Breakfast Ideas minus eggs

By AngieUt Latest Reply 2012-01-26 01:30:55 -0600
Started 2012-01-21 14:15:51 -0600

I am allergic to eggs, does anyone have some suggestions for breakfasts?

46 replies

pixsidust 2012-01-25 23:08:05 -0600 Report

I found when I season ground turkey it can almost have a sausage taste.
Maybe try that with your stir fry veggies and wrap in a tortilla. Its 85% lean and may help with cholesterol

Dev 2012-01-24 15:48:52 -0600 Report

2 suggestions, both with a lot of proteins:
1. Mung beans - soak mung beans overnight sprinkle salt and pepper steam it in microwave for 30 seconds and eat it. You can also sprout it for a day more and eat it the day after. Instead of steaming you can add cucumber, lemon, cilantro to make a summer salad.

2. Vegetable/tomato omlette - this is nothing to do with eggs. don't know why it got it's name. make a batter out of chickpea flour and water, add salt, cumin powder, chilli or any other spices you like add diced tomato or any thinly diced veggies and make pancakes out of it.

Both are Indian dishes. We don't eat meat or eggs so much so we have a variety of dishes that use different types of beans and legumes. You can get both mung beans and chickpea flour in any of the Indian stores. Indian variety of chickpea (smaller than what you get generally in US) has the best carb:protein ratio amongst beans.

Caroltoo 2012-01-24 17:17:14 -0600 Report

Dev: is the Indian chickpea that you mentioned available in the US as far as you know or are there online sources in India that a US person could access? Does the bean go be a name other than chickpea which would of course be confused here with what we call a chickpea or garbanzo bean. Carol

Dev 2012-01-24 17:35:41 -0600 Report

Yes :) You would find it in any Indian store and I think there are online versions of the Indian store as well. Though I have'nt bought it online. I have easy access to Indian groceries in NYC.

Chana is the Indian name but I am trying to think what is printed on the packet. I think they might print Chana or Kala chana or Bengal gram. it is darker and smaller than the garbanzo beans you generally get in grocery stores here. You also get a split version of it and flour version of the same in Indian stores. The garbanzo beans kind of version is named Chhole. The color and size difference is noticeable so you wouldn't mistake one for another.

Dev 2012-01-24 17:51:27 -0600 Report

I found this page that might be useful.
It is a long page but you can scroll down to the section on US and canadian availability. where he lists various places you get chana daal (split version). I am assuming you will also get the whole and flour variety there. It would be best to visit an Indian grocery store though and look through various beans options they have. The variety is fascinating :)

Caroltoo 2012-01-24 18:01:09 -0600 Report

I use chana daal … it's all in a name, didn't realize it was the same thing. I buy chana daal in my local health food store and have some in the house right now. I wonder if I could grind it in my coffee grinder…have to give it a try. Thanks for the website. I'll go look there next.

Dev 2012-01-24 18:18:25 -0600 Report

you can very much grind it in the coffee grinder. It will be a grainy flour but I think that might work. What you get in the store is generally fine flour that feels to the hand as soft as talcum powder. Also, if you buy it in an indian grocery store you will get it way cheaper than health store because it is a grocery item we use regularly and not as a speciality so no marked up price :)

oh also, you can soak the daal and then grind it and then use that to make pancake kind of things. You can add different veggies, shredded zukinin, be creative. For spicing you can add ginger and garlic while you grind daal. and salt for taste. Now I am getting hungry thinking about all these food items ;)

PS: the whole chana will have more fiber I am thinking because the cover is intact. Daal is a split version of it without the cover.

Caroltoo 2012-01-24 18:43:13 -0600 Report

And the fiber is important. Well, here in Honolulu I should be able to find an Indian grocery. We are quite cosmopolitan and have lots of different ethnicities. If not, will order online.

My breakfast omelets are more vegetables than omelette's already, so this just sounded like a nice variety and a good use of the beans for protein. I am gluten intolerant, so I avoid pancakes and anything made with wheat, rye, barley, or oat flour.

Dev 2012-01-24 19:04:06 -0600 Report

In that case you can also look at the mung flour and if you are lucky you might also find the Masoor or lentil flour and Urad/Udad or black gram flour. Mung is a bit bland but easiest to digest. We use it to thicken gravies and soups instead of other flour. I don't remember the carb:protein ratio of each but it will be on the packets.

Caroltoo 2012-01-25 08:54:28 -0600 Report

Thanks, Dev. Great ideas! There isn't a whole lot of information that I've seen on anything other than soy, potato, and sorghum flours. I'd really prefer to avoid all three. This gives me a new direction to pursue. THANKS!

petz 2012-01-24 12:32:38 -0600 Report

Does anyone feel or have felt dizzy or lightheaded from their sugar being up past 300 for at least a week? I have, that's why I'm asking.

2012-01-24 16:37:49 -0600 Report

Hey petz~~ I have in the past where my #s have been 300 or higher and have been so dizzy that I fell down a flight of stairs. (Thank god I was at the doctors). I was completely knocked out, and when I came to, I was in the ER. It's obvious that someone saw me laying there. The ER staff said that my # was so high it would not even register on their meter.

byrun 2012-01-24 12:46:47 -0600 Report

My #'s usually run in the low 100's on average. I do get that kind of feeling when they spike above the 160's and I also get a lightheaded feeling along with a feeling of weakness and being tired when they are on the low side, which is around 70, for me.

AngieUt 2012-01-24 11:11:56 -0600 Report

This morning I did a veg stir fry,added a couple of small pieces of chicken and some hash browns, a half of a banana and a glass of skim milk. I kept it very light on the hash browns but that made it feel more like breakfast to me. lol

AngieUt 2012-01-24 21:31:49 -0600 Report

Unfortunately it didnt settle well as I'm battling other issues and it was to high in fat even though I used very little. So stir fries are out. And yes I have to keep the portion of potato very low, just enough to taste.

byrun 2012-01-24 12:25:03 -0600 Report

I have discovered that I can have potatoes too but, I have to keep the portion to 3 - 4 oz max and I do limit those to once per week or 2 weeks.

nzingha 2012-01-24 09:12:51 -0600 Report

my breakfast was a veggie omlette.. tomatoes, mixed veg and cheese, an apple and a cup of cocoa.. no sugar.. 2 table spoon of low calorie milk…

then for lunch, steamed cabbage ,2 chicken sausages, small piece of riped plaintain, water, an apple and an oz of peanuts…

AngieUt 2012-01-23 21:28:38 -0600 Report

I've nev er heard of Wasa, I'll look for it. thank you. I appreciate all of the ideas and have tried some already. Thanks everyone!

Type1Lou 2012-01-24 11:42:50 -0600 Report

Wasa is a crispbread (like a cracker) and is made in Germany. You should be able to find it in your grocery stores and sometimes in Job Lot stores (for about half the price) There are many different varieties but the lowest carbs are found in the Light Rye (2 slices = 14 grams carb) and the Fiber Rye. And,like Nick mentioned earlier, they also have a Crisp'n light 7 grain crackerbread (3 slices = 13 grams carb) The Wasa website address is They are my alternative to bread.

Type1Lou 2012-01-23 17:23:58 -0600 Report

I generally eat the same breakfast every morning. It consists of 2 slices of Light Rye Crisp Bread (Wasa) covered with about 1/3 cup of Plain Low-fat Greek yogurt along with fresh fruit (this week it's blueberries, last week it was strawberries) sweetened with Splenda or, instead of the fresh fruit, two tablespoons of sugar-free jam. Along with my coffee with milk, it consists of 30 grams of carb. It's the closest thing I'll get to having a pastry and I find it very satisfying.

Nick1962 2012-01-23 18:08:03 -0600 Report

Oooh forgot about the Wasa! Love it and only 13 carbs for 3 slices with the crisp light 7 grain. I put ham and cheese on and nuke it. Closest thing I'll see to a grilled cheese in my lifetime.

Type1Lou 2012-01-23 18:17:18 -0600 Report

I found my Wasa solution after reading Dr Richard Bernstein's book "Diabetes Solution". That book opened my eyes to the merits of a low-carb approach to diabetes. Dr Bernstein espoused this approach long before the mainstream diabetes educators gave it any credence.

pixsidust 2012-01-22 13:10:38 -0600 Report

Here are some ideas

First try some omelet or scrambles recipes using tofu instead
such as black beans, diced tomatoes,egg beaters or 1 egg, dollop fat free sour cream…now exchange the egg for tofu. Use spices on it for flavor

Sir fry some ham, tofu and add cheese, season with garlic salt and pepper, Onions and green peppers are optional in the stir fry but really good. Roll in a warm low carb tortilla and have a breakfast burrito

No sugar added yogurt with a piece of fruit in it

Low carb tortilla with Peanut butter and a teaspoon of honey and a dolop of cool whip. It's about 20 carbs, but it is super satisfying, and sweet

Cheese with a bit of fruit

Cold cuts of meat such as baked ham. You can eat them cold or fry them quickly and eat them on toast with mayo…yum

Make your own breakfast sandwich minus the eggs

Whole wheat english muffin with peanut butter and 1/2 banana

Bob's Red Mill Apple cinnamon whole grain hot cereal. A little fat free margarine spray and a sweetener packet this is great! Its sugar free although thats not listed.

Have some protein with the carbs
Give yourself the energy for life!

AngieUt 2012-01-22 13:47:07 -0600 Report

Great idea! thank you!

pixsidust 2012-01-23 12:42:51 -0600 Report

One more thing, if you do find a good recipe for tofu. You can make a batch and it will keep in the fridge and take a little out at a time. I have to have fresh eggs as old ones are rubbery but a tofu dish can be even more flavorful as the flavors soak in. This way you do not have to cook but just heat for a hit and run breakfast that's good for you with plenty of protein!!

pixsidust 2012-01-22 15:38:50 -0600 Report

tofu without seasoning and being prepared is not so good
so google some simple tofu recipes and try making one

berrykins0 2012-01-22 08:27:08 -0600 Report

fruit meat nuts bread whole wheat best kind oatmeal plain gluernea bars ,shakes yogurtpancakes. sorry to hear you can't eat eggs this means you can't have a flu shot either flu shot important for diabetics thats crummy.

Lydickk 2012-01-22 06:52:04 -0600 Report

You can also think outside the box. Different foods for different meals is actually a cultural belief that we simply pass down from generation to generation. When I was first diagnosed as type 2 I began eating regular dinner foods for breakfast until I found Kashi GoLean. As soon as I found the Kashi I began to eat it with a cup of milk and a piece of fruit for breakfast because it was convenient and it contained protein which slowed down glucose absorption and helped rebuild muscle mass that I had really lost a lot of. When I realized I was also either gluten/rapeseed intolerant or had celiac disease I had to give up the Kashi since it contains wheat. So I went back to eating regular dinner foods for breakfast until I eventually build a mix of generic wheat and rice checks and Kix cereal that fits my budget. Now I have a bowl of the snack mix along with a piece of fruit and either a cup of milk or some almonds for protein. I don't mix the cereal and milk because it doesn't hold up in milk. It get mushy really quickly and I just can't get into gulping down by breakfast. I found I needed the generic checks for flavor and the Kix for the crunch that I'm missing in all my foods now that I can't eat gluten.

Nick1962 2012-01-23 13:48:57 -0600 Report

Yeah, I do dinner for breakfast on the weekends. Love cold chicken. I always have some grilled burgers, bratwurst, or italian sausage in the freezer. No bun with those, but with only 2 carbs and 12 protein, you can't beat a brat!

Young1s 2012-01-23 19:02:37 -0600 Report

Me too. Their quick and easy to cook and are can be substituted in recipes for most other meats.

Lydickk 2012-01-23 17:09:04 -0600 Report

Unless you are vegetarian type 2 whith gluten/rapeseed issues. That really limits my possibilities! They have a discussion going on CeliaConnect about which food you miss the most since giving up gluten. I'm going to go on and say 7-11 hot dogs - that was my one weakness after becoming vegetarian. Doesn't it figure I would pick to worst possible meat as the one I choose to continue to eat occasionally? It was between that an fast food junk hamburgers.

Nick1962 2012-01-23 18:04:44 -0600 Report

Ouch, thats gotta hurt! Morningstar Farms has a lot of good vegetarian products, not sure about the gluten and rapseed issues though. Even for a carnivore like myself, if we were on a desserted island and the choice was between canibalism and these, they'd buy you a few more hours of life.

Lydickk 2012-01-23 18:54:02 -0600 Report

Had to give up Morningstar Farms - all they soy also contains wheat. Not well planned on their part. I checked and they don't have a single product that is gluten free.

Caroltoo 2012-01-21 22:58:53 -0600 Report

I frequently do a stir-fry vegetable plate. Sometimes I add an egg and make it an omlette; other times I eat it without the egg. China Jim suggested a recipe recently that I adapted: it is lightly stir fried cauliflower, julienne carrots, and onion in olive oil. Add a little tamari sauce, garlic, and ginger. It's really very tasty.

I also have a bowl of fruit, a half a gluten free bagel, and coffee with whey protein.

A fruit and meat plate: blackberries, papaya, strawberries, avocado, feta and spinach sausage.

Patty0057 2012-01-21 22:51:18 -0600 Report

I also like fiber one cereal. You could try a multigrain or whole wheat bread slice with lo fat cheese. Put it in the toaster oven & have some fruit or a smoothies.

Patty0057 2012-01-21 16:39:19 -0600 Report

I love oatmeal. Oatfit is a brand with only 18 carbs. I usually pair it with a protein like turkey bacon.

AngieUt 2012-01-21 22:15:46 -0600 Report

Oatmeal is what I have been eating, haven't tried the turkey bacon though. Thank you

dIDYMUS 2012-01-26 01:30:55 -0600 Report

I like to layer granola, vanilla yogurt and fruit several times in a glass. I tried turkey bacon, but found it to be way to sweet tasting.