I eat oats, grits, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, and rice on occasion.
If you like oats or grits, I always add some nut butter, flax seed, berries, walnuts, coco powder and egg whites to mine. This makes a smooth, quasi-chocolate porridge with a nutty flavor.
I have a killer sweet potato recipe. Pre-heat your oven to 450 F, line a baking tray with foil, then take a fork and puncture your sweet potato all over - be aggressive here. Place sweet potatoes on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven for approximately 30 minutes.
Flip them over at the 30 minute mark and set the timer for 25-30 more minutes, 20 minutes if they are smaller (shorter than your palm). Remove and scrape off any blackened crusties from the leaking juices; finally, let them cool a bit and cut them into portions. I promise these will be some of the best tasting sweet potatoes you have ever eaten.
If you’re okay with rice, try this sweet rice recipe:
In a medium saucepan – bring water and 1/2 Tbl butter to boil. Add the desired amount of rice to fit your macros and stir to combine. Remove from Heat and cover 5 minutes. Add sugar, honey or molasses to taste, and 1/2 TB butter, stir to combine. Serve in your favorite cereal bowl, add milk (I use almond milk) and sprinkle with cinnamon. You can also add a small amount of raisins to this and it tastes even more fantastic.
Dairy: morning favorite of mine: 1 cup of unsweetened, nonfat Greek yogurt, Stevia to taste (I use 4-5 drops of pure liquid extract) 1/2 to 1 cup of oats (depending on carb allotment for the day), 1 TB unsweetened coco powder, 2 TBSP unsweetened coconut flakes, 1 TB of natural nut butter of choice (can substitute PB2 for lower fat alternative), 1 TB ground flax seed, small handful of walnuts or pecans (1/8 or 1/4 cup), 1 cup of frozen raspberries or blueberries. Note: on a really high carb day, I might add a banana.
Morning quick fix - Ezekiel bread (2 slices), 1-2 TB natural nut butter, 1 whole banana cut into small slices - make an “Elvis” favorite PB and banana sandwich. If it fits your macros, make 2!
Quick dessert fix - chop up a mango and an avocado, slicing into chunks, then place in a small mixing bowl and add 1 TB of olive oil and 2 TB of balsamic vinegar, stirring to taste.