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I am over four years out. I recently got married and now have no reason not to slim down (want baby's) but I work super early and cannot remember what I used for Protein in the morning. Help?

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For Breakfast, I love scrambling a few eggs with a little shredded cheese and green onion and/or red/green peppers. I might also do a couple of Morningstar soy links with an egg.

Yogurt (greek or other high protein/low sugar) is also good.

Or a smoothie using skim milk, yogurt, throw in a few strawberries and handful of spinach and small banana and you've got something that is portable and tasty and high Protein (just watch the banana/fruit amounts).

And when I'm really lazy, a half cup of cottage cheese with a handful of raspberries is good for me. (but I also eat several small meals a day, so about two hours later, I have a glass of Mootopia - a high Protein, low lactose milk sold by a grocery chain in Texas).

Edited by FrankiesGirl

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My standard Breakfast is 3 oz of chicken breast. I get the cooked flavored chicken breasts from Trader Joe's. Chop up 3 oz and breakfast is ready in under 2 minutes.

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I always just have a Protein Bar for breakfast. I know it's not ideal, but it works so well for my schedule. I was eating Quest Bars, but they recently switched to soluble corn Fiber, which makes me SUPER gassy. So I am now having a Combat Crunch bar every morning.

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Egg and veggie sausage or bacon (you can boil eggs and make the Protein ahead so you can grab and go)

Egg and cottage cheese

String cheese and handful of almonds

Protein shake

Greek yogurt with fruit and/or nuts

Cottage cheese and fruit

Protein Bar

coffee with Protein powder (sometimes it's just one of those days)

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I poach an egg in a coffee cup for 50 seconds in the microwave oven ( less than 1/4 cup of Water add splash of vinegar, add the egg and cover with paper towel. Drain on the paper towel after its cooked then add a tablespoon of mashed avocado and a tablespoon of crumbled bacon Done in less than 2 min

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A nice ice cold Premier Protein shake and a shot of black coffee with some sugar free syrup!! Mmmmmm sounds delish right?? :)

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