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Posted by: Xplorer, Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 9:28am
Hello blood-type diet followers out there!

As a relatively new member of this community, I have found the most frustrating part of the diet to be breakfast.I am the only O in my family and we do a lot of traveling.  Everywhere we go, the only protein option is eggs.

Can't eat eggs every day, right?  What are some good ideas for breakfasts that have the right grains and protein to start the day?

Thanks!
Posted by: geminisue, Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 10:06am; Reply: 1
Buckwheat Pancakes, with Fruit;  oatmeal with cinnamon (maybe carry agave nectar with you for sweetness) or sweeten with the juice you choose, maybe add turkey sausage and sweet potato home fries with a cup of green tea.  Or a whole grain bun, toasted with almond butter and topped with all fruit jelly and enjoyed with a hot cup of white tea and a few pieces of freshly cut veggies (celery, red, green, yellow peppers)
Posted by: Brighid45, Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 11:01am; Reply: 2
Hello Xplorer, nice to meet you :)

When you're eating out for breakfast, look for the 'steak and eggs' option. Some restaurants will let you sub something else for the eggs--fresh fruit, veggies or even a salad. It never hurts to ask! :) Oatmeal is good if you can get it unsweetened and it's not instant (which is often full of corn sugars). Turkey sausage is beginning to show up on some menus now, it's a good option and pairs well with veggies. If you do opt to order eggs, try to get them sunny side up or over easy--scrambled eggs and omelettes often have a bit of pancake mix in them to 'fluff' them up.

Finding compliant breads, muffins etc can be a problem for us Os, as most commercial products are loaded with wheat and corn. Even a baked good listed as an 'oat' muffin is made mostly with wheat. When in doubt, ask about ingredients. Better safe than sick! In general you will find just about all baked goods are off-limits, unless you really luck out and find a bakery using spelt, or gluten-free recipes. And even with GF foods you have to be careful--many recipes still have avoids like cornmeal, tapioca or potato starch, xanthan gum, etc.

In my experience, locally owned restaurants and diners can be great places to find a compliant breakfast, while chain restaurants are good when your options are limited--for example, the only other choice you have is the gas station mini-mart just off the interstate! ;)

Hope this is helpful to you. Welcome to the board, I look forward to your posts :)
Posted by: mikeo, Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 1:15pm; Reply: 3
leftover meat or fish is great in the morning as are vegetables...you can thank corporations like Kellogg's for giving you the idea that you can't eat dinner or lunch foods at breakfast
Posted by: jayneeo, Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 4:58pm; Reply: 4
here is a compromise that my O husband makes when eating out for brk. eggs, over easy with home fries, no toast. (the potatoes are the compromise, and don't seem to bother him...it has been said that some O's can do potatoes) while my compromise is often the long cooked oatmeal with honey and raisins. (not supposed to have raisins, but hey, just a few for fun)
Posted by: Xplorer, Thursday, July 17, 2008, 9:44am; Reply: 5
All of these sound good. Does anyone have a recipe for a home-made breakfast cereal -- maybe start with Essene cereal since that is the only beneficial grain and add some protein, maybe some dried blueberries or cherries or figs for texture and use rice milk?
Posted by: Brighid45, Thursday, July 17, 2008, 1:47pm; Reply: 6
If you are able to have oats, you can make fantastic oatmeal in a slow cooker. Slow-cooked oatmeal rocks! The little one-quart sized cookers are perfect. You can find them online or in stores. If you can get one with a removable insert, that's excellent--they're much easier to clean.

Here's how my grandma and mother made oatmeal: the night before, measure out 1/3 cup of old-fashioned or steel-cut oats for each person you will be serving the next morning. (It doesn't hurt to put in an extra 1/3 cup 'for the pot' :)) Using ice-cold spring water or the coldest water available, put in 2/3 cup water for each 1/3 cup oats. Add a pinch of sea salt if you like, stir until all the oats are soaked, plug in the cooker (put it on the LOW setting if it has setting options) and cover. In the morning you will find beautiful creamy oatmeal ready for breakfast!

Essene cereal can be made this way too. It might require some experimentation to find out the right amount of water to use; just make sure you always use ice water. The reason for that is because most grains cook up fairly quickly. Using very cold water slows the cooking process and creates a creamier, more easily digested cereal (in my experience anyway).
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, July 17, 2008, 3:37pm; Reply: 7
the cereals I ve done for my kids is by simply adding all compliant grains in the form of flakes, to a large pan.

coat those with your choice of oil, compliant as well, and sweetener, toss everything to coat well and stick in the oven , turning around every 10 or 15 minutes until golden.....
you can add chopped up nuts to that, and once you ve turned off the heat.....add chopped dries fruit and mix that well into the hot cereal, to blend in with the oven heat.....let cool inside the oven.
crunchy and delicious!
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Friday, July 18, 2008, 9:54pm; Reply: 8
Even tho I have low blood sugar, I do eat lots of fruit for breakfast. I second the motion to eat leftovers in the AM.
Eating properly does involve a lot of planning. It would be almost impossible for me to travel without a kitchen or stores around.
Nuts are a good high protein, easy item also.
Stick around. The 'community' can help!!
Sea Salt & Light,
Mrs "T"   O+
Posted by: shells, Sunday, July 20, 2008, 6:12am; Reply: 9
You could also try "rice porridge" and also add compliant fruits (e.g. berries, sultanas etc.) which is lovely on a cold winter morning   :D
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