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Old 10-12-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
Jason Billows
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I'm trying to get away from processed foods in my diet as much as possible, including protein powders.

While most meals are not a problem, I'm finding it difficult to find breakfast protein options. I used to just down a protein shake in the morning after the gym. I don't have the ability to make eggs all of the time and don't want to be eating chicken for breakfast.

Any suggestions for whole food protein sources for breakfast?

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Old 10-12-2005, 11:44 AM   #2
Michael Ledney
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If you're a strict zoner you may not like this suggestion, but I eat a black bean combo for breakfast every day that really sticks to the ribs.

I use a cup and a half of cooked and seasoned black beans (22g protein, 60g total carb, 22g fiber, no fat), a half cup of milled flax seed (16g fat, 18g total carb, 12g fiber, 12g protein).

The totals are almost perfect 40/30/30, but real zoners frown upon it because:

1) it violates the "one macronutrient per ingredient" rule, and
2) protein from high fiber foods are less accessible/digestible to the body

Again, I'm not a real zoner so I can't comment, but this stuff works for me.
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:40 PM   #3
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Cottage cheese + toast
Hard boiled eggs from yesterday
peanut butter + banana
can o' tuna fish
Chunk of smoked salmon
a few nuts

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Old 10-12-2005, 12:41 PM   #4
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One thought: the idea that breakfast-style meals have to be different from lunch or dinner meals is just a cultural convention. It doesn't bother me if my breakfast meal doesn't resemble a "traditional" breakfast. I usually just make a little extra meat for dinner and use that for breakfast. For instance, I will sometimes have a left over shrimp or tuna salad for breakfast.
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Old 10-12-2005, 01:31 PM   #5
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I second what Marc says ... many of my favorite breakfasts are left over dinners. My wife thinks its a bit odd when I'm downing a bowl full of asparagus with some salmon for breakfast, but I like them both, hot or cold.
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Old 10-12-2005, 02:34 PM   #6
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I often make a huge salad for my first meal of the day whether it falls at 9 am or noon (following the IF protocol). My wife finds it a bit odd at times (and thinks the size of the salad is ubsurd too), but has become accustomed to it. Saturday's breakfast was a salad, some steak with leftover steamed veggies.
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:22 PM   #7
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I get tired of eggs for breakfast sometimes so I'll sub a 3-4oz. grassfed beef patty. Throw in an apple and cup of berries for carbs, fish oil and walnuts or almonds for fat and I'm cool til lunch.
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