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No-cook breakfast ideas?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 06, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Hey paloeohackers! I am currently in college and my hall building does not have any cooking facilities (although we do have a fridge)... I can only think of smoked salmon and cold smoked ham and smoked bacon... I think this is okay, but eating cold raw meat first thing in the morning is not the most appetizing option I can think of.

Is fat-free plain yoghurt acceptable? Help!!!

Also this is a separate question, but is it okay if I have some wholmeal bread for lunch? Or will that really affect my progress?

Thanks guys!

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on January 15, 2013
at 04:55 PM

Have you tried something other than milk for the liquid? Or would water just make it too nasty to bare?

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on January 15, 2013
at 04:41 PM

Full fat yogurt is a great idea though! So is cheese. Here are some more helpful ideas. http://www.wikihow.com/Cook-Food-in-a-Hotel-Room

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on January 07, 2013
at 04:41 AM

many dining halls are very bagel-or-cereal in the mornings. eggs only on the weekends.

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on January 07, 2013
at 02:16 AM

These are all really great suggestions - plus almond butter on Granny Smith apple slices. :) Chicken or tuna "salad" (cold rotisserie chicken, or packet tuna, mooshed with avocado) is great with just about any veggie. I make mini sandwiches with cucumber slices, or stuff little tomatoes with it. If I could chew celery (I have braces) I'd put it in there, too.

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on January 07, 2013
at 12:55 AM

Not much point to eating fat free yogurt; zero source of fat soluble vitamins or lipids, and what they add to make it taste good you don't want to eat (thickeners of various kinds, extra sugar to name a couple).

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on January 06, 2013
at 06:21 PM

If you are not ketogenic or afraid of carbs, how about fruit?

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on January 06, 2013
at 06:04 PM

Yes, you can skip breakfast! Coffee with heavy cream or bulletproof coffee (coffee with butter and coconut oil) should easily keep you going until lunchtime. And intermittent fasting is about the meal or the time period skipped, not about the calories, so having a larger lunch and dinner is also no problem.

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3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49

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on January 06, 2013
at 05:27 PM

Well I'm not much of a yogurt man myself but my understanding is that if you go down that path that you're going to want to be looking at European yogurt, a la Greek yogurt. Other yogurts (ESPECIALLY "fat-free") are likely crammed with sugars and substitutes which will not only hinder your progress (which is what, by the way?), but likely also make you prone to hunger again very quickly.

As for the bread, chuck it. Having it as a daily occurrence will keep you on a non-Paleo treadmill. A lot of people find Paleo success by subtracting EVERYTHING that may offend, and then slowly - SLOWLY - adding things back in one at a time to find the true offenders.

As for breakfast you don't HAVE to eat meats or fats in the morning. You can throw down some fruits, vegetables or nuts for example. People also make smoothies out of those ingredients and top it off by throwing in an egg. You can have a bulletproof drink (typically something like coffee or tea with grass-fed butter and coconut oil mixed in - supposed to be SUPER satiating and keep your energy up quite well).

Or...GASP...you can skip breakfast! Skipping breakfast altogether is typical in those that practice intermittent fasting (myself among them). IFing, however, is something most typically done by those who have been on a low-carb, Paleo, diet for at least long enough to become metabolically adjusted to burning ketones and free fatty acids. If you try IFing and find yourself constantly hungry, or in a mental haze then, jump off of it. Try again after become more adjusted to using dietary and adipose fat as fuel. Afterwards you may find that you can chug along without so much as a single calorie for 24+ hours without even the slightest dent in your energy!

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on January 06, 2013
at 06:04 PM

Yes, you can skip breakfast! Coffee with heavy cream or bulletproof coffee (coffee with butter and coconut oil) should easily keep you going until lunchtime. And intermittent fasting is about the meal or the time period skipped, not about the calories, so having a larger lunch and dinner is also no problem.

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on January 07, 2013
at 02:09 AM

rotisserie chicken. advocado. smoked salmon. canned tuna. salad. almond butter on a banana. good jerky. macadamia nuts. don't forget bulletproof coffee. hard boiled eggs by the dozen.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on January 07, 2013
at 02:16 AM

These are all really great suggestions - plus almond butter on Granny Smith apple slices. :) Chicken or tuna "salad" (cold rotisserie chicken, or packet tuna, mooshed with avocado) is great with just about any veggie. I make mini sandwiches with cucumber slices, or stuff little tomatoes with it. If I could chew celery (I have braces) I'd put it in there, too.

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on January 06, 2013
at 11:39 PM

How about taking some hard-boiled eggs from the cafeteria (keep refrigerated of course) and eating those with some nuts and tea? Or as someone else said, get an omelet at the cafeteria...

Patti

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on January 06, 2013
at 06:02 PM

I bought an induction hot plate for travels and stuff. Its fast and safe. Combine it with pressure cooker and you can do pretty much everything quite fast.

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on January 07, 2013
at 03:11 AM

When I was living in a dorm room I had one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-Proctor-Electric-Kettle/dp/B0040PQR5S

You just plug it in and can cook anything (as long as it is with liquid) we actually used to make kraft dinner in it.. (but that was before I ate Paleo) I used it all the time to boil vegetables, eggs, etc. Its nice to have a hot meal sometimes.

Have you also considered getting a blender and making fresh smoothies?

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on January 06, 2013
at 07:23 PM

Can you buy a small microwave for your room? That would certainly expand your options for breakfast.

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on January 06, 2013
at 06:19 PM

if i were you, i'd go with nuts, fruit, and full fat yogurt. smoothies are good, too, and very filling with coconut milk.

also, maybe a can of tuna with a smashed avocado.

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on January 06, 2013
at 05:27 PM

Do you have the means to pre-cook your meals anywhere (at a friends place? ) I would make little egg frittatas and keep them in the fridge for a few days for a quick breakfast option.

Full-fat yogurt with fruit is a good idea - greek yogurt has lots of protein.

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on January 06, 2013
at 05:10 PM

Define progress. Full fat yogurt is definitely superior to low fat yogurt and don't you have a food hall where you can get cooked breakfast or does nobody eat cooked breakfasts? Seems weird.

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on January 07, 2013
at 04:41 AM

many dining halls are very bagel-or-cereal in the mornings. eggs only on the weekends.

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on January 15, 2013
at 07:44 PM

I am very rushed in the mornings. My daughter goes to school 2 town over so we have to leave very early. I cook a ton of sausage or bacon on Sunday night then warm up a few pieces each day to eat as I am driving her to school. Maybe you could get extra from the cafeteria then us a microwave? I also pre-slice a lot of colored bell peppers. So each day on the way to school I have a few slices of bacon or sausage and some sliced red, yellow and/or orange bell pepper. I works quite well for me...

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on January 15, 2013
at 03:51 PM

Take 2 eggs, add a bit of milk, beat, & swallow Raw. I eat this way for breakfast on a fairly regular basis= 4-5 times a week.

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on January 15, 2013
at 04:55 PM

Have you tried something other than milk for the liquid? Or would water just make it too nasty to bare?

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on January 07, 2013
at 02:20 AM

Can of tuna/salmon/sardines, followed by one entire avocado.

Nice amount of protein, big on fat, big on HOLY-CRAP-I-AM-FULL.

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on January 06, 2013
at 11:20 PM

What about leftovers? You mentioned you have a fridge. We have college kids who take extra portions at their cafeteria and store them in the fridge for breakfast. I have gotten used to cold eggs baked with bacon or ham that we grab and go. (You would have to cook them somewhere else and have them for a few days.) I wouldn't do the microwave thing as too many nutrients get destroyed. We have breakfast of salad with avocado and lots of veggies and a good dressing, bowls of peas with good oils or butter and grey salt. Adding cooked chicken to that would work. Also, what about hard boiled eggs? Can you have a blender in your room? A good shake would be an avocado, cucumber, a bunch of spinach, coconut water, maybe a lemon or grapefruit depending on what you like, some good oil. You could even add almond, macadamia, or cashew nut butter to it. That would keep you going. You could do your meats at lunch and evening meals or have leftover chicken, etc.

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