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Hello everyone!

I have posted here before but not many times. I am an LPN right now and will be starting an ASN program tomorrow morning!!! My question is what are some of your quick and tasty breakfast ideas (besides cereal because that never fills me up). I am working as well as going to school so my cooking time is limited. Any suggestions would be great!

In the winter, I like steel cut oats. They take a while to cook, so either I make a large batch, put it in the fridge, and then just heat it up over several days; or I pre mix the oats with hot water and let it sit in the fridge all night. Usually by morning it only has to cook for about 10 minutes.

In the summer, I like to cut up an apple, add some greek yogurt, and either some home made granola or some sliced almonds. The granola recipe from 1 or 2 issues back in Cooks Illustrated was AMAZING. With the greek yogurt, it's a particularly filling breakfast.

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Hi! Still catching up on all the pages for this thread but I'll go ahead and introduce myself... I'm a flexitarian but headed more toward the vegetarian route with a relaxed view on having fish on occasion for the heart benefits. My soon-to-be husband is vegetarian so all our meals at home are generally the same. While I'm not the greatest cool, I'm always willing to learn anything to cook for us that's quick and nutritious! When I have more time I like to look through my "how to cook everything vegetarian" cookbook by Mark Bittman. It's a good tool for cooking new ( to me) vegetables.

I'm going mostly vegetarian for a few reasons: it's better for my body, I feel better, after reading and watching several research based documentaries on meat production in the West, I can't eat meat for fear of what it will do to me and out of sadness for those poor animals. I just finished Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma"...don't even get me started on the stupidity and awfulness of the system that was created to manufacture beef. Oh and as far as fish goes, I only eat the Alaskan Wild Salmon (after doing research on that).

But I'd love to swap recipes or talk issues or even share my latest obsession ...cold quinoa on spinach salad with avocado, olive oil and toasted almonds anyone? :)

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Does anyone know anything about Phytic acid in whole grains,and nuts? From what I read Phytic acid prevents certain vitamins and minerals from being absorbed by the body.

Some research claims that Vegans could be malnourished if they are primarily eating foods with phytic acid.

I eat a lot of whole grains and try to eat those that are sprouted because apparently the process of fermentation reduces the phytic acid.

It seems like depending on what you read we shouldn't eat anything! : )

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I am vegan, for breakfast I either have rolled oats with fruit and cinnamon and flaxseed, or a smoothie with kale, grapefruit, lemon and banana and chiaseed with some water. Its really good and I make it in a blender. For a snack I have some raw almonds, sometimes a latte with almond milk.

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I love sourdough wheat toast with sunflower seed butter. Keeps me full till lunch.

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Frutarian isn't a spin off of veganism. Veganism isnt just a diet it's a philosophy and life style with the purpose of ending animal abuse and suffering. Frutarian doesn't have anything to do with helping animals.

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Frutarian isn't a spin off of veganism. Veganism isnt just a diet it's a philosophy and life style with the purpose of ending animal abuse and suffering. Frutarian doesn't have anything to do with helping animals.
According to Wikipedia and other sources, Fruitarianism is a subset of veganism.

Furthermore, one could argue that Fruitarians do help animals in a tremendous way by not consuming any meats or animal products.

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As I am sure you know Wikipedia is not always accurate. I agree that being a fruitarian does help animals but that is not is may purpose. It is manly a diet. On the other hand veganisms main purpose is to help animals and the diet is just part of it. May main point is that many people just think of veganism as a diet, in which case I could see why they would say fruitarianism is a spin off. But it is much more then that. For example vegans don't wear or use products made from or tested on animals. They don't support animal entreatment such as circuses, zoos, and horse racing. Plus they are opposed to cruel practices like breeding. Fruitarians don't necessarily share those same values.

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