Published on August 27th, 2010 | by Rachel Fox, RD5
Egg Free Breakfast Ideas
Does the egg recall have your breakfast routine thrown out of whack? Are you desperately searching for that perfect substitute breakfast to start your day off right? Although the incredible edible egg is a morning favorite, other foods can be just as filling and nutritious (and right now, less contaminated.) Try some of these meal ideas to fuel your brain and body without risking it with the eggs.
Oatmeal is a quick, easy, hot breakfast. It can easily be modified to your individual taste and the flavor combinations are never ending. My favorite oatmeal mix has whole oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, flax seed meal, chopped walnuts and a small banana. The banana and flax seed thicken the oats up and it ends up tasting more like a banana cookie than oatmeal. Yum! Try other combinations of fruit, nuts, seeds and spices.
Oatmeal is not only tasty, but extremely healthy. With my favorite oatmeal mix, your breakfast will be packed with fiber, protein and healthy fats. You will not be hungry for hours. This meal will truly last you until lunchtime.
If you need breakfast on the go, try a smoothie. They are easy to make and can be consumed on the way to work. If you plan on replacing your nutrient dense egg breakfast with a liquid meal, make sure you put nutrient dense ingredients in your smoothie. Try my favorite: plain yogurt, chocolate soymilk, frozen strawberries, and sun-butter. The frozen strawberries act as the ice. You may need to play around with the proportions to get the consistency you desire. The soymilk, yogurt and sun-butter add lean protein for a healthy start.
Breakfast Burrito Hash
If you have more time in the morning, this breakfast is for you. Breakfast burritos do not have to have eggs, and bacon, and saturated fat filled cheese and sour cream. Again, any combination of fresh food will work for a burrito. My must have ingredients are black beans, tomatoes, green pepper, sweet onion, minced garlic, and yukon gold potatoes. You may not even want the tortilla! Cook everything up in a pan with a little olive oil and enjoy. The beans are a great protein source and the fresh veggies give you fiber to fill you up.
Everyday Breakfast Must-Haves
Regardless of the egg recall, every breakfast should be well balanced. Try to find a happy medium between carbs, protein and fat. You should eat enough food to feel full, but meals should not leave you bloated and unable to move. Try to drink a serving of milk (or milk substitute) and have a piece of whole fruit with each meal. Milk and fruit have vitamins and minerals to help with energy and brain function.
Do you have a favorite egg-less breakfast? Share it below, thanks!
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