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Paleo breakfast that doesn't involve frying?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 26, 2013 at 2:46 AM

I have been frying my eggs and bacon for a while now and am beginning to question, like many others, just how bad it is for my health (oxidation, etc). What could I make for breakfast that would be equally as filling without frying?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

You can stick with your story/ I'll remain without. I'm not risking it. I would way rather cook my food. The price for convenience is too great. It violently rips the molecules in the food I pay good money for and can render nutrients inert. Microwaves heat food by causing water molecules in it to resonate at very high frequencies and eventually turn to steam which heats your food. While this can rapidly heat your food, what most people fail to realize is that it also causes a change in your food's chemical structure. (Adams) Not to mention the carcinogens.I could go on:)

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on February 26, 2013
at 08:45 PM

@mathgirl72, no one said you cannot drink the water.

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on February 26, 2013
at 08:17 PM

Mmmmmm...boiled meat, where the nutrients end up in the water.

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on February 26, 2013
at 01:54 PM

@Chelsea, all forms of cooking cause molecules to shake, thus creating heat. Water creates steam when you boil it too. Also every form of cooking create chemical reactions -- that's the definition. That's why ceviche is "cooked" even though it uses no heat. Also, just FYI they are Atoms not Adams. Just because we colloquially refer to microwaves as "Nuking" it is not any more dangerous than any other form of cooking.

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on February 26, 2013
at 01:18 PM

Which make me think of how good a plantain would taste fried with bacon.

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on February 26, 2013
at 01:15 PM

Stress causes more inflammatory response than fried bacon...

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on February 26, 2013
at 01:11 PM

My grandma cooked steak in a pressure cooker. This produced grey tasteless meat. She died of cancer, so based on my familial n=1 I'm not convinced that anything was gained by boiling.

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on February 26, 2013
at 01:04 PM

Stick to your stories if you must...everyone likes a good story...they'd be more convincing if you had a big population study to base them on...

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on February 26, 2013
at 08:43 AM

Fruit! If you're not afraid of carbs.

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on February 26, 2013
at 05:50 AM

Oh, a microwave debate! I like these. Here's an answer I gave where I presented evidence that microwaving does not seem to produce greater amounts of carcinogens or lead to a greater loss of nutrients: http://paleohacks.com/questions/108100/how-bad-is-microwaved-food/108185#108185 Chelsea, if you could go on please do. So far your arguments are not exactly panning out.

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on February 26, 2013
at 05:29 AM

Who's to say baking doesn't change food's chemical structure in a worse way? We need to know why a change is bad before condemning it.

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:53 AM

I agree. I cook on medium to low, and cover the pan to cook to top without flipping. Slow cooked eggs are the best.

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:50 AM

I don't have a problem with either cooking method. Unless one is eating food in its raw state, then the structure of the food is changing. Do you have a link to (Adams)?

877f4b8257fdf8d7f9658915f6c2c227

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:17 AM

I do tend to stress and overthink things. :) Thank you.

877f4b8257fdf8d7f9658915f6c2c227

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:14 AM

I like this idea. Perhaps medium high was a bit too extreme. Thank you.

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:13 AM

Chelsea, microwaves are not dangerous. The magnetron is just designed to shake water molecule bonds vs an oven that causes all molecule bonds to shake. There is NOTHING dangerous about microwaving.

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:06 AM

Read answer below and as regard to microwave (Radiation).

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:04 AM

Chelsea -- why would either be bad? Over cooking is bad, not the method

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:01 AM

You think the microwaves is better than frying?

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:05 AM

First, frying is not bad, set the stove to medium low and let it heat up slowly. You will have more than enough heat to cook the eggs you do not need to go all out.

Second, Try hard boiled eggs or cooking in the oven.

877f4b8257fdf8d7f9658915f6c2c227

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:14 AM

I like this idea. Perhaps medium high was a bit too extreme. Thank you.

8838443ac82e9f98e4ae9daf80d50eb5

(896)

on February 26, 2013
at 03:53 AM

I agree. I cook on medium to low, and cover the pan to cook to top without flipping. Slow cooked eggs are the best.

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2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

on February 26, 2013
at 03:06 AM

Bacon fat wouldn't oxidize unless you cook it at too high a heat. Cook your bacon low and slow (it will be delish and won't burn your oil). Meaning you can cook with the oil over and over again till its all used up. Quite often I also throw a little coconut oil to keep the bottom from burning when first starting to cook it. Secondly you can bake it: I do 400 for 15-20 minutes (watch at the 15 minute mark) and be careful if your stove is gas or lets just say (better quality than something that is 15 years old). Of course you could always do a pumpkin oatmeal or a banana bread A coconut milk, raspberry, orange and banana pina colada mix-up Hamburgers Sausage & Eggs Even coconut flour bagels if you wanna go there:) Bacon and Eggs is the perfect combo of salt and fat, throw in a carb and your set.Secondly KISS (KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID). The stress worrying about it is byfar more extreme than a little oxidation will ever be!! -Cheers:)

877f4b8257fdf8d7f9658915f6c2c227

(75)

on February 26, 2013
at 03:17 AM

I do tend to stress and overthink things. :) Thank you.

Medium avatar

(10611)

on February 26, 2013
at 01:15 PM

Stress causes more inflammatory response than fried bacon...

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4610451431ec7155c87a5698be682a95

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on February 26, 2013
at 02:56 AM

Eggs and chorizo in the microwave. I put them in a glass tumbler that's been greased with butter. Heat and stir in 20 second increments until fluffy.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on February 26, 2013
at 03:04 AM

Chelsea -- why would either be bad? Over cooking is bad, not the method

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on February 26, 2013
at 03:06 AM

Read answer below and as regard to microwave (Radiation).

Medium avatar

(10611)

on February 26, 2013
at 01:04 PM

Stick to your stories if you must...everyone likes a good story...they'd be more convincing if you had a big population study to base them on...

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on February 26, 2013
at 03:13 AM

Chelsea, microwaves are not dangerous. The magnetron is just designed to shake water molecule bonds vs an oven that causes all molecule bonds to shake. There is NOTHING dangerous about microwaving.

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

You can stick with your story/ I'll remain without. I'm not risking it. I would way rather cook my food. The price for convenience is too great. It violently rips the molecules in the food I pay good money for and can render nutrients inert. Microwaves heat food by causing water molecules in it to resonate at very high frequencies and eventually turn to steam which heats your food. While this can rapidly heat your food, what most people fail to realize is that it also causes a change in your food's chemical structure. (Adams) Not to mention the carcinogens.I could go on:)

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on February 26, 2013
at 03:01 AM

You think the microwaves is better than frying?

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on February 26, 2013
at 05:50 AM

Oh, a microwave debate! I like these. Here's an answer I gave where I presented evidence that microwaving does not seem to produce greater amounts of carcinogens or lead to a greater loss of nutrients: http://paleohacks.com/questions/108100/how-bad-is-microwaved-food/108185#108185 Chelsea, if you could go on please do. So far your arguments are not exactly panning out.

4610451431ec7155c87a5698be682a95

(1122)

on February 26, 2013
at 03:50 AM

I don't have a problem with either cooking method. Unless one is eating food in its raw state, then the structure of the food is changing. Do you have a link to (Adams)?

39311794c054f89a226f33e1afd08721

on February 26, 2013
at 05:29 AM

Who's to say baking doesn't change food's chemical structure in a worse way? We need to know why a change is bad before condemning it.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on February 26, 2013
at 01:54 PM

@Chelsea, all forms of cooking cause molecules to shake, thus creating heat. Water creates steam when you boil it too. Also every form of cooking create chemical reactions -- that's the definition. That's why ceviche is "cooked" even though it uses no heat. Also, just FYI they are Atoms not Adams. Just because we colloquially refer to microwaves as "Nuking" it is not any more dangerous than any other form of cooking.

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58e8a6256f705a64a7d1287b91ae7832

on February 26, 2013
at 08:41 AM

You can hard "boil" eggs in the oven and cook bacon alongside. There are also lots of recipes for egg cups with veggies and bacon (like this one: http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/confetti-egg-cups-recipe/2/).

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on February 26, 2013
at 06:08 AM

1/4 cup each of flax meal and almond meal. 3/8 c. water and i egg.

beat the egg with water, stir together with meal. zap full power for 45 seconds. add 1/4 blueberries, zap another minute. Serve with 1/4 c. yogurt or whatever.

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39311794c054f89a226f33e1afd08721

on February 26, 2013
at 05:29 AM

Sous vide a batch of 63 deg. eggs ahead of time. I can do it with a candy thermometer, but it's really a lot of fuss to get it just right. If you can afford a sous vide machine, your options open up for low temperature cooking of proteins.

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on February 26, 2013
at 05:25 AM

Fat bomb smoothie! Experiment with coconut milk, avocado, protein powder of choice, fruit, flavor extracts like vanilla, etc. I love to make smoothies with frozen organic berries or other fruit when it's in season. Cocoa powder added to a lightly sweetened creamy base is also divine, especially when you throw some coffee in the blender...tastes like dessert with fewer carbs than you'd imagine.

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753e1b824fbe0b11c797a244b1a4c7e3

on February 26, 2013
at 04:25 AM

Frittata!! Of any kind!

One favorite:

http://everydaypaleo.com/easy-and-delicious-sausage-frittata/

But you can basically use any veggies, seasonings, meat, etc., it's fun to get creative and see what tastes good :-)

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04a4f204bc2e589fa30fd31b92944549

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:49 AM

I have seen recipes for breakfast bread but I think it should only be a rare treat. In the mean time try this! http://myquirkylife.tumblr.com/post/34645103414/paleo-bacon-egg-cups. And as I understood it, saturated fat (coconut oil & animal fat) is very stable and safe when heated.

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2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

on March 27, 2013
at 11:03 PM

man honestly i buy really high quality bacon and eat it raw with a nice raw egg yolk for breakfast, simple, delicious, quick and...problem solved

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C5d5cfab77a26fa17a56f2c62b99b879

on March 27, 2013
at 09:58 PM

Lots of days I just eat up the leftovers from the day before.

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on March 27, 2013
at 08:31 PM

I make 'banana mash' for my niece a few times a week for breakfast.

1 banana 2 Tbsp Almond butter 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 pinches nutmeg pinch clove pinch ground ginger 1 tsp honey or maple syrup

Obviously season it how you like, this is her favorite. Some apple- or pumpkin-pie spice would do just as well.

She loves it. I also will offer her a couple ounces of cheese with it.

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on March 27, 2013
at 08:24 PM

I hate to sound so ignorant... But what is a "poached" egg? Were they hunted illegally ;)

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on February 26, 2013
at 06:58 AM

poached eggs on top of fresh greens with a little bit of hot sauce is my favorite and quick

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on February 26, 2013
at 05:41 AM

i never fry at all, I boil all my meats, sometimes use pan for eggs, maybe ill do some roasting, but boiling produces least number of carcinogens

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on February 26, 2013
at 08:45 PM

@mathgirl72, no one said you cannot drink the water.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on February 26, 2013
at 08:17 PM

Mmmmmm...boiled meat, where the nutrients end up in the water.

Medium avatar

(10611)

on February 26, 2013
at 01:11 PM

My grandma cooked steak in a pressure cooker. This produced grey tasteless meat. She died of cancer, so based on my familial n=1 I'm not convinced that anything was gained by boiling.

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