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Friday, November 14, 2014

Protein Breakfasts to Celebrate World Diabetes Day

Excellent eBook resource: All 5 Day Pouch Test Recipes including Breakfasts
The 5 Day Pouch Test: Complete Recipe Collection

Today is World Diabetes Day - A dedicated day on which international attention is given to raise awareness about diabetes which affects almost 400 million people worldwide and contributes to 5 million deaths annually. This year's initiative promotes the benefits of starting the day with a healthy breakfast to reduce the risks of diabetes.

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Weight loss surgery patients who follow the high protein diet prescribed by their bariatric centers are familiar with the benefits that come from starting the day with protein. I've gathered some of the high protein breakfast recipes we've shared here on the blog over the years for your enjoyment. Celebrate World Diabetes Day by committing to starting the day off right with a great serving of protein! Refresher: Protein First but how much?

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Microwave Coffee Cup Scramble

From Incredible Egg

For a quick and easy breakfast in less than 3 minutes, try this microwave egg scramble. Just add your favorite toppings & take it to go!

2 Tbsp. milk
2 Tbsp. shredded Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper

COAT 12-oz. microwave-safe coffee mug with cooking spray. ADD eggs and milk; beat until blended. (Kaye's Note: Be certain to beat eggs well; reviews on the Incredible Egg site indicate not beating the eggs and breaking the yolk causes them to "explode" during cooking or after the first 45 seconds when stirring. And always hold hot foods away from your face when removing from microwave or other heat source!)

MICROWAVE on HIGH 45 seconds; stir. MICROWAVE until eggs are almost set, 30 to 45 seconds longer.  TOP with cheese; season with salt and pepper. Enjoy warm!

Makes one serving that is a good source of protein, vitamin D, choline, vitamin A, folate, calcium, and iron.  Nutrition: 215 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated, 2g polyunsaturated, 5g monounsaturated), 17g protein, 2g carbohydrate.

More Fast and Easy Breakfasts from Incredible Egg

Egg-Broccoli Breakfast Bake
This is intended to be a side-dish for most people. But in our WLS world I think it is a perfect main dish. Protein, dairy and veggies. Not to mention delicious flavor. We added salt and pepper at the table, and my husband gave a few shakes of Tabasco sauce. Delicious recipe - and easy! Another good recipe reheated the following day. This may be used for breakfast on Days 4 and 5 of the 5 Day Pouch Test.

Egg-Broccoli Breakfast Bake

Egg Recipes in the LivingAfterWLS Kitchen

The One-Pan Breakfast
Here is a blueprint for a manly one-pan breakfast. Use it as your guideline for tossing together great food in snap to start the day off right.
One-Pan Breakfast

Mini Breakfast Pizzas
I just found this great recipe from the American Egg Board: Mini Breakfast Pizzas. What a great way to start your day and what a healthy way to send the kids off to school.
High Protein Energy Breakfast

Eggs for Dinner: Ham and Egg Casserole 
A wonderful dinner casserole that sneaks in some extra veggies but still very high in protein. Delicious fresh or reheated the following day.

Recipe: Ham and Egg Casserole

Think Oatmeal: Pumped Up Protein Oatmeal
Long revered as a nutritional powerhouse, oatmeal is a great platform for adding whole grain to our diet because it lends itself to a variety ingredients and flavors that boost protein and enhance the eating experience.  In the recipe below, Egg-White Whipped Vanilla Oatmeal provided by Quaker Oats, we add 14 grams protein per serving by whipping and cooking egg whites right into the oatmeal. The meal is further protein fortified with a topping of Greek yogurt giving this filling meal a potential of 22 grams protein! Once the technique of adding egg white in the final cooking step is mastered we can experiment with all manner of toppings to please the taste buds and meet our WLS nutritional needs.
Egg-White Whipped Vanilla Oatmeal

Check out this post: Kaye's Top 5 Day-6 Recipes

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