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breakfast and baking

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Created July 26, 2011 at 10:49 PM

I've only been doing paleo for about a month now and I can't find anything to fix for breakfast. Im super allergic to eggs. So what are some other things I could eat for breakfast? Also before going paleo I was a serious baker and now I'm craving baked goods so what can I do to stop the cravings? Ps I currently eat nothing for breakfast..I just wait till lunch.

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on July 27, 2011
at 08:21 PM

@Senneth, the recipe for waffles clearly states an alternative for eggs (the flax-seed blend described by Kathi).

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on July 27, 2011
at 06:51 PM

OH..you could probably do pancakes as well. IF your egg substitute is too liquid just poor it into a little mold.

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on July 27, 2011
at 06:50 PM

Egg substitute: Go ahead and try this with any paleo recipe for baked goods: 1 heaping tablespoon of whole organic flax seed, blend until it becomes a fine meal. Add 1/4 cup cold water blend 2-3 minutes until thickened and has the consistency of eggs. Each 1/4 cup of Flax seed mixture will replace one egg in baking Or try this: Before starting recipe for cookies, cake etc... Combine 1 tsp unflavored gelatin with 3 tblsp cold water and 2 tblsp plus 1 tsp boiling water. This mixture will substitute for 1 egg in a recipe. Or try a mix of both.

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on July 27, 2011
at 04:28 PM

The paleo waffles have eggs in them, did you not see that the thebaker is allergic?

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on July 27, 2011
at 03:35 PM

Crap, I also wanted to add that using cauliflower will work as a nice sub for potato if you want something comforting. Just smash up and season, then top with whatever sounds good. Should work nicely for you :)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 27, 2011
at 01:32 PM

Ok as one baker to another here is the best tip that I could ever give you. Treat your food as if you were making your cakes and cookies, do the presentation, work with colours on the plate. I use edible flowers, combos of fruit and veg, etc. Just trade sweets for savories and I think things will click for you. I admit it - I like my food pretty, someone even said that exact thing to me two weeks ago but with a grin :) Good luck, take a deep breath, and it will all come together.

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on July 27, 2011
at 12:52 AM

thanks to everyone anything helps me cuz i don't like eating the same thing everyday and i'm very picky but am willing to try anything once. i have been starving myself and its been hard to find things other than steak that pleases me.

D44c18017e064cc3359acf962b38aba0

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on July 27, 2011
at 12:48 AM

I'm on the losing path. also i might have to try some of these i'm just not creative with foods for meals i'm creative with decorating cakes and cookies, etc so this has been really hard for me to adjust to. but thank you anything helps

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on July 26, 2011
at 11:29 PM

ok even that made me hungry!!

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on July 26, 2011
at 11:19 PM

Wow those look really good I might have to try those..really soon

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(19479)

on July 26, 2011
at 11:00 PM

You could saute up some cabbage, apples, and some sort of meat...

breakfast-and-baking

(full recipe link here)

Another option would be some pureed squash (like acorn or butternut), warmed up and eaten like a porridge...

breakfast-and-baking

(full recipe link here)

The site Dessertstalker.com also has a lot of ideas that might work for you, like these "paleo" waffles...

breakfast-and-baking

(recipe link here)

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on July 26, 2011
at 11:29 PM

ok even that made me hungry!!

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

(1049)

on July 27, 2011
at 06:50 PM

Egg substitute: Go ahead and try this with any paleo recipe for baked goods: 1 heaping tablespoon of whole organic flax seed, blend until it becomes a fine meal. Add 1/4 cup cold water blend 2-3 minutes until thickened and has the consistency of eggs. Each 1/4 cup of Flax seed mixture will replace one egg in baking Or try this: Before starting recipe for cookies, cake etc... Combine 1 tsp unflavored gelatin with 3 tblsp cold water and 2 tblsp plus 1 tsp boiling water. This mixture will substitute for 1 egg in a recipe. Or try a mix of both.

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

(1049)

on July 27, 2011
at 06:51 PM

OH..you could probably do pancakes as well. IF your egg substitute is too liquid just poor it into a little mold.

D44c18017e064cc3359acf962b38aba0

(153)

on July 26, 2011
at 11:19 PM

Wow those look really good I might have to try those..really soon

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on July 27, 2011
at 04:28 PM

The paleo waffles have eggs in them, did you not see that the thebaker is allergic?

Medium avatar

(19479)

on July 27, 2011
at 08:21 PM

@Senneth, the recipe for waffles clearly states an alternative for eggs (the flax-seed blend described by Kathi).

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 26, 2011
at 11:29 PM

Ok, that is terrible and we must fix this right quick. I don't know if you are on a gaining path like me, carbs!, or a losing path, low carb!, if dairy is ok with you, etc. Just make sure to read all the labels on the dairy to make sure there aren't any hidden stabilizers and such.

I'm just going to give a random list, maybe there will be some things you like:

  • Roasted potatoes, sweet and regular, with a protein of your choice and a veg. Today I had new potatoes steamed that I smashed with a little lemon zest and duck fat, then topped with seared steak and kale that was seasoned with lemon juice, salt/pepper.
  • Fruit Salad
  • Whey shake and you can add almond butter, blueberries, banana, etc.
  • Bacon, avocado, tomato salad with fresh basil or any salad for that matter - spinach with chicken, avocado, raspberries, and chopped macadamia nuts is really tasty.
  • Sliced banana with coconut and almond butter on top, if I go to the beach I'll add blueberries and rasperries too
  • Root vegetable hash with shredded or chopped up meat
  • A nice full fat cultured yogurt, cottage cheese, kefir either alone or with fruit. Add ice and make a smoothie!

All of these are adaptable to just mix, match, omit an ingredient, so you can get a fairly wide-variety to keep your belly happy for a while.

You can still make baked goods! I found this for you: http://paleofood.com/baked.htm I read through and there are items that are sans eggs.

Good luck and I hope some of these work for you - happy breakfasting AND baking :)


Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 27, 2011
at 03:35 PM

Crap, I also wanted to add that using cauliflower will work as a nice sub for potato if you want something comforting. Just smash up and season, then top with whatever sounds good. Should work nicely for you :)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 27, 2011
at 01:32 PM

Ok as one baker to another here is the best tip that I could ever give you. Treat your food as if you were making your cakes and cookies, do the presentation, work with colours on the plate. I use edible flowers, combos of fruit and veg, etc. Just trade sweets for savories and I think things will click for you. I admit it - I like my food pretty, someone even said that exact thing to me two weeks ago but with a grin :) Good luck, take a deep breath, and it will all come together.

D44c18017e064cc3359acf962b38aba0

(153)

on July 27, 2011
at 12:48 AM

I'm on the losing path. also i might have to try some of these i'm just not creative with foods for meals i'm creative with decorating cakes and cookies, etc so this has been really hard for me to adjust to. but thank you anything helps

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on July 26, 2011
at 11:28 PM

have you tried adapting some of the popular primal recipes to fit your needs? You can try putting in homemade applesauce for eggs, coconut oil and or nut butters will also add moisture. Also try: 2 flax ???eggs??? = 2 tbsp ground flax seeds + 5 tbsp hot water, soak 3 minutes!

You might need something to 'set' things like an arrowroot powder or baking powder.

Breakfast ideas could include:

strained yogurt (like greek yogurt) with some berries and coconut flake and nut flakes.

some kind of attempt at a pancake or waffle w/o eggs (again adapting recipes)

how about some sort of nut bar you make yourself (adapt another recipe for a 'lara' type bar)

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C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

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on July 26, 2011
at 11:09 PM

I generally feel better when I eat meat and veggies or a salad as my first meal (be it breakfast or lunch) but if I do eat something else for breakfast, it'll be either greek yogurt with nuts and berries or something like this recipe: 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)

1/2 cup powdered, unsweetened, dessicated coconut

1 egg, beaten

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp cloves

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 cup raisins (not packed)

1/4 cup walnuts

1/4 cup flaked, unsweetened coconut (optional, for garnish)

mix together and bake at 400 for an hour. (from a MDA post)

it's kind of a gushy pumpkin-y mixture, but will kind of act like toast if you broil it for a few minutes.

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Af9537cfa50562b67979624e9007e12a

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on July 26, 2011
at 11:32 PM

My wife likes greek yougurt and berries for breakfast often, maybe with a cheese stick.

can't help with the baking.

I agree with somebody else up there, a leftover burger, a hunk of meat, whatever is leftover in the fridge, I do not feel the need to eat "breakfast" foods

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on July 26, 2011
at 11:09 PM

Usually I just eat leftovers for breakfast, but sometimes I whip up a big batch of sausage patties, cook them, and then put them in the freezer for a quick breakfast. If you are really jonesing for baked goods, what about some sort of flourless coconut bar?

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Aeec781cc234fcae119d4a71532058f5

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on July 26, 2011
at 10:57 PM

I've been totally rethinking what I eat for breakfast lately. I got really sick of eggs and was eating a crapload of bacon and needed a change. Now I eat whatever I feel like having: a hamburger, leftover roast or steak, a can of tuna, etc. There's no need to eat what we think we're supposed to eat for breakfast!

I haven't ventured into baking yet...I'm scared what that would lead to!

Good luck!

ETA: I just realized I didn't read the baking part of your question well. I think finding other things to do is the best way to combat cravings. Go for a walk, play a game, call a friend, etc.

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