Linda Petty is an editor at CNN Living. She liked boxed mixes, tarted-up vegetables and letting produce rot in her crisper.
I don’t always eat breakfast at home. But when I do, it is usually healthy. It may be some oatmeal with fresh fruit, black walnuts and cinnamon or perhaps brown rice with lemon juice, soy sauce and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
But if I’m running late, my breakfast is often a ham and cheese biscuit picked up on the way to work from a fast food restaurant with a huge container of unsweetened ice tea.
That crumbling meal is eaten over my computer as I wait for programs to load and ask the nearest coworkers how their evening or weekend went.
About once a week, my employer pays for breakfast and a restaurant brings in boxes of bagels with a variety of cream cheese flavors, muffins and other pastries, some meat and cheeses with biscuits and huge platters of fresh fruit. As we circle the feast laid out on the break room island like a pack of wild animals circling prey, we often run into coworkers we don’t often see and talk about what projects we’re working on. It’s sort of a working breakfast.
And occasionally, if I’ve had pizza the night before, I bring in a slice and eat it, unheated, at my desk. It's usually spinach and mushroom – so I tell myself there are some healthy aspects to the greasy, cheesy breakfast.
But no matter what we’ve eaten, half way through the morning, a silent signal goes out through our newsroom and a herd of journalists start moving towards the high-priced latte stand in the CNN Center's food court to get another jolt of life-giving caffeine to sustain us until lunchtime.
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Yogurt with honey and berries, cereal, a slice of bread with nutella or toast with peanut butter, fresh fruit, pancakes (that I made on the weekend and froze for later)... all delicious options. To drink: lots of water and sometimes coffee.
Unless you count my coffee at home (and again in the car, and again at my desk), I don't eat breakfast, usually.
What is a place that I will be tomorrow night?
I'll take American Presidents for $200 Alex.
During the week, I have coffee with a toasted high fiber English muffin with spray butter and strawberry jam, eaten at my desk. About 150 calories; keeps me going until lunch. On the weekends, I splurge and have a big bowl of cereal or an "egg mug", which is egg substitute combined with whatever variety of omelet ingredients dumped in a large mug and cooked in the microwave. Healthy, filling, and yummy! Never, ever skip breakfast!
I never heard of an "egg mug" before but it sounds like a great idea.
Breakfast is a staple for my fiancee & me. Usually it's huevos con chorizo or eggs scrambled with black beans w/ corn tortillas (i stick to a small serving cuz chorizo has tons of fat & sodium) or eggs over well with hashbrowns (Simply Potatoes Southwest style) & turkey bacon..
I eat an apple and drink a diet coke every morning in my car on the way to work. Once in a while, I will eat a protein bar, but that is a rarity.
I only eat a bowl of cereal every morning, and I am a healthy 125 pounds. Breakfast is the most
I guess you had something more important to do than finish that thought. ; )
Breakfast: it does a body good!
I try to eat breakfast every day if I have time! It's usually at work. I love greek yougurt and usually have one every day. So sometimes it's breakfast. Weekend mornings I enjoy a spinach and cheese omlette. LOVE eggs! And always coffee. :)
I don't eat breakfast – haven't in years. I can't stand that full feeling in my stomach 1st thing in the morning. Coffee only please.
I work four tens and my day starts at 6:30, so I eat breakfast at my desk. Been trying to stay away from breads/sweets and am currently on a bean soup kick. Bean soup: equal parts black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, refried beans (no, really!) and chicken broth, all reduced-sodium. Sprinkle a little cheese on top.
Big mug of decaf Good Earth tea on the side.
I love beans for breakfast! I was on a chickpea breakfast stew kick for awhile. The recipe is really quite versatile and any number of additions or substitutions can be made. It came from the NYT's a few years back.
Breakfast & "mid-morning snack" are sometimes the same meal... I always eat at my desk staring at my computer. Usually some peanut butter toast, yougurt or a piece of fruit or if no time for toast – I do a granola bar. I also have just bought the Jimmy Dean's low-fat breakfast sandwhiches.. made with a whole wheat bun, egg whites, low-fat cheese & a turkey sausage patty. Total calories is 280 – but it defintely keeps me full through until Lunch Time. I just need to start remembering to grab one out of the freezer before I head to work...
I eat ice cream,lottsa lottsa ice cream. oh, and cherry pie for fiber.
I had a big bowl of homemade yogurt with sliced bananas, red grapes and some almonds. I feel Greaaaat.
BTW-it took a total of 2 minutes to make it.
I switched to a low carb diet almost two weeks ago. I am down almost ten pounds! That's steak and eggs every day for breakfast.
So, what's the story with you username?
What's your HDL and LDL?
Blonde Dove, I too have lost weight by eating breakfast every weekday. I have the equivalent of one egg of
Eggbeaters with a slice of turkey bacon three days a week and cereal and 1/2% milk the other two days.
Have lost my goal of thirty pounds and kept it off for over two yaers now. Works much better than the
Snickers bar I used to have every morning about ten.
I make a couple of pieces of turkey bacon each morning and bring them to work. I also try to bring a piece of fruit, and I have several boxes of cereal to choose from at work if I'm still hungry. I used to eat the instant oatmeal packs til they got to be too sweet for me.
Jimmy Dean Dlight breakfast sandwiches are my fav!
When ya start gettin' up there (age > 50), ya better damn well start eating more fiber. Unless you wanna start passing blood. I generally start the day at my desk with two slices of Costco Mutii-fiber bread (5 grams of fiber for EACH slice) shmeared with PB&J.
I usually eat breakfast at home. A whole grain tortilla, spread with fat free refried canned beans, and scrambled eggs. I make up a whole bunch then wrap then in plastic wrap and keep them in a freezer in a large zip lock bag. That way when I am in a hurry, its a good breakfast on the run. I also make up a huge omelet mixture in a bowl with roasted potatoes and peppers, ham, cheese, onions then pour into large muffin tins and bake. Those freeze excellent too! When at home you can pair them with fresh fruit or oatmeal for a complete breakfast or just grab from the freezer alone and still be low fat and healthy! I have lost 120# this past year by doing things like this.... You should take the time to take better care of yourself, you are worth it :)
sounds yummy.... How do u heat the wraps or the omlet muffins when u take them out of the freezer?
I like the omelet in the muffin tin idea! You should be really proud of yourself for making changes and losing so much weight! So many people just make excuses. It takes a lot to make serious changes in your life and to stick with them. Good for you!
Corn tortillas are better than flour ones. Especially El Milagro brand. They're only 50 cals for 1, 0.5 g fat, 12g carbs, & 1g each of dietary fiber & protein.
Also, use whole black beans. Much healthier than the refried variety.
I eat the Heartland Scramble from Dennys everyday followed by a bottle of diet coke to cut the calories. If I still feel empty, I just do a pit stop at IHOP. I then drive and sit on a chair for the rest of the day. I weigh 152 pounds btw. The only other meals I eat during the day are lunch, 2 evening snacks and a light dinner which is usually a burger or pizza.
I make my old fashioned oatmeal with PB and eat it at my desk. I look forward to it every morning. Yum!
Mickey D's, best breakfast in the world.
...and it is healty and good for ya' too...
In the Bathroom
I'm lucky if I have an appetite after waking up and thinking about what the next 10 hours of the day is going entail.
I usually eat steak and eggs while sitting on the john...kill two birds with one stone.
In our studio we have a full kitchen with stove and refrigerator. This is not an office, it's a graphic design studio, so we prepare meals and eat them together and the kitchen table. I usually bring in granola and yogurt once a week and that last me all week for my breakfast. Weekends, breakfast at home is usually eggs, oatmeal, pancakes, etc.. not all at once of course :)
I hate when people say they don't have time for breakfast. Get up earlier! This should be your biggest meal of the day! Eat a good breakfast and you will have enough energy to make it to lunch with a small snack in the middle, perhaps a protein bar. Give up the coffee and eat well. Your heart and body will thank you.
I usually eat oatmeal or eggs. A protein bar for a snack around 10:30. Subway or a leftovers for lunch. Another protein bar in mid-afternoon and a protein rich dinner, usually fish. Make time!!
You must have a nice schedule.
I always cook and eat at home. It's cheaper and tastes better.
Lightly scrambled eggs (or over easy), English muffin (or a flour tortilla), cheese, sausage (Homemade McMuffin anyone?)
Grits, cheese, sausage (or Hormel bacon bits), eggs (All -in-one for simplicity)
I'm with you on dat!
Oh my "journalists" must be bored today! YAWN!
i have always eaten breakfast at home. coffee with fake sugar and fake flavored cream, or tea, and two pieces of whole grain toast.
it is a time to watch the news on tv and plan my day.
when my children were small and at home, my breakfast was the same, but in a more hectic atmosphere .
Meat and vegetables at home or at the desk, and only 2 small cups of coffee between 7:00 -9:30 a.m. Most people think this is weird, but our bodies weren't built to digest bread very well (it adapts, but bread on a regular basis = more work for the intestines). If I could, I'd have cold shrimp and broccoli every morning!
Not weird at all. When I tell folks, "no thanks, I don't drink coffee," they look at me like I have a third eye.
You eat like me! I had leftover shrimp, stir-fried with spinach from the garden and leftover couscous for breakfast this morning. Yum. I was on a chickpea breakfast stew kick for awhile but that is really better in the colder months. I find that veggies, grains and beans really stick with me and I'm not hungry again until early afternoon. I pack my lunch so I have complete control over that meal and I am less tempted to order out with the rest of the office.
I eat either 2 eggs with whole wheat toast or oatmeal with blueberries and whole wheat toast. I pair that with a small glass of OJ (sometimes) and always a small cup of coffee and I'm good to go. I'm only 20, but I think breakfast in absolutely essential before my work days (yes, I do have a full time job despite being a student). If I don't eat breakfast, I get really cranky and am entirely unproductive... but I guess I am on CNN while at work right now. Hmmm.....
cold pizza w/ hot sauce and a glass of milk for breakfast is fantastic
When I was younger (in the partying days), I LOVED cold pizza and hot chocolate for breakfast. It had to be a white veggie pizza. Kinda miss it, but need the fiber now. Aging sucks, but it beats the alternative!
I tend to eat in the car, I know I shouldn't. Why getting up early enough, to take a show get dressed, and get awake enough while giving yourself ample night time sleep (Not going to bed at sunset), is a tight schedule if you need to be at work on time. I have a decent drive that is rather dull and low traffic so it is easy and time efficient to eat while driving. So when I get to work I am full and have energy to make it to a late lunch.
Nothing like the smell of someone's egg sandwich at work in the morning.
I like to smell egg farts.
Your own or others?
Lets play fart football!
I LOVE the smell of my farts after I eat hard boiled eggs! They, smell, AMAZING!
I can't eat in the morning. My body just will not have it until after a certain hour. Everything tastes like cardboard until about 10am, by which time it's almost lunch for me anyway.
Capeche. I was in that boat, too. There are still mornings I have to MAKE myself eat but it's worth it for me.
Sorry, hit the wrong # key. ;-}
Not eating anything for breakfast on workday mornings I think is a big mistake. As I've gotten older I've begun to need something to eat. Sadly, most of what I like is a carb (pancakes, bagel, toast, biscuit, doughnut...). Most mornings it's just water, cereal or yogurt. Consequently, I eat a big lunch and a small dinner-with something sweet before I get in bed. My biggest problem is not wantintg to get up early enough to make a healthy meal, let alone to sit and eat it. But at 48, I'm paying for it.
Look up Dr. Joel Furhman, this guy is the real deal and tells the truth.
I pretty much eat every meal in my car...It shows too
American tastes are so unsophisticated that I think pretty much any meal qualifies here.
Don't generalize.....chefs and friends of chefs(Me) will take offense.
What are the consequences? Ya gonna bleed out? Suck it up.
I'm going to slap you with my purse!
Eating breakfast at home would either A. force me to get up earlier to go to the gym- which translates into less sleep, or B. spend less time at the gym which isnt an option either. Fruit, yogurt or oatmeal with water. Gave up all soda and coffee.
“Sophisticated” tastes. You make us all laugh.
Should we have tastes like the toothless Britons? Or shall our tastes be hit with the blandness that is French “cuisine”. Perhaps something as nasty and overwhelming as curry. Maybe we should eat engendered sea-food like sharks and whales like the Chinese/Japanese. No, I’ve got it, let’s eat PEOPLE like some from Borneo!
The fact is that we have tastes and dishes brought here from all over the world and, over time, they have blended. Give me a filet mignon, mashed potatoes, asparagus, and a cold Sam Adams and I’m a happy man.
filet mignon, mashed potatoes, asparagus, and a cold Sam Adams – for breakfast? mmmmmm . . . beer!
It's funny how this dude repeatedly posts his childish, anti-American comments and calls us unsophisticated. What a hypocrite. Absolutely pathetic...
It IS funny! I laugh!
I only eat breakfast at my desk (usually pop-tarts) when I wake up with a stomach ache and have to run to catch the early morning train into the Manhattan every day.
And that’s why I would never live in New York City. Fun to visit but over-rated (and over-priced) when it comes to living.
In a past job, there were days when I ate all three meals in my car, in between meetings.
Coffee, oatmeal, strawberries at Cosi. It may sound boring, but it is a healthy, filling, quick breakfast.
I usually have a similar breakfast; cereal or oatmeal with fruit and some coffee. Such a simple thing though, I don't understand why people get it at a restaurant for 5 times the price when it takes the same amount of time to make it at home, often less time if you count going out of your way to get to the restaurant, parking, etc. Why not just enjoy at home?
Agreed,best BF ever, those guys with BP take decaf..! stick to oatmeal and see improvement in your lipid profile and ofcourse it may revent colon cancer in the long run. I only wihs theer is a marathon drive ti make our children eat healthy BF like this. Nothing against cereal though. Eat healthy and save oru country from obesity !!
If I have time for breakfast I have a bowl of cereal and drink my coffee in the car. If I am running behind I have a protein bar in the car along with my coffee. Only when I genuinely forget my protein bar (and run out of my stash that I keep in the car) then I stop for an egg mcmuffin. But that doesn't happen often. :) Don't like the greasy feeling for the rest of the morning.
We follow about the same morning regime, Amayda ... I do granola cereal w/bananas when there's time and coffee for the ride. On those crazy mornings, if you do a mcmuffin with the egg and english muffin only (skip the meat and "cheese product"), it's much less greasy and tastes pretty good. Have them throw in a salsa packet if you need more flavor (and aren't wearing white that day)! :-)
Eat Me, I'm Grrrrrrrrrrrreat!!!!
Eat me raw, pilgrim!
For years, my breakfast was bagels on the run and multiple Diet Cokes thruout the morning. Sometimes those multiple Diet Cokes were my only breakfast. Get to work, switch over to coffee and wait for lunch. For my health, I've recently had to change that habit. Many more proteins, no more carbs and one 20oz coffee at work. It was hard to get back in to my childhood habit of sitting down and eating a "real meal" for breakfast. Now I've made the transition and am glad.
Today breakfast is an enjoyable, quiet time to slowly ramp up into my day, catch up on reading and have a good meal .... before the insanity of the day begins.
Hear, hear! I make time in the morning to sit and eat my breakfast, no matter what.
If you have diabetes and particularly kidney problem, please avoid all kinds of diet soda and see a dramatic improvement in your kidney function !!!! I think that diet sodas are stressful for kidneys even among healthy people. Drink plain water or small qty of tea instead.Personal experience. It us shameful corporations are aggressively martking drinks at al times and places, it will only hurt us in teh long run.
Not according to Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. His study followed more than 40,000 men for 20 years, from 1986 to 2006 – no association of diet soda and diabetes.
Oh how our tales abound.
you know who eats breakfast? fat people
I beg to differ.
Actually, Gordo, I mean Gondo, studies show that skipping breakfast leads to overeating later in the day, thereby, increasing the chance for obesity. A healthy breakfast is actually key to maintaining weight and even weight loss. So keep your ignorant, pot-stirring comments to yourself. You're probably a closet fatty yourself anyway (that was thrown in to equal your mean stupid comment, even if it is stooping to your level).
Uh, no dipsh!t, people who eat breakfast are slimmer on average than those who don't.
Thanks for sharing your stupidity Gondo! Now start eating some healthy breakfats. Maybe, just maybe, there might be a slight increase in your intelligence (assuming you have a brain)
Skinny people eat breakfast, short people eat breakfast and tall people eat breakfast. What's your point?
Oh that's right, it's on top of your head. Keeps that dunce cap right where it belongs.
I made similar changes in my diet and eating habits six years ago. I gave up all soda and I make time to eat a balanced breakfast each morning at home before I go to work. Combined with exercise, I lost thirty pounds and I have kept it off for over five years. I look and feel soooo much better. I also find that I eat less and I make better food choices throughout the day.
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