Once upon a time I liked eating eggs. Then I went on my first low-carb diet.
Eggs are such an easy and quick breakfast for low-carb eaters. And there are countless ways to fix them. I made scrambled and hard-boiled and omelets and “egg muffins” and sunny-side up over Canadian bacon. I added veggies or cheese or ham or turkey sausage. But then one day I looked at the eggs on my plate and just couldn’t take another bite. Egg burnout had hit me hard.
Fast forward a few yo-yo-ing years later… I have become more creative on my third (and last) South Beach diet. I still resort to eggs maybe once a week, my new tolerance level, but most days I find a protein-rich alternative. My go-to meal before hard cardio workouts has become fat-free refried beans with cheese melted on top (pretty tasty despite reminding me of canned dog food). Some days I eat leftovers from dinner the night before. One particularly cold morning I defrosted homemade soup which really hit the spot. I even have some egg-containing recipes that are a step up from the real thing and almost make me forget that eggs are in there, like ricotta cakes (a little egg substitute with ricotta, vanilla, Splenda and cinnamon).
During past stints with SB, the first food I added back on Phase 2 was always steel cut oats. Hooray – cereal for breakfast again; I could start my day happy. And I could easily eat steel cut oats day after day, week after week. No burnout here:)
But now I have a dilemma. I have decided not to add steel cut oats, as in the past, hoping to do things differently this time to reduce my chances of backsliding. And breakfast is my hardest diet meal of the day. I don’t always have leftovers and I am growing bored with refried beans. Help! I ‘d love your suggestions for healthy, non-grain, high protein breakfasts, especially quick and easy to prepare. (P.S. I don’t like yogurt much more than eggs.)
Humpty Dumpty fell out of my refrigerator and I’m sweeping him into the trashcan!