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Can you help? I don't get much time to fix or eat breakfast (or lunch or dinner for that matter). I am struggling right now and need nutrition and need to start the day better than 3 donute holes. Can you give me some ideas of good quick easy high protein breakfast ideas. Preferably vegatarian, but right now I'm flexable as I'm struggling now with some ppd and lack of sleep.<br><br>
Thanks,<br>
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<ul><li>Nut butter on whole grain bread or crackers</li>
<li>Hummus with pita</li>
<li>Hard-boiled eggs (we keep a stash on hand and use them various ways)</li>
<li>Grits with cheese and salsa</li>
<li>Dinner leftovers</li>
<li>Grilled cheese</li>
<li>Bagel with cream cheese and tomato</li>
<li>Quesadillas</li>
<li>Chips with bean dip</li>
<li>Huevos rancheros</li>
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I'm sorry to hear you're having a hard time!
 

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Boil a whole batch of eggs, keep them in the fridge until you want one/two. You can always add a whole wheat english muffin, or piece of toast. (you don't even have to peel them until you're going to eat them, just keep them seperate from the other eggs! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">: )<br><br>
On Sunday afternoon cook up a pot of rolled oats. Not the quick ones either (more protein and nutrients in the rolled oats.) Seperate it out into little containers. I bring them to work with me for breakfast, and throw a banana/apple slices/frozen strawberries/blueberries, etc in for flavour.<br><br>
Yogurt! I buy a large tub, and again divide it out. I add granola, nuts and sometimes dried cranberries for flavour.<br><br>
I'm sure there's lots more, but i didn't want to read and not post anything! I can't wait to hear others' suggestions. I have a really hard time with breakfast.
 

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I make <a href="http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Playgroup-Granola-Bars/Detail.aspx" target="_blank">this recipe</a> every week for my ds and I. We don't eat them for breakfast, just snacks, but they would be great for a quick protein meal.<br>
I alter this recipe to make it more healthy. I cut down on the oil and sugar and add two ripe mashed bananas instead. You could also add other fruits like shredded apple or even zuchinni to it. I also add to the wet mixture 2 tbs. of peanut butter and a bit of flax see oil for omega threes. I use whole wheat flour, use a little less then called for and substitute whey protein powder for the flour I don't use. There are so many different things you can do with this recipe and they are easy to freeze!<br><br>
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I love cold egg dishes. You can make a batch of them and stick them in the fridge, they'll keep about a week. I do egg muffins with meat and veggies, egg custard with fruit, quiche, fritatta, etc.<br><br>
Lately I've also been doing corned beef hash with eggs. I cook the beef and potatoes beforehand and chop them up. In the morning I heat up a pan, toss in the portion of beef and potatoes, and go get dressed. Come back in, give them a stir, go brush my hair. Come back in, crack an egg on top and stick it under the broiler while I go put my shoes on, and put everything by the door (purse, lunch, etc.). Pull it out of the oven, pop it hot into my lunch container, and out the door. I eat it when I get to the office.
 

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my new fave is breakfast fried rice.<br>
leftover brown rice 1cup<br>
frozen peas or peas and carrots whatever i have<br>
saute in skillet with a little oil or butter<br>
add scrambled egg soy sauce and pepper and cook until done.<br>
takes five min and is yum
 

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Nuts! I always have a handful (or two) of nuts and seeds on my cereal or yogurt in the morning.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I love cold egg dishes. You can make a batch of them and stick them in the fridge, they'll keep about a week. I do egg muffins with meat and veggies, egg custard with fruit, quiche, fritatta, etc.</div>
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Even better, you can make any of these and freeze them, in individual portions. They'll freeze fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> When I WOH, I used to make egg sandwiches with either biscuits or english muffins, egg, cheese, and sausage or ham. Would freeze and take one to work and heat it up in the toaster oven there, or heat in my own oven at home and eat on the way. Quiche and frittatas are even easier to assemble and they freeze just great, too.<br><br>
Breakfast burritos are another option. Just keep the sour cream and salsa on the side. but eggs, veggies, meat, cheese, beans -- all wrapped up in a tortilla and wrapped individually? Heck yeah.<br><br>
HTH!
 

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I make smoothies sometimes - but they don't have nearly enough protein for me - so I've started adding nuts to them. I usually do equal parts yogurt, juice, frozen fruit (maybe a little more of this) & almonds. It is drier than a regular smoothie - but I've become accustomed to the taste and really enjoy them now!
 
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