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Paleo Breakfasts - Such hard work...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 28, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Guys/girls,

I'm really struggling with paleo breakfasts. Lunch and dinner are not a problem, but I seem to have got used to always eating grains in the morning. I rarely eat grains in the afternoon and evening, just naturally, but I seem to crave and end up giving in to grains in the morning.

Can you guys help me out here? I always seem to pick up some eggs... Fry something from the salad draw and put the eggs over the top. Not very exciting!

I suppose I'm asking for ideas and general support! Tell me I'm not a strange person and you all had this same problem!

Cheers (again), John

5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on April 13, 2012
at 02:42 PM

I do espresso with a coconut oil, heavy cream, and cinnamon. I now only eat breakfast if I work out in the morning.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on March 19, 2012
at 02:08 PM

This morning I actually had smoked trout and an avocado, yum!

Cdd931c4a0fae8944478767671bb7402

(105)

on March 19, 2012
at 12:31 AM

Bacon and banana mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on March 18, 2012
at 09:30 PM

Lyndsay.... that didn't last me 30 seconds! I'd been happy with 3 hours.

5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

(1101)

on March 18, 2012
at 05:22 PM

Oh man. I know what's on MY grocery list now. :)

5aa057aabe02e83299e1e2137eab05e2

(108)

on February 19, 2012
at 01:36 PM

Yes, one of my biggest struggles in the beginning was " I am really hungry, but why should I pop a handful of macadamia nuts just to eat? I didnt have ready solutions that were appealing, and it just seemed wrong to eat " whatever" just because it was acceptably Paleo. I can't do straight coconut oil or any of that for the same reason. I don't care if it is Paleo, it grosses me out to stick a spoonful of fat in my mouth.

B999e22df9b9ec64daea50bedefabfe5

(10)

on February 07, 2012
at 02:27 AM

But I think he is saying it is harder for him to eat Paleo things in the morning, not necessarily talking about prep time. I am 6 weeks in and sick up to my eyeballs of eggs. I stopped eating them a few days ago. But there is not much else that appeals to me except coffee and fruit or yogurt. It can be a glum adjustment.

B999e22df9b9ec64daea50bedefabfe5

(10)

on February 07, 2012
at 01:18 AM

I don't EAT cereal. But I still love it.

B999e22df9b9ec64daea50bedefabfe5

(10)

on February 07, 2012
at 01:18 AM

Well, he said he wanted to know if anyone else felt this way, and YES, I do. I LOVE bagels, I LOVE cereal. it is not weird. My compromise? I eat full fat yogurt, plain with a little vanilla and stevia, a few berries, and my own granola substitue of crushed banana chips and sliced almonds. I crush it in a bag with a rolling pin. Or I whip the egg whites nd yolks separately, fold the yolks in, make a fluffy omelette, and top with strawberries.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on February 02, 2012
at 07:25 PM

Haha, thanks for that!! My mom hates it when I overcook my eggs, I just always forget them when they are sitting off the heat, ends up being more like 20 minutes before I strain them. I guess that is a sign I should get a timer! Don't have any timers around..

79cb6f03dc808787f6d26bf37bc4c2b9

(229)

on February 01, 2012
at 02:36 AM

To each their own <3

535fafe8afe6923870905c707c4f4454

(720)

on January 31, 2012
at 07:13 PM

sounds like a dessert I used to make

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

(2178)

on January 31, 2012
at 01:10 PM

I make these too - except I wrap bacon around them :)

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19413)

on January 31, 2012
at 12:17 PM

Simple foods made from good fresh ingredients tend to be more interesting to me than elaborate meals. So bacon and eggs are perfectly tasty and satisfying. The same way a good steak with grilled shrimp is. Sorry, "Eggs+" is caveman heaven to me.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19413)

on January 31, 2012
at 12:15 PM

+1000! Really, I mean, it takes literally 3 seconds to throw a few rashers of bacon in a pan, then once the fat melts, crack a few eggs on the bacon fat. Takes me longer to eat it than to make it!

Dabdb4e771b72dff14709b0258b207a7

(201)

on January 31, 2012
at 04:57 AM

Your recipe looks delicious!

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on January 30, 2012
at 12:29 AM

@ Jenny J, if you hard boil eggs the way I mentioned above, the yolks will be perfect and completely yellow with no green ring around the yolk. Best of all, no strong sulfur smell.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on January 29, 2012
at 11:05 PM

If you don't do dairy, I put a big scoopful of berries, some nuts, and coconut cream. It's really delicious!

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on January 29, 2012
at 11:04 PM

Yeah, these are great to eat while you are walking to work/school, but if you break them out on the bus you get a couple glares...pretty potent smell..

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on January 29, 2012
at 11:03 PM

Oh, didn't notice a fellow smoothie-er! Put my smoothie recipe on the bottom there, they are great to start the day hey?

E48146ad243fab742e69d10b633e05d6

(165)

on January 29, 2012
at 06:21 PM

Im totally a smoothie girl too, sounds yummy :-)

0d2dec01a5ed9363a9915e111ae13f7e

(4583)

on January 29, 2012
at 03:54 AM

Fried up veggies with an egg on top is "not very exciting", but a bowl of cereal, or a bagel is?

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on January 29, 2012
at 12:10 AM

Apples and Onions fried with bacon goes extraordinary with calves liver, FYI.

8838443ac82e9f98e4ae9daf80d50eb5

(896)

on January 28, 2012
at 11:18 PM

Forgot to say I add some dates or fruit in the side because I like the salty sweet combo.

Bd5f68adc20a1eef51aebe7ee0e619ae

(220)

on January 28, 2012
at 11:07 PM

I've recently switched to 2 meals a day. Not out of a desire to IF, but it was just a natural progression as I started obeying my hunger signs. This morning for Brunch I've just pulled some leftover Massaman Beef out of the microwave. Bloody beautiful.

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on January 28, 2012
at 10:32 PM

on thing I'd add to this. One of my favorite dishes is apples and onions. It goes great with almost any meat, and even certain veggies!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 28, 2012
at 10:19 PM

It's all very individual and only you can test/confirm what's best for you. I used to ride my bike 78 miles every Saturday without any special eating before or after. In fact, I usually rode fasted and ate a few handfuls of trail mix halfway. I never suffered loss of energy at all, but perhaps others might. I was hungry but not starving after my rides.

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 28, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Definitely. Lots of people here eat 2 meals a day, it seems to be a common paleo/IF pattern. My first meal of the day is lunch, somewhere between 11am and 1pm. Some days at home that is something like bacon & eggs, but usually it's just lunch food.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 28, 2012
at 10:16 PM

My eating schedule is variable but one constant is that I never seem to eat before 10 am and, if I eat, I'm done between 4 and 5 pm. There are days when I'm busy in the afternoon and I go 24 hours between meals. It all feels very normal to me, frankly.

797830fc700663056867503037f76582

on January 28, 2012
at 09:59 PM

Nance / Justine - I understood that IF should be done 2-3 times a week. I didn't realise you could fast from your last meal to 10am every day. ?

Medium avatar

(10663)

on January 28, 2012
at 09:52 PM

What you eat for lunch and dinner, you can certainly eat for breakfast. Like what Nance says, I IF and eat my first meal around 10-12. I don't even consider it breakfast because most of the time I'm eating over half a pound of meat with a huge side of veggies. Breakfast doesn't always have to be "bacon and eggs." Eat a steak! Eat some wild salmon! Eat anything you want, really.

7b263b5be50b6032cd847bc40c018153

(210)

on January 28, 2012
at 09:42 PM

I agree. My first thought was, 'Then don't eat breakfast; eat brunch.'

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7b263b5be50b6032cd847bc40c018153

on January 28, 2012
at 09:54 PM

If you must have a hearty breakfast and can't be bothered with any of the results that turn up when you google "paleo breakfast recipe," here's a hack:

     1) Pick a fruit you like
     2) Pick a meat you like
     3) Fry them together*
     4) Keep doing that until you have a bunch of favorite breakfast combos

*The fruit doesn't necessarily have to be fried, but it often gives the meat a great flavor. Example: Apples and sausage, pineapple and pork chop.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on January 29, 2012
at 12:10 AM

Apples and Onions fried with bacon goes extraordinary with calves liver, FYI.

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on January 28, 2012
at 10:32 PM

on thing I'd add to this. One of my favorite dishes is apples and onions. It goes great with almost any meat, and even certain veggies!

5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

(1101)

on March 18, 2012
at 05:22 PM

Oh man. I know what's on MY grocery list now. :)

Cdd931c4a0fae8944478767671bb7402

(105)

on March 19, 2012
at 12:31 AM

Bacon and banana mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on January 28, 2012
at 09:43 PM

Coffee with coconut oil mixed in should last you until lunch. Breakfast is so last century.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on March 19, 2012
at 02:08 PM

This morning I actually had smoked trout and an avocado, yum!

8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on March 18, 2012
at 09:30 PM

Lyndsay.... that didn't last me 30 seconds! I'd been happy with 3 hours.

5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on April 13, 2012
at 02:42 PM

I do espresso with a coconut oil, heavy cream, and cinnamon. I now only eat breakfast if I work out in the morning.

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on January 29, 2012
at 12:28 AM

I don't want to be too critical here, but are you saying that "grains" are more "exciting" than the most versatile ingredient in the known Universe? (So say Auguste Escoffier, PBUH)

I would personally look for a bit more variety "in the salad drawer" as well as include some dinner leftovers or some delicious additional meats. Also, you can cook an egg more ways than you can say "Hello" in the modern world... so EXPERIMENT!

For example:

  • Hardboiled Egg Salad with bacon served on bitter greens (bonus! can be cooked the night before!)
  • Omelette with whatever you want to put in it.
  • Eggs James Bond - Seriously the best scrambled eggs ever. Serve with a warm bacon and spinach salad with raspberries and balsamic if you want to get fancy.
  • Egg Cups (others call these "egg muffins"), just whisk a ton of eggs, pour into muffin tins, and bake with whatever ingredient you want in them. Simple, and can be made ahead.
  • Paleo "Fry Up" - it seems every country and culture that has been somewhat related to England by way of border or Colonization, has their own rendition of a big breakfast. In the US there are at least half a dozen classic "Big Breakfasts" depending on where you are from. Find your favorite, and hook it up! This is my favorite meal to cook for my family on the weekends.

If you haven't figured it out, I'm a breakfast guy. It is my favorite meal.

Now, besides my 1-2 IF days/week, I still eat breakfast pretty much every day but save the "big breakies" for Saturday/Sunday = I pretty much do bacon/eggs every day, or I will take last nights leftover curry/chili/steak/etc... and put a nice pretty orange-yolked pastured egg cooked sunny side up on top.

Today I had a fantastic breakfast of oven roasted potatoes, scrambled eggs ala James Bond, bacon, all natural sausages, and half a grapefruit (I allow myself more carbs on heavy workout days).

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8838443ac82e9f98e4ae9daf80d50eb5

(896)

on January 28, 2012
at 10:23 PM

I started making Scottish Balls on Sunday to eat during the week. If you warm them up in the microwave they are like Sausage Egg McMuffins a la Paleo. My boyfriend is not Paleo but really loves them and they are REALLY convenient.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-scotch-eggs/#more-26312

8838443ac82e9f98e4ae9daf80d50eb5

(896)

on January 28, 2012
at 11:18 PM

Forgot to say I add some dates or fruit in the side because I like the salty sweet combo.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

(2178)

on January 31, 2012
at 01:10 PM

I make these too - except I wrap bacon around them :)

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 28, 2012
at 09:33 PM

I like IF and I don't eat an "early morning" breakfast. Between 10 and noon, though, I've slipped into a habit of having about a cup of home-made yogurt (3/4 whole milk, 1/4 heavy cream) with fruit. The fruit is typically a banana, some cinnamon and perhaps something sweeter such as grapes or kiwi--or not.

For me, that dish is tasty but not long-lasting, so in early-to-middle afternoon I have my main meal of fruit-salad-stew or meat.

The simplest breakfast, of course, is leftovers from your last main meal. If I eat meat rather than stew for my main meal, I try to cook too much and have leftovers. Beef is great cold out of the fridge and other meats I usually re-heat. I sometimes re-heat some stew for breakfast if I don't feel like yogurt.

I make omelets occasionally, so for me they are a treat.

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 28, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Definitely. Lots of people here eat 2 meals a day, it seems to be a common paleo/IF pattern. My first meal of the day is lunch, somewhere between 11am and 1pm. Some days at home that is something like bacon & eggs, but usually it's just lunch food.

7b263b5be50b6032cd847bc40c018153

(210)

on January 28, 2012
at 09:42 PM

I agree. My first thought was, 'Then don't eat breakfast; eat brunch.'

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 28, 2012
at 10:16 PM

My eating schedule is variable but one constant is that I never seem to eat before 10 am and, if I eat, I'm done between 4 and 5 pm. There are days when I'm busy in the afternoon and I go 24 hours between meals. It all feels very normal to me, frankly.

797830fc700663056867503037f76582

on January 28, 2012
at 09:59 PM

Nance / Justine - I understood that IF should be done 2-3 times a week. I didn't realise you could fast from your last meal to 10am every day. ?

Bd5f68adc20a1eef51aebe7ee0e619ae

(220)

on January 28, 2012
at 11:07 PM

I've recently switched to 2 meals a day. Not out of a desire to IF, but it was just a natural progression as I started obeying my hunger signs. This morning for Brunch I've just pulled some leftover Massaman Beef out of the microwave. Bloody beautiful.

4
Ada7566560b407664313a451adefa377

(206)

on January 29, 2012
at 02:26 AM

Breakfast is awesome because that means.... HOME FRIESSSS.

I get some yams fry em up like home fries, with some scrambled eggs with peppers and onions, bacon, and a cup of wild blueberries.

Breakfast seems pretty easy to me.

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3b0b95dfc6dc5c18e535945f4aab0866

on January 29, 2012
at 02:23 AM

Is Bacon and Eggs considered difficult? :)

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19413)

on January 31, 2012
at 12:15 PM

+1000! Really, I mean, it takes literally 3 seconds to throw a few rashers of bacon in a pan, then once the fat melts, crack a few eggs on the bacon fat. Takes me longer to eat it than to make it!

B999e22df9b9ec64daea50bedefabfe5

(10)

on February 07, 2012
at 02:27 AM

But I think he is saying it is harder for him to eat Paleo things in the morning, not necessarily talking about prep time. I am 6 weeks in and sick up to my eyeballs of eggs. I stopped eating them a few days ago. But there is not much else that appeals to me except coffee and fruit or yogurt. It can be a glum adjustment.

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Fc64db6a555559762432d503a1dbad19

(1478)

on January 28, 2012
at 10:20 PM

I had the same problem at first, but I found some really great breakfast "alternatives" for grain. Here are my favorites.

When its not too cold a morning shake is perfect.I take whatever fresh fruit I have from the farmers market, usually berries, I add banana, raw egg(optional), fresh spinach, a little vanilla, hemp protein powder, coconut milk and chia seeds soaked in coconut milk (this is also optional. You can make your own combo this is just what I have been into lately.

Paleo Pancakes, I have a great recipe but don't have it on hand. You can do a search online and get some nice ones.

egg muffins with whatever breakfast stuff you like. You can make them ahead of time for quick access if you are in a rush. There are also some great sites with wonderful recipes for this.

I have also made a couple of "oatmeals" one out of soaked seeds and nuts(almonds,sunflower, flax, pumpkin) blended with soaked raisins, dates and grated apple. You can also take a butternut squash and roast it, add some almond butter, cinnamon, vanilla.

My husband just eats a piece of fruit and some nuts with his green tea.

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7d01d86c539003eed77cf901bf037412

(1076)

on January 29, 2012
at 04:54 AM

The whole concept of special foods for special times of day is very culture-specific, as is the number and timing of meals. You don't have to eat special breakfast foods in the morning, you don't have to eat breakfast at all.

Personally, I don't eat breakfast usually. If I do, it will be because a group of people is going out for brunch or something, in which case I will either try to pick something from the lunch menu instead, or I'll go for eggs + bacon + spinach.

Finally, does breakfast (or any meal) have to be exciting? Food is good, food is nice, but it's a big ask for food to be EXCITING every meal. Seeking EXCITING food all the time sounds like a good way to get fat to me.

5aa057aabe02e83299e1e2137eab05e2

(108)

on February 19, 2012
at 01:36 PM

Yes, one of my biggest struggles in the beginning was " I am really hungry, but why should I pop a handful of macadamia nuts just to eat? I didnt have ready solutions that were appealing, and it just seemed wrong to eat " whatever" just because it was acceptably Paleo. I can't do straight coconut oil or any of that for the same reason. I don't care if it is Paleo, it grosses me out to stick a spoonful of fat in my mouth.

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166f449979d83186bd876e8f466d0a69

(1317)

on January 29, 2012
at 02:01 AM

I used to gag at the idea of eggs in the morning and preferred fruit, but once I got used to it and into a regime of a couple of eggs fried in coconut oil (super hot so the whites go crispy and spoon the fat over the top so the yolk is still raw), a big dollop of kimchi and guacamole. That's a tricolore right there ;)

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(12540)

on March 17, 2012
at 03:02 PM

Breaking your fast doesn't have to be something that fits the American pattern. Some days, I don't eat breakfast -- just not hungry -- Some days, all I want is a cup of cultured coconut cream (sort of like coconut yogurt, but runnier) with a little vanilla and stevia or some mashed berries. Some days, I drink a quart of bone stock and call it a morning. Some days, I enjoy "bulletproof coffee" (which is basically coffee blended with butter).

Some days, I forget to eat until close to mid-day, and then I want a MEAL -- which could be anything from a big salad of meat and veggies to today's feast of (basically) leftovers -- leftover beef that I'd corned myself and simmered with cabbages and roots, chopped up with a couple of sweet potatoes and onions, and browned with coconut oil and ghee... then topped with an over-easy goose egg (I LOVE my local farmers!!!). It's a HUGE breakfast, and it'll likely be my entire day's food... or at least till late afternoon or early evening... but when I get truly hungry again, I'll scrounge around and find something else yummy to eat (I think I have duck livers still in the fridge). S

I try hard not to make food any more difficult than I have to. I eat what we've got, and make sure that I buy things I know I'll eat... otherwise, what's the fun of a meal.

Good luck on your journey!

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on January 29, 2012
at 11:55 PM

My husband got pretty tired of eating eggs sunny side up without bread to sop it up with until I made this: Almond flax bread (recipe derived from http://wheatfreeandglutenfreebreadrecipe.blogspot.com/)

Ingredients:

  • ~ 1 cup cup almond meal
  • ~ 1/2 cup flax meal
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Salt/pepper
  • Butter/ghee/coconut oil/olive oil to line pan
  • 3 eggs

1) Mix all ingredients together until the mixture is the consistency of a thick paste (I kind of eyeball the amount of almond/flax).

2) Line the bottom of a pyrex with fat of choice. Pour the mixture into the pyrex (I like to spread it out thin to make thin, melba toast like bread).

3) Spread a little fat of choice over the uncooked bread

4) Sprinkle dried oregano, crushed red pepper, and rosemary

5) Bake 350-400 degrees until the bread is cooked throughout.

Now my problem is making sure my husband doesn't eat it all in one sitting!

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(506)

on January 29, 2012
at 03:30 AM

Do you do dairy? Makes life very easy come breakfast time because it's a scoopful of berries (either fresh or frozen and defrosted overnight in a bowl or in the microwave when you forget) and 3-4 big spoons of full fat greek yoghurt. Yum. A small handful of almonds and walnuts gives you a bit more variety.

I try to have eggs (scrambled with chorizo or smoked salmon) but you do get those "I can't face eggs" days, so this is a very easy and welcome change.

The problem with "leftovers" is that, whilst stews and curries are fine (if not better) the next day, a) you might be saving it for lunch and b) roast or fried meats often have a lot of soft white fat congealed all over them. Despite my general love of sat fat, I just don't find this particularly enjoyable to eat.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on January 29, 2012
at 11:05 PM

If you don't do dairy, I put a big scoopful of berries, some nuts, and coconut cream. It's really delicious!

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09ccb46328d77dc7fa90d56df2450198

on January 28, 2012
at 11:40 PM

Your in the same boat I was I think. First few weeks of converting to paleo I had a box of cheerios like 15 days in lol. But since I have been just fine, breakfast is great meal time. I pretty much eat eggs over easy and bacon every morning, then throw some avocado on top or an orange and banana on the side. If your really wanting that cereal feeling then I made my own mix of cereal, get walnuts, almonds, cranberries and milk or almond milk and mix those together. similar to cereal but healthy! Also can throw some cinnamon in there. Another easy meal is sausage and eggs or sausage mixed with ground beef. I recently make a nice stir fry type deal of rice, ground beef, green onion, kale, and seasoning similar to ted and barnys but home made and healthier using sea salt. stick with it, google paleo recipes and get paleo cook books, tons of great ideas out there, start mixing healthy foods, good luck -ProudPaleo42

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797830fc700663056867503037f76582

on January 28, 2012
at 10:00 PM

I should also note that I am starting crossfit, so I am worried that I am going to run out of energy etc.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 28, 2012
at 10:19 PM

It's all very individual and only you can test/confirm what's best for you. I used to ride my bike 78 miles every Saturday without any special eating before or after. In fact, I usually rode fasted and ate a few handfuls of trail mix halfway. I never suffered loss of energy at all, but perhaps others might. I was hungry but not starving after my rides.

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Medium avatar

(294)

on January 28, 2012
at 09:49 PM

Usually nothing, just black coffee. If I have to eat because I know I will have a late lunch I usually make scrambled eggs with butter and cream and black pepper, a banana, some almonds... If there is leftover rice I'll take that too, with sardines.

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(20378)

on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Hard boiled eggs or poached. Quick and easy.

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3acfdc99c70629cee7c670327cc45eab

(10)

on March 18, 2012
at 07:02 PM

Elanaspantry has great paleo muffin options.They are made out of almonds,coconut,eggs and fruit.She uses agave but you could skip it and add dried fruit for sweetness.I make them and keep in the fridge or freeze for long term.You can't have eggs every day,it gets boring

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on March 18, 2012
at 09:28 AM

I'm all about the steak for brekkies, lamb steak in particular these days. It cooks up as fast as eggs if you like it rare, and I can go all the way to dinner without even thinking about food again. Low maintenance (cooks without supervision 4-5 min./side in a pan while I make coffee or get dressed), good steady energy all day, and I've yet to get sick of it with just simple smoked salt and pepper.

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Cd7f36574ef26694787e20188396333c

(300)

on March 18, 2012
at 12:18 AM

2 Minute French Toast - 1 to assemble, 1 to microwave.

Just had it this morning for the first time (substituted almond flour for flax). INSANE. Drizzled some syrup. Mmmmmm

http://www.paleomusings.com/2012/03/french-toast-in-cup.html

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on March 17, 2012
at 11:40 PM

Pork cracklings (from home rendered pork fat) reheated in the oven or crock pot...put these on top of 3 poached egg yolks (2.25 minutes so still runny). Add some good quality salt and it's rich, decadent, delicious and loaded with nutrients. I poach the egg whites after and put them over refried beans that I made with the lard from the fat rendering. This is my favorite meal of the day and the biggest but this part of it is the main attraction.

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(1311)

on January 31, 2012
at 05:27 AM

Ok I've said this on some other posts but i usually do a paleo "cereal" bowl which involves:

  1. Toasted nuts (usually macadamias or almonds but you can always use a mix)
  2. Cinnamon or Vanilla or ... nothing!
  3. Blueberries or other berries (frozen or fresh)
  4. Pour over some coconut cream or homemade coconut yoghurt
  5. If its wintery and cold sometimes I warm up the mixture on the stove...
  6. Otherwise it fits into a little container and is a great take to work brekkie.
  7. Make a small loaf of almond meal 'bread' and dip it into the mix... yummmmmmmm!

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on January 29, 2012
at 11:02 PM

Because I wake up and leave my house pretty early (out the door by 7 am), I like to take breakfast along with me to eat at school or on the bus. I usually make a coconut milk smoothie- it's pretty easy, but has a fair amount of fructose in it.

I usually use: -1 can coconut milk -1 raw egg -1 banana -1 Tbsp dark cocoa powder (optional) -2 cups spinach/kale mix -big handful of berries -matcha powder (optional) -cinnamon -fresh grated ginger -little squeeze of lime

I blend it all in my magic bullet, in the large sized cup. That way I can just throw a lid on it and put it in my backpack. It's pretty thick and filling (sometimes I add extra coconut oil if I have a small lunch) so I sip it throughout my classes as I get hungry. It's something sweet and a bit different from having eggs!

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on January 29, 2012
at 04:35 PM

lately, these are our breakfasts:

an egg scramble that includes sauteed onions, spinach and either sausage or sliced up whole foods bacon that they have in the butcher. SO yummy!

a "leftover" hash consisting of the previous night's sweet potatoes (halved, sliced, and tossed with olive oil, s&p, LOTS of crushed garlic and thyme and baked on a foil lined greased cookie sheet until dinner is done :D), the previous night's veggie, sliced or diced leftover meat, all sauteed together and topped with a couple of fried eggs. this morning's was sweet potatoes with pot roast chili meat. it was SOOOO good!!!

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on January 29, 2012
at 04:00 AM

IF does not work for me but I really don't like dinner for breakfast all that much. Used to do steel cut oats every morning and the only thing other than that that I've found I really enjoy is smoothies. I know it's not super popular to drink one's calories with a lot of paleo peeps but I have a smoothie every morning and it keeps me full and makes my belly super happy.

Frozen strawberries, coconut milk, frozen spinach and cocoa. All blended up it's usually the consistency of less smooth soft-serve. Heaven.

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on January 29, 2012
at 06:21 PM

Im totally a smoothie girl too, sounds yummy :-)

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on January 29, 2012
at 11:03 PM

Oh, didn't notice a fellow smoothie-er! Put my smoothie recipe on the bottom there, they are great to start the day hey?

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on January 31, 2012
at 07:13 PM

sounds like a dessert I used to make

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on January 31, 2012
at 04:57 AM

Your recipe looks delicious!

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on January 28, 2012
at 11:28 PM

Hard boiled eggs are nice and easy, and you can cook them in advance so all you have to do is peel and eat in the morning.

@Jenny J, Yes, eggs can have a strong sulfur smell if over cooked. The eggs I hard boil don't have a strong smell. The key is not to over cook them. Here is the best way I have found to hard boil eggs:

"Boiling perfect hard boiled eggs is a bit simpler than making soft boiled eggs. This is because, the timing is not so stringent in hard boiling eggs. Place room temperature eggs in a saucepan and slowly pour water to cover them, till the level reaches to about half an inch above the eggs. Place saucepan over a burner, setting it to high temperature. Bring water to a boiling temperature and set timing to exactly 3 minutes, while still maintaining high heat. Following this, take off the saucepan from heat and cover lid. This time, allow the eggs to set for 8 minutes. Then place your hard boiled eggs under running water to cool down. You can share this method on how to boil an egg perfectly with your friends."

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on January 29, 2012
at 11:04 PM

Yeah, these are great to eat while you are walking to work/school, but if you break them out on the bus you get a couple glares...pretty potent smell..

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on January 30, 2012
at 12:29 AM

@ Jenny J, if you hard boil eggs the way I mentioned above, the yolks will be perfect and completely yellow with no green ring around the yolk. Best of all, no strong sulfur smell.

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on February 02, 2012
at 07:25 PM

Haha, thanks for that!! My mom hates it when I overcook my eggs, I just always forget them when they are sitting off the heat, ends up being more like 20 minutes before I strain them. I guess that is a sign I should get a timer! Don't have any timers around..

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on January 28, 2012
at 10:10 PM

Unless I'm doing something exciting with the eggs, I tend to find myself ditching the normal "breakfast" food and going for just normal foods. I spent 20+ years putting eggs on toast or in a sandwich or eating cereal, try to avoid the temptation to do that much as much as possible... (and let's be honest, Eggs + _ gets boring.)

I had leftover braised chicken, asparagus, & egg yolk yesterday. I had pork chops, sauteed brussel sprouts, a potato and kraut after my work out today.

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on February 01, 2012
at 02:36 AM

To each their own <3

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on January 31, 2012
at 12:17 PM

Simple foods made from good fresh ingredients tend to be more interesting to me than elaborate meals. So bacon and eggs are perfectly tasty and satisfying. The same way a good steak with grilled shrimp is. Sorry, "Eggs+" is caveman heaven to me.

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on April 13, 2012
at 02:24 PM

Hi, I know you asked this a while ago, but thought you might like a recipe for chestnut pancakes. They taste great with mixed berries and maybe some kind of yoghurt if you eat it, or cream!

1/2 cup chestnut flour 2 eggs coconut milk

Just whisk the ingredients together, adding enough coconut milk to make a thick pancake mixture. Fry in coconut oil or ghee, and keep them on the small side. Don't flip until the bottom is really cooked well or they will stick to the pan, once you get the hang of it you will know when they're ready. Once the bottom has 'sealed' they flip easily and you can cook the top.

They taste kind of nutty and slightly sweet, and are high in non-grain carbs. :)

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on March 19, 2012
at 04:55 PM

For breakfast, what I do a lot is over the weekend, I roast a whole, boneless turkey breast (350 degree oven, 15 minutes per pound). I first coat it in a thin layer of coconut oil or goose fat, season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle on whatever spices and dried herbs I have on hand. It almost always involves tumeric and cayenne, but after that, it changes depending on my mood. Garam masala, Italian seasoning, curry powder with cumin and ginger, etc.

Then after it's done roasting, I take it out, let it rest, slice it and stick it in tupperware (I sometimes have a paper towel at the bottom of the tupperware, as the turkey does secrete some water over the week and I don't like it when it sits in that). Then every morning, I just pull out some slices and eat them with salsa, avocado and maybe some leafy greens.

I find about 3-3.5 pounds lasts me for 5-6 days.

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on March 19, 2012
at 02:44 AM

What about an Almond & Coconut Milk smoothie with Egg White protein and a handful of frozen strawberries? Duhlish.

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on March 18, 2012
at 08:35 PM

These days, I IF through breakfast (I just drink coffee) or I drink Bulletproof coffee if I'm really hungry and need to be held over into the afternoon. Before I started IF, though, I just trained myself to eat leftovers for breakfast. It was an adjustment initially, but gradually I started craving a piece of chicken or salmon and roasted veggies when I woke up. I found these foods were far more satisfying than any typical "breakfast" foods, and I'm not a huge fan of eggs at the moment (I go through phases of obsession and repulsion with eggs).

True, the American breakfast is overrated, both in its necessity and its association with grains and sweets. Redefine breakfast for yourself. I think it's more of a mental hurdle than anything else. Your body doesn't care what time it is, it just wants nutrients. Like any other time of the day, feed it satisfying, nutrient-dense food. You'll get used to it in no time.

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on March 18, 2012
at 08:27 PM

This is not carb-esque, and maybe you have to work out in the morning for this to be appealing, but I just eat a bunch of canned wild salmon with olive oil and citrus salt. Can't say its a lot of work, at least.

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on March 17, 2012
at 01:45 PM

Don't know if this is of any help... it is most certainly not the most exciting list over breakfast options, but it works :-)

http://www.wholenewview.com/2012/03/grainfree-breakfast.html

Bon appetit - and have a great day!

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on January 31, 2012
at 07:01 AM

My most recent breakfast model (egg free) is to saute up a pound of ground beef and some veggies and spices (chile relleno, thai, whatever) and then stick it in the fridge. First thing in the morning, I saute up half a bag of pre-shredded cabbage until it starts to brown, throw in 1/4 of the beef, and cook until it's hot. Instant breakfast hash, nearly no work.

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on January 31, 2012
at 02:09 AM

Almond Meal one of my favorite

1 cup of almonds 1 cup of water half a chopped apple pinch of cinnamon.

throw in blender...blend till porridge like consistency.

throw in a pot to warm.

eat nom

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on January 29, 2012
at 11:42 PM

I usually drink coffee until 10 or 11am, but if I'm jonesin' for some breakfast, I'll usually go for:

A. an omelet (2 eggs). B. a grapefruit or an apple C. whole milk yogurt D. leftovers

This past Saturday morning, I ate three cold ribs and some collard greens from Friday night's pit-barbecue joint excursion. Delicious.

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on March 19, 2012
at 10:23 AM

wouldn't the best paleo breakfast mean just fasting until the evening? - eating in the morning is for peasants

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