pickled jalapeños, finely chopped
    1 small tomato, finely chopped
    4 oz. (100 g) cheese, shredded
    2 tablespoons (or more) butter for frying
    salt and pepper

    You'll find the instructions here

    http://www.dietdoctor.com/mexican-scrambled-eggs

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Dec 29 2015, 13:09

    Are you a quiche or a frittata person ?

    More and more quiches / frittata's can make a lovely breakfast idea, in fact they can be enjoyed for lunch, tea or supper too !

    But ... are you a quiche person or a frittata person? Raise your hand if you don’t know the difference…

    Quiche and frittata are both egg dishes made delicious with the addition of cheese, veggies, meat, seafood or poultry. They’re both great ways to get a meal on the table — they’re not just for breakfast anymore — relatively quickly using just about whatever you have on hand. Now here’s the difference.

    Quiche is made by adding ingredients to a custard base, a combination of eggs and (heavy) double cream, which gives it a deliciously creamy consistency when baked. Quiche usually has a crust, but it doesn’t have to.

    Eggs get top-billing in a frittata. Frittatas have no crust and little, if any, milk or cream. Frittatas are cooked first on the stove-top, then finished in the oven or under the broiler.


    Ham, Cheese and Broccoli Quiche : Low Carb & Gluten Free


    English Breakfast Frittata


    You can read more and see the recipes here

    http://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/are-you-quiche-or-frittata-person.html
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Dec 30 2015, 18:46

    Franziska Spritzler- the Low Carb Dietitian has just written a good article entitled ' What Does a Healthy Breakfast Look Like?'

    If you've not read it yet ... here it is

    http://www.lowcarbdietitian.com/blog/what-does-a-healthy-breakfast-look-like

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Feb 06 2016, 13:37

    Breakfast or Brunch : Weekend Recipe Ideas : Low in Carbs

    I don't know how you start your day ... some people love breakfast, whilst others just grab a coffee! We always take time to start the day with a lovely cooked breakfast. It may just be a simple egg with low carb sausage (the 97% meat variety) ... or some scrambled egg with bacon or ham. The photo's featured below show what I am going to term 'Breakfast Weekend Recipe Ideas'. Both these ideas come from Libby at Ditch The Carbs and really are the type of food that we love to eat. So whether you may decide on a 'Big Breakfast' ... which of course you could also make smaller if you wanted too ... or a 'Posh Breakfast', now don't you just love the mix of leafy greens, scrambled egg, smoked salmon and a dollop of cream cheese!!! the choice is yours dear reader.


    BIG BREAKFAST
    http://www.ditchthecarbs.com/2014/03/18/big-breakfast//



    POSH BREAKFAST
    http://www.ditchthecarbs.com/2014/07/14/smoked-salmon-scrambled-eggs/#comments


    Enjoy your breakfast

    Enjoy your day

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Andy12345 on Sat Feb 06 2016, 14:53

    the big breakfast is my go to anytime meal, when i don't like what she's cooking, big breakfast, at the weekends when i have more time, big breakfast, on the road, big breakfast, generally always up for the big breakfast, never gets old

    posh breakfast.... bitenails
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Paul1976 on Sat Feb 06 2016, 14:55

    @Andy12345 wrote:the big breakfast is my go to anytime meal, when i don't like what she's cooking, big breakfast, at the weekends when i have more time, big breakfast, on the road, big breakfast, generally always up for the big breakfast, never gets old

    posh breakfast.... bitenails

    Hell yeah! Very Happy Beats Sid's cornflakes by a country mile!


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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Feb 16 2016, 12:36

    ... sometimes ham and eggs are just great


    Hope your breakfast was tasty ... and LCHF !

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Mar 18 2016, 15:48


    What could be yummier than scrambled eggs and bacon to start the day!
    How did yours start - I wonder?

    Ah yes - don't forget my cuppa LOL
    cuppa

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    Re: Breakfast ideas

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Apr 01 2016, 11:33


    Kedgeree : The Low Carb Way

    We haven't had this Kedgeree dish for a while, must rectify this soon! If you haven't tried this low carb recipe idea using cauliflower instead of rice we can recommend it.

    It is a great meal, which can be served anytime of day. It is low in carbs, and if you are a diabetic, can help you keep those BG numbers to non diabetic, it is very tasty too.

    Ingredients:
    (serves 2)
    1 small cauliflower, grated
    1 red onion, finely chopped
    2 table spoons of Patak's Madras curry paste
    3 boiled eggs (8 minutes in boiling water), quartered
    250g smoked haddock, or unsmoked salmon is also good, poached in water for 5 minutes
    Lots of finely chopped parsley, or coriander
    Some lemon wedges to serve.

    Method:
    Fry the onion in olive oil or butter until soft. Add the curry paste and fry for 3-4 minutes more. Now add the grated cauliflower and cook until all the ingredients are well coloured, maybe 8-10 minutes.
    Add the flaked fish, then the herbs and finally the eggs.
    Salt and pepper to taste, then spoon onto warmed plates with the lemon wedges.

    Delicious

    All the best Jan

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