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Posted by: Macabre
« on: March 17, 2015, 06:56:53 AM »

This morning I made da a Nutella roll up with fresh raspberries inside. He's going to have a lovely surprise.

Also a hard boiled egg. 
Posted by: Macabre
« on: January 13, 2015, 05:34:51 PM »

Sticking this here.  I make breakfast burritos very often for DS.  I hadn't thought to freeze them!  Brilliant.
Posted by: Macabre
« on: October 24, 2014, 07:42:55 AM »

I did it with the soft underside--not toasted at all.

Okay--now I am wanting to go out and but a loaf of bread (DH bakes ours and it's not  the right shape).
Posted by: hedgehog
« on: October 24, 2014, 06:44:38 AM »

I grew up with that as well, but we started it I the toaster, then transferred it to the broiler after adding the cheese.  Yum!  I made it for my kids when they were young, but they didn't like it.  Haven't tried it again with them.
Posted by: Macabre
« on: October 24, 2014, 06:41:47 AM »

Ha--I grew up with the cheese bubble, too.  I haven't found that my Ds has taken to it or that it works well with the cheese we buy.  Glad someone else enjoys watching it!
Posted by: Macabre
« on: October 24, 2014, 06:39:43 AM »

DS (PA) drinks the Kellogg's To Go mix drink.

A few years ago when he was on a liquid only drink he used Ensure I think. I will need to dig up that thread but is elsewhere. I will never forget that another member here, YKW, called the company for me. I wasn't able to do it myself because of what was going on with ds. It was a beautiful and thoughtful thing for her to do for me. :heart:
Posted by: LaurensMom
« on: October 24, 2014, 05:36:01 AM »

DS has a similar issue. He has hypoglycemic tendencies so if he doesn't eat as soon as he gets up, his low sugar makes him nauseous and then he can't eat anything until it passes.
Turkey bacon is a favorite I have ready for him. I think the brand we have is Oscar Meyer Select, which has no nitrates. The bacon is really quite good.

Another favorite: Turn broiler on high. Put a piece of bread on the rack an watch it for just 3 minutes or so. When dark-to-taste, take out, flip it over and top the uncooked side with a slice of cheese. Watch it for another 3 minutes or so and watch the cheese bubble. Take out whenever you like. DD2 likes the cheese just melted. DS likes the cheese browned and bubbled. I love it either way. I grew up on this.

Other that than and bagel/egg sandwiches, DD isn't a fan if breakfast foods. So what do I give her? Anything she wants. Leftover steak, pasta, salad, meatballs...anything we have in the fridge. Pastina is a favorite - a pasta of tiny little balls boiled, drained with a beaten raw egg added just after cooking and butter/salt to taste. The pasta is so hot it cooks the egg immediately. Because the pasta is so tiny, it is easy on the stomach. I grew up on this too - especially recovering from a stomach bug.

Could you please post the type of breakfast drink you purchased? Looking for a protein option for myself to keep at work.

Posted by: nameless
« on: August 16, 2014, 10:20:14 AM »

does she like oatmeal? Not the packet-flavored kind, but plain quick oats w/ some berries thrown in.

I also like to do the high-protein homemade "energy bar". You control the sugar and add-ins, so something won't get too sweet. You can cut 'em in smaller pieces, maybe she just wants a bite or two or keep a ziploc baggie in the backpack to hit a few bites again mid-morning.

I riff off this base:

I've been cutting the brown sugar completely out and using maple syrup or honey (and less than the recipe requires). You can really do it to taste and then just keep mind of the moisture in the recipe. I use unsweetened applesauce for all the oil, so that helps when I cut the syrup/honey.

I use whole wheat flour and the wheat germ, add in crushed flax seeds, and you can add in protein powder too.

From there - it's the add-ins you want. I like to do sunbutter (I'll cut a little of the applesauce) and chocolate chip, or I'll do unsweetened coconut and cocoa nibs. Another yummy combo is pumpkin (again, cut the applesauce a bit) and craisins and then top with toasted pepitas (inside of pumpkin seed).

Depending how you play with the recipe you'll have to figure out the moisture ratio to get a cakey or crisper/denser bar.

They freeze exceptionally well.
Posted by: GoingNuts
« on: August 16, 2014, 08:27:27 AM »

Safe granola-type bar?

My kids weren't breakfast eaters with they were in Middle and HS either - just too early for them.  It really became a problem for younger DS b/c he had numerous low blood sugar episodes, one which resulted in passing out and a concussion from smacking his head upon landing.  :disappointed:   I hope you can find a good solution for her.

I love breakfast, but can't do carbs in the morning.  I need serious protein; if I don't have at least one egg I'm a mess all day.   I also find that my stomach responds best to routine in the AM; if you can find something that works for her stick with it.  Sensitive tummy types tend to need routine and repetition, especially first thing in the AM when the stomach is empty. 

And I second not limiting the choices to "breakfast" type foods - a rolled up piece of turkey or ham with cheese may work well for her.

Good luck!
Posted by: jackbrouno
« on: August 16, 2014, 06:21:09 AM »

How about Wheat oats as an healthy breakfast
Posted by: Janelle205
« on: August 12, 2014, 10:36:59 PM »

I generally don't do 'breakfast food' either.  There aren't a whole lot of convenience breakfast options for someone with my allergies, and I typically need something relatively quick because I tend to be pretty tired in the morning, but if I take all my meds without food, bad things will happen.

I don't know if it is nut safe (not an allergen of mine) but I occasionally will use the Atkins meal replacement shakes when I'm not feeling well - I like the strawberry banana morning ones.

For breakfast foods, I do a lot of sandwiches - my typical breakfast is a ham and cheese sandwich.  Sometimes I do chicken sandwiches or grilled sandwiches.  I like to have pasta for breakfast.  Sometimes I'll do a bagel with cream cheese, and occasionally I will have grits.
Posted by: YouKnowWho
« on: August 12, 2014, 08:45:23 PM »

I am all for skipping the breakfast food because it is just gross to me.  I head for last night's leftovers (and yes, I cook with those thoughts in mind).

I have also been bad at doing the whole breakfast thing for the last 10+ years but I have been working out in the morning and have come to the conclusion unless I want to face plant in front of my trainer, I should probably eat something ;)  Now I just have to worry about tooting.
Posted by: PurpleCat
« on: August 12, 2014, 08:03:05 AM »

Yogurt or Kefir.   I can't eat early in the morning.  I eat a yogurt (lactose free for me) and sometime mid morning I eat a protein or fiber bar.  That is when I seem to actually be hungry.
Posted by: Macabre
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:27:40 PM »

DS doesn't sit for breakfast. He's 16. PA only. And vegetarian.

Some things in our house:
•Cheese stick
•Nuker cheat quesadilla (instead of a quesadilla on the panini maker, slap some cheese in the flour tortilla, gold it over and nuke for 20 secs.
•Cream cheese roll up nuked for 15 secs (in a flour tortilla)
•Bagel (we use Lender's) with cream cheese. To make things faster, we keep them in the fridge, not freezer.
•Hard boiled egg
•MacMuffin homemade. We use Thomas English muffins for him. I cook an egg, add cheese. And pop it in the oven on low to keep warm
There are a few store bought brands that have been safe, but I've forgotten what they were
•Egg burrito (you'll notice we use flour tortillas a LOT!)
•Eggo waffle on the go (so not with syrup on a school morning).
•leftover pancake frozen and warmed in oven. Also without syrup. DH usually adds bananas.
•Nutrigrain bar
Posted by: CMdeux
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:39:07 PM »

Um... my DD's "usual" breakfast?

A few sips of chocolate milk.   A tiny serving of mandarin orange segments, or a few bites of sliced peaches.    :hiding:

Sometimes she'll make herself a mini-sandwich out of a King's Hawaiian roll and a slice of turkey-- sometimes even with some cheese.  This makes a slider-sized "sandwich" of sorts.

1/4 of half-and-half with 1/2c of frozen fruit (peaches or mixed berries are DD's favorites-- she doesn't like bananas).  For smoothies, a mini-blender that will handle frozen fruit is a must for small quantities like this. 

She eats well otherwise, so I don't worry about this too much.  Honestly, if I want her to eat breakfast, she has to get out of bed at least an hour beforehand.  That is my real trick with her.   She gets up at the same time (roughly) each morning, and runs, then comes back and has breakfast (such as it is) before showering.