Portable Omelet

July 8, 2008

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Oh boy this breakfast was tasty! You guys know I’m not big on eggs in the morning, but as a means to eat one of these delicious chewy bagels – sure!

Since I don’t have my early class today we got an extra hour of sleep before we hit the gym. I’ve got all my energy back! I did 30 minutes on the Stairmaster, 9 more on the ET, and did a round of upper body lifting. My HRM calorie burn was higher than normal so maybe my heart was a little strained from the sickness? Or I am still a little dehydrated? Just an observation.

The husband made us omelet bagels when we returned – it was a 2 egg omelet filled with 2 slices of 2% Kraft Cheddar cheese that he cut into 4 portions, 1 per bagel half. I hate eating bagels as sandwiches because they are too high to fit into my mouth, so I always aim for an open-faced approach. I loved the omelet style because it was easier to bite and cheese and yolk weren’t flying all over the place!

I even added a little raspberry jam to complete the sweet-savory effect that I love –

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I also had a perfectly ripe plumble jumble –

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I’ve got 30 minutes until I leave for Winthrop. Today is cake lab! We’re doing different things with yellow cake like using Splenda and egg whites and applesauce, I think. While I proclaim myself to be a cake person, I’m really an icing person so I don’t think I’ll have trouble resisting all the plain cakes (we’re not icing them). I’ve also got a great lunch packed that I’m excited about!

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1 claire July 8, 2008 at 7:55 am

looks yummy, Kath.

A question for foodies–Tomorrow is my boss’ birthday and I volunteered to “make a cake” on behalf of the office. It is for our 9:30am meeting and unlike Kath, my boss isn’t an “icing person” or even a cake person. Any suggestions?

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2 Kath July 8, 2008 at 7:59 am

claire ,
Maybe something breakfasty like banana nut bread (healthy style!) or zucchini bread since they’re in season? With a light glaze?

K

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3 Sarah July 8, 2008 at 8:26 am

claire—theres the most WONDERFUL lemon blueberry bundt cake recipe on cooking light’s website. I make it for every get together/coffee date…

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1097022

There’s always fruit trifles too. Just layer angel food cake, vanilla pudding, whipped cream, and fruits (strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, canned pears, etc..) There are actual recipes for this, but I tend to make up my own depending on what fruits are in season. It’s a nice, light, cool dessert that most people absolutely love. :)

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4 hk July 8, 2008 at 8:26 am

Claire- muffins are also a fun option…sort of like cupcakes but a bit morw “breakfast-like”…or angelfood cupcakes with fresh berries and a lemony glaze/drizzle for some tart, sweet topping :) sounds fun!

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5 Discouraged July 8, 2008 at 8:33 am

Does anyone have those days or nights when you eat even though you aren’t hungry. Last night was one of those for me and I’m a litttle discouraged. I wasn’t even hungry but wanted just a little something sweet before bed so I head a Z Bar. That was my second one of the day. Then I had an ice cream cone. Again, still not hungry I decided I wanted ONE MORE ice cream cone. Garrr! I don’t know why I did this. It’s so frustrating. Does anyone else ever do this? If so, how do you keep from making yourself feel bad the next day?

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6 SweetsandSweats July 8, 2008 at 8:44 am

That omlet bagel looks to die for!!! mmmm! and I am not even hungry!

I am really excited to see your post after cake lab!

And discouraged–I have that exact same feeling today. I am frustrated and mad at myself for my eating habits yesterday after work…I could have handled one day like that, but after a weekend of excess, I am feeling really guilty. The only thing I know to do is watch what I eat today and try to fit in a little extra exercise this evening. We can’t change what we already consumed. :(

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7 Fitnessista July 8, 2008 at 8:45 am

Claire,
What about a fruit pizza?? Pampered Chef has a delicious and easy recipe, that also looks beautiful:
http://www.joycesfinecooking.com/Recipes3/fruit_pizza.htm

I usually get one of those foil pizza pans for parties and roll the sugar cookie dough onto that and decorate with pineapple, kiwi, strawberries, peaches and bananas… delicious :)

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8 anna July 8, 2008 at 8:46 am

I don’t really like eggs, but I think I’d eat one as an excuse for a bagel, too!

That lab sounds really interesting– I’ll be interested to hear how it goes!

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9 Rose July 8, 2008 at 8:54 am

I love eggs on a bagel more than anything… this looks really delicious, and the jam is an interesting touch. I think I’ll try that…

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10 Hil July 8, 2008 at 9:06 am

Claire–how about a coffee cake? My husband is not a cake person, so he always asks for coffee cake for his birthday.

I have to admit that I’m pretty suspicious of any kind of cake that tries to be low-fat or healthy–they tend to be pretty tasteless. I see people eat much bigger portions and get a lot less enjoyment out of low-fat cakes. I would rather have a tiny slice of decadent flourless chocolate cake every once in awhile than a low-fat cake every week.

That said, be sure to let us know what you think of your lab results!

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11 Heather July 8, 2008 at 9:10 am

Cake lab sounds like fun! I’m excited to see how the ingredient substitutions turn out. Seeing the ingredients we use in class (yesterday our instructor recommended straight lard for pie crusts-!!!) I’m anxious for some healthy alternatives.

Claire- Is your boss not a cake person, or not into desserts at all? If it’s the former, maybe a fruit cobbler? They’re easy and a lot of great fruits are in season right now. Otherwise muffins are a good idea.

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12 Sarah July 8, 2008 at 9:15 am

I just wanted to thank you for introducing me to wheatberries. I am officially OBSESSED : )

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13 Shannon July 8, 2008 at 9:25 am

I havn’t tried wheaterries yet, but I make the banana oatmeal almost every morning..and Its so good that I can hardly tear myself away from them. :D I want to mix things up a bit, but they are sooo good and satisfying. I think it has alot to do with the textural aspect, a bit chewy but fluffy and filling. Anyways, thank you for reccomending them.

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14 Carolyn July 8, 2008 at 9:27 am

Sorry I sound so clueless, but during the weekend there was someone named Jenna- who exactly is she?

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15 Claire July 8, 2008 at 9:32 am

Carolyn, jenna has a great blog: http://eatliverun.com/

Kath, the bfast bagels look great. It is great you have a section for the husband’s recipes. So creative!

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16 claire July 8, 2008 at 9:54 am

okay, I’m going to make pumpkin muffins!

everyone in my office is english so they don’t eat pumpkin that often. The muffins will be sweet enough to say “happy birthday” but not too sweet to overwhelm the birthday man.

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17 Christin July 8, 2008 at 9:55 am

Discouraged,
That happens to me entirely too often!! I am working on it, and so far I have found a couple things that help me, so I thought I’d share…
1) drink a bottle of water. Even if I don’t feel hungry but am tempted to snack, this usually helps quell the craving.
2) keep some fruit or carrot sticks handy…the natural sugars help with the sweet cravings, but are healthier.
3) Don’t keep sweets handy. If you don’t have ice cream in your freezer, you will be less liekly to go out and get it…when I eat ice cream, etc I make a special trip to get it so that I don’t always have it around.

Good luck!!

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18 TinaR July 8, 2008 at 10:02 am

Discouraged-

I totally know how you feel! I have been eating a lot lately, even though I’m not hungry at all. The weird thing is that I tend to overeat oatmeal and yogurt, just because I like those foods so much. Then I feel absolutely stuffed and really mad at myself. I don’t know how to break this evil cycle, so I’m glad to know I’m not alone! Hang in there! I’m determined to change my bad habits starting today!!

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19 Jenn July 8, 2008 at 10:04 am

I just gotta say that those bagels look so delicious! I’m not usually an egg person in the morning either, but I agree that if I could put it on something like that bagel, I’d do it in a heartbeat!

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20 Christin July 8, 2008 at 10:09 am

I usually think Kath’s breakfasts look delicious, but…egg with jam?? Ew. I don’t think I could do it. I’m sorry…

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21 Every Gym's Nightmare July 8, 2008 at 10:29 am

i LOVE jam with eggs. i thought i was the only one. i always jem up some toast and put my scrambled eggs on top. Delish.

Im the opposite cake-wise. I like to scrape off all the frosting and just eat the cake. unless its confetti butter cream frosting.

im hungry now.

http://www.groundedfitness.com

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22 Suzanne July 8, 2008 at 10:34 am

Discouraged –
Yes, you’re not alone!

Sometimes, I’ll grab a box of cereal and just plan on eating a handful. But then I end up eating like half the box! And then i feel so AWFUL afterwards.

I feel like I should jump on the treadmill to burn off what I just ate.

It’s so frustrating!

My only solution is to not buy any tempting things. It’s the only option for me. It works because I have no choice – if there’s nothing to eat, then I can’t eat it.

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23 Michele July 8, 2008 at 11:04 am

I love omelets! This is a great idea. I have noticed that I feel a lot more full when I have eggs for breakfast. It really carries me through the day and I’m not dying for lunch at 10 am. ;-)

*smiles*
Michele

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24 sunspark July 8, 2008 at 11:34 am

I think everyone has there moments where they just can’t get enough of whatever they are eating. Whether it be ice cream, cereal, or chips we all have something that is “comfort” food for us. Sometimes I think it is good to just give in and eat, just clean it up a little the next day.

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25 Betsy in Pittsburgh July 8, 2008 at 12:42 pm

My trick to keeping binges at bay is to simply not have the food around. If I can’t see it or smell it I won’t eat it. I also justify not buying it because it saves me money, and I’ve gotten really stingy about spending money frivolously (especially on sugary snacks!).

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26 Diane July 8, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Kath,
I recently started a habit of having a daily Diet Coke with lunch. I know that I should cut soda out of my diet but I miss the carbonation so I’ve started drinking flavored seltzer water. I love it! I notice you also have seltzer water with lunch and I was wondering what your opinion of it’s nutritional value is. Are there harmful chemicals or any similar drawbacks to soda in seltzer?

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27 Kelly L. July 8, 2008 at 12:54 pm

What does flavored seltzer water taste like? Is it sweet and fruity? I almost bought some the other day because the ingredients were nothing but water and natural flavor but it was quite expensive (la croix brand) and I didn’t want to waste the money on a 12 pack if I didn’t like it.

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28 Diane July 8, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Flavored Seltzer is almost like a fruity Sprite soda but a bit milder taste. Maybe find a generic brand or some on sale and try it, I love it!

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29 Suzanne July 8, 2008 at 1:30 pm

Kelly L –

I’ll be honest. When I first tasted selzter I thought it was the most disgusting thing. It was ‘salty’ to me.

Then I tried the flavored ones – and they weren’t any better.

But, I gave them ANOTHER try (Poland Springs Sparkling water in Lemon- not as ‘salty’ as regular selzter). I quit diet sodas, and needed something to replace it with, because I hate water.

It took me a few tries to get going with it….sometimes, i still really want the sweetness of soda – but I just tell myself that selzter/sparkling water is so much healthier.

I don’t think flavored seltzer tastes like fruity Sprite at all…(Sorry Diane! I think that’s making it sound better than it really is.) It’s like salty fizzy water with a hint of lemon (or water flavor you choose).

I would say give it a try (and another try after that!).

:)

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30 Kate July 8, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Hey Discouraged,

I have trouble with that too…I talk alot about my struggles with overeating and how it impacts my otherwise healthy life on my blog. Check it out. Let me know if you have any questions or need any support. :)

- Kate

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31 tfh July 8, 2008 at 1:56 pm

Hmm. I’m with you. Yellow cake doesn’t seem appealing unless it is topped by an inch of frosting!

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32 CourtneyS July 8, 2008 at 1:58 pm

I agree – the frosting is the BEST part! (Unless you count the cake batter…)

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33 Justy2003 July 8, 2008 at 2:06 pm

I’m gonna hafta disagree…a lot of times I like the cake muuuuch better. As long as it’s moist and rich :) Yum!
Now, if it’s the cream cheese frosting we’re talking about, I may change my story… ;)

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34 Allyson July 8, 2008 at 2:51 pm

I love the sweet and savory combo. Eggs and jam at first seem to not go together, but after thinking about it, its probably really delicious! :)

I really don’t discriminate when it comes to cake, I have a weakness in general….hehe

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35 Kath July 8, 2008 at 8:22 pm

Discouraged ,
You are definitely not alone – we all have those times. Some good advice in the comments!

Sarah + Shannon,
Glad to hear you love them as much as I do!

Diane,
The Seltzer I drink is just carbonated water – maybe with a natural flavor or two. There are no artificial sweeteners or caffeine, which are your two drawbacks (if you see them that way) with Diet Coke. As far as I know, there’s nothing healthy about carbonated water.

Kelly L.,
Flavored seltzer should not be sweet and fruity since it doesn’t have artificial sweeteners (I’d call that sweetened sparkling water?) It might take a few times to get used to a carbonated bev. that isn’t sweet, but I love them now.

Kath

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