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    Need some help with breakfast ideas

    Hi all,

    I'm new here, and I'm looking to re-start my life a bit. I need help with breakfast ideas but it's not that easy, because last year, my gal bladder was removed, and because of this, there are certain foods that my body does not tolerate anymore. The tricky thing with this disease is that there are many foods that some people tolerate, and others don't. I've been told by multiple doctors and dietitians to just try out things in small amounts, and see what happens.
    I thought that maybe there's someone out there with a similar condition or someone with good ideas for this
    I am also very sorry in advance if this post is very long, and I'm also aware that some people might roll their eyes because there are certain foods I do not like (mostly veggies) and they might think "Well, if she doesn't even wanna try, there's no point in helping her". But please trust me when I say: I tried them, many, many times in many different ways. I really tried putting more in my diet but it's something that does not work out for me, and it's not out of stubbornness.
    Please, bare with me and thank you in advance.


    Some basics of what I can/can't eat:
    I can't eat scrambled eggs
    I can eat hard boiled eggs, but max. 1-2 eggs / week
    I can't eat oatmeal ( I hate this because I used to like them)
    I tried making a very plain breakfast muffin with oats in them and I can't even tolerate that.

    I can eat breakfast cereals, but I know that they have a lot of sugar in them. I buy them when I completely run out of breakfast ideas.
    I usually buy frosted flakes, measure out 35-40g ( 40g = 1.4 ounce) and add a sliced banana. I'm not sure how bad of a breakfast option this is.
    I have yet to try out non-sugary cornflakes and see how I like those.

    Dietitians recommended whole-wheat pastries, I tried out whole-wheat buns and made sandwiches with them but... I'm sorry they tasted horrible for me. I tried it at different places and it just didn't work.
    I'm planning on buying some whole-wheat bread tomorrow (some places have some nice varieties with seeds, etc and maybe I'll like that!)
    Also, I tried out some store-bought cookies that are made with plain flour and whole-wheat flour combo and I really liked those, so I might try to look for a copy-cat recipe on them (simple, hard-baked cookies with almond and peach pieces in them)

    The worst part is that I'm not a fan of veggies and fruits, BUT I also can't really eat them.
    Bananas, apples, pears are completely fine, and I like them.
    Strawberries and raspberries I LIKE, but, I can't eat them because the small seeds cause very heavy cramps almost as soon as I eat them. Obviously, one or two pieces a few times are fine, but I cannot eat them daily.
    I use veggies to mix with rice most of the time (carrots, peas, and corns mostly) but cucumbers, bell peppers, sliced tomatoes, salads are off the list. Iceberg salad and lettuces cause discomfort even in small amounts (like a few leaves in sandwiches).

    I'm planning on trying out microwave scrambled eggs and breakfast egg muffins. Part of the reason why I can't eat normal scrambled eggs is because it soaks up the oil/grease and it causes a war in my stomach with my liver asking me if have gone crazy.

    I also like american-style pancakes that I make as: 1 cup flour, 1 cup almond/or coconut milk, pinch of salt, 1 egg, bit of baking powder, and a teeeeeeny tiny drop of coconut oil in the pan.
    I really like these and as far as I'm concerned, they are fine since there's no sugar in them...? Please thell me they are fine
    I eat them with a few chocolate chips/organic peanut butter and bananas. No honey or half a gallon of chocolate syrup on them, or anything of the sort.



    So... that's all that came to my mind right now.
    Thank you in advance and sorry for the trouble.


    #2
    Hey! I do not know anything about your condition but I can try giving some tips! Maybe instead of cornflakes and breakfast cereals you can try müsli or granola? I don't know if you can eat them but they're a much healthier option and you can probably find a lot of variations with different flavors. Or you can try making your own! I usually eat mine with some kind of yogurt and it's delicious!

    Otherwise, you can maybe just try yogurt with some topping like fresh berries and chia seeds for example. You can make chia pudding by mixing chia seeds with yogurt in the evening and leaving it overnight, like overnight oats. This can be eaten plain or with some other topping! You can also try mixing different smoothies, you can find lots of different recepies and variations of smoothies on most sites with recepies! If you don't really like veggies you can try mixing them up with something like yogurt or something else to make them taste better.

    Hope this helps somehow!

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      #3
      Originally posted by decav View Post
      Hey! I do not know anything about your condition but I can try giving some tips! Maybe instead of cornflakes and breakfast cereals you can try müsli or granola? I don't know if you can eat them but they're a much healthier option and you can probably find a lot of variations with different flavors. Or you can try making your own! I usually eat mine with some kind of yogurt and it's delicious!

      Otherwise, you can maybe just try yogurt with some topping like fresh berries and chia seeds for example. You can make chia pudding by mixing chia seeds with yogurt in the evening and leaving it overnight, like overnight oats. This can be eaten plain or with some other topping! You can also try mixing different smoothies, you can find lots of different recepies and variations of smoothies on most sites with recepies! If you don't really like veggies you can try mixing them up with something like yogurt or something else to make them taste better.

      Hope this helps somehow!
      Hi, thank you! Sadly I think that muesli is out of the question because it has oats (at least, originally it should have) and I think chia seeds will cause me to cramp also. A few months ago I ate a yogurt that had a very thin fruit-y layer of raspberry jam with seeds and they almost had to call an ambulance at work

      But granola and yogurt combos sound great actually! Thank you very much for the help

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        #4
        I can tollerate all kinds of foods, I like everything, anyway here a few suggestions:

        - You can make granola yourself by roasting different seeds and nuts, for extra flavour you can put in vanilla or almond extract, you can coat this substance with coconut oil.
        - Keto pancakes based on almond flour I like as weekend delicacy
        - If you like eggs you can make poached eggs for variation
        - Besides yoghurt you can try cottage cheese mix it with anything you can tollerate (seeds or cacoa nips?)
        - On Pinterest.you can find a lot of recipes and suggestions

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          #5
          Originally posted by photon View Post
          I can tollerate all kinds of foods, I like everything, anyway here a few suggestions:

          - You can make granola yourself by roasting different seeds and nuts, for extra flavour you can put in vanilla or almond extract, you can coat this substance with coconut oil.
          - Keto pancakes based on almond flour I like as weekend delicacy
          - If you like eggs you can make poached eggs for variation
          - Besides yoghurt you can try cottage cheese mix it with anything you can tollerate (seeds or cacoa nips?)
          - On Pinterest.you can find a lot of recipes and suggestions
          Thank you! I've been browsing pinterest all day but sometimes it's very hard to get past all the oatmeal/overnight oats recipes ... so many of them.
          Cottage cheese I haven't had in a while, and in my country we also have something very similar to it called "túró" which.. seems like a cool breakfast food to be honest. Thanks again!

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            #6
            Sounds strange, but when I have leftover rice, I mix it with fruit for breakfast.
            Have you tried smoothies? They are not so hard to digest.
            What about crispbread?
            And chew everything really well, that help a little!

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              #7
              Originally posted by Kaleo View Post
              Sounds strange, but when I have leftover rice, I mix it with fruit for breakfast.
              Have you tried smoothies? They are not so hard to digest.
              What about crispbread?
              And chew everything really well, that help a little!
              I've never tried rice for breakfast. But I remember trying mango rice before and that was delicious. And luckily I'm the kind of person who can eat rice every day if they have no other ideas so I will definately try this, thank you!

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                #8
                Hi VidRaptor and welcome to The Hive!

                Can't really help you here because I just skip breakfast!
                That's the beauty of Intermitent Fasting!
                Anyways, you can find plenty of recipe ideas here, here and here.

                Good luck!


                ~Rui

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                  #9
                  I can't eat oats either, but I make a porridge out of rice flakes, quinoa and banana (and usually add protein powder and chia) which tastes pretty good, and is quite filling.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ruipfsilva97 View Post
                    Hi VidRaptor and welcome to The Hive!

                    Can't really help you here because I just skip breakfast!
                    That's the beauty of Intermitent Fasting!
                    Anyways, you can find plenty of recipe ideas here, here and here.

                    Good luck!


                    ~Rui
                    Oh god, thank you for these recipe gold mines!!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Silent Wolf View Post
                      I can't eat oats either, but I make a porridge out of rice flakes, quinoa and banana (and usually add protein powder and chia) which tastes pretty good, and is quite filling.
                      This sounds very promising and I've never heard of it before.. thank you!

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                        #12
                        Hello! I have recently started eating quinoa for breakfast with a little cinnamon and milk (or you can use a milk alternative). You could also try other warm spices like cardamom, nutmeg and ginger. It's better with the traditional quinoa vs. red quinoa (tried both). Good luck.

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                          #13
                          I'm not familiar with gall bladder conditions either, but I have been trying to find some lower grain/sugar breakfast solutions. Most involve something + natural peanut butter -- like an apple with peanut butter, or rice crackers with peanut butter, or a peanut butter/banana smoothie. Some days I change it up and use cashew or almond butter, just to be a rebel. I've also done gluten free granola and banana slices (the sliced banana substitutes for yogurt or milk) and that was good but the granola was still too much so I quit that as well.

                          I didn't used to eat breakfast, but I was recommended to try it to help stave off hunger/snacking and that has actually helped. I just can't eat a lot.

                          Nice thread here though, lots of good ideas!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Brunsonja View Post
                            I'm not familiar with gall bladder conditions either, but I have been trying to find some lower grain/sugar breakfast solutions. Most involve something + natural peanut butter -- like an apple with peanut butter, or rice crackers with peanut butter, or a peanut butter/banana smoothie. Some days I change it up and use cashew or almond butter, just to be a rebel. I've also done gluten free granola and banana slices (the sliced banana substitutes for yogurt or milk) and that was good but the granola was still too much so I quit that as well.

                            I didn't used to eat breakfast, but I was recommended to try it to help stave off hunger/snacking and that has actually helped. I just can't eat a lot.

                            Nice thread here though, lots of good ideas!
                            Thank you! I just found a cereal that's working quite well right now (one of the Nestle Fitness ones that are a bit lower on sugar, have a bit more fat kind of ratio) but still... granola is not something I really wanna eat since it's supposed to be covered in sugar or oil in order to bake together so...
                            Been eating peanut butter a lot these past few days and also thinking about trying almond butter. It's just very expensive to me xD (Peanut butter is not common in my country, and the ones in stores are chuck full of palm oil so I buy really expensive bio peanut butter but at least it's really good )

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                              #15
                              When I was vegan, I made tofu scramble, there's many variations on youtube, basically add nutritional yeast, turmeric, black pepper and a little soy, also a bit of chickpea flour.

                              How about potato pancakes/fritters or variations of fritters.

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