Please help me avoid needles by eating healthier breakfasts!
December 17, 2011 11:04 AM Subscribe
What are some delicious high-fiber (and ideally high-protein and low-carb) foods I could eat for breakfast?
posted by Eshkol to Food & Drink (44 answers total) 52 users marked this as a favorite
My endocrinologist tells me that I should eat more fiber in the mornings, to help put off my likely eventual slide into diabetes, given my family history. She also says that I should aim for eating low-carb, but don't have to eliminate carbs entirely.
She actually suggested that I try eating oatmeal for breakfast every day, but I hate that stuff unless I drown it in brown sugar and/or maple syrup, which basically defeats the purpose.
So, here's the question - I need ideas for high-fiber (and ideally high-protein and low-carb) foods I can eat in the mornings instead! Any suggestions? The more ideas the better, for variety's sake!
1. If I eat eggs, I need to eat a good amount of something else with them at the same time, or they upset my stomach. So no omelette ideas, please. Other than that, I'm basically healthy and open-minded.
2. I'm not really willing to put in any effort beyond reheating or just grabbing and munching in the mornings. Anything more complicated than that, and I know I just won't bother. Even slicing a cucumber feels like too much work when I've just woken up. But I'm perfectly willing to do complicated cooking or prep work in advance, especially for the sort of thing where I can freeze individual portions to just reheat and eat quickly when I need them.
3. I don't care if it's traditionally considered a breakfast food. Soups or other typical dinner entrees that reheat into tasty, filling, high-fiber breakfasts are great! I often eat leftovers for breakfast anyway.
4. Bonus points for recipes that are also high-protein. I'm mostly an omnivore and a major protein junky. Meat makes me happiest, but I also enjoy tofu and tempeh in some contexts.
5. Extra special bonus points for ideas from not-boring-American cuisines. I live in a big city and can get just about any ingredients you can dream up. Probably have most of them in my pantry already, in fact.
6. I just bought some flaxseed meal after googling around, so generally tasty, high-protein, low-carb, low-morning-effort recipes that could easily accept flaxseed meal while staying delicious would also count as helpful.