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Autoimmune protocol breakfasts

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 26, 2012 at 11:04 PM

I'm going to switch over from Paleo to the autoimmune protocol for a few weeks to see if it solves some mood/energy/skin problems I continue to have. My biggest challenge is breakfast, because I'm usually crunched for time and my go to has been lot's of eggs. Now that I'm dropping eggs, I'm stumped on quick/easy meals for the morning. I know I can make a burger, some fish, steak, etc but those all take longer than I would like.

Any suggestions on quick/easy meals? Maybe it makes more sense to make breakfast at night and heat it up in the morning, but it kind of turns breakfast into eating leftovers since I'm re-heating food.

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on June 27, 2012
at 05:13 PM

That's what I'm doing. I ate a whole chicken over three or four days, then cooked a three pound roast and ate it over five days, and I'll cook another roast to eat over the next four or five days when I get home tonight. Best of luck to you :)

7b9b5de13a30c823dae64a971cb14add

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on June 27, 2012
at 03:12 PM

Aside from nut flours, how about tapioca (made from yuca/cassava) flour in one of these recipes? It isn't the most nutrient dense, but has a great texture when baked. And if you have lots of other goodies in there - fats and pumpkin/zucchini comes to mind, you'll make up for it!

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

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on June 27, 2012
at 01:57 AM

I like the ones at Whole Foods better but their new store doesn't open here in West Des Moines for another month. They have more protein than the ones at Trader Joe's. Had been getting them while I wintered in Santa Monica.

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

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on June 27, 2012
at 12:48 AM

Good call, Shawn. I should watch that, too. My other suggestion would be making your own pate and eating a few spoonfuls. It is surprisingly filling. My "pate" recipe: cook up liver and onions and bacon, food process it with a bunch of spices and olive oil. Pretty tasty if you can handle the liver.

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

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on June 27, 2012
at 12:40 AM

Maybe I'll need to cook a lot and leave it in the fridge as long as it doesn't go bad, and either eat cold protein or re-heat it. And yeah, losing eggs takes away lots of quick/convenient meals like hard boiled eggs.

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

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on June 27, 2012
at 12:39 AM

Good call...I see a lot of sausages at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's that are safe for me, so that's a good start.

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

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on June 27, 2012
at 12:38 AM

Ha no worries, I appreciate the suggestion. Tuna is easy enough, although my mercury levels are at the higher end of the suggested range so I should probably go light on the tuna.

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

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on June 27, 2012
at 12:37 AM

I was going to avoid grains, legumes, dairy, nuts, eggs, and nightshades. I was diagnosed 8 months ago with Celiac and between digestion, mood/energy, and skin problems I think it's time to just go full autoimmune and work my way from there by introducing foods after a while one at a time.

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on June 27, 2012
at 12:26 AM

Most autoimmune protocols recommend avoiding nuts as they are a common allergen. Coconut flour does not seem to be counter-indicated as frequently. The problem is cooking something with coconut flour that doesn't use eggs.

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8de9776490016df60d49e03f23d656af

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on June 26, 2012
at 11:35 PM

I find that, in general, one of the best things I can do to be successful in my Paleo journey is have cold cooked protein on hand. So I'll roast a chicken or braise a hunk of beef and have easy-to-grab chunks cut up. I can eat it cold or warm it up with some veggies on the side depending upon my mood and any time constraints.

Really, taking eggs away makes it more difficult for quick and easy meals in the morning if you don't want to deal with leftovers.

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

(1017)

on June 27, 2012
at 12:40 AM

Maybe I'll need to cook a lot and leave it in the fridge as long as it doesn't go bad, and either eat cold protein or re-heat it. And yeah, losing eggs takes away lots of quick/convenient meals like hard boiled eggs.

8de9776490016df60d49e03f23d656af

(596)

on June 27, 2012
at 05:13 PM

That's what I'm doing. I ate a whole chicken over three or four days, then cooked a three pound roast and ate it over five days, and I'll cook another roast to eat over the next four or five days when I get home tonight. Best of luck to you :)

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E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

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on June 27, 2012
at 12:25 AM

Okay, I have also been trying to do the autoimmune protocol, but I eat white rice as I tolerate it well. IF you eat white rice, you could do what I do and make a sort of rice porridge dish by cooking white rice in coconut milk and coconut oil. I make a big batch and my daily portion heats up quickly. I add lots of cinnamon and occasionally some honey (sugar doesn't bother me). It's delicious and easy to digest and pretty fast.

Of course, if you don't tolerate coconut products or rice, this meal would be a disaster.

I also occasionally just eat a green apple for breakfast, if I am not very hungry. Some fruit bothers me but one green apple doesn't seem to.

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782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on June 26, 2012
at 11:55 PM

I get pre-cooked sausages from Trader Joe's and either fry them or zap them. Either way, it's a pretty quick breakfast--not any longer than it takes to make some eggs. Otherwise, leftovers for breakfast works also.

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on June 27, 2012
at 01:57 AM

I like the ones at Whole Foods better but their new store doesn't open here in West Des Moines for another month. They have more protein than the ones at Trader Joe's. Had been getting them while I wintered in Santa Monica.

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

(1017)

on June 27, 2012
at 12:39 AM

Good call...I see a lot of sausages at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's that are safe for me, so that's a good start.

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on September 09, 2012
at 02:28 PM

I like to saute ground beef, banana, and spinach (or similar greens) for breakfast. I often add cinnamon and turmeric.

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on September 07, 2012
at 07:50 PM

After being super inspired by the results on the Autoimmune protocol, I decided to write a short book available in kindle and ibooks called:

The Autoimmune Paleo Diet which includes lots of DEElicious Recipes : ) It's $2.99

I also highly recommend Chris Kresser's Personal Paleo Code which has an autoimmune meal plan generator-very cool.

here are the links:

http://amzn.to/OXHwbz

http://bit.ly/RGLo5c

http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/?af=1458070

Let me know what you think!

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on June 27, 2012
at 03:05 PM

I am having the same problem myself and since transitioning to Paleo we have probably started to lean a little too heavily on eggs (for baking and cooking) and nuts (too much omega 6) so we are trying the autoimmune protocol to make sure we keep my wifes MS in good check.

Still, what to eat for breakfast is a bit of a kicker, I tend to do intermittent fasting in the week to skip breakfast and just have something a bit fancy at the weekend (steak and sweet potatoes brownies or some such).

There is really very little out there in the paleo world for recipes for autoimmune stuff so trying to share my pain, I mean recipes for autoimmune stuff over here: http://www.primod.co.uk/food/autoimmune-recipes/

I am really just modifying standard paleo stuff to remove nuts, nut butters and flours, eggs etc and trying to paleo'ise some standard UK type recipes as well.

Anyone found any good sources of autoimmune friendly recipes or are we all just blundering through this?

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on June 27, 2012
at 02:28 PM

I cook ground beef or lamb. It takes less than five minutes to cook.

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on June 27, 2012
at 04:18 AM

http://newyorkstylesausage.com/

This stuff is pretty awesome and they sell it in bulk at Costco. At least in my area.

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4929a87e3f7438f18a0afbdde291ed5e

on June 27, 2012
at 01:01 AM

I know that protein shakes aren't considered Paleo-friendly, but when I first started down my health journey through a naturopath - the amazing journey that eventually led me to be fairly strict Paleo (no diary, no nightshades, fairly low carb) for which I'm eternally grateful... Anyway, I was prescribed MediClear Plus which I buzzed up in a blender with coconut milk and frozen pineapple and 2 tbs. of melted coconut oil. It was a great source of protein, quick and easy, and made me feel fantastic (I don't know what supplements are in there, but I'm about to start using MediClear Plus again because my hormones are out of whack - yet again - and they got on track -hello, libido? please come back! - when I was on the shake). It's made out of rice and pea protein powder with curcurmen (the active ingredient in turmeric). I might get down-voted for this suggestion, but it helped me with the breakfast issue when I went from SAD to an elimination diet and, eventually to the amazing world of Paleo.

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E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

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on June 27, 2012
at 12:10 AM

Not sure of all the restrictions on the protocol you're doing, but what about almond/coconut flour pancakes or muffins? A lot of them are egg-free or could be modified to use chia seeds as the binder...

E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

(2063)

on June 27, 2012
at 12:26 AM

Most autoimmune protocols recommend avoiding nuts as they are a common allergen. Coconut flour does not seem to be counter-indicated as frequently. The problem is cooking something with coconut flour that doesn't use eggs.

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

(1017)

on June 27, 2012
at 12:37 AM

I was going to avoid grains, legumes, dairy, nuts, eggs, and nightshades. I was diagnosed 8 months ago with Celiac and between digestion, mood/energy, and skin problems I think it's time to just go full autoimmune and work my way from there by introducing foods after a while one at a time.

7b9b5de13a30c823dae64a971cb14add

(540)

on June 27, 2012
at 03:12 PM

Aside from nut flours, how about tapioca (made from yuca/cassava) flour in one of these recipes? It isn't the most nutrient dense, but has a great texture when baked. And if you have lots of other goodies in there - fats and pumpkin/zucchini comes to mind, you'll make up for it!

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A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on June 27, 2012
at 12:07 AM

It requires a little prep work, but how about making your own mayonnaise and making tuna salad? Easy to grab, good protein and fat in the morning.

Edit: Wow, first ingredient in homemade mayonnaise = eggs. Sorry. It has been a long day. Mayonnaise-less tuna salad?

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

(1017)

on June 27, 2012
at 12:38 AM

Ha no worries, I appreciate the suggestion. Tuna is easy enough, although my mercury levels are at the higher end of the suggested range so I should probably go light on the tuna.

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on June 27, 2012
at 12:48 AM

Good call, Shawn. I should watch that, too. My other suggestion would be making your own pate and eating a few spoonfuls. It is surprisingly filling. My "pate" recipe: cook up liver and onions and bacon, food process it with a bunch of spices and olive oil. Pretty tasty if you can handle the liver.

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