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Posted by AndyR (Member # 46432) on :
Hey All! The past month or so I've really decided to start following the lyme diet recommended by the Burrascano guidelines etc.

My question is, what are some of my options for a quick breakfast that I can preferably take with me on the go? I don't like to make anything in the morning but I need something in my stomach before I take my antibiotics.

What do you all usually have?
Posted by Tincup (Member # 5829) on :
I buy a big container of plain or vanilla yogurt (Dannon has no artificial stuff) and some sugar-free frozen fruit.

Add some sweetener to yogurt and fruit and put it in a few small containers.

Make 4-5 or so at a time in advance so they are ready to grab and go.

Also, plain instant oatmeal.
Posted by Keebler (Member # 12673) on :
If there is any way possible, I hope you might be able to adjust your bedtime and get to bed 45 minutes earlier so that you might have that time in the morning for a relaxed sit-down breakfast, even if easily made.

Real food is so important. just as important is the action of eating it - while not doing other things. Digestion is a complex function and it just can't work right if we are driving or otherwise engaged in complex tasks.

Chicken soup, made the night before . . . a beef stir fry can be warmed up, too . . . and tofu is easy to sauté with a little curry and veggies cut up waiting for to cheer you on for the day.

Eggs are very quick to cook and you can steam or sauté some vegetables quickly, too. Any non-gluten seed / grain can be cooked beforehand and just warmed up

or Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Organic Quick Cooking Rolled Oats can be put in a deep mug or stout bowl, bowling water added and covered for five minutes.

The time allowed is more for the eating and a little quiet time for digesting and maybe appreciating nature out of your window to set your body and adrenals for the day.
Posted by Keebler (Member # 12673) on :
If eating on the run is the only option, make up some tofu, beef or chicken stir-fry ready to just roll into a sturdy lettuce leaf and take with you.

A good protein and two kinds of vegetables should be with every meal, especially breakfast.

Grains to consider that will work into a rolled meal would be quinoa, millet, whole buckwheat groats, etc.

Be sure to add in a good olive or hemp seed oil . . . or maybe coconut oil for any curry dishes.

Incorporating GINGER into your cooking can help with digestion.
Posted by AndyR (Member # 46432) on :
Originally posted by Tincup:
Also, plain instant oatmeal.

Tin, I've heard to avoid carbs while on the lyme diet though. Is oatmeal good carbs?
Posted by AndyR (Member # 46432) on :
Originally posted by Keebler:
- Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Organic Quick Cooking Rolled Oats can be put in a deep mug or stout bowl, bowling water added and covered for five minutes.

Keebler, are these considered ok because they are gluten free? I had always thought that any carbs were bad while on lyme diet. Where can I buy these?
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
Any health food store would carry those, Andy. You are correct, we should LIMIT our carbs.

And many of us don't do well with oats (sadly).

I always ate eggs, back when I could eat eggs.
Posted by Tincup (Member # 5829) on :

Yes, avoid a lot of excess or bad-for-you carbs. I eat too few actually, and an occasional bowl of oatmeal is about it. You can't cut them all out because you NEED carbs.

But which ones?

Oats are certainly better than Twinkies and CoCo Puffs. Some people can eat oats, maybe others can't. No one diet will fit everyone's tastes, budget and sensitivities.

Get the main idea of a solid diet and cater it to your own preferences.

If I said to eat a "banana" once in a while for breakfast someone would say well that has sugar and you shouldn't eat fruit. (Anyone who lectures me about eating a banana once in a while can kiss my grits.)

And sometimes people torture themselves by going on a gluten free or other strict diet when they don't need to be on one. Just because a TINY part of our population has some sensitivities to gluten doesn't make a gluten free diet a good thing.

A number of LLMD's recommend a gluten free diet for no reason at all and I have a BIG problem with that.

Patients are usually too sick to handle a new meds schedule, lack of energy, changes in their schools and work schedules, lab appointments and so many other things they must deal with, that pushing them into a diet that the first thing you want to say EVERY DAY is... "WELL? What CAN I EAT?" isn't necessary.

Another example- Some use honey rather than sugar, but for me honey is not a good thing. Some say stevia and some say artificial sweeteners.

They all have good points and bad points.

Bottom line... Often I make more than I can eat for supper and use last night leftovers for the next day's breakfast. That ends that now doesn't it?


Moderation is the key.
Posted by randibear (Member # 11290) on :
lyme, what do you eat???
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :

Some days I'm stuck with rice cakes. This "morning" I had a grilled chicken salad.
Posted by unsure445 (Member # 15962) on :
Chia seed pudding is transportable and very easy to make. Healthy too with protein, omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and lot's of micronutrients.

Hard blood eggs and some leftover sweet potato or avocado.

Coconut milk yogurt with some flax seeds and a few berries and walnuts on top.
Posted by Brussels (Member # 13480) on :
Avocado, I also love that: I do a Brazilian desert with it, very simple:

simply crush it with a fork, add 1 lemon juice (or half a lemon), then add anything to sweeten it (I use honey).

It's delicious and keeps hunger off for quite some time.
Posted by Brussels (Member # 13480) on :
My naturopath gave me this recipe, that I did during lyme and I still do it today, as I'm gluten free, casein free diet:

- a cup of water

- 3-4 tbsp of millet flakes or anything gluten free
(no oat for me, it's too strong, and not always gluten free)

- one peeled fruit, cut and added to the porridge to be cooked (like pear, apple, banana)

- one spoon of ghee or coconut oil

- to give it different tastes: add powders like galangal, cinnamon, cardamon, ginger in powder or in pieces, cilantro crushed seeds, lemongrass in powder, even pepper tastes good (any Indian spices helps a cold lyme body to warm and gives incredible taste)

Curcumin, I can't take, but if you can, it's good too.

- cook it a bit, take it off fire, add chia seeds or flaxseeds, honey (if you may).

If you may not, add the strong stevia tea you had prepared before (I prepared it once a week, and let it cooled in the refrigerator).

- recently, I'm adding bits of rock salt, to give electrolytes / minerals / against dehydration.

It's a very complete meal, with omega 3, omega 6, electrolytes, warms the body amazingly well, keeps hunger away for many hours (at least, for a healthy person).

Besides, I know that many of the Indian spices have antibacterial, antifungal activity, plus are very good anti-oxidants.

I use cardamon as a cyst buster, and I believe this is one of the reasons I keep lyme free for so long.

I just found one text about antimicrobial activity of cardamon in the past, and I know at least one naturopath that incorporated cardamon to many of her lyme patients, as cardamon tests energetically very good and tests as antimcrobial for her too.

It takes about 15 minutes from start (cut and peel the fruit) to finish eating the porridge.

I forgot to say that I love it: I never get tired of it, as I can change the fruits, or the spices or the flakes.

What I love the most is that it feels very consistent, nourishing, and I use it as a whole main meal, sometimes (like dinner).

this gluten free, low carb, milk free!

[ 02-26-2017, 08:21 AM: Message edited by: Brussels ]
Posted by WPinVA (Member # 33581) on :
You could make a frittata ahead of time, then eat it cold as leftovers.

GF oatmeal with almonds and sugar free raisins.

Or a smoothie with yogurt and fruit (plain organic fruit, no sugar added, if you're eating fruit). I used to use almond milk as a base but then stopped due to the additives. Now I use plain OJ, no sugar added. I know not everyone likes fruit. Can also put veggies in your smoothie for a healthy green smoothie.
Posted by randibear (Member # 11290) on :
I miss my oj and milk. i cant stomach soy or almond. I gag it up....

somebody told me to go atkins but I don't know about that.

I'm southern and if it aint fried, stewed, or baked then I don't want it, so this is really hard for me.
Posted by momintexas (Member # 23391) on :
Eggs with avocado are good.

You can make a frittata ahead of time and incorporate spinach into it or any veggie you like.

Pour into muffin tins and bake and you can grab one each morning before you go.
Posted by dal123 (Member # 6313) on :
What form of cardamom and how much?

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