5 Breakfast Meal Ideas

Hello,

Being in recovery for an eating disorder is not easy. Being in recovery for anything isn’t really easy. There will be days that are tougher than others. There will be meals/snacks that are tougher than others. Recovery is possible though.

Decision making can be very difficult when struggling with an eating disorder and/or anxiety, especially when it comes to putting a meal/snack together. So, I have made a list of meals for breakfast that I have had in and out of treatment, as well as came up with meals that I could give a try. These breakfast meals do not contain a veggie, but if you need a vegetable for breakfast, go ahead and add one/some in. These meals are for reference where you can decide to put the ingredients together that are on the lists and/or substitute your own ideas. Please check with your dietitian/nutritionist about what exchanges you need for breakfast and how many exchanges.

Again, feel free to play around with the combinations and create a brand new meal out of these ideas.

Here are 5 meals for Breakfast:

  1. Breakfast Bowl

Ingredients:

  • Peanut Butter (for Protein Exchange)
  • Granola and/or Cereal (for Carb Exchange)
  • Chocolate Chips and/or Coconut (for Lipid Exchange)
  • Banana and/or another Fruit of Choice (for Fruit Exchange)
  • Milk and/or Yogurt (for Dairy Exchange)

My favorite variation of this meal is to use granola, chocolate chips, sliced banana, and milk and put it all together in a bowl. I love chocolate, and my favorite kind of chocolate chips are semi-sweet. If you use cereal, I would recommend a cereal such as Cheerios or Kashi. If you use both milk and yogurt, I would recommend drinking the milk in a glass and using the yogurt in the bowl. If you try this Breakfast Bowl meal, let me know your favorite variation or if you did or did not like it.

  1. Yogurt Parfait

Ingredients:

  • Yogurt (for Protein Exchange)
  • Granola and/or Cereal (for Carb Exchange)
  • Chocolate Chips and/or Coconut (for Lipid Exchange)
  • Raisins or Craisins and/or another Fruit of Choice (for Fruit Exchange)
  • Milk and/or Cheese (for Dairy Exchange)

My favorite variation of this meal is to use granola, semi-sweet chocolate chips, an apple or banana on the side with a little peanut butter or Nutella, or another nut butter for taste, or have a peach/nectarine or pear, and a glass of milk. Again, if you are using cereal, I would recommend a cereal such as Cheerios or Kashi. If you try this meal, let me know your favorite variation or if you did or did not like it.

  1. Turkey & Avocado Toast

Ingredients:

  • Turkey (for Protein Exchange)
  • Bread or English Muffin or Bagel (for Carb Exchange)
  • Avocado and/or Cream Cheese or Butter (for Lipid Exchange)
  • Any kind of Fruit (for Fruit Exchange)
  • Milk and/or Cheese and/or Yogurt and/or Cottage Cheese (for Dairy Exchange)

I have actually only had this one time. I don’t know why because it was really good. I toasted some Bread; spread a little Cream Cheese on the toast just for taste, put the Turkey and Avocado on the Toast, and had Milk to the Side. I don’t know what kind of Fruit I had, but you can use any kind. Thinking about it, Cottage Cheese would be really good on the side for this meal combination. If you try this meal, let me know your favorite variation or if you did or did not like it.

  1. Peanut Butter Waffles

Ingredients:

  • Peanut Butter (for Protein Exchange)
  • Waffles (for Carb Exchange)
  • Yogurt Covered Raisins (for Lipid Exchange)
  • Banana (for Fruit Exchange)
  • Milk and/or Yogurt (for Dairy Exchange)

I have only had this meal one time too. It was yummy though. I put some Frozen Waffles in the toaster, spread Peanut Butter on them, sliced a banana and put it on top of the waffles, added Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, and Honey on top of that, and had Milk on the side as well as the Yogurt Covered Raisins to the side. If you have a sweet tooth like me, the added sweetness from the Brown Sugar and Honey will do the trick. I put Yogurt as an option, but I can’t have yogurt by itself. It has to have something in it. It’s a texture thing. If you try this meal, let me know your favorite variation or if you did or did not like it.

  1. Egg Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • Eggs and/or Bacon and/or Sausage (for Protein Exchange)
  • Bread or Bun or Bagel or English Muffin (for Carb Exchange)
  • Cheese and/or Avocado (for Lipid Exchange)
  • Any kind of Fruit (for Fruit Exchange)
  • Milk and/or Cheese and/or Cottage Cheese and/or Yogurt (for Dairy Exchange)

I do like Egg Sandwiches, but don’t have them often. To make an Egg Sandwich, fry the eggs, and break the yolk unless you like your eggs a little runny in a sandwich, but that would be a little messy. I like toasting the Bread choice and spreading on a little butter for taste. Now I want an Egg Sandwich after typing this up, ha ha. If you try this meal, let me know your favorite variation or if you did or did not like it.

I hope these meal ideas are helpful and resourceful. Please let me know if you would like to see more posts like this one. I hope you have a great day or night.

Do you have any meal ideas or would like a meal around a certain food? Let me know, and I will put your idea in the next post with your blog name for credit of course and/or will help create a meal around the food you would like.

Take Care my Friend.

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