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I need help with breakfast alternatives. I'm a guy and I like to eat a filling breakfast (satisfy hunger). However, I don't want any dairy or wheat. What options do I have?

Thanks for any help. I haven't really been able to come up with anything.

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We usually eat a modified fritatta for breakfast. I have also heard them called scrambles. Basically saute whatever veggies - onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, greens, garlic, etc in a pan and add beaten eggs. Cook and scramble the eggs. Very filling and quick and stays with you.

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Bacon/sausage and eggs! Leftovers from dinner. Omelettes. Steel cut oatmeal with butter (or coconut oil if the butter counts as dairy) and cinnamon or berries. Smoothies (for non-dairy bases you can use coconut milk or avocado).

Now I'm hungry.

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I double recommending the traditional foods forum. A few ideas:
- oatmeal
- hash cooked with your favorite ingredients (shred potatoes in food processor, mix with ingredients like onions, peppers, cook in skillet with oil on both sides until brown)
- toast, muffins, pancakes, etc made with non-wheat grains. There are tons of suitable non-wheat flours out there -- spelt, barley, oat, rye, etc.

I also second eating leftovers or dinner/meal foods. A hearty soup, salad, loaded baked potato, steak, etc.

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My dh really likes 9-grain cereal for breakfast. Also,
- cream of brown rice cereal
- Leftover cooked brown rice or millet warmed with rice milk topped with nuts and dried fruit.
- Smoothie with nondairy milk, almond butter, frozen bananas.
- Muesli (oats, nondairy milk, chopped fruits, and nuts/seeds).
- oatmeal with lots of nuts and seeds/dried fruit.

Here's a couple of other ideas:

High-Protein Porridge
This cereal is a good source of minerals and B vitamins, as well as protein.

1/3 cup quinoa
1/3 cup millet
1/3 cup amaranth
5 cups water
Pinch sea salt
1/4 cup flax or sesame seeds, ground
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or cardamom (optional)

Rinse quinoa. Place grains, water, and sea salt in heavy-bottomed pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent cereal from sticking to bottom of pan. Stir in ground seeds and spices.

Makes 4 servings

Scrambled Tofu
This is a delicious alternative to scrambled eggs.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound tofu
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons water
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
1/4 cup minced parsley

Heat oil in skillet over medium-low heat. Crumble tofu into skillet. Cook and stir, breaking up any large chunks. Add remaining ingredients. Cook and stir 5 minutes, or until mixture is light yellow and completely heated.

Makes 4 servings

Note: This also makes a great filling for tortillas or pita pockets.

Variation: Sauté chopped onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, spinach, or other vegetables until tender before adding tofu. Continue as directed.

Breakfast Potatoes and Veggies
I love this combination with scrambled eggs or tofu instead of toast. It's a great way to get an extra serving of vegetables at breakfast. If you want to make this a meal in itself, add some tempeh, tofu, or beans.

1 tablespoon oil
1 small onion, diced
3 medium potatoes, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
5 to 6 mushrooms, chopped
1 cup chopped broccoli or cauliflower
1 tablespoon minced fresh herbs (thyme, tarragon, etc.)
1/4 cup chopped fresh watercress or parsley
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and potatoes. Sauté about 10 minutes, or until potatoes are golden. Stir in bell pepper, mushrooms, and broccoli or cauliflower. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are soft. Stir in minced herbs and watercress or parsley. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Note: When I make this to go with eggs. I cook this dish first and transfer to a covered heatproof dish and keep in warm oven while I use the same skillet to cook the eggs.

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Is it just wheat or all grain? If it's just wheat then there are lots of alternative grains you could sub. Barley flour makes great pancakes and you can sub diluted soy yoghurt (dilute with soy milk) for buttermilk. Lots of subs for dairy. Smoothies are very filling. My favorite are made with soy yoghurt, organic full fat coconut milk, hemp protein powder, soy milk, frozen fruit of choice, and green of choice. Very filling.
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