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5-minute Breakfast Suggestions?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 15, 2011 at 3:50 PM

This post really applies to any meal... however, I have found that my most challenging meal is breakfast due to the time constraints. I try to make it into the office by 7:00 AM, and my body's natural clock wakes me up at 6:00 AM. This gives me an hour to shower, get dressed, feed the dogs, take them out and then head to work.

I am looking for some paleo suggestions that can be prepared in 5 minutes or less. My goal is to get at least 30 grams of protein in this meal. I don't mind preparing food ahead of time (e.g. on the weekends, or a couple of nights a week).

I've tried grass-fed whey protein shakes made w/coconut milk, but I am concerned with the insulin response (usually I only take whey protein after workouts). I've also tried hard boiled eggs, but they get boring quickly.

Let me know if you have any ideas! It doesn't have to be breakfast food.

Thanks!

B14dc4aa1ddefbec3bc09550428ee493

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on July 09, 2011
at 04:26 AM

Lately I've been making a smoothie with Greek yogurt, one cup of blueberries and two tbs coconut oil. I don't seem to have any insulin issues with this.

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on April 24, 2011
at 08:12 PM

While I know they are not optimal, protein shakes are a very convenient option for me. But Whey is not a good option for me. I have been using egg white protein powder and beef protein powder mixed with either coconut milk or almond milk. It works really well for me. It takes 2 minutes to pour and mix and I can drink it while commuting to work or at the office.

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on April 24, 2011
at 08:04 PM

I really like egg muffins too. I line the muffin cups with a couple of slices of lunch meat (turkey or ham) and then pour the egg veggie mixture into the cups. I think they are great cold or warmed.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on March 16, 2011
at 02:46 AM

Vote up for being willing to blend butter into tea. A LOT of butter. I've been doing this a long time and this is a new one to me. Good job!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 16, 2011
at 02:36 AM

Whoa!!! So cool to be spontaneously mentioned! (...and in a helpful context too!...lol...) Thanks. :o) Credit goes to Son of Grok (whose recipe is linked/credited in that post) for the basic custard recipe that I started with there.

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on March 16, 2011
at 02:31 AM

Yep. Leftovers rock. Pork loin is a favorite.

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on March 16, 2011
at 01:47 AM

yes! i started doing this in muffin tins when i did south beach diet, and its great. they freeze really well, too so i could make a couple batches, wrap in tin foil and put in freezer bag, then just grab a few on the way out the door- they thaw quickly on their own if you have to eat in the car, or you can zap them for 15 seconds for a hot brekkie.

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on March 15, 2011
at 08:51 PM

Good idea! I've done something similar with chopped veggies from Trader Joes.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on March 15, 2011
at 07:13 PM

Same here. I think some folks have a hard time at first getting used to eating things like salmon, roasted chicken, or steak for breakfast. Makes my mornings so much easier though with getting one kid to daycare, myself to school, my wife to work, and my oldest to school.

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on March 15, 2011
at 05:07 PM

I do this sometimes too- great timesaver!

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on March 15, 2011
at 04:30 PM

I make these in muffin tins for individual servings (great use for the muffin tins now since I don't make muffins!)

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on March 15, 2011
at 04:29 PM

I do this too. It works wonders.

4263909f54e4c7a023e69aba03a7dda0

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on March 15, 2011
at 04:14 PM

I am going to try this!

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8453c28aa8e2dc82d666c2952f36c5d2

(295)

on March 15, 2011
at 04:10 PM

Often I make a huge breakfast frittata on Sundays and heat up individual servings in the mornings. The recipe changes but the base is 10 eggs and 2 lbs of browned ground meat. Add to that any sauteed-til-tender chopped veggies (onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini, spinach, whatever). Throw all of that plus whatever spices into an oiled cake pan, bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Quick and easy.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on March 16, 2011
at 01:47 AM

yes! i started doing this in muffin tins when i did south beach diet, and its great. they freeze really well, too so i could make a couple batches, wrap in tin foil and put in freezer bag, then just grab a few on the way out the door- they thaw quickly on their own if you have to eat in the car, or you can zap them for 15 seconds for a hot brekkie.

39a1a0bc7855c084ac59df60fdf9c0dd

(1505)

on March 15, 2011
at 04:29 PM

I do this too. It works wonders.

4263909f54e4c7a023e69aba03a7dda0

(40)

on March 15, 2011
at 04:14 PM

I am going to try this!

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on March 15, 2011
at 05:07 PM

I do this sometimes too- great timesaver!

Medium avatar

(12379)

on March 15, 2011
at 04:30 PM

I make these in muffin tins for individual servings (great use for the muffin tins now since I don't make muffins!)

60c061f4b024f9ac421b27bf93b40ebe

(220)

on April 24, 2011
at 08:04 PM

I really like egg muffins too. I line the muffin cups with a couple of slices of lunch meat (turkey or ham) and then pour the egg veggie mixture into the cups. I think they are great cold or warmed.

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Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

(2312)

on March 15, 2011
at 06:26 PM

Leftover from dinner the night before - make lots. :-)

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on March 15, 2011
at 04:53 PM

I have a standby that works pretty well: Wake up, wander downstairs, put some fire on the cast iron skillet. Make coffee, feed the animals, drop some bacon fat or butter and eggs in the skillet. Turn it off. Put the lid on. Wake up the kids, have the kids go potty, get them dressed, come back downstairs, breakfast is done!

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Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

on March 15, 2011
at 04:10 PM

I prepare all my weekday breakfasts the night before. Usual I make some kind of meat with some kind or fat/oil or coconut milk (used like a sauce). I also keep a number of hard-cooked eggs on hand if for some reason I wasn't able to make breakfast.

I always bring my breakfast with me to work and eat at my desk so I don't have to rush in the morning.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on March 16, 2011
at 02:31 AM

Yep. Leftovers rock. Pork loin is a favorite.

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030167d1516b20d4a79f326dded608b0

on March 15, 2011
at 06:57 PM

I make omelet "kits" - on the weekend I'll chop up veggies, bunch spinach, and brown some sausage or bacon and put them in baggies. In the morning I just grab some ingredients and scramble them into eggs (you could microwave if you want). Should take you less than 5 minutes.

4263909f54e4c7a023e69aba03a7dda0

(40)

on March 15, 2011
at 08:51 PM

Good idea! I've done something similar with chopped veggies from Trader Joes.

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691f120a3e7a1a036845d105d86c99a3

(3641)

on March 15, 2011
at 04:13 PM

Eating leftovers from dinner last night is my go to.

Cooking bacon and eggs the night before and just reheating works pretty well.

I also have Jones frozen sausages which just contain pork, water, salt, spices and sugar (so little it doesn't show up as any carbs). They probably aren't better than the stuff you might get at the farmer's market but it's one of the few brands bragging they are gluten-free. They take under 5 minutes to microwave and eat.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on March 15, 2011
at 07:13 PM

Same here. I think some folks have a hard time at first getting used to eating things like salmon, roasted chicken, or steak for breakfast. Makes my mornings so much easier though with getting one kid to daycare, myself to school, my wife to work, and my oldest to school.

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on July 09, 2011
at 12:16 AM

If any sushi chefs see this they will want to beat me with sticks, but I make 3-4 sushi type rolls with lots of pastured lunchmeat and nori wrappers. Even more likely to get me beaten, I sometimes throw a bunch of butter into the roll. A spoonful of a coconut oil on the side makes it more filling. If you have more time throw some veggies in there. Takes about 2 minutes to assemble, I often eat a banana while making them, and they can be eaten in the car with minimal mess.

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Bf72f771a19f3a3789f7fdf24c86daef

on April 23, 2011
at 04:47 PM

If you have a toaster oven, making this breakfast will be a snap.

before going in the oven: 5-minute-breakfast-suggestions?

  1. Crack 3 large eggs, whisk together
  2. Add onions to bottom of ramekin
  3. Add grated cheese (or not, depending on how strict paleo you are) and bacon
  4. Bake 30-40min at 325 F.

They will puff up, because that's what quiches do! you can make em as big as you want- put em in a larger muffin tin if you want Mega-Humungo Breakfast Quiche, or divide em up into smaller muffin tins if you want on-the go snacks.

or, just put em in a huge pan like this, and devour=

5-minute-breakfast-suggestions?

feel free to add whatever calorific items you want to beef it up (ie cheese, meats, butter). some ideas are pizza quiches (artichokes, sundried tomatoes, olive oil, marjoram/thyme/oregano herbs), salmon/ tuna bake, simple mushroom quiche, etc.

what i suggest to keep it under 5 min is make several on a free weekend, freeze em individually, and pop em in the toaster oven to reheat for 5 min. they keep well.

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2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

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on March 15, 2011
at 10:41 PM

I make very quick breakfasts every morning for my daughter before school

homemade yogurt with sliced bananas or berries

bacon (cooked the evening before in the fridge ready for the microwave)

or mini hamburgers (cooked the evening before in the fridge ready for the microwave)

almond coconut flour pancakes(cooked the evening before in the fridge ready for the microwave)

or a hardboiled egg (ready) or scrambled eggs (ready)

a mandarin

I place all the un-refrigerated items on a tray the evening before along with a napkin the utensils and my coffee up and green tea bag. (just in case my head is fuzzy..provides more order, less need for concentration in the wee hours of the morning)

I scoop the refrigerated items out of the fridge...nuke them (yipes) and add them to the tray. I even run to the bathroom while the microwave is doing it's thing..."multi-tasking"

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on March 15, 2011
at 05:46 PM

our very own familygrokumentarian (holla!) has an awesome blog post with a coconut custard recipe in it. i make it the night before for the whole family when i know we have a busy morning. its delicious and satisfying and inexpensive and holds the whole family over. we have it with blueberries and almonds, and the kids wolf it down.

http://primalkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/07/custards.html

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 16, 2011
at 02:36 AM

Whoa!!! So cool to be spontaneously mentioned! (...and in a helpful context too!...lol...) Thanks. :o) Credit goes to Son of Grok (whose recipe is linked/credited in that post) for the basic custard recipe that I started with there.

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 09, 2011
at 05:52 AM

I always have a fridge full of prepped food, I choose a day a week to get it all done, so throwing things together is super easy. Eggs, too me, are your most flexible option as you can do pretty much anything with them. If you're not averse to meat or a soft egg in the morn, my latest is: tomato, avocado, sweet potato, baby potatoes, chopped greens, meat either one or a combo of steak/chicken/bacon, salt, pepper, lemon juice. Greens on the bottom, the veg all in bite sized pieces seasoned with a bit of lemon juice and s/p. The meat cut in the same manner on top of that. Then egg. And always a side of berries. Until it got too hot here in Brooklyn the meat and potatoes where heated - I would toss in the oven really quick or on the stove almost like a hash. Its good.. really good.. and super healthy. You could layer all this in containers at night and just tweak a few things to make it different - swapping out the style of egg, the veg, etc. I'm hungry now :) Happy breakfasting!

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on April 28, 2011
at 05:47 PM

If whey is ok with you, obviously dairy is ok with you... correct?

Then just take a few swigs of organic heavy cream? I find just 1-2 sips of cream keeps me feeling satieted for a few hours...

But scrambling eggs with heavy cream? Even moreso... ohhh... yeah....

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2136b52b19f46b00db6098b1fde06014

on April 28, 2011
at 02:52 PM

Mexican style carne asada leftovers are good. I eat at my desk, so a big bowl of cold carne asada steak with avocado, tomato, and salsa is my favorite.

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0982114ee5876f4d6caaaddee3db6c58

on April 23, 2011
at 07:25 PM

You could add just about vegetable to the quiche recipe and it would be delicious. Great recipe. Thanks.

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2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

(1049)

on April 23, 2011
at 12:44 PM

since I have your same dilema, I'm sharing the new breakfast food I discovered that my daughter loves. A mock oatmeal. Also, not much different, she decided she liked eating the almond pancakes batter raw. Fine with me. You might want to try little hors'deauvre forks or different colored plates. Kids need to have their fantasy fed also. I also scoop the pancake batter into heart shaped cooking cutters and just cook them in the form on the pan. http://cavemanstrong.com/2011/01/no-oatmeal/

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B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on March 16, 2011
at 02:23 AM

5 egg yolks scrambled in 50g of butter + tea and 50 grams of butter mixed in = over 1000kcals

For the tea I came up with this: http://edwardjedmonds.com/uncle-eds-famous-creamy-tea-recipe/

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on March 16, 2011
at 02:46 AM

Vote up for being willing to blend butter into tea. A LOT of butter. I've been doing this a long time and this is a new one to me. Good job!

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Fe198e0c02edd407cdf8c83c0fceaea1

(753)

on March 16, 2011
at 02:13 AM

Raw eggs. coffee. cured sausage that you don't have to cook. Spoonful of almond/sunflower butter.

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Af9537cfa50562b67979624e9007e12a

(1334)

on March 15, 2011
at 04:19 PM

similar to what others are saying, my wife and I make 2 or 3 days worth of weekday breakfasts and lunches at a time and stash them in the fridge in plastic tubs. sometimes eggs, sometimes leftover meat, whatever. that way we are talking less than 2 minutes in the nuker to be ready.

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39a1a0bc7855c084ac59df60fdf9c0dd

(1505)

on March 15, 2011
at 04:18 PM

The only way I can resolve that is to make something beforehand. I know you're bored of hard-boiled eggs, but they work wonders; Mark Sisson has a recipe for Tamari scrambled eggs, which works to change things up a bit. I fried small pork sausage patties over the weekend (pasture raised, of course) and ate two of them each morning for the past couple days; it just takes 30 seconds to zap them in the microwave. You could also try a Julia Child 20-second omlet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzZjhsHdcKM), which works if you scramble the eggs the night before and cue up the pan so it's ready to go.

Good luck!

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7dab2d8c97e44d8d0c298e5c9d5d75bc

(641)

on October 12, 2012
at 03:18 PM

Flax seed cereal. Flax seed + 1/2 cup berries + coconut milk. So filling until my meat at lunch. Sometimes I microwave bacon with it too. It works great!

I can't eat eggs!

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1b7ea364def02ac2257d7c8557fa200f

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on July 09, 2011
at 09:41 AM

You could always make some bacon egg cups the night before.

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on April 23, 2011
at 07:19 PM

How well do the quiche's last during the day? Do they need to be refrigerated, or can I keep them in my lunch bag till 2-3pm for snacking?

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A20e31adbe986b5ff2131c9e0e5dfdc0

on March 15, 2011
at 06:28 PM

Stolen from the internets:

5 minute Scrambled eggs:

This is probably the easiest thing to cook in a microwave.

Take one egg and crack it into a microwave safe container. Add about a tablespoon of water and whisk the two together and put them in your microwave oven. Cook on full power for 50 seconds or 1/2 power for 1and a half minutes. Remove from your microwave and stir with a fork. Leave this to stand for two minutes and in less than five minutes you will have light fluffy scrambled eggs.

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