I love breakfast, love love love! With Paleo my breakfast is just not as much fun anymore. No more hot chocolate, no more bread with cheese, no more yogurt.
Most of the breakfast tip I find is left over dinner or egg breakfast and I don??t eat eggs not do I find left over dinner to substitute my love for breakfast.
What is your favorite egg-and-leftover-free breakfast?
Have a nice day!
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Had sweet potato and sardines today, but as I'm typing this I realize that it sounds horrifying for breakfast. Maybe I've lost my sense of taste.
This Coconut Muesli is really good. I also like just a mix of macadamia nuts and coconut flakes as a cereal substitute.
I'm a fan of 1 cup of shredded dried coconut in 6 table spoons of heavy cream (can substitute for coconut milk). I add in a little water to cut the thickness, but I enjoy eating it. It's got 76g of fat, so definitely an energy-packed breakfast.
I know this sounds strange and very unconventional, but I just ate a large dish of gelatin for breakfast. My tummy was rumbling and it was staring me down.
Last night, I combined 3/4 c tinned pumpkin, 1/2 cup water, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves, and three packets of plain gelatin in a small bowl. Heated up a cup of coconut milk until simmering, then poured it in and stirred. It sets in about two hours, and is very dense and thick. It was frikkin' incredible.
Sweet potato hash is a good one and you can use any meat in substitute for the bacon
There are loads of muffin recipes on a lot of the paleo blogs that would be good (i've made quite a few - and they turn out great)
Here's a recipe for sausage biscuits that I love. I can't take credit for it - found it on a paleo site. If you are not into dried tomatoes, you can of course leave out those and make other minor changes.
These are yummy!
4 eggs 1/4 c. virgin palm oil (or lard or ghee or coconut oil) 1/4 tsp. Utah salt 1/4 tsp. onion powder or grated onion, opt. 1/8 - 1/4 c. minced scallions (or shallots or white onions) 1/2 c. coconut flour, sifted 1/4 tsp. baking soda (Aluminum free) 1/2 c. organic sundried tomatoes 4 to 8 oz. sausage or ground beef/bison sauteed with sundried tomatoes and some tomato or fave spaghetti sauce until semi-dry but mildly moist (I like Mario Batali's sauces)
Blend together eggs, oil, salt and onion. Combine coconut flour with baking soda and whisk into batter until there are no lumps. Fold in minced sundried tomatoes and sausage. Let the batter rest for 4-5 min to thicken. Drop batter by the spoonful onto greased cookie sheet (or use parchment paper), 2 in. apart. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 min.
Makes 8 biscuits.
There are some great "foodie" paleo sites and low carb sites which have good gluten free, paleo friendly recipes. Check this one out for the pancake recipe and more. There's a great pizza recipe on this one too that I use!
Experiment, have fun and begin looking forward to your breakfasts again!
I had one of those moments this morning. Just wasn't in the mood for eggs. Often I will have coffee or tea with a fair amount of heavy cream and that will keep me going until lunch. Today I decided to "cheat" and had a half cup of blueberries with about 3 Tbsp of heavy cream, whipped. Another alternative is a small amount (1/4-1/2 cup) of full-fat, unsweetened yogurt (like good Greek yogurt) with fruit and a few nuts, maybe with some cream added.
I am a dedicated carnivore / protein lover but sometimes, especially for breakfast, I need to take a break from it.
grassfed ground beef sauteed with some kale sea salt and garlic
coconut milk with some whey protein (yeah I know, not paleo but occasionally it's a nice break,) Acai puree, and banana (I also put in egg yolks and half an egg shell but you don't have to if you want egg free. It's just an easy way to get the good vitamins in the eggs without having to have another darn fried egg.)
Berries, Apple, nuts & seeds and coconut cream or sometimes bio-dynamic organic honey and vanilla yogurt
I can do steak and guacamole for pretty much any meal.
But I also tend to go for nitrate free bacon and tomatoes... especially fresh ugly heirloom tomatoes with fresh cracked black pepper.
Some days I'll just eat a couple homemade sausages, maybe with some kimchi.
Most weekdays I skip breakfast tho...
I've been making a big batch of banana blondies on Sunday mornings and eating them all week. I eat at work as I only take 10 minutes to get ready and can't stomach breakfast for an hour or so after waking. I used to do hard boiled eggs but that got old quick.
It sounds like you're relatively new to Paleo, and thus unaccustomed to facing down large lumps of fat and protein at the breakfast table. I suggest that you ease into with Paleo-friendly versions of traditional breakfast items, and up the straight fat/protein as you progress.
It's still undecided whether or not dairy is harmful or even beneficial, so whilst you're transitioning you might find it helpful to include some - just make sure that it's high quality - and then later do an elimination test.
I would suggest:
Full fat Greek yoghurt/coconut kefir and berries.
Smoothies made with coconut milk, good quality protein powder, fruit and even neutral-tasting greens like raw spinach.
A grain-free continental style platter e.g. a selection of fruits, cheeses and sliced deli meats or other cold deli items like preserved roasted peppers.
You won't taste the egg used as a binder in Paleo breakfast treats, like gluten free pancakes or breads. I suggest heading over to Elana's Pantry for some easily Paleo-ified gluten free ideas.
Finally, you don't have to give up hot chocolate!
Just make up a cup with plain cocoa powder and hot water, and then top up with a splash of heavy cream for sweetness and flavour. Utterly delicious and probably actually quite healthy due to the polyphenol content.
What about some skirt steak for breakfast? It's about the same cost as high quality bacon and cooks quickly. If you are not doing low carb, some sliced sweet potatoes (yams) cooked in butter are a great side!
Unless you're allergic to eggs, you're missing out.
(though I really like sage's lobster and cantaloupe idea -- talk about yum!)
why no hot chocolate? i make mine with cocoa powder mixed into a little butter then add warmed 18%BF cream. if you are dairy free you could use coconut oil and coconut milk?
i like lobster with a slice of canteloup in the morning. you could add berries if your carb target allows.
During summer, I love nectarines, strawberries and cantelope doused in coconut milk. You could stick the coconut milk in the fridge for a few hours and whip it with a hand mixer and spinkle some crushed macadamias on top. I usually get most of my cooking ideas from Melissa Joulwan on http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com. She's amazing. I know you said no leftovers, but the hotplate ideas in her cookbook would make an excellent breakfast also.
There's a good recipe on Livestrong for paleo banana apple muffins. I toss some coconut into the recipe too (I put coconut in everything these days, it seems), and they make a nice cheaty-feeling breakfast.
I love to blend. This is my favorite variation of a green smoothie: - 1/2 Banana - 3 Strawberries - 1 Large Leaf of Kale (sometimes 2) - 1C Almond Milk - 1/2C(ish) Greek Yogurt (I will never turn my back on this guy...for better or worse!) - 1 Scoop Whey (ON for me) - 1/2 Avocado
Although you will get some sugar from the demonized banana and strawberries, I find this breakfast blend to be the perfect way to start my day.
bacon wrapped in swiss cheese with red peppers lettuce wraps with bacon and tomato
do you have a problem with eggs? can you eat them cooked into things?
i like almond flour bacon cheddar scones a lot for a treat. but there are eggs in that.
i also sometimes just eat an entire thing of cottage cheese and then im good til night time.